Property

New Bristol director appointed by Beard as it continues to build its presence in the city

September 17, 2021
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New Bristol director appointed by Beard as it continues to build its presence in the city

Construction firm Beard has bolstered its leadership team in Bristol with the appointment of Matt Cooper as director to lead its operations in the area. The appointment follows a period of strong growth for Beard, which has worked on several high-profile projects in and around Bristol.  These include cutting-edge...

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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

September 14, 2021
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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

The CBI has appointed a new South West team, including a new regional director and deputy regional director, to lead its activities in the region and support member businesses as they look to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19. Ben Rhodes steps up from the deputy director role he...

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Government urged to ditch post-Brexit EU visa rules as Bristol hotels struggle to fill 500 vacancies

September 10, 2021
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Government urged to ditch post-Brexit EU visa rules as Bristol hotels struggle to fill 500 vacancies

Bristol hotel bosses are calling on the government to reverse the post-Brexit ban on visas for EU hospitality workers as they battle against skill shortages that have left them with around 500 vacancies. Members of the Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA) fear that, while business has been booming in recent...

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Butcombe toasts a strong rise in sales as end of lockdowns and staycations fuel thirst for craft beer

September 10, 2021
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Butcombe toasts a strong rise in sales as end of lockdowns and staycations fuel thirst for craft beer

The staycation trend combined with a renewed taste for craft beer and quality pub food helped Bristol-based Butcombe achieve strong sales over the summer. The craft brewery and pub group enjoyed a 52% increase in food sales and an 83% rise in income from its rooms over the past...

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Burges Salmon helps John Lewis Partnership sub-let ‘one-of-a-kind’ 1m sq ft distribution centre

September 10, 2021
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Burges Salmon helps John Lewis Partnership sub-let ‘one-of-a-kind’ 1m sq ft distribution centre

Retail group the John Lewis Partnership has been advised by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon on a major property deal to support the rapid growth of its online sales offering Johnlewis.com. The partnership, which also owns the John Lewis stores and upmarket Waitrose supermarket chain, is sub-letting a...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bristol’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bristol’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bristol firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England...

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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

September 6, 2021
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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon is reminding employers of their obligations when it comes to the National Minimum Wage. In recent months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been ramping up its investigation into employers who don’t pay the National Minimum and Living Wage – fining and publicly...

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COP26 battle bus to visit Bristol and help put city’s firms on the road to a net zero carbon future

September 3, 2021
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COP26 battle bus to visit Bristol and help put city’s firms on the road to a net zero carbon future

Bristol firms, organisations and community groups are to share their inspirational stories about the projects they are undertaking to decarbonise when a national Zero Carbon Tour arrives in the city next week. Visitors to Planet Mark’s carbon battle bus, pictured, which will stop at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus on...

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Pair of building deals reflect strength of Bristol’s city centre and out-of-town prime office markets

September 3, 2021
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Pair of building deals reflect strength of Bristol’s city centre and out-of-town prime office markets

An office block on the edge of Bristol city centre has been sold for £20m, earning the Channel Islands-registered firm that has owned it for the past nine years a profit of £15.8m. Circle Property, which invests in, develops and actively manages regional office assets, bought the 79,359 sq...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they...

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Burges Salmon helps Investec put together anaerobic digestion finance deal worth up to £90m

September 2, 2021
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Burges Salmon helps Investec put together anaerobic digestion finance deal worth up to £90m

The energy and infrastructure finance team Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised banking group Investec on a deal that could lead to growth in the use of anaerobic digestion in the UK. The anaerobic digestion (AD) sector is already playing a significant role in the wider decarbonisation...

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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

September 2, 2021
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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

Some of the key advantages of Employee Ownership Trusts will be outlined at an online event staged by accountancy group Smith & Williamson next week. The Zoom webinar on Wednesday, September 8, will set out the rules around Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) and how the structure works in practice,...

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Appointment of experienced partner boosts Carter Jonas’ regional industrial team

September 2, 2021
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Appointment of experienced partner boosts Carter Jonas’ regional industrial team

National property consultancy Carter Jonas’ Bristol-based South West industrial team has been strengthened with the arrival of Darren Letherby as a partner. With a career spanning over more than 30 years, Darren, pictured, has advised a wide range of private and public sector property owners on the valuation of property...

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