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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focuses on professional services and digital experience/UX

March 22, 2017
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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focuses on professional services and digital experience/UX

Continuing Creative Business News’ series of in-depth articles focussing on the region’s creative industries, our editorial team is inviting contributions in the form of news stories, opinion and comment relating to the professional services that support the creative sector and digital experience/UX for our next two monthly features. We will be looking at how these...

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Wiltshire acquisition for Kellaway as it continues to build regional branch network

March 22, 2017
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Wiltshire acquisition for Kellaway as it continues to build regional branch network

Bristol-based builders’ merchants Kellaway Building Supplies has continued its growth with the acquisition of a Wiltshire firm.  Marlborough Building Supplies becomes Kellaway’s 13th branch and extends the group further into Wiltshire, where it already operates a branch in Swindon. Privately-owned Kellaway was formed in 1982 and has grown to...

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Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
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Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Bristol’s top executives to get...

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100% retention rate at Osborne Clarke for its spring qualifiers

March 17, 2017
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Bristol-based international legal practice Osborne Clarke has retained all its spring qualifiers, with the six trainees staying on as newly-qualified solicitors. They will be based across the firm’s three UK offices in Bristol, London and Reading. It is the third strong retention rate result in a row for Osborne Clarke. Last...

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Cornish burger chain Hubbox heads to Bristol for sixth outlet with help from Murrell Associates

March 16, 2017
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Cornish burger chain Hubbox heads to Bristol for sixth outlet with help from Murrell Associates

The Bristol office of South West corporate commercial law practice Murrell Associates has advised long-standing client Cornish burger, hotdogs and beer restaurant chain Hubbox on its first outlet in the city. Hubbox is due to open what will be its sixth outlet in the former Las Iguanas restaurant on...

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Thrings builds for the future with appointment of six newly-qualified solicitors

March 15, 2017
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Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed six of its trainees as solicitors in line with its plans for sustained organic growth and an ongoing investment in its staff. The six, who have recently completed their two-year training contracts, will now work in the...

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Meeting will explore exporting education and training services to China

March 15, 2017
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Meeting will explore exporting education and training services to China

Opportunities to export education and training services to China will be highlighted at a meeting next month. There is a growing demand in the country for these services and the next Bristol and West of England China Partnership Pow Wow will explore how local universities, colleges and training providers...

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Law firm Lyons Davidson’s ethical stance earns it region’s top Fairtrade Business Award

March 10, 2017
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Law firm Lyons Davidson’s ethical stance earns it region’s top Fairtrade Business Award

A commitment to ethical practices that involves all its employees today earned Bristol law firm Lyons Davidson the title of the South West’s Best Fairtrade Business. The firm scooped the top prize at the South West Fairtrade Business Awards, which were staged in Bristol Cathedral. The awards showcase organisations...

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Foot Anstey senior associate helps draw up crucial wills guidance for solicitors

March 10, 2017
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Foot Anstey senior associate helps draw up crucial wills guidance for solicitors

Holly Mieville-Hawkins, a specialist lawyer in regional law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol, has helped draw up crucial new guidance for solicitors advising on issues regarding the wills of individuals who have lost mental capacity. The guidance is intended to speed up simple and straightforward requests to access a client’s...

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Unrivalled networking opportunities for Bristol firms at Bath Business Expo

March 10, 2017
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Unrivalled networking opportunities for Bristol firms at Bath Business Expo

Bristol firms are being invited to head up the A4 to attend the successful Bath Business Expo, which returns to the city next week. One of the region’s largest general business exhibitions, it offers unrivalled exhibition and networking opportunities for firms across the West of England. The Expo takes...

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Clarke Willmott trainees take next steps on career ladder

March 10, 2017
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Clarke Willmott trainees take next steps on career ladder

Three trainees in the Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott are celebrating becoming fully qualified solicitors. Rebecca White, Moema Rosa and Josh Roberts have completed training with firm and will now become fully-fledged members of their respective teams. Rebecca joined Clarke Willmott in 2013 as a paralegal...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol for sixth year with host of top speakers

March 10, 2017
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol for sixth year with host of top speakers

Small business support group Enterprise Nation is to head to Bristol again to stage its flagship female-focused event, the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs. The event, the largest of its kind in the UK, has been held in the city since it was launched six years ago. Taking place this year on...

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Mitie social care division disposal handled by Osborne Clarke Bristol team

March 3, 2017
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Mitie social care division disposal handled by Osborne Clarke Bristol team

Bristol-based lawyers at international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised outsourcing group Mitie, also based in the city, on the disposal of ITS UK social care division. The division, consisting of domiciliary care and homecare businesses Enara Group and Complete Care Holdings, was sold to specialist healthcare investor Apposite Capital for just...

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