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Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

November 1, 2022
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

James Durie, the chief executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, is to step down from his role after 21 years at the end of this year. James, pictured, who is also an executive director of Business West, the chamber’s parent group and the region’s largest business...

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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

October 28, 2022
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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

Purposeful Bristol businesses, charities and social enterprises can find out more about place-based impact investment and how it can help tackle local issues and build a thriving regional economy at an event next week. Hosted by Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), the free event takes place on Thursday,...

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Premium food hall operator looking to give its upcoming Bristol venture a flavour of city’s indie scene

October 28, 2022
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Premium food hall operator looking to give its upcoming Bristol venture a flavour of city’s indie scene

Bristol’s independent street food traders are being invited to apply for space in the hotly anticipated BOXHALL food hall destination, which promises to bring a new urban dining concept to the city when it opens next summer. London-based Boxpark, which operates three high-profile and highly successful street food schemes...

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Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

October 21, 2022
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Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

Bristol businesses are being invited to sign up to an innovative project that aims to help close the equality gap in the city and create a fairer future for its young people. Launching next month, OurCity2030 will support young people from low-income households in inner-city Bristol to secure meaningful...

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WBD team helps serve up sale of smokehouse restaurant group for PE client to national pub chain

October 21, 2022
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WBD team helps serve up sale of smokehouse restaurant group for PE client to national pub chain

Lawyers from the Bristol office of transatlantic firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) have advised on another major deal in the hospitality sector for long-standing private equity client Piper. It advised Piper on the sale of BBQ smokehouse restaurant group Hickory’s to national pub retailer and brewer Greene King, which plans to expand...

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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

October 21, 2022
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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

A campaign to help businesses across the West of England reduce their reliance on dirty fossil fuels and embrace a greener future through simple, practical steps has been launched. Bristol-based Action Net Zero’s Beacon of Hope initiative will reach out to firms, as well as communities and individuals, to...

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Property fund to demolish outdated business park offices and build hi-tech warehouse as demand changes

October 21, 2022
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Property fund to demolish outdated business park offices and build hi-tech warehouse as demand changes

Two empty office buildings on Bristol’s Aztec West business park are to be knocked down and replaced by an industrial warehouse in what is believed to be the first property deal of its kind in the city. Cascade 1 and 2, pictured, which together occupy a 1.96-acre site on...

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Further expansion for LCP’s Bristol office as it makes two key appointments

October 19, 2022
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alec turner and gemma aldridge

LCP, the national commercial property and investment company, has expanded its Bristol office with two strategic appointments following a year in which it has doubled in size. Gemma Aldridge and Alec Turner join the team as the firm’s asset management portfolio in the South West and South Wales continues...

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Work-from-home habit boosts Loungers as more people eat and drink locally when they clock off

October 14, 2022
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Work-from-home habit boosts Loungers as more people eat and drink locally when they clock off

Bristol-based café-bar chain Loungers has shrugged off the cost of living crisis and predictions of meltdown in the hospitality sector by chalking up a 17% increase in sales. The group, which operates its outlets under the Lounge and Cosy Club brands, said it was benefiting from the work-from-home trend...

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Paramount goes back to the future by channelling Bristol’s waterside history for its showpiece city office

October 12, 2022
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Paramount goes back to the future by channelling Bristol’s waterside history for its showpiece city office

Bristol’s maritime heritage has provided the inspiration for fit-out, design and build specialist firm Paramount’s new base in the city while also helping revitalise one of its ‘forgotten’ areas. The company’s design team delved deep into the past of historic Welsh Back, taking a lead from its dockside architecture...

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Strong recovery for Bristol office market as occupiers look for high-quality workspace to lure back staff

October 7, 2022
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Strong recovery for Bristol office market as occupiers look for high-quality workspace to lure back staff

Bristol’s office market has bounced back strongly from the impact of the pandemic to achieve the highest take-up figures since 2018, according to the latest research from the city’s property agents. Both city centre and out-of-town markets also show no signs of slowing in the face of recent turmoil...

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Cutting-edge security installed in office building basement to house city’s first safe deposit box facility

October 7, 2022
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Cutting-edge security installed in office building basement to house city’s first safe deposit box facility

The basement of a high-profile Bristol office building has been transformed into the city’s first privately-owned ‘James Bond-style’ safe deposit box facility, with the firm behind it saying it is meeting a growing but untapped demand in the city. The Vaults Group, Europe’s largest private safe deposit box provider,...

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Business confidence plunges as region’s firms face uncertain winter amid soaring energy costs

October 6, 2022
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Business confidence plunges as region’s firms face uncertain winter amid soaring energy costs

Fewer than one in 10 businesses in the South West have confidence in the UK’s economic prospects, with a record 73% fearful over the impact of inflation, according to new survey. At the same time the number of firms concerned about exchange rates has doubled, with a third of...

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