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Three more firms sign up to Bristol’s ground-breaking Property Inclusion Charter

October 1, 2021
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Three more firms sign up to Bristol’s ground-breaking Property Inclusion Charter

Bristol’s Property Inclusion Charter, the first of its kind in the UK, has welcomed the businesses behind an ultra-sustainable later living community in the city – taking its membership to more than 50. FORE Partnership, Amicala and First Base have signed up to the charter to deliver on its...

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Landmark 11-storey office scheme planned for high-profile site next to Floating Harbour

October 1, 2021
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Landmark 11-storey office scheme planned for high-profile site next to Floating Harbour

Bristol city centre could get another major new office scheme under plans announced this week to create an 11-storey building on a key waterfront site. The developers want to demolish One Passage Street, a 33,000sq ft, 1970s red-brick building that was once the head office and studios of commercial...

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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

October 1, 2021
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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

The South West’s key sectors could suffer irreparable damage unless the government starts to tackle the shortage of workers by easing EU visa restrictions, the region’s business leaders today warned. But even providing temporary visas for jobs such as drivers and food workers would only be a short-term measure...

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Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

September 30, 2021
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Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

A programme designed to break down barriers and support more disabled people into work is being launched in Bristol and across the West of England. Some 100 businesses will receive tailored, targeted disability inclusion training to help them create a more diverse workforce.   The project, part of the Workforce...

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Strength of South West’s housing market builds land sale activity at Womble Bond Dickinson

September 28, 2021
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Strength of South West’s housing market builds land sale activity at Womble Bond Dickinson

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office has advised on a fourth major land sale by private clients in as many months to Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK’s largest housebuilding companies. The latest deal involves a longstanding client who sold a site near Cribbs Causeway for a 700-strong...

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First change at the top in 14 years at Foot Anstey as new managing partner prepares to take up the role

September 28, 2021
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First change at the top in 14 years at Foot Anstey as new managing partner prepares to take up the role

Law firm Foot Anstey, which has a major office in Bristol, has appointed its head of real estate Martin Hirst as its next managing partner. Martin, pictured right, will take over from long-serving managing partner John Westwell in the role at the end of the current financial year, on April 30...

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Combined authority now opposes Bristol Airport’s expansion in U-turn steered by Metro Mayor

September 24, 2021
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Combined authority now opposes Bristol Airport’s expansion in U-turn steered by Metro Mayor

Bristol Airport’s expansions plans have been slammed as “badly judged, badly timed and bad for our planet” in a dramatic U-turn by the West of England regional body’s political leadership. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), which covers Bristol and is now led by Labour Metro Mayor Dan...

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Chamber of Commerce & Initiative appoints social entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti as president

September 24, 2021
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Chamber of Commerce & Initiative appoints social entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti as president

Bristol-based serial social entrepreneur and community activist Jaya Chakrabarti MBE has become the new president of city’s Chamber of Commerce & Initiative – the membership and lobbying organisation at the heart of regional group Business West. Having served as vice-president for seven years, Jaya, pictured, replaces outgoing president Richard...

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Firms urged to help next generation of schoolkids after pandemic disrupts their career prospects

September 23, 2021
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Firms urged to help next generation of schoolkids after pandemic disrupts their career prospects

Pioneering Bristol education charity Ablaze is calling on firms in the city to invest in developing secondary school pupils or face a new generation of employees who lack the skills they need to thrive in the workplace. The pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of disruption to schools and their...

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Warning for troubled firms as temporary insolvency measures end and insolvencies start to rise

September 21, 2021
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Warning for troubled firms as temporary insolvency measures end and insolvencies start to rise

Businesses in Bristol are being urged to seek advice if they are concerned about the lifting of temporary insolvency restrictions. The warning has come from the regional chair of R3, the trade body for restructuring and insolvency professionals, which issued the call after the government decided to begin phasing...

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Build-to-rent expert behind major Bristol schemes joins BDP in the city as associate architect

September 21, 2021
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Build-to-rent expert behind major Bristol schemes joins BDP in the city as associate architect

Global design practice BDP has appointed Adam Darby, who has significant experience and expertise in the residential sector, as associate architect in its Bristol studio. Previously an associate director at Assael Architecture in London, Adam, pictured, is at the forefront of best practice design in the build-to-rent sector with significant...

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More food waste-powered trucks ‘buzz’ onto region’s streets as cafés and offices aim for carbon neutral

September 20, 2021
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More food waste-powered trucks ‘buzz’ onto region’s streets as cafés and offices aim for carbon neutral

Two new large recycling vehicles powered entirely from the food waste they collect have been launched by GENeco, the Bristol-based renewable energy and recycling company best known for its poo-powered Bio-Bus. The vehicles, which service cafés, restaurants, schools and offices around the West of England, are the latest addition...

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Bristol fashion entrepreneur urges firms to take responsibility and work towards net zero

September 17, 2021
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Bristol fashion entrepreneur urges firms to take responsibility and work towards net zero

Nearly 200 Bristol business leaders and entrepreneurs have been told they will “face uncomfortable truths” on their journey to becoming zero carbon but had an obligation to the planet do it. Keri Andriana, pictured, founder of Bristol-based handbag brand Amschela, told the gathering, part of the nationwide Zero Carbon...

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