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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

The Autumn Statement has piled more pressure on the UK’s 5.5m small businesses, their employees and customers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s measures were “high on stealth-creation and low on wealth-creation”, FSB national chair of Martin McTague said. “While tackling inflation is essential,...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has presented his Autumn Statement. The main points were:  Chancellor said priorities were stability, growth and public services and high inflation is the enemy. But he confirmed UK was in recession.  GDP is forecast to shrink by 1.4% next year, before returning to growth in 2024. ...

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Next generation of property professionals boost CBRE’s Bristol office

November 16, 2022
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Next generation of property professionals boost CBRE’s Bristol office

Global real estate advisor CBRE has strengthened its Bristol team with the appointment of a new apprentice and three graduates as it continues its efforts to support the next generation of property professionals. CBRE’s schemes for apprentices and graduates form part of its Next Generation programme and the latest...

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New arrival boosts Alder King’s planning team as it targets further expansion

November 15, 2022
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New arrival boosts Alder King’s planning team as it targets further expansion

Alder King, the Bristol-based property consultancy, has made another appointment to its planning team. Sarah Daniels, pictured, who has joined after completing a Masters’ degree at UWE Bristol, is providing vital additional resource to the team, working on projects for clients in sectors ranging from retail to residential, healthcare to...

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Head of Alder King’s residential development and energy teams to be its next senior partner

November 11, 2022
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Head of Alder King’s residential development and energy teams to be its next senior partner

Bristol property consultancy Alder King has elected the head of its residential development and energy teams, Simon Smith, as its next senior partner. Simon, pictured, will start in his new role on 1 March next year. He joined Alder King in 2005 and was invited to join the firm’s...

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‘Like a Little Chef for the 21st century’. Loungers group serves up new roadside restaurant brand

November 11, 2022
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‘Like a Little Chef for the 21st century’. Loungers group serves up new roadside restaurant brand

Loungers, the hugely successful Bristol-based national café-bar group, has launched a new restaurant brand which it says will “bring genuine hospitality” back to roadside dining. The group, which operates 175 Lounges and 35 Cosy Club venues across the UK, said its Brightside brand would the reinvigorate a sector that...

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Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

November 11, 2022
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Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has urged the government to bring in a national policy on airport growth as campaigners against Bristol Airport’s expansion headed to the High Court to get it overturned. Mayor Norris, pictured, joined protestors against the expansion outside the court in Bristol as the hearing got under...

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Beauty firm’s London head office acquisition supported by Burges Salmon lawyers

November 10, 2022
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Beauty firm’s London head office acquisition supported by Burges Salmon lawyers

The tenant advisory team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised high-end brand Beauty Pie on its acquisition of new London head office. The UK’s first luxury beauty buyers’ club, Beauty Pie has grown rapidly in recent years by selling products at cost price to its members. ...

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Apprentice winner’s Sugar-backed dessert parlour concept brought to life by Bristol creative agency

November 10, 2022
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Apprentice winner’s Sugar-backed dessert parlour concept brought to life by Bristol creative agency

Bristol-based specialist design agency Phoenix Wharf has worked with the winner of this year’s The Apprentice to create a dessert parlour – with the TV series’ host Lord Sugar helping fund the project. The 55-cover Oh So Yum! in Bradford will become the flagship venue for a brand that...

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Bristol construction equipment group builds its presence in the US with second takeover in six months

November 4, 2022
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Bristol construction equipment group builds its presence in the US with second takeover in six months

Bristol-based Molson Group, the UK’s largest independent distributor of capital equipment to the construction and waste management sectors, has expanded in the US with its second acquisition in just over six months. In a deal supported by Bristol-based advisors, the firm snapped up Powerscreen of Washington State, giving it...

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Bigger role for Bristol in the TV production industry as new studio extension lands first major series

November 4, 2022
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Bigger role for Bristol in the TV production industry as new studio extension lands first major series

The £13.5m expansion of Bristol’s highly successful film and television studio complex The Bottle Yard has received its first booking – an eight-part TV series based on Jilly Coopers’ best-selling novel Rivals. The high-profile production, to be made by The Disney+ by Happy Prince, part of ITV Studios, was...

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Bristol Business Blog: The major revenue potential of materials recycling. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

November 4, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: The major revenue potential of materials recycling. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

The way we think about and treat our waste has changed dramatically in recent years. Whereas once we threw it out with barely a second thought, today we are increasingly seeing waste as a valuable commodity that can help save money, boost environmental credentials and be good for the planet...

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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

November 4, 2022
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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

Confidence among small business in the South West has fallen to a record low as fears grow about rising costs – with the region now the most pessimistic of any part of the country. The gloomy outlook comes from the latest survey by the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses),...

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