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West of England can lead UK’s hydrogen revolution, says regional business group

August 18, 2021
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West of England can lead UK’s hydrogen revolution, says regional business group

The government’s long-awaited strategy for the UK’s burgeoning hydrogen sector – which it says could create thousands of sustainable jobs and unlock billions of pounds of investment – has been welcomed by the region’s largest business group. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, believes the West of...

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Free event aims to help Bristol’s small firms understand the sustainability agenda

August 18, 2021
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Free event aims to help Bristol’s small firms understand the sustainability agenda

Bristol small business owners uncertain about why sustainability, net zero and climate change are relevant to their day-to-day operations are being invited to a special event next month. Staged by Britain’s biggest business representation group, The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), ‘What is net zero and why is it...

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Osborne Clarke help power up renewables deal with ‘significant enhancements’ for its local ecology

August 17, 2021
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Osborne Clarke help power up renewables deal with ‘significant enhancements’ for its local ecology

Lawyers in the Bristol office of international legal firm Osborne Clarke have advised on a major deal that promises to take sustainable renewable energy development to a new level. The firm worked with London-based specialist asset manager Gresham House on its acquisition of a 50MW solar farm from renewable...

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Bristol Business Blog: David Gage, director, business tax, Smith & Williamson. Post-pandemic opportunities for Bristol

August 16, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: David Gage, director, business tax, Smith & Williamson. Post-pandemic opportunities for Bristol

There has been plenty of speculation on the future shape of cities in the wake of the pandemic. What will need to be in place to facilitate new ways of working? How can they be re-engineered to be cleaner and greener? Bristol’s redevelopment drive may provide a template for the...

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Two senior appointments at Cribbs Causeway developer Baylis Estates as it targets more growth

August 12, 2021
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Bristol property development firm Baylis Estates, best known for its Cribbs Causeway retail and leisure destination, has made two senior appointments as it continues to build its portfolio of largescale commercial property schemes. Josh Roberts has joined the firm as property director while Elfyn Haycock has become its new...

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Government-backed loan helps specialist renovation firm build for the future

August 11, 2021
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Government-backed loan helps specialist renovation firm build for the future

Bristol-based bespoke renovation specialist Missiato Design and Build is poised for further growth after receiving a £200,000 government-backed loan. The firm, which also undertakes specialist building projects ranging from new-build homes to loft conversions and landscaping, has expanded rapidly over the past year due to a major increase in...

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Survey shows most firms are heeding climate change warnings – but one-in-five have done nothing

August 10, 2021
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Survey shows most firms are heeding climate change warnings – but one-in-five have done nothing

Nearly 70% of South West firms see climate change as a core business factor for them, according to a landmark survey of companies’ attitudes to the key issue – but, alarmingly, 21% have so far taken no action despite mounting concern over its impact. Just under half (46%) of...

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Innovative workspace scheme to unlock long-neglected Bristol Gaol site gets underway

August 6, 2021
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Innovative workspace scheme to unlock long-neglected Bristol Gaol site gets underway

Construction of premium workspace scheme CARGO Work has started at Bristol’s Wapping Wharf, adding employment to the vibrant Harbourside area’s existing residential, leisure and retail offering. The striking CARGO Work building will be set within the stone walls of the disused J S Fry warehouse, formerly part of the...

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Energy, finance and property deals for TLT as transactions market continues to strengthen

August 6, 2021
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Energy, finance and property deals for TLT as transactions market continues to strengthen

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised on three major deals across the renewable energy, financial services and housebuilding sectors. TLT’s corporate team helped complete a second deal for London and Cheltenham-based renewable energy company Innova while a cross-firm team advised digital challenger bank Starling Bank on its £50m...

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CBRE director keeps his cool to go the distance in cycle ride for Macmillan Cancer Support

August 5, 2021
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CBRE director keeps his cool to go the distance in cycle ride for Macmillan Cancer Support

A 24-hour sponsored bike ride completed during the recent heatwave by Matthew Prior, a director in the Bristol office of property agency CBRE director, has raised more than £2,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Matthew, pictured, a director in CBRE South West’s building consultancy team, cycled 300 miles in 24...

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Fraud soared as criminals used pandemic to target vulnerable firms and individuals, research shows

August 5, 2021
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Fraud soared as criminals used pandemic to target vulnerable firms and individuals, research shows

Professional criminals took advantage of the unprecedented conditions caused by the pandemic to con businesses and individuals across the South West out of millions of pounds, new figures show. According to accountancy group KPMG latest Fraud Barometer, cases reaching the region’s courts in the first half of this year...

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Quartet of new Bristol buildings competing in prestigious regional property awards

August 3, 2021
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Four recently completed Bristol construction projects ranging from a university building to an office block and an upmarket co-working space have been named on the shortlist of a major regional property award scheme. The projects are among 34 in the running for the 10 categories that make up regional...

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Creative college’s £4.5m extension slots into place in ex-amusement arcade and music venue building

July 30, 2021
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Creative college’s £4.5m extension slots into place in ex-amusement arcade and music venue building

A former city centre amusement arcade will fittingly become a hub for students to learn creative computing, software development and games art when it reopens in September as part of an extension to Bristol’s Access Creative College. Phase 2 of the college’s Bristol city centre campus on All Saints Street,...

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