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Civil engineering body puts Brunel in his place by shortlisting museum for top award

April 12, 2019
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Civil engineering body puts Brunel in his place by shortlisting museum for top award

Bristol’s innovative Being Brunel has been shortlisted for a major civil engineering award just over a year after it opened. The museum, dedicated to the engineering genius and situated alongside his pioneering SS Great Britain, is in the running for the prestigious South West Civil Engineering Award, staged by...

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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

April 12, 2019
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£20m re-finance for Bristol property firm behind some of city’s most innovative refurbishments

Bristol property company Urban Creation, which specialises in transforming unusual and often historic buildings, has secured a £20m re-finance of its property portfolio with Handelsbanken. Urban Creation develops and manages high-quality properties, with a focus on stylish student accommodation and boutique serviced apartments in the heart of Bristol.  The...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in...

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£30m deal paves way for final phase of Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter

April 11, 2019
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£30m deal paves way for final phase of Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter

Bristol’s Paintworks development – one of the region’s most creative regeneration schemes – is to be completed following a £30m deal between its owners and a South West property firm. Rengen, a Bath-based subsidiary of Bristol group Iesis, acquired the fourth and final phase of the scheme from London-based...

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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

April 4, 2019
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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

Air passengers from the South West using London airports instead of flying from Bristol are creating carbon emissions equivalent to more than 15m gallons of petrol, a new survey shows. The research, commissioned by Bristol Airport, shows last year that road journeys to airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick...

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TLT secures £30m funding for Essex housing and shopping redevelopment scheme

April 2, 2019
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TLT secures £30m funding for Essex housing and shopping redevelopment scheme

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing client Swan Housing Association on a £30m funding to redevelop a residential and retail centre in Essex. Swan will use the funds from Homes England, the government’s housing delivery agency, to rebuild Beechwood Village – formerly called Craylands – and Laindon...

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Finzels Reach selected by Channel 4 as base for its Bristol creative hub

April 1, 2019
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Finzels Reach selected by Channel 4 as base for its Bristol creative hub

Channel 4 looks set to open its Bristol creative hub in the city’s Finzels Reach waterfront development this autumn. The broadcaster announced its plans to open the base, employing around 50 people, last October under its plan to decentralise decision-making and programme commissioning out of its London, where it...

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Stock Exchange listing planned by Loungers as it looks to open on every high street

April 1, 2019
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Stock Exchange listing planned by Loungers as it looks to open on every high street

Bristol-based neighbourhood café-bar operator Loungers is to float on the London Stock Exchange as it steps up its ambitious plan to grow to 500 outlets across the UK. The firm, which opened its first bar in Bristol in 2002, has expanded rapidly in recent years and now has a...

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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

March 29, 2019
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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

Bristol businesswomen are calling for greater gender equality – from pay to representation on boards – after launching the UK’s first Women in Business Charter in the city this week. The move came from the city’s Women in Business Task Group, which was set up to champion and advance...

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National wellbeing at work seminar to hear from Bristol firm behind Happiest Workplace contest

March 29, 2019
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National wellbeing at work seminar to hear from Bristol firm behind Happiest Workplace contest

A competition that champions the West of England’s happiest workplaces has gained national recognition for the Bristol firm that launched it five years ago. Workplace design company Wylde has been invited to talk about the competition at a seminar in London next week staged by the Institution of Occupational...

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Construction equipment group builds its UK coverage further with Scottish acquisition

March 28, 2019
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Construction equipment group builds its UK coverage further with Scottish acquisition

An acquisition in Scotland supported by long-term legal advisers TLT has continued Bristol-based Molson Construction Equipment’s fast-paced expansion. Molson, the UK’s largest independent construction equipment supplier, has taken over Finlay Scotland in a move that gives it the distribution rights for Terex Finlay mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment...

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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Bristol’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories...

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Gregg Latchams licensing team help keep St Pauls community pub open

March 26, 2019
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Gregg Latchams licensing team help keep St Pauls community pub open

The last remaining community pub in an inner-city area of Bristol has been saved from closure by the licensing team of city-based law firm Gregg Latchams Solicitors. The police had recommended that The Criterion in St Pauls, which was plagued last year by a series of violent incidents, have...

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