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Hydrock builds sustainable construction into its business with new division

February 22, 2013
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Hydrock builds sustainable construction into its business with new division

Bristol-based construction consultancy Hydrock has set up a Building Performance Engineering division with the sole objective of making buildings work better and perform to maximum efficiency.  Led by senior building services professionals, the division will operate as part of multi-disciplinary teams alongside structural engineers and architects, focussing on influencing...

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West aerospace giants sign up for new scheme to support graduate engineers

February 22, 2013
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West aerospace giants sign up for new scheme to support graduate engineers

A group of advanced of leading UK aerospace manufacturers with major bases in Bristol are sponsoring a new Government /industry initiative to encourage graduates to extend their studies in aerospace engineering. The new £6m bursary, jointly funded by Government and industry through the UK’s Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP), will...

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Innovative Bristol firms head to Singapore as contest finalists

February 22, 2013
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Innovative Bristol firms head to Singapore as contest finalists

Bristol companies Magmatic and Pukka Herbs head to Singapore next week on a networking and fact-finding mission after reaching the regional finals of HSBC’s Global Connections initiative. Magmatic, best known for its Trunki child’s ride-on suitcases, and organic herbal teas, skincare and healthcare firm Pukka  Herbs will spend a...

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Property: Business park sold by HTC for £1.2m

February 22, 2013
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Property: Business park sold by HTC for £1.2m

The Bristol office of commercial property consultants Hartnell Taylor Cook has advised on the £1.2m purchase of a business park in Bridgwater. Hartnell Taylor Cook’s investment team partner Ian Lambert acted on behalf of Parabolas Capital which bought Blake Mill Business Park from the administrators of London and West...

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Mars rover to land at Bristol space conference this weekend

February 22, 2013
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Mars rover to land at Bristol space conference this weekend

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com A prototype vehicle designed to explore the surface of Mars will make a starring appearance in Bristol this weekend at one of the largest space conferences held in the UK. ‘Bridget’, pictured below in an artist's impression, is due to play a pivotal part in...

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Property: Knight Frank leads £26m deal on four industrial estates

February 22, 2013
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Property: Knight Frank leads £26m deal on four industrial estates

The investment team in the Bristol office of property agents Knight Frank has acquired four industrial estates on behalf of Commercial Estates Group (CEG) from industrial specialist SEGRO in a £26m deal. The Galahad portfolio, which includes Pucklechurch Trading Estate near Bristol, as well as three sites in the...

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Barclays launches free wi-fi for customers in all branches

February 20, 2013
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Barclays launches free wi-fi for customers in all branches

BT has teamed up with Barclays to make it the first major UK high street bank to offer free wi-fi access for its customers in branches nationwide. The wi-fi hotspots will be rolled-out across 1,500 of Barclays UK branches. Customers will be able to use any wireless-enabled PC, tablet...

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Prime office space brings insolvency firm FRP to city centre

February 19, 2013
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Prime office space brings insolvency firm FRP to city centre

Specialist restructuring, recovery and insolvency firm FRP Advisory has secured new office accommodation in Kings Orchard, a landmark office building overlooking Bristol’s Floating Harbour. In a deal negotiated by the Bristol offices of property consultants Alder King and GVA,  FRP Advisory has relocated its South West and Wales regional...

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Access to growth capital put into focus at CBI-Grant Thornton breakfast

February 18, 2013
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Access to growth capital put into focus at CBI-Grant Thornton breakfast

Accountancy and business advisory firm Grant Thornton is joining forces with the South West CBI this month to host an event in Bristol aimed at helping businesses raise finance. The Access To Growth Capital breakfast workshop takes place on February 26 and is part of the CBI’s M Club initiative,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 18, 2013
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Monday February 18 INTERIMS Sareum Holdings FINALS All Leisure Group, BATM Advanced Communications Ltd. EGMS Plaza Centers NV, Zhejiang Southeast Electric Power Co Ltd. GDR (Reg S) AGMS Renovo Group Tuesday February 19 Q4 Bank of Georgia Holdings FINALS AZ Electronic Materials SA (DI), Bank of Georgia Holdings, Brammer,...

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Get a move on to secure Regional Growth Fund cash ahead of deadline

February 15, 2013
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Get a move on to secure Regional Growth Fund cash ahead of deadline

Time is running out for businesses to bid for a share of the latest Regional Growth Fund (RGF) as the March 20 deadline for bids looms. The RGF, the Government’s flagship economic stimulus package, aims to ease the dependency on public sector jobs in certain parts of the country...

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Bristol firms urged to take part in Business Show Swindon

February 15, 2013
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Bristol firms urged to take part in Business Show Swindon

Businesses from Bristol and the West are being encouraged to head up the M4 and market themselves at The Business Show Swindon, the area’s leading business-to-business exhibition, which returns next month following the success of the last two annual events.The show, organised by Business West’s Swindon Initiative, is free...

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CQC awards top marks to homecare provider DoCare

February 15, 2013
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CQC awards top marks to homecare provider DoCare

Award-winning homecare provider DoCare, which expanded into Bristol this year, has been given top marks in its latest inspection by the industry watchdog the Care Quality Commission. DoCare was found to be meeting the necessary standards in all areas inspected, including the care and welfare of its clients. The...

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