Property

Hartnell Taylor Cook partner takes over as Bristol Property Agents Association president

February 6, 2020
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Hartnell Taylor Cook partner takes over as Bristol Property Agents Association president

Chris Grazier, partner in charge of office agency at Bristol property agents Hartnell Taylor Cook, has been named as the new president of the Bristol Property Agents Association (BPAA). Chris, pictured, who succeeds JLL director Paul Baker in the role, took over at last night’s BPAA annual dinner. He...

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New regional director bolsters AHR’s Bristol team

February 6, 2020
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New regional director bolsters AHR’s Bristol team

International building consultancy and architecture practice AHR has appointed Tom Murphy as regional director in its Bristol office as it continues its strong growth across the South West. Tom, pictured, is a chartered building surveyor and qualified project manager and joins after more than 14 years at regional construction...

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The LAST WORD: Liam Ronan-Chlond, stakeholder engagement lead, First Base

January 31, 2020
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The LAST WORD: Liam Ronan-Chlond, stakeholder engagement lead, First Base

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Liam Ronan-Chlond, stakeholder engagement lead at property developer First Base, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Once Upon a time in...

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Bristol entrepreneurs fly flag for city at inaugural regional business awards

January 31, 2020
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Bristol entrepreneurs fly flag for city at inaugural regional business awards

Entrepreneurial Bristol businesses ranging from a maker of biodegradable glitter to a designer specialising in digitally printed luxury silk scarves were among the winners in a business awards scheme that showcases the region’s ‘ones to watch’. Some 27 outstanding individuals and firms went head-to-head in nine award categories aimed...

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Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47...

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Bake Off star to host regional awards for organisations that rise to Fair Trade challenge

January 30, 2020
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The South West Fair Trade Business Awards are returning for an eighth year, with The Great British Bake Off star and Bristol resident Briony Williams lined up to host the presentation ceremony. The awards, which celebrate ethical organisations of all sizes and from any sector across the region, have...

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New Bristol Hoteliers Association chair optimistic about future of hospitality industry in the city

January 28, 2020
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New Bristol Hoteliers Association chair optimistic about future of hospitality industry in the city

The Bristol Hoteliers Association has named Raphael Herzog as its new permanent chair, a role he has been fulfilling in an acting capacity since last July. Raphael, pictured, has been general manager of the De Vere Tortworth Court, in South Gloucestershire, for nearly two years.  He has more than...

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Marketing and communications head joins construction group to build brand

January 28, 2020
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Marketing and communications head joins construction group to build brand

Regional construction firm Beard, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed Melissa Barber to the new role of head of marketing and communications. Melissa, pictured, will lead the 127-year-old, family-owned firm’s marketing operations with responsibility for developing the brand across its offices in Swindon, Oxford, Guildford and Bristol....

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Bristol city centre office market heats up as investors target dwindling number of opportunities

January 24, 2020
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Bristol city centre office market heats up as investors target dwindling number of opportunities

An historic building-turned-media hub in Bristol’s Finzels Reach regeneration area has become the latest to be sold as the commercial property market continues to view the city as an investment hotspot. The Fermentation Buildings, pictured, whose occupiers include Channel 4, was sold to Mendip District Council for £11.9m by...

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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened...

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Science park brings in specialist engineering firm to help get ‘car-of-the-future’ centre on the road

January 24, 2020
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Science park brings in specialist engineering firm to help get ‘car-of-the-future’ centre on the road

The Bristol office of national specialist engineering group SES Engineering Services has been appointed to carry out mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) services worth £12.5m for the new ultra-low emission vehicles research centre on the Bristol & Bath Science Park. The contract covering the 11,300 sq m Institute for...

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Osborne Clarke real estate team help major London regeneration project build momentum

January 23, 2020
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Osborne Clarke real estate team help major London regeneration project build momentum

Real estate lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on one of London’s largest regeneration projects. The team is working with Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships) on the development agreement for Meridian One, the first phase of the £6bn, 20-year Meridian Water...

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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

January 17, 2020
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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams has kicked off its packed 2020 programme of construction breakfasts with a typically insightful presentation from the Bank of England’s agent for the South West. Donna Kehoe, pictured, provided the room of industry professionals with an update on the state of the UK economy...

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