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City Council and major West employers in top 100 gay-friendly workplaces

January 17, 2013
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City Council and major West employers in top 100 gay-friendly workplaces

West of England employers including Bristol City Council, UWE and a number of professional services firms have been named among the UK’s most gay-friendly workplaces. The annual Workplace Equality Index – produced by Stonewall, the lesbian, gay and bisexual equality campaigning and lobbying group – ranks employers’ progress towards...

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Santa Special trains deliver Christmas boost to railway line

January 17, 2013
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Santa Special trains deliver Christmas boost to railway line

Avon Valley Railway, the three-mile long heritage line between Bristol and Bath, received a festive boost from its Santa Special trains, which increased revenues by 18% in the run-up to Christmas. The trains, which operated every weekend from November 25 until Christmas Eve, carried more than 11,500 passengers –...

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Green Capital 2015 group recruits Spirit PR to promote bid

January 17, 2013
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Green Capital 2015 group recruits Spirit PR to  promote bid

Bristol PR agency Spirit has been appointed by Bristol Green Capital Partnership to support its bid to earn the city the title of European Green Capital 2015. Spirit’s work will initially involve stakeholder research to identify the best approach to use with prospective partners to secure sponsorship. It will...

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Approval for Rovers’ Memorial Ground redevelopment plans

January 17, 2013
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Approval for Rovers’ Memorial Ground redevelopment plans

Bristol Rovers’ plans for a Sainsbury’s supermarket at its Memorial Stadium have been give the go ahead by the city council, paving the way for the club to make their long hoped for move to a new purpose-built ground. Campaigners against the plans claimed the “car-centric development” would have...

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Battle lines drawn over Sainsbury’s superstore plans for Memorial Stadium

January 15, 2013
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Battle lines drawn over Sainsbury’s superstore plans for Memorial Stadium

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Shops on Bristol’s Gloucester Road could lose up to a fifth of their trade by 2017 if the proposed Sainsbury’s supermarket development goes ahead at Bristol Rovers’ Memorial Stadium. But Rovers’ new ground, which the club says it can build should the planning application be...

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Key appointment boosts Veale Wasbrough Vizard’s education team

January 14, 2013
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Key appointment boosts Veale Wasbrough Vizard’s education team

Bristol law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards has strengthened its nationally-recognised education team with the appointment of Alice Reeve. Alice, pictured, specialises in employment law, working predominantly with independent schools, academies and other educational institutions. She was previously a partner at Cheltenham and Reading firm Rickerbys, where she led the...

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Homecare firm expands into Bristol after winning city council contract

January 14, 2013
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Homecare firm expands into Bristol after winning city council contract

Award-winning Gloucestershire homecare provider DoCare is now supporting people in Bristol following it success in gaining a contract from the city council. The firm will start supporting people referred by Bristol City Council’s Social Services this month as well as private clients. DoCare – which employs around 100 people...

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Bristol Airport strengthens Wales links as Greyhound buses prepare to land

January 14, 2013
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Bristol Airport strengthens Wales links as Greyhound buses prepare to land

A direct luxury coach service to Bristol Airport from Swansea, Cardiff and Newport is to be launched in March as part of a wider marketing plan to attract more passengers from South Wales. The service, run by Greyhound – part of the giant First transport group – already operates...

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Bristol event to rally confidence in the property sector

January 14, 2013
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Bristol event to rally confidence in the property sector

A national roadshow to spread a positive message about the property and construction industry as it emerges from the worst recession it has ever experienced arrives in Bristol tomorrow. The Rally to Restore Confidence is staged by the Forum for the Built Environment (fbe), the UK-wide networking group for...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 13, 2013
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Monday January 14 TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Hydrogen Group, Taylor Wimpey Tuesday January 15 INTERIMS IG Group Holdings AGMS Conygar Investment Company, Spirit Pub Company TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Brown (N.) Group, Burberry Group, Michael Page International UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Balance of Trade (09:30) Producer Price Index  (09:30) Wednesday January 16 AGMS Diploma,...

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Bristol law firm Temple Bright builds construction prowess with new partner

January 11, 2013
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Bristol law firm Temple Bright builds construction prowess with new partner

Temple Bright, the fast-growing Bristol law firm, has added construction law specialist Doug Masson to its practice as a partner. Mr Masson joins from top 25 UK firm SNR Denton, where he was a partner. He trained in the City of London and was subsequently a partner in the...

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Birmingham expansion for Bristol’s Boston Tea Party

January 11, 2013
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Birmingham expansion for Bristol’s Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party, the Bristol-based coffee shop group, has opened an outlet in Birmingham, taking the family-owned business’s chain to 12. The group, founded in 1996, has taken over a former landmark bar near the city’s Queen Elizabeth Law Courts in a deal arranged by property agents Cushman &...

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Showpiece Queen Square office attracts property consultancy Hearn

January 11, 2013
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Showpiece Queen Square office attracts property consultancy Hearn

Property consultancy GL Hearn has relocated its West office from Bath to Bristol, taking 2,468 sq ft of open plan office space in the prestigious Queen Square House. The firm works with developers, investors and occupiers from offices in London, Manchester, Glasgow, Sunderland and Southampton. Bill Russell of Hearn...

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