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Bristol Business Blog: Isabel Thompson, Warner McCall Resilience. Cyber security guidance for remote working during Covid-19

March 27, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Isabel Thompson, Warner McCall Resilience. Cyber security guidance for remote working during Covid-19

In these challenging times, it’s sad to learn that cyber criminals are only increasing their activity as they look to capitalise on the Covid-19 crisis, writes Isabel Thompson, commercial director at Bristol-based cyber security and resilience firm Warner McCall Resilience. With the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) issuing warnings...

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Coronavirus update: Government ‘lifeline’ for self-employed welcomed by business groups

March 27, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Government ‘lifeline’ for self-employed welcomed by business groups

Business organisations have backed government help outlined last night to support the self-employed and sole traders affected by coronavirus, describing them as a lifeline for around 5m people. The measures announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak, pictured below, provide a grant worth 80% of profits up to a cap of £2,500...

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Coveted award shortlisting for Burges Salmon’s ‘cutting-edge’ pension team

March 26, 2020
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Coveted award shortlisting for Burges Salmon’s ‘cutting-edge’ pension team

The pensions team at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has been shortlisted for a major award in recognition of its innovation and performance. The team is up against 10 other UK legal practices in the ‘Pensions Lawyers of the Year’ category at the 2020 UK Pensions Awards. The prestigious...

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Digital transformation expert joins Gregg Latchams’ board as it looks to make firm ‘fit for the future’

March 26, 2020
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Digital transformation expert joins Gregg Latchams’ board as it looks to make firm ‘fit for the future’

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams has appointed legal sector expert Chris Bull to its executive board in a wide-ranging role that will help shape its future. Chris, pictured, who has a strong track record in digital transformation, will take the title of interim chief financial officer – although the...

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Coronavirus update: Website launched with expert advice to help firms trade through the crisis

March 26, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Website launched with expert advice to help firms trade through the crisis

Bristol businesses needing up-to-date information, advice and guidance to help them trade in the current unprecedented market conditions are being encouraged to turn to a new web portal launched by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. Called Trading Through Coronavirus, it aims to help businesses navigate their way...

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Bristol office building named as global paragon of healthy workplaces

March 26, 2020
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Bristol office building named as global paragon of healthy workplaces

An office block in central Bristol has been named as one of the world’s healthiest workplaces in an international awards scheme that showcases the role working environments play in employee wellbeing. The Paragon, pictured, a 75,000 sq ft, six-storey building on the corner of Victoria Street and Counterslip, is...

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Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones taps into Osborne Clarke’s expertise as he joins forces with investor BGF

March 24, 2020
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Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones taps into Osborne Clarke’s expertise as he joins forces with investor BGF

The corporate team in the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke has advised long-standing client and Dragons’ Den panellist Peter Jones CBE on his latest investments. Serial entrepreneur Mr Jones, pictured, has joined forces with investment group BGF to support two high-growth tech businesses with plans for...

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Coronavirus update: Government’s lockdown measures welcomed by business groups

March 24, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Government’s lockdown measures welcomed by business groups

National business organisations have welcomed the government’s drastic measures putting the country into virtual lockdown in a bid to combat the rapid spread of coronavirus. The CBI said the action presented “great challenges” while the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said it made it even more vital that support...

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Pair of Meade King paralegals qualify as solicitors

March 23, 2020
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Two paralegals at the Bristol law firm Meade King are celebrating becoming qualified solicitors. Portia Garrett-Swift is now a solicitor in the firm’s company and commercial team while colleague Katie Lane has begun work as a solicitor in its commercial property department. Portia, pictured right, who has a law...

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Coronavirus update: Business Link and South West TUC call for stronger regional response to crisis

March 23, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Business Link and South West TUC call for stronger regional response to crisis

The South West TUC and Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, have jointly welcomed the latest government measures to tackle the economic and jobs crisis triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. But in a joint statement they slammed the regional response as “too slow . . . fragmented and...

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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: All pubs, bars and restaurants to close tonight as Chancellor announces ‘unprecedented’ support for firms

March 20, 2020
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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: All pubs, bars and restaurants to close tonight as Chancellor announces ‘unprecedented’ support for firms

Pubs, cafes and restaurants must close down this evening, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced, as Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a massive package of measures to support businesses and their workers. The government is to pay 80% of wages for employees not working, up to £2,500 a month, Mr...

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Bristol corporate teams work with specialist UK software firm on its takeover by US group

March 20, 2020
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Bristol corporate teams work with specialist UK software firm on its takeover by US group

The corporate team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon and Bristol-based ICON Corporate Finance have advised the shareholders of UK transportation management software firm Paragon Software Systems on its acquisition by US tech giant Aptean. Surrey-based Paragon has provided market-leading software to the food and beverage, distribution and...

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Two senior associate promotions at Barcan+Kirby increases partnership to 18

March 19, 2020
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Two senior associate promotions at Barcan+Kirby increases partnership to 18

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has promoted two of its senior associates – Anna Molter and Rob Davenport – to partner. The move brings the total number of partners in the firm to 18. It also maintains the gender balance of the partnership. Anna joined Barcan+Kirby’s private client team in...

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