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£4m departure lounge upgrade takes off at Bristol Airport as it continues to recover from pandemic

December 2, 2022
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£4m departure lounge upgrade takes off at Bristol Airport as it continues to recover from pandemic

Work on a £4m redevelopment of Bristol Airport’s departure lounge has started as passenger numbers continue to approach pre-pandemic level. The airport, which this summer claimed to have the fastest recovery of any in the UK, said the scheme would improve the pre-flight shopping and dining experience for passengers...

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Brick manufacturer calls on Burges Salmon to help build its offering with another acquisition

December 2, 2022
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Brick manufacturer calls on Burges Salmon to help build its offering with another acquisition

A team from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised leading brick manufacturer Michelmersh on its latest acquisition. The group, which owns most of the UK’s premium brick brands and is a leading specification brick and clay paving manufacturer, took over manufacturer FabSpeed for an undisclosed sum.  The...

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Surprise bounce back in confidence for region’s firms last month despite mounting economic gloom

December 1, 2022
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Surprise bounce back in confidence for region’s firms last month despite mounting economic gloom

Confidence levels among South West firms about their prospects and those of the UK economy have unexpectedly increased, according to a new survey – although optimism remains far lower than it did just months ago. While confidence fell by four percentage points during October to minus 4%, last month it picked...

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New-look leadership team in place at Ian Williams as it prepares for further growth

November 30, 2022
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New-look leadership team in place at Ian Williams as it prepares for further growth

The leadership team at property services group Ian Williams is to be expanded and strengthened from April next year as it aims for further growth. The team, pictured, has nearly 100 years’ experience in the company. Led by new managing director Zane Poyner, it has been bolstered by a...

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Free workforce development support for Bristol businesses to prepare for the future

November 29, 2022
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Free workforce development support for Bristol businesses to prepare for the future

Bristol firms can ensure they are fit for the future by taking advantage of free support on offer under a Workforce for the Future programme. Staged by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, Workforce for the Future provides fully funded, tailored and in-depth support for firms with fewer...

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Businesses urged to check their vehicles ahead of Clean Air Zone’s start on Monday

November 25, 2022
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Businesses urged to check their vehicles ahead of Clean Air Zone’s start on Monday

Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone comes into effect on Monday and firms are being encouraged to check if their vehicles will be charged to enter it. The zone aims to improve air quality in the city centre and help protect the health of people by reducing harmful air pollution....

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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

November 25, 2022
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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

An ambitious plan to tackle poverty and close the inequality ethnic gap in Bristol was officially launched this week with a plea to businesses to get involved and end what it calls a “divided city”. OurCity2030 aims to get young people from low-income households, starting from inner-city Bristol, into...

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Recession hitting Bristol city centre businesses hard as worried shoppers cut back on spending

November 25, 2022
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Recession hitting Bristol city centre businesses hard as worried shoppers cut back on spending

Businesses in central Bristol suffered a slump in sales of more than 11% in just three months as the cost of living crisis hit the city, according to new figures. Total spending in shops, bars, cafes, hotels and other businesses in the city centre fell from £142.6m in the...

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New e-van accelerates music venue’s ambition to be a beacon of sustainability for the arts sector

November 22, 2022
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New e-van accelerates music venue’s ambition to be a beacon of sustainability for the arts sector

Iconic live entertainment venue Bristol Beacon’s drive to become the UK’s first net zero concert hall by 2030 is to be promoted on the city’s streets, with a bright green electric music machine amplifying the message. While the e-van, boasting Bristol Beacon’s new branding, is set to become a...

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Affordable housing group Orbit reappoints Clarke Willmott to its legal framework

November 21, 2022
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Affordable housing group Orbit reappoints Clarke Willmott to its legal framework

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has been reappointed onto the legal framework of a major housing group. Clarke Willmott will assist Orbit, one of the UK’s largest providers of affordable housing, with legal issues including tenancy services, construction and development, property asset management,...

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Burges Salmon cross-firm team help administrators get result in Coventry arena sale

November 18, 2022
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Burges Salmon cross-firm team help administrators get result in Coventry arena sale

A team from Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon have played a crucial role in the sale of the Coventry Building Society Arena – home to Coventry City FC – to retail tycoon Mike Ashley’s Fraser Group. The lawyers advised the stadium’s former owner ACL and its joint administrators...

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Temple Bright advises on expansion of high-end Marylebone healthcare facility

November 18, 2022
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Temple Bright advises on expansion of high-end Marylebone healthcare facility

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised longstanding client Ambulatory Surgery International (ASI) on the latest phase of its private healthcare facility development. Contracts were signed in late September for a £1.7m expansion of surgery facilities at OneWelbeck in London’s Marylebone.  Temple Bright advised ASI, which trades...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

The growth path for businesses and the UK economy may be “long, rocky, and protracted”, the region’s largest business group fears following the Autumn Statement. Matt Griffith, pictured below, director of policy at Business West – the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described the statement as...

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