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Historic Bristol pub and its craft brewery owner in the running for three coveted industry awards

February 10, 2021
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Historic Bristol pub and its craft brewery owner in the running for three coveted industry awards

A Bristol craft brewery and an historic waterside hostelry in the city it recently renovated have been shortlisted in the UK pub industry’s leading awards. Butcombe Brewing Co and its parent company Liberation Group are in the running in three categories in the prestigious Publican Awards, which champion the...

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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

February 5, 2021
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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

Turning a huge site at Avonmouth and Severnside into one of a new generation of ‘freeports’ could give Bristol’s economy a massive post-pandemic boost and create up to 50,000 jobs, it was claimed today. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), which includes Bristol City Council, today officially submitted...

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BBC ‘close to signing city centre studio deal’ as Bristol’s property market stays resilient

February 5, 2021
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BBC ‘close to signing city centre studio deal’ as Bristol’s property market stays resilient

The BBC is set to give Bristol’s commercial property market a timely boost as it continues to show resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. According to property agents in the city, BBC Studios is poised to strike a deal to take 50,000 to 60,000 sq ft of...

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First ‘Night Czar’ to be recruited to help city’s clubs and bars bounce back from devastation of Covid

February 5, 2021
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First ‘Night Czar’ to be recruited to help city’s clubs and bars bounce back from devastation of Covid

Bristol is to appoint its first night time economy czar to champion its clubs, pubs, restaurants and events venues as they look to recover from the devastating effects of Covid-19 pandemic. The night-time economy (NTE) advisor will sit in the Bristol City Council’s City Office and work closely with...

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£40m funding line for Paintworks developer to build more family homes and student flats in region

February 5, 2021
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£40m funding line for Paintworks developer to build more family homes and student flats in region

The property development firm behind the final phase of Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter has secured a £40m finance agreement to fund a new raft of developments across the South West. Rengen, a Bath-based subsidiary of Bristol group Iesis, has arranged the debt funding with the real estate division of Intermediate Capital...

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New regional convention bureau to give Bristol higher global profile as conference location

February 5, 2021
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New regional convention bureau to give Bristol higher global profile as conference location

Bristol’s promotion as a prime location for international conferences and business events is to be stepped up with the launch of a new regional convention bureau. Instead of marketing the city as a standalone location to the global meetings industry, it will be promoted alongside Bath and the wider...

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St Mary le Port developer looks to the past to shape future of city’s birthplace

February 4, 2021
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St Mary le Port developer looks to the past to shape future of city’s birthplace

Archaeological investigation work underway at St Mary le Port in Bristol city centre could shape the future development of the historic area. Site development manager MEPC, which is planning to redevelop the high-profile but neglected area, said the dig – being staged in collaboration with Bristol City Council –...

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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

February 4, 2021
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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

Bristol legal firm GL Law has started an initiative to support businesses in the city in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The free Covid Impact Review will help owners and directors build back better by highlighting the parts of the business that need attention and set out steps...

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Renewable Energy Award wins for Bristol’s ethical bank and pioneering ‘poo bus’ firm

February 3, 2021
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Renewable Energy Award wins for Bristol’s ethical bank and pioneering ‘poo bus’ firm

Two Bristol-based businesses’ achievements in renewable energy and cleantech projects have earned them accolades in a major national awards scheme. Ethical lender Triodos Bank UK and GENeco, the renewable energy and recycling company best known for its poo-powered Bio-Bus, were among the winners at this year’s British Renewable Energy Awards,...

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New government relief scheme welcomed by Bristol Airport – but CEO calls for additional help

January 29, 2021
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New government relief scheme welcomed by Bristol Airport – but CEO calls for additional help

Bristol Airport this afternoon welcomed today’s launch of a government scheme to pay towards UK airports’ fixed costs as they face huge losses as a result of Covid-related restrictions. Under the new scheme commercial airports and ground handlers will be able to apply for up to £8m each to...

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Major boost for Bristol’s TV and film industry as Bottle Yard Studios’ £11.7m expansion gets green light

January 29, 2021
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Major boost for Bristol’s TV and film industry as Bottle Yard Studios’ £11.7m expansion gets green light

Bristol’s highly successful Bottle Yard studio complex is to be expanded, creating around 1,000 jobs over the next 10 years and boosting the city’s status as a prime location for film and TV production. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) today approved £11.73m for the Bristol City Council-owned studio to...

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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

January 29, 2021
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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

Business confidence among South West firms has slumped to the lowest in England as the latest lockdown pushes sales down further and puts more pressure on staffing levels. Just 11% for businesses in the region expect trading levels to have returned to pre-pandemic levels by this time next year...

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Networking event will look at key issues for Bristol’s black-owned businesses

January 29, 2021
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Networking event will look at key issues for Bristol’s black-owned businesses

Black-owned Bristol businesses will be encouraged to create connections that will help them to start up, grow, adapt and thrive in a free online event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group. The event, which is being supported by Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire, pictured, will bring together Black business owners...

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