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Funding for Bristol renewables software firm to digitise offshore wind farm construction

August 5, 2022
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Funding for Bristol renewables software firm to digitise offshore wind farm construction

A Bristol tech firm that develops highly specialised software for the renewables industry has secured grant funding to create new digital tools that will support the construction of offshore wind farms. Sennen will use the £112,000, awarded by the Offshore Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP), to expand its software’s functionality at...

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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

August 4, 2022
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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

An ambitious project calling for homes being built in Bristol and across the West of England to be high quality, well-designed and affordable has been launched. The Placemaking Charter will bring together the region’s councils and other public authorities, developers, communities and partners under a shared ambition to create...

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TLT advises on private equity funding for nursery operators’ ambitious expansion plan

August 3, 2022
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TLT advises on private equity funding for nursery operators’ ambitious expansion plan

South West-based childcare provider Happy Days Nurseries has been advised by a cross-sector team from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT on a major investment that will enable it to pursue its ambitious plans to more than double in size. Happy Days, a longstanding client of TLT, already operates 18...

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Next Prime Minister urged to lift VAT burden on Bristol hotels hit by soaring operating costs

August 2, 2022
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Next Prime Minister urged to lift VAT burden on Bristol hotels hit by soaring operating costs

Hotel bosses in Bristol are calling on whoever becomes the next Prime Minister to help their businesses survive soaring costs by to cutting the rate of VAT. The Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA) spoke out in the wake of a report showing operating costs in the hospitality sector have risen...

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Plans to make ‘Bristol better for all’ outlined by City Centre BID ahead of ballot for its next five-year term

July 29, 2022
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Plans to make ‘Bristol better for all’ outlined by City Centre BID ahead of ballot for its next five-year term

Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has unveiled an ambitious five-year plan to make the area a more welcoming and safer place while also attracting new business, investment and people. The vision, for the period up to 2027, will be implemented if the BID is successfully voted back...

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Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

July 29, 2022
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Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

The West of England’s first Good Employment Charter has been launched – with Bristol’s four times Academy Award-winning animation studio Aardman the first to pledge its support. The project was kick-started this week by Metro Mayor Dan Norris as part of a push to develop good jobs, deliver opportunities...

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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

July 29, 2022
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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

Companies in the South West are more gloomy about the economy and their own prospects than those in all other regions of the UK, according to a new survey. Business confidence in the region fell three percentage points to 11% during July, making it the least confident region in the UK for...

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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

July 28, 2022
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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

More than seven in 10 West of England firms consider climate change to be a core business issue for them but many admit they need help to do anything about it due to cost pressures. As a result, fewer than a quarter have taken concrete steps to reduce their...

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Osborne Clarke team in Bristol advises on powerful UK energy storage portfolio deal

July 27, 2022
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Osborne Clarke team in Bristol advises on powerful UK energy storage portfolio deal

Lawyers in the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke have worked on another renewable energy deal, this time advising specialist alternative asset manager Gresham House on its acquisition of two UK energy storage projects. The projects, bought by Gresham House from global energy provider Canadian Solar, include...

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Hollis continues to invest in its Bristol office with six further promotions

July 26, 2022
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Six key promotions have been made by independent commercial building consultancy Hollis in its Bristol office in a move it says demonstrates its commitment to nurturing talent and rewarding hard work with career progression. The promotions follow the Bristol team’s recent growth and success and form part of Hollis’...

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Tech firm to take on up to 150 staff in Bristol just 18 months after moving to the city

July 22, 2022
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Tech firm to take on up to 150 staff in Bristol just 18 months after moving to the city

US cloud-based technology company Pax8 is aiming to create up to 150 jobs in Bristol after achieving 800% annual growth. The global business, which has created a marketplace for IT professionals to buy cloud-based tech products, has already secured coveted unicorn status as a privately held start-up company valued...

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Planning consultancy finds Bristol fertile ground for expansion after opening office in the city

July 22, 2022
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Planning consultancy finds Bristol fertile ground for expansion after opening office in the city

Independent planning and research consultancy Nexus Planning is celebrating the success of its new Bristol office, which opened earlier this year and has already generated strong business for the national firm. Nexus, which has four other offices across the UK, opened the base in The Programme Building on All...

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Gorilla marketing: Huge sculpture installed at Bristol Zoo as clock ticks down to its closure

July 22, 2022
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Gorilla marketing: Huge sculpture installed at Bristol Zoo as clock ticks down to its closure

A giant interactive gorilla sculpture made in Bristol from sustainable wood has been unveiled to mark the countdown to the closure of the city’s iconic Zoo Gardens in just six weeks’ time. At nearly 7m high and sitting on the zoo’s main lawn, the ‘gorilla mum’ is taller than...

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