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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

May 15, 2019
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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

Bristol-based lighting firm Global Design Solutions (GDS) is to create 100 jobs and quadruple its turnover after securing contracts worth £500,000 with South Korean car giants Kia and Hyundai. The jobs, which will be spread across its factory in St Annes and a new plant in South Korea, follow...

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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed YTL Arena Bristol managing director Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who has been vice-chair for four years, will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Clifton-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015. ...

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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

May 10, 2019
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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

Bristol’s first office building dedicated to ‘pro-working’ has been officially opened as competition in the shared workspace market intensifies. Origin Workspace says Phase 1 of its £9m renovation of the former Bristol office of international property consultancy JLL office at 40 Berkeley Square, Clifton, brings a new form of...

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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

May 10, 2019
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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

A charity formed by leading figures in Bristol’s arts community has launched a bid to buy a former police station and transform it into an artists’ and community hub. Bricks has been formed in response to the critical need for spaces for artists and community activities for the benefit...

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Bristol relocation for student bills company following rebrand and move into rental market

May 10, 2019
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Bristol relocation for student bills company following rebrand and move into rental market

A rapidly growing company which manages students’ household bills has set up its head office in Bristol and relaunched under a new brand. Formerly known as Easy Student Living and based in Leeds, The Bunch oversees students’ energy, water, TV and wi-fi bills, saving them time and money.  The...

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PR agency helps build profile of charity launched by TV architect with social media campaign

May 10, 2019
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PR agency helps build profile of charity launched by TV architect with social media campaign

The Bristol office of placemaking PR agency Social Communications has helped highlight the work of an educational charity launched by TV architect George Clarke to encourage children and young people to pursue careers in the built environment. Launched by the presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces in 2017, the...

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Partner promotions at Meade King as it strengthens its property and professional negligence offerings

May 7, 2019
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Partner promotions at Meade King as it strengthens its property and professional negligence offerings

Bristol law firm Meade King has promoted three staff to partner level in its property and professional negligence teams. The three are Jodie Purdue, who works in Meade King’s residential property team, commercial property lawyer Heidi Bateman, and Simon Price, a lawyer in its dispute resolution and litigation department....

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Pair of senior appointments boost CBRE’s Bristol office

May 7, 2019
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Pair of senior appointments boost CBRE’s Bristol office

Global real estate advisor CBRE has strengthened its Bristol office by appointing new heads of its office agency and industrial & logistics teams. Richard Kidd has joined as head of office agency across South West and South Wales, while Philip Cranstone will head the industrial & logistics team. Richard...

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Family-owned transport firm taken over by national group as founder retires after 40 years

May 3, 2019
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Family-owned transport firm taken over by national group as founder retires after 40 years

Fast-growing national logistics group Kinaxia has entered the South West market with the acquisition of Yate-based commercial transport operator David Hathaway. The move comes as founder David Hathaway, who launched the business in 1976 as a coal merchant, retires and hands over the reins to his three sons already...

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Promotions at Hartnell Taylor Cook as it looks to strengthen its Bristol and London teams

May 3, 2019
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Promotions at Hartnell Taylor Cook as it looks to strengthen its Bristol and London teams

Bristol-based property consultancy Hartnell Taylor Cook has made four promotions in its Bristol and London offices as part of its annual review.  Shaun Hall, pictured right, has been made a director in Bristol’s facilities management team. Shaun joined the firm in 2015 as senior facilities manager and has made...

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Carter Jonas enters Bristol market by snapping up established city firm Williams Gunter Hardwick

May 3, 2019
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Carter Jonas enters Bristol market by snapping up established city firm Williams Gunter Hardwick

Bristol-based independent commercial property consultancy Williams Gunter Hardwick (WGH) has been acquired by Carter Jonas in a move that gives the national firm a base in the city for the first time. Following the deal on Wednesday, WGH partners Stuart Williams, Andrew Hardwick and Bridget Hardwick have become partners in...

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Heritage bodies find Finzels Reach ideal home as historic site becomes modern business hub

April 26, 2019
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Heritage bodies find Finzels Reach ideal home as historic site becomes modern business hub

Historic England and English Heritage are set to consolidate their regional offices and relocate to Bristol’s Finzels Reach development as it continues to grow into a vibrant new business quarter for the city. The two organisations will lease 5,950 sq ft of prime office space on the first floor...

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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

April 26, 2019
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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

One of Bristol’s new generation of independent café/restaurants, Dela in Easton, has been put up for sale by its owners. Co-owners Mike Orme and Lara Lindsay opened Dela two years ago in a former Victorian warehouse in Mivart Street, home to an eclectic group of creative businesses.  Dela, which...

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