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Powerful business and civic delegation to build transatlantic ties on visit to US East Coast

May 31, 2019
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Powerful business and civic delegation to build transatlantic ties on visit to US East Coast

A high-powered delegation of business and civic leaders heads to the US this weekend to promote Bristol as a vibrant business, creative and cultural hub. Led by Mayor Marvin Rees and West of England Metro Mayor Tim Bowles, the seven-day trip will include high-profile meetings with business, civic and...

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Update to upcycle: Avison Young Bristol office refurb finds new uses for nearly 3,000 items

May 31, 2019
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Update to upcycle: Avison Young Bristol office refurb finds new uses for nearly 3,000 items

Real estate services firm Avison Young has helped recycle 12.5 tonnes of furniture, fixtures and fittings from its recent Bristol office refurbishment to be reused by five community groups. The 2,852 items varied from furniture and light fittings to ceiling tiles and represented in-kind funding of £14,630. Importantly, the...

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Avonmouth plastic recycling plant will create world-leading ‘circular economy’ energy park

May 31, 2019
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Avonmouth plastic recycling plant will create world-leading ‘circular economy’ energy park

A £65m plastic recycling plant – the largest of its kind in the UK – is to be built at Avonmouth by utility group Pennon in what it is describing as a prime example of the ‘circular economy’. The plant, pictured in a CGI, will handle plastic 1.6bn bottles,...

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Senior appointment boosts Savills’ Bristol planning team

May 30, 2019
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Senior appointment boosts Savills’ Bristol planning team

Property adviser Savills has strengthened its planning team in Bristol with the appointment of Sean Lewis as a senior planner. Sean, pictured, joins from the Bristol head office of town planning and development consultancy Tetlow King, where he worked as a senior planner for more than four years.  He...

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Innovative Harbourside creative hub aiming to fill gap in city’s live music and arts market

May 24, 2019
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Innovative Harbourside creative hub aiming to fill gap in city’s live music and arts market

A group of Bristol entrepreneurs will next week achieve their dream of converting a long-disused former warehouse-turned-club into a vibrant creative hub celebrating the city’s music, nightlife and arts scenes. The Den, Dockside, in a former stone-arched Grade II listed building on Prince Street, will offer a sophisticated alternative...

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Café/bar group to open at Finzels Reach as it becomes magnet for Bristol’s indie food and drink sector

May 24, 2019
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Café/bar group to open at Finzels Reach as it becomes magnet for Bristol’s indie food and drink sector

Bristol’s Finzels Reach development has signed up another key independent occupier to its growing roster of bars, eateries and creative businesses. Bocabar, well-known for its long-established café/bar at Paintworks, is to open an outlet at Finzels Reach as the mixed-use scheme opposite Castle Park continues to act as a...

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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

May 21, 2019
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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

Dave Rowe, former divisional director of South West construction firm Midas Group, has joined Bouygues UK, one of the country’s largest building companies, to lead and develop its projects in the South West. Dave, pictured, held a series of senior positions in both Midas and also ISG for nearly...

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Bristol bosses shortlisted for awards that champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs

May 17, 2019
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Bristol bosses shortlisted for awards that champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs

Five Bristol bosses are in the running for the region’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The five – whose businesses range from the region’s largest bus operator to a family-owned recycling company – have been shortlisted in the Institute of Directors South West 2019 Director of...

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Happy returns for Andrews as it lands property awards haul for second year running

May 15, 2019
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Happy returns for Andrews as it lands property awards haul for second year running

Estate agency and lettings group Andrews has retained two prestigious awards at a major annual residential property industry event. The Keynsham-headquartered group landed a raft of awards at the ESTAs last year – the first time it had entered. The ESTAs are held in high regard by the industry...

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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

May 15, 2019
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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

Bristol-based lighting firm Global Design Solutions (GDS) is to create 100 jobs and quadruple its turnover after securing contracts worth £500,000 with South Korean car giants Kia and Hyundai. The jobs, which will be spread across its factory in St Annes and a new plant in South Korea, follow...

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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed YTL Arena Bristol managing director Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who has been vice-chair for four years, will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Clifton-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015. ...

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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

May 10, 2019
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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

Bristol’s first office building dedicated to ‘pro-working’ has been officially opened as competition in the shared workspace market intensifies. Origin Workspace says Phase 1 of its £9m renovation of the former Bristol office of international property consultancy JLL office at 40 Berkeley Square, Clifton, brings a new form of...

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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

May 10, 2019
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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

A charity formed by leading figures in Bristol’s arts community has launched a bid to buy a former police station and transform it into an artists’ and community hub. Bricks has been formed in response to the critical need for spaces for artists and community activities for the benefit...

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