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Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

November 17, 2017
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Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

The 25 most disruptive firms in the South West have been named in a unique list – with seven of the top 10 based in Bristol. The first of its kind, the Disrupt South West index recognises ventures with headquarters in the region which hold the greatest potential to...

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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Bristol’s ethical firms

November 17, 2017
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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Bristol’s ethical firms

Bristol’s ethical organisations – large and small – are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for...

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New horizons for TLT as it opens 15th floor client suite with panoramic views

November 17, 2017
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New horizons for TLT as it opens 15th floor client suite with panoramic views

Bristol-based national law firm TLT has opened the new top floor extension to its landmark One Redcliff Street headquarters – giving staff and visitors an unrivalled bird’s eye view of the city.  TLT’s major refurbishment of its space at One Redcliff Street, pictured below, which started just over a...

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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

November 10, 2017
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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

West of England firms’ domestic sales and orders have grown at their fastest rate for two years, while business confidence is at its highest since before the Brexit referendum, according to the latest survey from Business West. The organisation, the largest business membership group in the region, said the...

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Firms to get a chance to find out why Fairtrade makes business sense at Bristol workshop

November 10, 2017
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Firms to get a chance to find out why Fairtrade makes business sense at Bristol workshop

Bristol firms are to get the chance to learn more about the business case behind using Fairtrade products at an event later this month. The workshop, staged by Bristol Fairtrade Network at the Future Economy Centre on Temple Way, will give help and inspiration on ways to source Fairtrade...

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Temple Bright builds on strong foundations with academy construction projects

November 10, 2017
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Temple Bright builds on strong foundations with academy construction projects

Innovative law firm Temple Bright continues to develop its practice within the domain of the region’s large traditional firms. The Bristol and London firm has been advising North Somerset’s prestigious Churchill Academy on two significant construction projects, for which the Ofsted ‘outstanding’ school received almost £5m in government funding....

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The Bar Council appoints VWV Harbour HR to supply services to its 16,000 members

November 3, 2017
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The Bar Council appoints VWV Harbour HR to supply services to its 16,000 members

VWV Harbour HR, the specialist human resources arm of Bristol-headquartered law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV), has been appointed by The Bar Council to provide HR expertise to its members. Included are all barristers and chambers in England and Wales, which means all members of the Bar will be...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Bristol Law Society annual awards dinner

November 3, 2017
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Bristol Law Society annual awards dinner

Bristol Law Society staged its annual awards dinner recently at the Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre with more than 300 guests from across the West of England’s legal sector.  Distinguished guests included the Lord-Lieutenant of Bristol Peaches Golding and the High Sheriff of Bristol Anthony Brown. Veale Wasbrough Vizards...

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New partner appointment strengthens Foot Anstey’s corporate team

November 3, 2017
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New partner appointment strengthens Foot Anstey’s corporate team

Foot Anstey, the South West law firm with an office in Bristol, has recruited Patrick Somers as a new partner in its expanding corporate team. Patrick, pictured, has considerable experience advising on complex corporate finance transactions for a wide range of multi-national businesses, financial institutions and major UK corporates,...

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TEDxBristol Dares to Disrupt by showcasing the breadth of the city’s ideas and innovation

November 3, 2017
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TEDxBristol Dares to Disrupt by showcasing the breadth of the city’s ideas and innovation

A packed Colston Hall has spent two days listening to presentations on topics ranging from surviving the robot revolution to controversial medical research on ME at TEDxBristol. The event – the largest of its kind in the UK – brought together a range of top speakers around the theme...

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Bond Dickinson becomes global top 100 firm as transatlantic merger takes effect

November 1, 2017
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Bond Dickinson becomes global top 100 firm as transatlantic merger takes effect

UK law firm Bond Dickinson, which has its second-largest office in Bristol, this week officially completed its transatlantic tie-up with US-based Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice in a move that creates a global top 100 firm. Newly rebranded as Womble Bond Dickinson, the combined firm has annual revenues of...

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Bristol Law Society Annual Award winners say victory reflects their hard work and values

October 30, 2017
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Bristol Law Society Annual Award winners say victory reflects their hard work and values

The managing partners of the two law firms that won the top awards at Bristol Law Society’s annual dinner have praised their staff’s achievements. Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) landed the large law firm of the year title while Barcan+Kirby’s Fiona Dabell won the coveted Junior Lawyer of the Year...

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Warning to architects on design costs following Ashfords’ High Court victory in unbuilt hotel case

October 27, 2017
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Warning to architects on design costs following Ashfords’ High Court victory in unbuilt hotel case

Lawyers at Ashfords, which has an office in Bristol, have secured victory in a landmark High Court case that has left world-leading architects Foster + Partners facing a £3.6m bill over an unbuilt hotel. The court ruled that the renowned architecture practice must pay the amount to Riva Properties...

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