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Out of this world: Praise for building firms that helped create Bristol house ready for life on Mars

August 19, 2022
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Out of this world: Praise for building firms that helped create Bristol house ready for life on Mars

A group of construction companies have been praised for helping create Bristol’s futuristic Martian house – a unique collaboration between artists, scientists, architects and engineers showing what life could be like on the red planet. The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) and its member firms rallied behind the pioneering, five-year...

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Soaring costs and project delays force family-owned Bristol window firm into administration

August 19, 2022
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Soaring costs and project delays force family-owned Bristol window firm into administration

A long-established Bristol architectural window system business that has worked on many of the city’s landmark building schemes has gone into administration due to rising costs and delays on key projects. The Window Glass Company (Bristol), which trades as Window Glass, was founded in 1970 and operates from a...

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Bristol firm behind ‘inspirational’ design for fast-growing Bath fintech’s new showpiece head office

August 18, 2022
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Bristol firm behind ‘inspirational’ design for fast-growing Bath fintech’s new showpiece head office

The Bristol office of commercial interiors specialist Paramount has been appointed to create an “inspiring workplace” for a Bath financial services consultancy and software provider as it prepares to move to its new headquarters in the city. The 9,445 sq ft office at the heart of the flagship Bath Quays regeneration...

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CBI’s flagship South West annual dinner returns in October after two-year gap caused by the pandemic

August 18, 2022
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CBI’s flagship South West annual dinner returns in October after two-year gap caused by the pandemic

Business leaders from across the South West are being invited to a major event in the region’s business calendar, the CBI’s annual regional dinner in Bristol. The event, which is traditionally a sell-out, is attended by more than 300 senior business figures from across the region – although it has not...

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West of England business group in urgent plea to ministers to protect firms from soaring energy bills

August 17, 2022
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West of England business group in urgent plea to ministers to protect firms from soaring energy bills

The government must set out an immediate plan to spur economic recovery, including helping firms pay their spiralling energy bills and easing restrictions on employing overseas workers. The call has come from Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, which fears more firms will be forced to close down...

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The sky’s the limit for Huboo as it reveals giant Bristol rugby shirt bearing its brand at balloon fiesta

August 12, 2022
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The sky’s the limit for Huboo as it reveals giant Bristol rugby shirt bearing its brand at balloon fiesta

Fast-growing eCommerce fulfilment tech provider Huboo has taken to the skies to promote its sponsorship of Bristol Bears’ new season kit. The firm’s branded hot air balloon took part in the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta’s iconic first mass ascent this morning – with a giant Bears rugby shirt below it as...

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Major acquisition puts Bristol waste management firm on the road to further strong growth

August 12, 2022
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Major acquisition puts Bristol waste management firm on the road to further strong growth

Bristol-based independent waste management company McCarthy Marland is to more than double its turnover and expand across the South West and beyond after hitting the acquisition trail. The firm has taken over Hughes and Salvidge Holdings in a multi-million pound deal in a move that not only takes its turnover...

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More growth on the cards for planning consultancy Nexus as it builds up its new Bristol office

August 11, 2022
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More growth on the cards for planning consultancy Nexus as it builds up its new Bristol office

Independent planning and research consultancy Nexus Planning has made two more senior hires in Bristol as it continues to expand its office in the city. The firm, which has four other offices across the UK, opened the base earlier this year and has rapidly grown its team since.  Dan...

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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

August 11, 2022
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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

A £1.5m fund has been launched to help small firms in Bristol and across the West of England and their supply chains adapt to the new economic and regulatory landscape. The Business Growth and Adaptions Grants are aimed at helping small to medium-sized enterprises buy new products and equipment...

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Osborne Clarke powers ahead in rapidly expanding renewables sector with another solar deal

August 9, 2022
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Osborne Clarke powers ahead in rapidly expanding renewables sector with another solar deal

A team from the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke has advised on another renewables deal as it continues to build a solid reputation in the fast-growing sector. The team worked with long-standing private equity investment client Foresight’s solar fund and JLEN Environmental Assets Group on their...

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Barrister appointment strengthens Womble Bond Dickinson planning & infrastructure offering in Bristol

August 9, 2022
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Barrister appointment strengthens Womble Bond Dickinson planning & infrastructure offering in Bristol

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has appointed Emma Harling-Phillips as partner in its planning & infrastructure team. Emma, pictured, a qualified barrister, joins from the London office of global firm law Pinsent Masons, where she has been a partner for just over five-and-a-half...

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A roaring success for Bristol and showcase for its creativity. Wake the Tiger opens its doors

August 5, 2022
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A roaring success for Bristol and showcase for its creativity. Wake the Tiger opens its doors

The world’s first ‘amazement park’ opened in Bristol last weekend, with tickets for its first few days selling out. Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe went to check out this magical attraction, created in a rundown former paint factory.  Promised a ‘magical journey to another world’, I’m excited...

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Balloon Fiesta bounces back with rapidly expanding Huboo sponsoring its first public VIP area

August 5, 2022
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Balloon Fiesta bounces back with rapidly expanding Huboo sponsoring its first public VIP area

Bristol’s iconic Balloon Fiesta returns next week after a two-year break due to the pandemic – and for the first time visitors will be able to enjoy the event from a public VIP area. The Huboo Sky Lounge, sponsored by fast-growing Bristol-based eCommerce fulfilment company Huboo, will ensure guests...

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