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The LAST WORD: Rebecca Pritchard, Triodos Bank

February 23, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Rebecca Pritchard, Triodos Bank

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Rebecca Pritchard, head of Business Banking at Triodos Bank, answers our 10 questions. What was the last: Film you watched? Gravity – with Sandra Bullock and...

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Bristol in the vanguard of a new breed of 21st century cities, international investors are told

February 23, 2015
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Bristol in the vanguard of a new breed of 21st century cities, international investors are told

Bristol has been showcased as one of Europe’s top investment hotspots with the claim that is helping create a new kind of city for the 21st century. A gathering of major international investors in London heard that its creativity, innovation and independent spirit were pushing the city in a...

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Government pledges £5m to help regenerate Colston Hall

February 23, 2015
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Government pledges £5m to help regenerate Colston Hall

The £45m campaign to transform Bristol’s Colston Hall into a nationally important music venue has received a £5m boost from the Government. The funding was pledged by Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander during a visit to the iconic building. The regeneration plans for the hall – due...

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What’s Right auction to raise funds for range of local charities

February 23, 2015
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What’s Right auction to raise funds for range of local charities

Business networking group What’s Right is holding an auction at Bristol and Bath Science Park in aid of several local charities. The event, from 6pm on Thursday, is the latest staged by What’s Right, which has raised more than £20,000 for good causes. Bristol Rovers tickets, a round of golf, spa days,...

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Microfinance charity Deki launches partnership for Bristol businesses to help lift more people out of poverty

February 20, 2015
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Microfinance charity Deki launches partnership for Bristol businesses to help lift more people out of poverty

Deki, the pioneering Bristol microfinance charity, has officially launched its Bristol Businesses Against Poverty partnership with a plea to local firms to help it fight poverty in Africa. Since it was set up in 2008 by UWE undergraduate Vashti Seth, pictured, Deki has lent more than £450,000 to entrepreneurs...

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Barclays event will explore how to lead in the digital age through the use of intelligent social media

February 20, 2015
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Barclays event will explore how to lead in the digital age through the use of intelligent social media

With businesses becoming increasingly reliant on the successful use of social media to grow, Barclays is staging an event next week highlighting some of its more effective tools. Called Leading in the Digital Age – the use of Intelligent Social Media, the event at UWE’s Frenchay Campus near Bristol...

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Expanding Bishop Fleming takes carbon footprint reduction in its stride

February 20, 2015
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Expanding Bishop Fleming takes carbon footprint reduction in its stride

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bristol, has continued to shrink its carbon footprint despite growing its staffing levels. The firm has added 75 people to its workforce and won more 1,000 clients over the past year yet its average consumption of electricity and gas...

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Business West welcomes another fall in unemployment – but calls on politicians to focus on full recovery

February 18, 2015
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Business West welcomes another fall in unemployment – but calls on politicians to focus on full recovery

Bristol firms are greeting positive economic news, such as the latest fall in unemployment, with “faint alarm bells rather than celebratory cheers”, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, said politicians should now focus on the “significant...

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Solicitors warned of looming tax disclosure deadline

February 18, 2015
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Solicitors warned of looming tax disclosure deadline

Solicitors with tax affairs which are not up to date, including those with undisclosed taxable income, have less than three weeks to notify HMRC of their intention to take part in its disclosure facility. The warning comes from the Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith &...

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TLT advises on $1.8m venture capital funding for fast-growing software-as-a-service provider

February 16, 2015
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TLT advises on $1.8m venture capital funding for fast-growing software-as-a-service provider

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered law firm, has advised venture capital firm Sussex Place Ventures on its investment in expanding UK firm Kimble Applications, one of Europe’s leading professional services automation (PSA) providers. The investment, part of a $1.8m (£1.2m) equity fundraising, will allow Kimble Applications to further expand its international...

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New research shows South West tech firms predict strong growth

February 13, 2015
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New research shows South West tech firms predict strong growth

South West tech firms are poised to grow at four times the rate of the economy this year, according to new research. Some 58% of the firms quizzed as part of Barclays’ Fast Growth Tech survey said they expect their business to grow by up to 10%, with 19%...

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Bristol firms go the extra mile to raise funds for polio immunisation

February 11, 2015
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Bristol firms go the extra mile to raise funds for polio immunisation

Some of Bristol’s biggest businesses have joined forces with seven Rotary Clubs across the city to support a campaign to immunise 125,000 children against polio. The 11 firms are backing Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign, part of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) which is looking to eradicate polio...

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Burges Salmon gains place on Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s new legal panel

February 10, 2015
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Burges Salmon gains place on Financial Services Compensation Scheme’s new legal panel

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered law firm, has been appointed by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) to its newly-created legal panel. The firm will provide the FSCS with a range of legal services as one of eight firms appointed to the panel to manage the majority of its legal...

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