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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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Call goes out for vacant buildings and car parks to help NHS tackle coronavirus crisis

March 25, 2020
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Call goes out for vacant buildings and car parks to help NHS tackle coronavirus crisis

Bristol’s property industry is being urged to make unoccupied or vacant buildings and car parks available for use by the NHS as it leads the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. The highest demand is for car parking spaces, overnight beds and storage facilities within a 15-minute walk of an NHS...

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Colliers steps in to help FareShare after its annual fund-raising TRYathlon is cancelled

March 24, 2020
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Colliers steps in to help FareShare after its annual fund-raising TRYathlon is cancelled

Food poverty charity FareShare South West is to receive a £5,000 donation from global real estate advisory firm Colliers International – the amount its Bristol office had expected to raise from its annual TRYathlon, which has been cancelled. The office has staged the popular event since 2013 – with...

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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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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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Transport links give Cribbs Causeway warehouse edge over Avonmouth, says property firm

March 20, 2020
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Transport links give Cribbs Causeway warehouse edge over Avonmouth, says property firm

Agents have been appointed to market an empty warehouse at Cribbs Causeway which its owner claims is better located than similar units at Avonmouth. The 423,000 sq ft unit is let to Morrisons but its lease is due to expire at the end of August.  The supermarket group inherited...

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‘Transport revolution’ to be trialled on Bristol’s streets with e-scooters and self-driving cars

March 20, 2020
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‘Transport revolution’ to be trialled on Bristol’s streets with e-scooters and self-driving cars

Bristol is to take part in a ‘transport revolution’ including trialling self-driving cars and electronic scooters on public roads for the first time along with shared taxis and greater use of apps and electronic payments. The West of England has been chosen by the government as one of three...

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Coronavirus update: Interest rates slashed to lowest-ever level of 0.1% by Bank of England

March 19, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Interest rates slashed to lowest-ever level of 0.1% by Bank of England

The Bank of England has cut interest rates to 0.1% – their lowest level ever – as it attempts to deal with the economic fall-out from the coronavirus pandemic. The move is the second emergency cut in just over a week prompted by the outbreak – last week the...

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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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London-style model announced by Chancellor to power-up West of England’s public transport

March 13, 2020
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London-style model announced by Chancellor to power-up West of England’s public transport

Bristol’s public transport could come under the control of a new regionally-led Transport for London-style body with far stronger powers to coordinate services and hold operators to account. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £4.2bn boost for regional transport services in this week’s Budget – with the West of England...

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