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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers...

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Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – said firms were...

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Acting head of construction at Gregg Latchams appointed to post on permanent basis

August 27, 2019
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Acting head of construction at Gregg Latchams appointed to post on permanent basis

Bristol-headquartered law firm Gregg Latcham has appointed David Morris as its new head of construction in recognition of his strong performance as acting head for the past seven months. David, pictured, has worked at the firm for just over five years and has a wide range of construction experience...

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Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond to be supported by hotel and bar group Quarter

August 21, 2019
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Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond to be supported by hotel and bar group Quarter

Bristol hospitality group Quarter, whose portfolio includes Racks Bar & Kitchen, Clifton Hotels Group and The Square, has chosen city-based Above & Beyond as its charity of the year. Above & Beyond was founded in 1974 and raises around £3m a year for Bristol’s eight city centre hospitals and...

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Trio of UWE graduates join Hollis’ Bristol office as building surveyors

August 21, 2019
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Trio of UWE graduates join Hollis’ Bristol office as building surveyors

Independent commercial building consultancy Hollis has appointed three University of West England (UWE) students to the graduate programme in its Bristol office. Phil Jackson, William Hughes and Sean Jones – who all join as building surveyors – are among 21 graduates joining 10 of its UK offices this year. ...

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High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

August 16, 2019
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High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

High streets and retail centres can survive the onslaught of online rivals if they adapt by offering ‘experiences’ as well as shopping, a panel of experts told the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast. More than 200 members of the city’s business community gathered for the annual event, staged...

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Lift-off for pioneering Bristol scheme that unlocks potential of factory-built homes

August 16, 2019
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Lift-off for pioneering Bristol scheme that unlocks potential of factory-built homes

Bespoke pre-built homes have been craned into an existing building on one of Bristol’s busiest streets in a UK-first that has also brought so-called modular construction back into focus as a way of helping to solve the city’s housing crisis. Bristol-based developer Urban Creation is behind the pioneering approach to...

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Western Harbour gateway scheme takes shape with three schemes going under spotlight

August 16, 2019
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Western Harbour gateway scheme takes shape with three schemes going under spotlight

Three alternative schemes to transform Bristol’s Cumberland Basin into one of the city’s largest mixed-use development sites will be unveiled for public consultation next week. The area, to be renamed as Western Harbour, has up to 20 hectares of developable land with the potential for 3,500 homes along with...

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Building consultancy expert joins CBRE’s South West regional office

August 13, 2019
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Building consultancy expert joins CBRE’s South West regional office

Global real estate advisory firm CBRE has appointed Nathaniel Heavens as senior director of its building consultancy team covering the South West and South Wales. Based at CBRE’s Bristol office, Nathaniel, pictured, will help drive business development and grow the team, which provides commercial property consultancy services such as...

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City centre grade A office space dwindles further as insurance group moves to landmark building

August 2, 2019
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City centre grade A office space dwindles further as insurance group moves to landmark building

One of Bristol city centre’s largest office buildings is almost full following the arrival of its latest blue-chip occupier in a deal that has reduced available prime space even further. Global insurance giant Aon has signed a new 10-year lease on the 10,392 sq ft sixth floor of One Redcliff Street,...

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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

August 2, 2019
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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

Dozens of businesses from across Bristol have risen to the urgent challenge of raising at least £100,000 to prevent thousands of children in the city from going hungry during the school summer holidays. Almost 50 organisations have pledged around £120,000 in funding in total to support the charity Feeding...

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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

August 2, 2019
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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

Bristol’s burgeoning hotel market is set to continue its rapid growth with the opening another ‘quirky’ boutique venue later this year and work starting shortly on up to half a dozen more. In total these hotels will bring several hundred more rooms to the city centre at a time...

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