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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

July 21, 2017
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Smile – there’s now more time to enter awards that recognise region’s happiest workplaces

Bristol’s forward-looking employers now have more time to enter a top awards scheme that champions the happiest workplaces fin the West following a decision by organisers to extend the deadline for entries. Staged by Lawrence Hill-based and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the Happiest Workplace competition recognises firms that...

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New marketing director appointed by Bishop Fleming

July 19, 2017
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New marketing director appointed by Bishop Fleming

Paul Seymour has joined regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming as its new marketing director, based in its Bristol office. Paul arrives from the Bristol office of national law firm Bond Dickinson, where he worked for six-and-a-half years as senior communications manager and, more recently, marketing and communications manager. At...

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Trust, culture and diversity – the three key areas for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

July 14, 2017
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Trust, culture and diversity – the three key areas for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The watchwords for businesses involved with the onset of the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ must be trust, culture and diversity, according to a leading Bristol employment lawyer. Greg Chambers, pictured, associate director in the employment team at Osborne Clarke, said the world stood on the brink of another industrial revolution,...

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Thrings advises on £75m investment in West firm’s ultrafast fibre network roll-out

July 14, 2017
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Thrings advises on £75m investment in West firm’s ultrafast fibre network roll-out

A team from the Bristol office of regional law firm Thrings have advised fibre-optic infrastructure firm TrueSpeed Communications on its £75m investment from insurance giant Aviva’s global asset management arm, which will speed up the roll-out of its network to a further 75,000 homes and businesses in the region. Thrings...

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Bond Dickinson’s renewable energy team powers up UK’s largest battery storage deal

July 11, 2017
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Bond Dickinson’s renewable energy team powers up UK’s largest battery storage deal

Bristol-based legal experts working at national law firm Bond Dickinson have advised longstanding client global renewable energy company RES on the sale of a major battery storage project. The 35MW Port of Tyne project was acquired by the Foresight Group, the independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager. This...

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Lastminute.com co-founder books Osborne Clarke to advise on launch of £50m tech start-up fund

July 10, 2017
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Lastminute.com co-founder books Osborne Clarke to advise on launch of £50m tech start-up fund

Lawyers at international legal firm Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office have advised lastminute.com co-founder Brent Hoberman’s new venture capital firm on the £50m fundraising of its first start-up seed fund. Brent Capital’s Firstminute fund will back early-stage European tech entrepreneurs, particularly in the ‘deep tech’ fields of robotics, artificial intelligence...

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Burges Salmon and Grant Thornton act on Taylor Maxwell restructuring

July 7, 2017
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Burges Salmon and Grant Thornton act on Taylor Maxwell restructuring

Bristol-based brick and timber distributor Taylor Maxwell Group has undergone a corporate restructuring with help from experts in the Bristol law firm Burges Salmon and the city office of accountants Grant Thornton. Taylor Maxwell Group is one of the UK’s leading brick and timber distributors with 18 branches nationwide...

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DAC Beachcroft celebrates Bristol Pride with display of LGBT+ students’ artwork

July 7, 2017
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DAC Beachcroft celebrates Bristol Pride with display of LGBT+ students’ artwork

International law firm DAC Beachcroft’s Bristol office is exhibiting a series of paintings in its street level windows by LGBT+ student artists as part of the firm’s support of Bristol Pride. The paintings are the work of Alex Wilson-Evans and Elliot Stahlmann, who are members of UWE and the...

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Bevan Brittan recruits social investment expert from Veale Wasbrough Vizards

July 7, 2017
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Bevan Brittan recruits social investment expert from Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Social investment legal expert Richard Hiscoke has been appointed by national law firm Bevan Brittan as a senior associate in its Bristol corporate team.  Richard, pictured, joins from Bristol-headquartered rival Veale Wasbrough Vizards where he worked for 11 years. He has also worked for Lyons Davidson. Richard has advised...

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Bristol advisors help brickmaker client build further growth through acquisition

July 4, 2017
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Bristol advisors help brickmaker client build further growth through acquisition

A large team from across Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon and the city office of accountants Smith & Williamson has advised long-standing client Michelmersh Brick Holdings, the UK’s biggest brick manufacturer, on its acquisition of a major regional player in the industry. The Burges Salmon team, led by corporate...

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‘Star’ joins VWV’s Augustines Injury Law team as partner

July 4, 2017
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‘Star’ joins VWV’s Augustines Injury Law team as partner

Personal injury solicitor Jonathan Peacock – described in the Chambers directory as ‘a star’ - has been appointed as a partner in the Augustines Injury Law team at Bristol-headquartered law firm VWV as a partner. Jonathan, pictured, who joins after 21 years at of national firm Irwin Mitchell, specialises...

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Cloud-based bank payment partnership deal handled by Ashfords

June 30, 2017
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Cloud-based bank payment partnership deal handled by Ashfords

The Bristol office of regional law firm Ashfords has advised cloud-based platform Form3 on its innovative partnership with Starling Bank, the first mobile-only bank to launch a current account in the UK. The tie-up will enable Starling Bank clients to make and receive faster payment cost-effectively, quickly and reliably...

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Annual fee income growth slows to 4% at TLT as it targets investment and innovation

June 30, 2017
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Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT increased annual fee income by 4% to £74.6m for 2016/17, its fifth consecutive year of revenue growth. The rate of growth has slowed from the previous financial year, when revenues climbed by 15%, partly as a result of the firm securing key mandates on...

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