Property

Saudi Arabia overtakes US as top overseas investor in Bristol’s commercial property as sales soar

October 26, 2018
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Saudi Arabia overtakes US as top overseas investor in Bristol’s commercial property as sales soar

Investment in Bristol’s commercial property market has soared by 47% this year, with Saudi Arabia the largest foreign investor. Investors, both domestic and from overseas, have acquired commercial properties worth £975m so far this year against £663m for the January to September period last year, according to latest research...

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Spate of new co-working spaces earns Bristol title of best city to start a business

October 26, 2018
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Spate of new co-working spaces earns Bristol title of best city to start a business

Bristol out-ranks London as the UK’s best place for start-ups with great opportunities for freelancers and a huge number of co-working space options, according to the results of a new survey released this week. The research carried out by price comparison website MoneySuperMarket analysed factors such as the number of...

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Temple Bright surges nationally in education sector construction projects

October 26, 2018
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Temple Bright surges nationally in education sector construction projects

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has received a flood of instructions on construction projects for existing and new schools clients across the UK. Bristol-based construction partner Julia Davenport-Cooper, pictured, who joined the firm in 2016, described a series of new appointments in the sector as evidence of...

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CBRE’s Bristol office marks 15 years in the city with new appointments

October 26, 2018
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CBRE’s Bristol office marks 15 years in the city with new appointments

International property agency CBRE has made a series of new appointments in its Bristol office as it celebrates 15 years in the city. James Towersey joins as director, rating, while Ben Johnson is a new associate director in the building consultancy team. Also joining is Kristen Miskella, associate director,...

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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 26, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit. Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the...

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West business leaders call on Chancellor to use Budget to boost region as Brexit looms

October 26, 2018
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West business leaders call on Chancellor to use Budget to boost region as Brexit looms

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to introduce measures that will boost the West of England’s economy in his Budget on Monday, including accelerating housebuilding and investing in infrastructure. Brexit will loom large over the Chancellor’s presentation. Mr Hammond, pictured, will present the first Budget on a Monday since...

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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s Bristol office

October 25, 2018
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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s Bristol office

Commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has strengthened its Bristol team with the appointment of Dinah Weissenberger as graduate surveyor. Dinah, pictured, has joined the firm’s graduate scheme having gained a degree in Psychology from the University of Exeter. She is also studying for a masters’ degree in Real Estate...

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Osborne Clarke UK managing partner re-elected with pledge to make firm more diverse

October 25, 2018
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Osborne Clarke UK managing partner re-elected with pledge to make firm more diverse

International law firm Osborne Clarke – which employs more than 500 people in its Bristol office – has re-elected Ray Berg unopposed for a second four-year term as UK managing partner. He will also continue to be a member of the firm’s international board. Ray, pictured, a corporate lawyer...

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Fire and security firm powers ahead after winning Hinkley Point C contract

October 24, 2018
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Fire and security firm powers ahead after winning Hinkley Point C contract

Annual turnover at Portbury-based Astron Fire & Security is set to increase by 25% after it won a contract linked to the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant project now underway in Somerset. Under the deal family-run Astron will install fire extinguishers and CCTV cameras to the on-site...

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Metro mayors meet in Bristol to urge government to devolve more funding to regions after Brexit

October 23, 2018
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Metro mayors meet in Bristol to urge government to devolve more funding to regions after Brexit

West of England metro mayor Tim Bowles is today leading calls for the government to devolve more spending to the regions after Brexit as he hosts a summit of regional mayors in Bristol. The mayors will call on the government to fully-fund and devolve the Shared Prosperity Fund, which...

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Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

October 19, 2018
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Doors open on Bristol’s housing innovation festival as global mayors arrive in city for summit

Bristol is to become a global ‘living exhibition’ for innovation in housing as a new festival gets under way and the mayors of more than 80 cities worldwide arrive for a major conference. The Bristol Housing Festival, which kicked off today in Waterfront Square near Millennium Square, brings together manufacturers,...

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Bristol bids to become home to Netflix’s multi-million pound UK production studio

October 19, 2018
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Bristol bids to become home to Netflix’s multi-million pound UK production studio

Bristol is aiming to become the home of Netflix’s new UK production base as the US TV giant starts a nationwide search for a suitable site. Netflix will make about 40 productions in the UK this year. But due to a shortage of production space in the UK –...

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Mayor joins business leaders on Tbilisi trip to boost trade links between twin cities

October 19, 2018
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Mayor joins business leaders on Tbilisi trip to boost trade links between twin cities

Trade and economic links between Bristol and its Georgian twin city of Tbilisi have been strengthened through a visit by Mayor Marvin Rees and a group of regional business leaders. The visit was part of a series of commercial, cultural and educational events taking place throughout the year to...

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