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Cable to visit Bristol to discuss impact of LEPs

March 28, 2013
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Cable to visit Bristol to discuss impact of LEPs

Business Secretary Vince Cable is to meet West business leaders on a high-profile visit to Bristol next month to discuss the role of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). His visit is being organised by the Institute of Directors (IoD) Bristol branch in partnership with Business West, the CBI and the...

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West venues in running for national tourist attraction awards

March 28, 2013
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West venues in running for national tourist attraction awards

Science centre At-Bristol and Fern Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Pucklechurch are among the West tourist attractions in the finals of the coveted Visit England awards. The two were recent winners of Destination Bristol awards and having been pitted against further entries from across the country will now represent...

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Spirit PR secures major Forestry Commission contract

March 28, 2013
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Spirit PR secures major Forestry Commission contract

Bristol-based PR firm Spirit has been appointed by Forestry Commission England to support its communications nationally and across the West and South West region, covering an area from Shropshire to Land’s End. In a departure for its communications activity, the Commission has brought in agencies to handle public relations...

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TLT’s corporate team advises TUI on takeover

March 28, 2013
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TLT’s corporate team advises TUI on takeover

Bristol-based law firm TLT has advised travel giant TUI on its acquisition of online activity provider Isango! Isango!, launched in 2007, will continue to be led by its existing management team, who will work closely with TUI, one of the world’s leading leisure travel groups. The deal was led...

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Work gets underway at Bristol’s Wapping Wharf scheme

March 27, 2013
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Work gets underway at Bristol’s Wapping Wharf scheme

Ground work is about to start on the last remaining major regeneration scheme on Bristol’s Harbourside. The site preparation at Wapping Wharf also marks the beginning of the first city centre residential development this year – signalling a possible resurgence of the housing market. The work, which will last...

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Student scoops top prizes at RSG Bristol Young Student of the Year Awards

March 26, 2013
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Student scoops top prizes at RSG Bristol Young Student of the Year Awards

A Bristol school student who arrived in the city six years ago barely able to speak English has won a life-changing £18,000 scholarship in the RSG Bristol Young Student of the Year Awards. Martin Marafko from Marlwood School won the two top awards in the pioneering scheme at its...

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Chairman role at industry body for Alder King’s Bristol head of agency

March 26, 2013
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Chairman role at industry body for Alder King’s Bristol head of agency

Bristol-based property consultancy Alder King partner and head of agency Simon Price has been elected chairman of the Great Western branch of the Forum for the Built Environment (FBE). A leading networking organisation for the property, development and construction industries, the FBE has more than 2,000 members nationwide, including...

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Three-year franchise extension for First Great Western on West routes

March 26, 2013
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Three-year franchise extension for First Great Western on West routes

First Great Western is to continue running rail services between the West and London for another three years under a franchise extension announced today by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin. The train operator had previously been granted a six-month extension until October following the fallout from the West Coast franchise...

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Online furniture firm expands into larger warehouse at Avonmouth

March 26, 2013
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Online furniture firm expands into larger warehouse at Avonmouth

Bristol online furniture retailer Contemporary Oak Furniture, which trades as Oak Furniture Solutions, has moved into a 40,953 sq ft (3,805 sq m) warehouse at Avonmouth to meet growing demand. The new distribution hub, more than twice the size of its previous warehouse also at Avonmouth, is in the...

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Bristol in running for European Green Capital Award 2015

March 26, 2013
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Bristol in running for European Green Capital Award 2015

Bristol has been shortlisted as one of the four finalists for the European Green Capital Award 2015. The city is competing against Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana for the award. The winner will be announced on June 14 in Nantes, France. The European Green Capital Award is given to a...

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Final approaches for Bristol Young Student of the Year Awards

March 25, 2013
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The 13 teams in the final of the RSG 2012 Bristol Young Student of the Year awards have just a few hours before discovering whether they have won. The students, from secondary schools and sixth form colleges across Bristol, will gather this afternoon at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway...

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New industrial agency head taken on by CBRE’s Bristol office

March 25, 2013
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New industrial agency head taken on by CBRE’s Bristol office

Property advisers CBRE has strengthened its Bristol operation with the appointment of James Morgan as head of the industrial agency department. James, pictured, who previously worked for Bristol agents Hartnell Taylor Cook, has been an agent in the South West for the past eight years and brings with him...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 25, 2013
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INTERIMS Finsbury Food Group, Infrastrata, Savile Group FINALS Globaltrans Investment GDR (Reg S), Michelmersh Brick Holdings, SpaceandPeople, Toumaz Limited EGMS Datang International Power Generation Co Ltd. AGMS Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Group, Horizonte Minerals, Temple Bar Inv Trust TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS GB Group UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS BBA Mortgage Lending Figures (09:30)...

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