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Events: BRAVE training courses and workshops

March 4, 2016
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Events: BRAVE training courses and workshops

BRAVE Enterprise, the independent, not-for-profit business advice organisation based in Bristol, stages a comprehensive programme of training courses and workshops. Essential customer care Presenter: Sandra Mcneill Date: Thursday March 24 Time: 9.30am – 1.30pm Cost:  £42 (inc VAT) per workshop This workshop is for anyone who wants to increase profitability...

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Welcome rise in South West exports last year bucks national trend

March 3, 2016
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Welcome rise in South West exports last year bucks national trend

New figures show that South West exporters out performed the national picture last year, increasing the volume of overseas sales by 10.6% compared to a national decrease of 2.7%. The data released by HM Revenue and Customs found that the total value of South West exports in 2015 was...

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‘Bristol: Gigabit City’ scheme launched with promise to bring much-needed ultra-fast internet

February 26, 2016
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‘Bristol: Gigabit City’ scheme launched with promise to bring much-needed ultra-fast internet

A scheme to bring ultra-fast internet speeds to Bristol and help boost the local economy has been launched by city Internet Service Provider Triangle Networks with fibre network infrastructure group CityFibre. Bristol: Gigabit City is offering a portfolio of new, ultra-fast services targeted at Bristol’s business community. Running over...

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Bristol Business News unveils GAMECHANGERS – a unique project to find Bristol’s 50 most-inspirational businesspeople

February 26, 2016
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GAMECHANGERS – a unique and highly innovative project to identify the 50 individuals shaping the future of Bristol’s economy – has been launched by Bristol Business News. These inspirational people are helping make Bristol the UK’s most exciting city through their innovation, enterprise and creativity. Some will be well...

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From Lord of the Rings to Thrings. Bristol lawyer advises school over ‘lost’ Tolkien poems

February 26, 2016
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From Lord of the Rings to Thrings. Bristol lawyer advises school over ‘lost’ Tolkien poems

A school where two long-forgotten poems by Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien were rediscovered has received specialist copyright and intellectual property advice from the Bristol office of regional law firm Thrings. The two poems – The Shadow Man and Noel – were found in the 1936 annual...

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Regional business show looks to attract Bristol businesses to Bath

February 26, 2016
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Regional business show looks to attract Bristol businesses to Bath

Bristol firms are being encouraged to head along the A4 next week to one of the largest business exhibitions in the region – The Bath Business Expo 2016. The Expo on Thursday March 17, which is supported by Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) and a number of...

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Bristol firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

February 22, 2016
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Bristol firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

The search has started to find the South West’s happiest workplace – and staff working for Bristol’s forward-looking businesses are being encouraged to take part. The contest, launched last year by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde Interior Architecture, aims to show what separates a happy workplace from...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Go Green Awards

February 19, 2016
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Go Green Awards

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Go Green Award winners praised for helping build city’s environmental prowess

February 19, 2016
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Go Green Award winners praised for helping build city’s environmental prowess

Businesses and organisations from across Bristol were rewarded for their efforts in driving environmental sustainability in the workplace at the inaugural Go Green  Awards last night. Go Green was launched in February last year and is a collaboration between business leadership organisations Business West and Low Carbon South West....

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Weston College law academy scheme backed by Foot Anstey

February 19, 2016
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Weston College law academy scheme backed by Foot Anstey

The Bristol office of regional law firm Foot Anstey is working with Weston College to support its plan to create a Law and Professional Services Academy. The multi-million pound project, which will be based at the recently acquired Arosfa Hotel and Winter Gardens Pavilion in Weston-super-Mare, was devised in...

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Major timber merchant acquisition handled by Thrings corporate team

February 19, 2016
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Major timber merchant acquisition handled by Thrings corporate team

M4 corridor commercial law firm Thrings has advised the shareholders of specialist timber importer and merchant T Brewer on its acquisition by UK and Ireland-based building materials business Grafton Group. T. Brewer has been supplying timber to the London and the Home Counties construction markets since 1888. It trades...

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Search starts to find Bristol’s outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs

February 18, 2016
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Search starts to find Bristol’s outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs

Bristol business leaders are being urged to enter one of the top business awards schemes recognising excellence and enterprise in the region’s boardrooms. The annual Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards showcase outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region. Over recent...

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Three qualifying lawyers join Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office

February 17, 2016
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Three qualifying lawyers join Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office

International legal practice Osborne Clarke has retained all of its seven spring qualifiers, with three qualifying into its Bristol office. Becky Cupit, 25, studied Law at Cambridge University and spent a year in Germany studying German law. She qualifies into Osborne Clarke’s Bristol commercial litigation practice. Joining the firm’s Bristol...

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