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Coronavirus update: Chancellor announces emergency measures to support businesses

March 17, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Chancellor announces emergency measures to support businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled an emergency £330bn package to support businesses during the coronavirus crisis. Mr Sunak, pictured, said the move was equivalent to 15% of the UK’s GDP and added that if demand was greater than the initial £330bn he would go further and provide as much...

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KPMG shuts Bristol office for day in face of rising fears over coronavirus’s threat to business

March 13, 2020
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KPMG shuts Bristol office for day in face of rising fears over coronavirus’s threat to business

More than 500 people working at global accountancy group KPMG’s Bristol office were told to work from home today as the city begins to come to terms with the rapid spread of coronavirus. KPMG’s decision to close the Queen Square office – along with its London headquarters – is...

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Bristol Business Blog: Paul Hardman, Gregg Latchams. Coronavirus and business – what you need to know

March 13, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Paul Hardman, Gregg Latchams. Coronavirus and business – what you need to know

Paul Hardman, director and head of corporate and commercial at Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams – a member of China Britain Business Council – examines the impact and legal implications of the Covid-19 outbreak on UK businesses. Businesses are well versed in the ups and downs of the economy,...

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It’s time to turn the tables on your rivals as Ping Pong Fight Club prepares to return to Bristol

March 13, 2020
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The battle of the bats returns to Bristol in May when the city’s third Ping Pong Fight Club takes place – and businesses are being urged to sign up to enter teams for the unique, all-action event.  This year the popular table-top challenge moves to the larger venue of...

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Spring Budget 2020: Mixed reaction to reform of Entrepreneurs’ Relief

March 12, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Mixed reaction to reform of Entrepreneurs’ Relief

The Chancellor’s decision to cut, rather than scrap, Entrepreneurs’ Relief received a mixed response from Bristol advisors but his increase in investment in research and development was widely welcomed. Campbell McKellar, a solicitor in Bristol law firm Meade King’s company and commercial team, said many of its clients in the midst...

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Experienced corporate and commercial lawyer joins Gregg Latchams as associate director

March 9, 2020
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Experienced corporate and commercial lawyer joins Gregg Latchams as associate director

Bristol-headquartered law firm Gregg Latchams has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of Bridget Juckes as an associate director in its corporate and commercial department. Bridget, pictured, has joined from multi-office Bristol firm Wards where, over the past 20 years she has held senior roles, including head of...

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Burges Salmon lands coveted Powerwomen Award for its support for female leadership and diversity

March 6, 2020
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Burges Salmon lands coveted Powerwomen Award for its support for female leadership and diversity

A commitment to supporting the female leaders of today and tomorrow has earned Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon a major award. The firm, which employs around 750 staff in its Bristol HQ and London office, was recognised in Citywealth’s 2020 Powerwomen Awards, landing Silver in the Company of...

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LEP highlights region’s industrial collaboration and innovation at its AGM

March 6, 2020
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LEP highlights region’s industrial collaboration and innovation at its AGM

Efforts to boost business productivity and increase innovation among West of England manufacturers have been highlighted by the area’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) at its AGM. The meeting, which went under the banner of ‘Our West, Our Future’, heard how the LEP is now delivering its Local Industrial Strategy to spur...

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Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

March 6, 2020
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Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

With less than a month to go until nominations close, Bristol directors are being urged to enter one of the South West’s top award schemes recognising excellence and enterprise. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion the region’s outstanding leaders...

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Women in Property looks to build on record year as new chair takes up role

March 5, 2020
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Women in Property looks to build on record year as new chair takes up role

Lobbying and networking organisation Women in Property South West is celebrating another successful year as its new chair settles into the role. Rachael Sherratt, an associate in property agency JLL’s Bristol office, took over from previous chair Ros Trotman this week.  Ros, pictured, a planning partner in law firm...

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Bristol Business Blog: Joanna Randall, Purplefish. What does International Women’s Day mean for business?

March 5, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Joanna Randall, Purplefish. What does International Women’s Day mean for business?

International Women’s Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s. Its actual origins are not known but it is attributed to a march through the streets of New York City in 1908 when 15,000 women turned out calling for equality, voting rights, and better pay and working hours. While...

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Happy returns as Meade King strengthens tax and estate planning team with former ex-paralegal

March 4, 2020
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Happy returns as Meade King strengthens tax and estate planning team with former ex-paralegal

A former paralegal who began her career with Bristol law firm Meade King has returned to it as a qualified lawyer. Lily Delaney, pictured, joins Meade King’s tax and estate planning team from national law firm VWV’s Bristol head office, where she qualified as a chartered legal executive.  She...

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Trio of legal director appointments at Davies & Partners Solicitors

March 3, 2020
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Law firm Davies & Partners Solicitors has promoted three senior solicitors in its Bristol office – Caroline Davies, Kerry Raymond and Kirsten Compton – to the position of legal director. Caroline, pictured right, has worked for the firm since 2017 in both the land acquisition and disposal and planning...

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