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Burges Salmon stages Q&A webinar with The Pensions Regulator

June 18, 2020
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Key current themes in pensions were explored in a question-and-answer webinar with an executive director of The Pensions Regulator hosted by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon. David Fairs, who leads on regulatory policy, analysis and advice at The Pensions Regulator (TPR), was joined by Burges Salmon partners Richard...

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TLT retains position among top 10 advisers in global clean energy market

June 17, 2020
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TLT retains position among top 10 advisers in global clean energy market

A year of significant merger and acquisition activity and finance deals has resulted in Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT maintaining its ranking among the world’s top advisers in clean energy. The firm repeated last year’s success in the Global league tables produced by leading industry platform Clean Energy Pipeline,...

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DAC Beachcroft elects new head of its Bristol office

June 16, 2020
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DAC Beachcroft elects new head of its Bristol office

The Bristol office of international law firm DAC Beachcroft has a new location head. Charlie Bending, pictured, who joined the firm as a trainee in 1994 and became a partner in 2010, was elected unopposed. He will begin his term on July 1 when he will replace Nick Knapman,...

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US specialist investor snaps up fast-growing student digs broadband firm

June 12, 2020
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US specialist investor snaps up fast-growing student digs broadband firm

Broadband provider Glide, which specialises in getting student accommodation and house sharers online, has been acquired by a US infrastructure investor. Clevedon-based Glide designs, installs and manages fibre networks required for broadband connectivity together with other critical products and services.  Its sale to Alinda Capital follows a six-year period...

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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

June 12, 2020
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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

Small and medium-sized businesses investing in digital innovation to address challenges arising from Covid-19 can access grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 under a new scheme started by UWE Bristol. The university’s £1m Digital Innovation Fund is aimed at helping firms ranging from start-ups and micro businesses to more...

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UK quarantine rules hitting Bristol’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

June 11, 2020
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UK quarantine rules hitting Bristol’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has joined bodies representing business, education and employment in urging the government to rethink its controversial quarantine rules for travellers arriving in the UK. In an open letter to the home, foreign and transport secretaries, Business West, UK Hospitality, Universities UK and...

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Burges Salmon Bristol and Edinburgh lawyers team up on Scottish wind farm deal

June 11, 2020
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Burges Salmon Bristol and Edinburgh lawyers team up on Scottish wind farm deal

A multi-disciplinary team from across Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised long-standing client BayWa r.e. UK, the leading global renewable energy developer, on another acquisition in Scotland. Burges Salmon’s Bristol-based energy, power and utilities practice teamed up with colleagues from its Edinburgh office on the acquisition of...

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Programme launched to support employees’ mental health during Covid-19 crisis

June 9, 2020
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Programme launched to support employees’ mental health during Covid-19 crisis

A new support programme has been set up to help Bristol firms whose employees’ mental health and wellbeing have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is investing £100,000 to develop Thrive West, which aims to address some of the key mental health...

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New arrivals boost Bevan Brittan’s Bristol corporate and litigation teams

June 9, 2020
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National law firm Bevan Brittan has strengthened its Bristol office with two appointments. Ben Harris joins as an associate in the corporate team while Gemma Nash arrives as a solicitor. Ben, pictured, is an experienced corporate lawyer and joins from Gregg Latchams in Bristol. He specialises in advising start-ups...

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TLT role in pioneering modular homes scheme aimed at helpling tackle housing crisis

June 9, 2020
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TLT role in pioneering modular homes scheme aimed at helpling tackle housing crisis

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised social housing provider Stonewater on its first modular project – a 120-home development in Herefordshire. Stonewater, which manages around 32,500 homes in an area stretching from the South West through the Midlands to Yorkshire, has teamed up with sustainable modular housing firm...

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£6m investment puts expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris on acquisition trail

June 5, 2020
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£6m investment puts expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris on acquisition trail

Fast-growing Bristol-based software developer and digital transformation specialist Amdaris is poised for further expansion, including potential acquisitions, after securing a £6m from investor BGF. The firm, already one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies, employs more than 200 developers in Bristol and across its centres in Romania, Moldova and...

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Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

June 5, 2020
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Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

Firms based in shared offices or flexible workspaces, as well as B&Bs and guest houses, have only a few days left to apply for a grant up to £5,000 from a special business support grant. The Small Business Grants Discretionary Fund was established to support small businesses impacted by...

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R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

June 4, 2020
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R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

An eight-point checklist to help owner-managers deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses has been launched by the South West arm of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. The organisation’s members, who include insolvency practitioners, lawyers, and turnaround and restructuring experts, work with business owners...

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