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Bristol Bounce Back project to tackle questions of business recovery from Covid-19 crisis

July 10, 2020
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Bristol Bounce Back project to tackle questions of business recovery from Covid-19 crisis

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams and regional chartered accountants Milsted Langdon have teamed up to launch a ‘Bristol Bounce Back’ initiative to help firms recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. The project is supported by an expert panel made up of individuals some of the city’s leading businesses including the Bank of England’s South...

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Award for exam excellence puts Burges Salmon associate among the ‘best and brightest’

July 7, 2020
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Award for exam excellence puts Burges Salmon associate among the ‘best and brightest’

An associate in Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon’s private client services team, has achieved one of the highest scores in exams staged by her professional association. Helen MacLeod, pictured, has been named as a winner in this year’s STEP Excellence Awards, recognising her high achievement in the STEP...

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Gloom lifts slightly as survey shows marked bounce back in business confidence in South West

July 3, 2020
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Gloom lifts slightly as survey shows marked bounce back in business confidence in South West

Business confidence has bounced back stronger in the South West than any other part of the UK, according to a new survey – but many firms remain gloomy and one in 10 expects to stay closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The monthly Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial...

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Thrings continues recruitment drive with two senior appointments

July 2, 2020
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Thrings continues recruitment drive with two senior appointments

Regional law firm Thrings has appointed two senior associates – commercial property specialist Natalie Day and succession and tax expert Gavin Smith – to advise the firm’s fast-growing portfolio of land development and private wealth clients. Natalie arrives at Thrings’ Bristol office from the city office of national law...

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Financial resilience programme launched to prepare small firms for post Covid-19 business life

July 2, 2020
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Financial resilience programme launched to prepare small firms for post Covid-19 business life

Bristol’s small businesses are being offered the chance to get free help to manage their finances in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to a new programme launched by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles. The accountancy support programme is being delivered in partnership with the Institute of...

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First formal international alliance for TLT as it looks overseas to bolster its post Covid-19 growth

July 1, 2020
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First formal international alliance for TLT as it looks overseas to bolster its post Covid-19 growth

TLT, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has agreed its first alliance with an overseas practice as part of its strategy to strengthen the international offer for clients. TLT said the link-up with Dutch firm Holla Advocaten, which it already has already worked with in a number of legal areas,...

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Burges Salmon’s renewable energy team advises on pioneering co-owned windfarm scheme

June 30, 2020
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Burges Salmon’s renewable energy team advises on pioneering co-owned windfarm scheme

The UK’s first consumer-owned onshore wind farm project has been launched with support from renewable energy experts at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon. Ripple Energy has been giving individual households the power to combat climate change and to make living a low-carbon lifestyle easier through clean energy ownership...

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Temple Bright advises on showpiece London healthcare construction project OneWelbeck

June 26, 2020
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Temple Bright advises on showpiece London healthcare construction project OneWelbeck

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised Ambulatory Surgery International (ASI) on the first phase of the conversion of commercial offices in London’s Marylebone into a high-end healthcare day surgery and outpatient diagnostics facility. Welbeck Health, ASI’s trading name, is a day surgery start-up in the UK...

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Go Outdoors pre-pack rescue deal handled by cross-firm TLT team

June 26, 2020
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Go Outdoors pre-pack rescue deal handled by cross-firm TLT team

Lawyers from TLT have advised administrators on the £56.5m sale of UK camping equipment retailer Go Outdoors to a newly-incorporated subsidiary of owner JD Sports Fashion, which has allowed its 67 stores to stay open. Bristol-headquartered TLT’s multi-disciplinary and cross-jurisdictional team gave strategic advice and support to administrators Deloitte...

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Finance hub launched to connect borrowers, lenders and investors – without the hard sell or jargon

June 25, 2020
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Finance hub launched to connect borrowers, lenders and investors – without the hard sell or jargon

An online service promising impartial financial advice for Bristol firms on funding options has been launched by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. According to Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, its Finance Hub will be free from confusing jargon or any hard sell, enabling businesses...

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Welcome for lockdown easing from business leaders – but they warn it alone will not save all firms

June 23, 2020
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Welcome for lockdown easing from business leaders – but they warn it alone will not save all firms

Business groups have cautiously backed the reduction of many coronavirus lockdown restrictions announced earlier this week by the Prime Minister. But they also warned that other measures to boost the economy were still needed to avoid widespread business failures and job losses.  In a major boost to the West...

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Government Covid-19 emergecy measures keep insolvencies low – but fears grow they will rise later

June 23, 2020
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Government Covid-19 emergecy measures keep insolvencies low – but fears grow they will rise later

A surprise fall in the number of corporate insolvencies could herald the ‘calm before the storm’, the South West branch of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 has warned. Figures published by the Insolvency Service show a 30% drop in companies going bust at the height of the coronavirus...

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Job losses, cash-strapped firms and furloughed staff. Grim picture of pandemic’s toll on West of England

June 19, 2020
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Job losses, cash-strapped firms and furloughed staff. Grim picture of pandemic’s toll on West of England

Unemployment has soared by 145% in the West of England since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures published today, with just nearly 40,000 people claiming jobless benefits. At the same time, around 22% of the region’s workforce – 132,600 people – have been furloughed while job...

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