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Second investment for pioneering women’s fitness firm puts it on track for overseas growth

November 15, 2019
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Second investment for pioneering women’s fitness firm puts it on track for overseas growth

Bristol women’s fitness brand This Mum Runs is limbering up for its first steps into overseas markets following its second round of funding from a group of West of England private investors in just over a year. The £100,000 from Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) will help the trailblazing...

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Trend for multi-job lifestyles prompts Bristol fintech pioneer to head in new direction

November 15, 2019
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Trend for multi-job lifestyles prompts Bristol fintech pioneer to head in new direction

Innovative Bristol-based fintech firm Limber has unveiled a new version of its existing app – heralding a new direction for the company to stay ahead of changes in the way many people work. Previously a means of matching workers such as chefs and bar staff with unfilled shifts in...

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Burges Salmon secures major deal with Tesco for Scottish wind farm

November 15, 2019
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Burges Salmon secures major deal with Tesco for Scottish wind farm

A strong track record in securing long-term renewable energy contracts helped win Bristol-headquartered Burges Salmon a major deal with supermarket giant Tesco. Lawyers in the firm’s energy team advised leading global renewable energy developer Bayway r.e. on a corporate Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Tesco for a new wind...

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Acquisition powers up Bristol generator hire firm for national growth

November 15, 2019
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Acquisition powers up Bristol generator hire firm for national growth

Family-owned generator hire company Power Electrics (Bristol) is expanding across the UK after snapping up a smaller firm in a deal put together by Bristol-based advisors. Following the acquisition of Cambridgeshire-headquartered Power Electrics Ltd, which trades as PE Generators, the expanded business now has five sites stretching from Southampton...

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New senior management team ready to build for future at historic planning consultancy

November 15, 2019
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One of Bristol’s most historic independent property consultancies has a new senior management team following the departure of its long-serving owner. Julian Bladen has left the Clifton-based firm after 22-and-a-half years to form Bladen Commercial Property Consultants, focusing on agency work in the South Wales and South West from...

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Google urged to crack down on ‘fake and malicious’ reviews by Clarke Willmott after it is targeted online

November 14, 2019
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Google urged to crack down on ‘fake and malicious’ reviews by Clarke Willmott after it is targeted online

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, is calling on Google to do more to crack down on fake and malicious reviews following a spate of scathing online comments about it that it believes were made using false accounts. Over the course of five days,...

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Corporate finance director promotion boosts FRP’s Bristol office

November 13, 2019
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Corporate finance director promotion boosts FRP’s Bristol office

Specialist business advisory firm FRP has promoted Alex Sargeant to director in its 11-strong Bristol team following a period of significant investment in its people and services. Alex, pictured, left, with Bristol corporate finance partner Mark Naughton, was previously an associate director in the corporate finance team, having joined...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 11, 2019
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Monday November 11 Finals: Beximco Pharma, Carrs Group, Wey Education Interims: Kainos Group, Tatton Asset Management Trading announcement: Dignity Economic announcements: GDP (prelim), Index of services, Manufacturing production, Industrial production Tuesday November 12 Interims: Adept Tech, Aveva Group, Electrocomponents, Geat4music, Land Securities, Premier Foods Q3 results: Arrow Global Economic...

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EasyJet looks to add more flights from Bristol after snapping up former Thomas Cook slots

November 8, 2019
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EasyJet looks to add more flights from Bristol after snapping up former Thomas Cook slots

Low-cost airline easyJet, the largest operator from Bristol Airport, is to expand further there following the acquisition of take-off and landing slots formerly owned by defunct travel group Thomas Cook. The airline is paying £36m for the six summer slot pairs and one winter slot pair at Bristol along...

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Funding for Bristol innovators creating technology capable of sniffing out disease

November 8, 2019
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Funding for Bristol innovators creating technology capable of sniffing out disease

University of Bristol spin-out Rosa Biotech, which is developing technology that mimics the sense of smell to detect chronic diseases, has raised £760,000 to commercialise its ground-breaking innovation. The firm’s artificial Intelligence (AI)-driven biosensing technology, which is capable of detecting the faint chemical signature given off by diseases, has...

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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

November 8, 2019
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Event: Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams’ In-House Lawyer service and Bristol Business News have teamed up to host a seminar aimed at helping fledgling businesses achieve sustainable growth. Called Growing Your Business on Solid Foundations, it will discuss topics surrounding business growth, the risks companies face when scaling-up and the...

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Growth in London and South East prompts Optimum Finance to open Mayfair office

November 8, 2019
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Growth in London and South East prompts Optimum Finance to open Mayfair office

Bristol-based invoice finance specialist Optimum Finance has opened an office in London’s Mayfair as it continues to serve a growing national client base. Just three years after being launched by Richard Pepler, the former chief executive and co-founder of Bristol-based factoring group Ultimate Finance, Optimum has rapidly developed and...

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City centre office rents hit record high on lack of quality space – but more new buildings are planned

November 8, 2019
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City centre office rents hit record high on lack of quality space – but more new buildings are planned

The ongoing shortage of prime office space available for occupation in Bristol city centre has resulted in a new record rent. The deal on the office in Queen Square – details of which are still under wraps – has recently been completed and so is not included in the...

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