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Clarke Willmott Bristol team delivers on sale of specialist logistics firm to US group

December 30, 2020
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Clarke Willmott Bristol team delivers on sale of specialist logistics firm to US group

The Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott has advised on the sale of home delivery firm Panther Logistics on its sale to a US group. Clarke Willmott’s corporate team worked with the management of the Northampton-based firm, the UK’s largest independent ‘two-man’ home delivery business, to sell...

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Bristol to return to Tier 3 after increase in Covid-19 cases in city

December 23, 2020
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Bristol to return to Tier 3 after increase in Covid-19 cases in city

Bristol is to move back into Tier 3 on Boxing Day, the government announced today against a backdrop of increasing Covid-19 infection rates across the city. The number of people contracting the virus in the city has risen sharply since the last review of the local tier restriction system...

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2030 net zero carbon goal adopted by Business West – with a vow to help firms reach same target

December 23, 2020
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2030 net zero carbon goal adopted by Business West – with a vow to help firms reach same target

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, is aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and has introduced three new steps to help it – and firms across the South West – reach the ambitious target. The organisation, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol...

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Some Christmas cheer for businesses as Bristol goes into Tier 2, but hotels say it’s too late

December 18, 2020
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Bristol business leaders have welcomed the city’s move into Tier 2 from tomorrow but the group representing its major hotels said it had come too late to enable them to cash in on Christmas and secure any meaningful income. Bristol Chamber and Initiative chief executive James Durie joined the Mayor of...

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City centre Grade A office shortage eased as work starts on another major speculative scheme

December 18, 2020
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City centre Grade A office shortage eased as work starts on another major speculative scheme

Construction work has started on a third major office scheme in Bristol in almost as many months – with the latest project hailed as the largest speculative office development in Southern England this year. The 200,000 sq ft EQ scheme, pictured, on Victoria Street is also being described as...

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Survey shows region’s high-growth firms adapting to new normal to resume expansion

December 18, 2020
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Survey shows region’s high-growth firms adapting to new normal to resume expansion

More than two-thirds of high-growth firms in the South West plan to continue to expand next year after adapting for a post-Covid world, new research shows. According to the first survey to chart these businesses during the coronavirus pandemic it has created significant barriers to growth for 58% of...

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Bristol golf centre with £3m price tag bought by couple behind city’s Sky View Observation Wheel

December 17, 2020
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Bristol golf centre with £3m price tag bought by couple behind city’s Sky View Observation Wheel

A golf complex on the outskirts of Bristol run for the past 23 years by professional golfer has been sold after being marketed for more than £3m. Bristol Golf Centre, pictured, at Hambrook has been bought by Chipping Sodbury-based Golf & Leisure Group for an undisclosed fee from Nicky...

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Womble Bond Dickinson team unpacks £7m investment into luxury villa holiday firm

December 16, 2020
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Womble Bond Dickinson team unpacks £7m investment into luxury villa holiday firm

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has advised longstanding client Piper Private Equity on a £7m investment into a specialist villa brand. London-based The Thinking Traveller was launched in 2002 with seven villas in Sicily and today has 220 highly curated properties, including some of the...

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Entrepreneur unveils scheme to make Bristol the ‘new West Coast’ for scientific innovation

December 11, 2020
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Entrepreneur unveils scheme to make Bristol the ‘new West Coast’ for scientific innovation

Plans to develop a world-class ‘deep tech’ ecosystem in Bristol where scientists and engineers can accelerate ground-breaking ideas have been unveiled by one of the city’s most successful entrepreneurs of recent years. The scheme, led by Bristol-based chemist and investor Dr Harry Destecroix, includes an incubator, a £15m early-stage...

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German real estate group latest overseas investor to enter Bristol’s booming student property market

December 11, 2020
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German real estate group latest overseas investor to enter Bristol’s booming student property market

Another overseas property investment firm has snapped up an upmarket Bristol student accommodation scheme – this time before it has even opened. A fund operated by German real estate giant DWS acquired the state-of-the-art, 357-bed project in Redcliffe, pictured, for £57m from developer F3Group. The building, which is leased to...

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Government financial support for locked down firms covered just quarter of their costs, survey shows

December 11, 2020
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Government financial support for locked down firms covered just quarter of their costs, survey shows

West of England Firms have slammed government financial support for businesses forced to close during the most recent lockdown as grossly inadequate. Some 54% of businesses that were shuttered during November – including restaurants, cafes and non-essential retailers – said the financial assistance covered less than a quarter of...

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Design work for ethical supermarket earns Phoenix Wharf top national award for second time

December 10, 2020
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Design work for ethical supermarket earns Phoenix Wharf top national award for second time

Bristol design agency Phoenix Wharf has struck Gold for the second year running in one of its industry’s most prestigious competitions. The agency again topped the Best Hospitality Project category at the London Design Awards – this year for its work with ethical, accessible, community-oriented supermarket The Bristol Loaf. ...

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Brexit confusion continues for third of firms as UK-EU talks go down to the wire

December 8, 2020
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Brexit confusion continues for third of firms as UK-EU talks go down to the wire

A third of South West firms still do not know if they will be impacted by Brexit with less than four weeks to go to the end of the UK-EU transition period, according to a new survey. At the same time 46% are worried that Brexit could have a...

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