Property

It’s time to turn the tables on your rivals as Ping Pong Fight Club prepares to return to Bristol

March 13, 2020
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The battle of the bats returns to Bristol in May when the city’s third Ping Pong Fight Club takes place – and businesses are being urged to sign up to enter teams for the unique, all-action event.  This year the popular table-top challenge moves to the larger venue of...

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Bristol Colliers’ office staff taking part in programme to improve firm’s gender balance

March 13, 2020
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Bristol Colliers’ office staff taking part in programme to improve firm’s gender balance

Two women from the Bristol office of global real estate services provider Colliers International have been selected to take part in a new programme designed for future leaders. Associate directors Amy Brooksbank and Gemma Daly-Gunn are among 13 senior surveyors and associate directors from around the UK who will...

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Spring Budget 2020: Regional property industry reaction

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Regional property industry reaction

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s spending commitments on major infrastructure projects received the thumbs up from the region’s industry – but the fact that the West of England was again overlooked in favour of the ‘powerhouses’ of the North and Midlands did not go unnoticed. Tim Davis, head of property agents...

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Spring Budget 2020: Regional business reaction

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Regional business reaction

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has welcomed Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s response to the coronavirus crisis in his Budget – but warned that its commitment to funding big-scale ‘levelling-up’ infrastructure projects through borrowing could unravel if the economy goes into recession. Managing director Phil Smith, pictured, said a...

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Spring Budget 2020: National business reaction

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: National business reaction

The CBI described Rishi Sunak’s first Budget as “bold” in combining the much-needed immediate response to the coronavirus crisis with longer-term measures to boost the economy. Director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured, said the Chancellor had worked against the clock in deeply challenging times to deliver two Budgets in one...

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Spring Budget 2020: Key economic points so far . . .

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Key economic points so far . . .

Key points from the 2020 Budget so far . . . Growth forecasts updated to 1.4% for 2020 and 1.6% for 2021  Planned rise in alcohol duties cancelled Fuel duty frozen Government to abolish business rates for small shops this year levy on electricity frozen and increased on gas...

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Spring Budget 2020: Chancellor pledges total package worth £30bn to tackle coronavirus

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Chancellor pledges total package worth £30bn to tackle coronavirus

Key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget . . . Chancellor started speaking at 12:35pm He says public services are well prepared to tackle coronavirus There is likely to be a “significant” impact on the UK economy but it will return to normal There will be a funding...

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Achievements in sport and engineering hailed at CBRE’s International Women’s Day event

March 10, 2020
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Achievements in sport and engineering hailed at CBRE’s International Women’s Day event

The Bristol office of global real estate advisory firm CBRE marked this year’s International Women’s Day by celebrating the sports, engineering, social, economic and cultural achievements of women. Speakers at the breakfast seminar, staged at its office, included long distance runner and cancer survivor Nicky Spinks, who has set...

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Filton arena will put Bristol on the map, says Chamber of Commerce as it welcomes planning approval

March 6, 2020
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Filton arena will put Bristol on the map, says Chamber of Commerce as it welcomes planning approval

Bristol Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the decision by the city council to approve plans for a 17,000-seater arena at Filton – potentially ending more than two decades of delays for the long hope for project. The final decision on converting the former Brabazon hangars into the showpiece entertainment...

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Bristol’s former coal mines and the Floating Harbour could provide low-carbon heat for city homes

March 6, 2020
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Bristol’s former coal mines and the Floating Harbour could provide low-carbon heat for city homes

Bristol has received £10m in government funding to help the city council expand its pioneering heat networks to more communities – including taking heat from the disused shafts of the city’s former coal mines and its historic Floating Harbour. The grant – made through the Department for Business, Energy...

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LEP highlights region’s industrial collaboration and innovation at its AGM

March 6, 2020
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LEP highlights region’s industrial collaboration and innovation at its AGM

Efforts to boost business productivity and increase innovation among West of England manufacturers have been highlighted by the area’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) at its AGM. The meeting, which went under the banner of ‘Our West, Our Future’, heard how the LEP is now delivering its Local Industrial Strategy to spur...

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St Monica Trust snaps up site for extension to its Chocolate Quarter scheme in Keynsham

March 6, 2020
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St Monica Trust snaps up site for extension to its Chocolate Quarter scheme in Keynsham

Bristol-based retirement village developer St Monica Trust is to expand its showpiece Chocolate Quarter  at Keynsham following the acquisition of a further half an acre. The scheme, on the former Cadbury factory at Somerdale, will add around 36 more retirement apartments to the village. The brownfield land was bought...

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Strong job creation puts South West at top of UK table for women’s economic empowerment

March 5, 2020
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Strong job creation puts South West at top of UK table for women’s economic empowerment

The South West has emerged as the UK’s best region for women’s economic empowerment – outperforming other parts of the country for female participation at work and narrower pay disparities between the sexes. According to the latest Women in Work Index, produced by accountancy giant PwC, the region also...

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