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Customer comments help Triodos land national ethical banking award for third time in as many years

May 15, 2024
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Customer comments help Triodos land national ethical banking award for third time in as many years

Bristol-headquartered ethical finance firm Triodos Bank UK has won a top award in its sector for the third consecutive year. The firm was named Best Ethical Financial Provider at the British Bank Awards while it also lined up as a finalist in seven other categories.  The awards are determined...

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Fourth partner hire in five months boosts TLT’s position as a leader in clean energy sector

May 15, 2024
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Fourth partner hire in five months boosts TLT’s position as a leader in clean energy sector

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has taken on renewable energy real estate specialist Joe Kelly as a partner in its future energy team – the fourth to join in five months. Joe, pictured, qualified at TLT in 2012 and then went on to spend more than 10 years at...

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New specialist fund for Bristol’s army of artistic freelancers aims to boost city’s creative sector

May 15, 2024
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New specialist fund for Bristol’s army of artistic freelancers aims to boost city’s creative sector

Freelancers working in Bristol’s creative sector can access grants of up to £2,000 to develop their skills or create new work. The payments have been made available under a special £200,000 fund launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).  With freelancers making up 47% of workers in...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 11, 2024
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Monday May 13 Final: Huddled Group Interims: Victrex, Diploma, Cerillion Q1 results: Caledonia Mining Corporation, Burford Capital Tuesday May 14 Finals: DCC, Vodafone Group, Land Securities Group, Angling Direct Interims: Marston’s, Treatt, On The Beach Group Q1 results: Hellenic Telecom, Flutter Entertainment, Amaroq Minerals Trading announcement: Greggs Economic announcements: Unemployment rate,...

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Bristol hoping to pass screen test at coveted international awards in Cannes to earn title of ‘City of Film’

May 10, 2024
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Bristol hoping to pass screen test at coveted international awards in Cannes to earn title of ‘City of Film’

Bristol’s burgeoning reputation as a leading centre for the film and TV industry has put it in the running for a prestigious global production industry award. The city has been shortlisted in the 2024 Global Productions Awards, which take place during Cannes Film Festival on 20 May.  Now in...

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Student firms with potentially world-changing innovations scoop £100,000 in grant funding

May 10, 2024
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Student firms with potentially world-changing innovations scoop £100,000 in grant funding

Bristol start-ups aiming to reduce the impact of concussions in sportswomen, make seaweed farms more efficient, slash the cost of electrochemical production using 3D printing and treat sewage using light have won a share of grant funding worth £100,000 at a university pitching competition. They were among 12 fledgling firms...

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Bristol firms that treat waste, keep the railways safe and mark football pitches land coveted King’s Awards

May 10, 2024
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Bristol firms that treat waste, keep the railways safe and mark football pitches land coveted King’s Awards

Three very different Bristol firms are among the latest winners in the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise scheme. ‘Intelligent video’ firm One Big Circle has received its award in the Innovation category while Pitchmark Group, which helps mark the lines on football pitches across the globe, is now the...

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Major lift for Bristol Balloon Fiesta as first tranche of city firms sign up as corporate sponsors

May 10, 2024
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Key organisations in Bristol’s business community have signed up to support the city’s iconic International Balloon Fiesta. Among the firms sponsoring the event, now in its 46th year, are aerospace giant Airbus, which has its main wing design centre at Filton, electric-car manufacturer Tesla and upmarket restaurant chain The...

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Shaggy dog story gives guests at accountancy group’s annual dinner some food for thought

May 10, 2024
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Shaggy dog story gives guests at accountancy group’s annual dinner some food for thought

Ultra-athlete Dion Leonard, who runs distances of 250-plus miles in some of the world’s toughest conditions, has told West of England business leaders they too can overcome huge challenges – if they are determined. Dion, pictured, was guest speaker at accountancy body ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner in...

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Festival of Nature to host staff awaydays and roundtables as it seeks to involve Bristol businesses

May 10, 2024
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Festival of Nature to host staff awaydays and roundtables as it seeks to involve Bristol businesses

Bristol firms are being urged to link up with the UK’s biggest nature festival taking place in the city next month, when they will be able to get involved in a host of activities. Among events targeted at businesses during the 21st annual Festival of Nature will be roundtables on...

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Staff wellbeing and sustainability take priority as Clarke Willmott showcases its new Bristol base

May 10, 2024
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Staff wellbeing and sustainability take priority as Clarke Willmott showcases its new Bristol base

National law firm Clarke Willmott has celebrated the relocation of its Bristol office, saying the move demonstrated its commitment to sustainability and staff wellbeing. Its 300 Bristol-based staff recently took up residence in the state-of-the-art office on the top two floors of the 11-storey Assembly Building C on Cheese...

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Double delight for trio of Bristol law firms as their ESG strategies are recognised at inaugural awards

May 10, 2024
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Double delight for trio of Bristol law firms as their ESG strategies are recognised at inaugural awards

Three Bristol law firms were among the winners in an inaugural awards scheme celebrating the most impactful ESG (environmental, social, and governance) initiatives across the UK legal sector. Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), Burges Salmon and Osborne Clarke – all with major offices in the city – won two categories...

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Jet2 extends sunshine destinations from Bristol Airport as summer holiday competition heats up

May 9, 2024
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Jet2 extends sunshine destinations from Bristol Airport as summer holiday competition heats up

Airline and holiday group Jet2 has added three more summer destinations to its route network from Bristol Airport. The company, the UK’s largest tour operator and third largest airline, introduced flights to Bourgas in Bulgaria this week.  Later this month it will launch its services to Costa de Almeria in Spain and...

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