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Experienced commercial director joins Solarsense as it powers ahead with further growth

November 14, 2023
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Experienced commercial director joins Solarsense as it powers ahead with further growth

Renewable energy specialist Solarsense has appointed a new commercial director as it looks to double turnover in a fast-growing market. Ashley Wood, pictured, right with Solarsense MD Stephen Barrett, joins the firm, which was launched nearly 30 years ago, from the UK office of the global engineering company Osborn,...

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Fast-growing national property chain snaps up Bristol chartered surveyor firm in £1m deal

November 10, 2023
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Fast-growing national property chain snaps up Bristol chartered surveyor firm in £1m deal

A Bristol chartered surveying business has been acquired by a major national property consultancy in a deal worth up to £1m. Andrew Forbes Surveyors, which has operated since 1995 and provides commercial valuation and building consultancy services across the South West, has been taken over by Eddisons, part of...

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Bristol turbine inspection firm reaps the wild winds of Scotland to perfect its drone-based system

November 10, 2023
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Bristol turbine inspection firm reaps the wild winds of Scotland to perfect its drone-based system

A pioneering autonomous drone system developed by Bristol specialist inspections firm Perceptual Robotics has reached the landmark of inspecting more than 250 onshore wind turbines in Scotland. The Perceptual Robotics team has travelled across Scotland from Skye to Aberdeen for the past six years conducting the inspections for a...

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7:0 victory for girls’ football team in new cup contest puts sponsors – and manager – in seventh heaven

November 10, 2023
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7:0 victory for girls’ football team in new cup contest puts sponsors – and manager – in seventh heaven

The kit sponsors of a Bristol girls’ football team are celebrating after the side made history in a new cup competition. Brislington Juniors Girls’ Colts Under-13s were the first to rack up a victory in the augural Somerset FA County Girls’ Under 13s Cup, turning on the style to...

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‘Smart’ move by Bristol training firm as it takes on experienced tutor for new domestic-focused courses

November 10, 2023
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‘Smart’ move by Bristol training firm as it takes on experienced tutor for new domestic-focused courses

A specialist Bristol training firm has marked 10 years in business with a key tutor appointment as it looks to satisfy demand for a new range of domestic electrical courses. South West Construction Academy (SWCA) has secured the services of Paul Smithies to lead its new offering, which it...

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Cross-firm Osborne Clarke team successfully steers parking tech company buyout to completion

November 9, 2023
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Cross-firm Osborne Clarke team successfully steers parking tech company buyout to completion

Lawyers at international law firm Osborne Clarke in Bristol have advised on the £120m management buyout of a UK firm that develops technology systems for car parks. London-based independent funder Palladian Investment Partners has acquired a majority stake in Intelli-Park through the deal, with Vecturis Equity GmbH, a German...

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More improvements at Bristol Airport with a £3.5m renovation of its air traffic control tower

November 3, 2023
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More improvements at Bristol Airport with a £3.5m renovation of its air traffic control tower

Work has started on a £3.5m upgrade of Bristol Airport’s air traffic control tower, the latest in a series of improvements on the site. The 20-year-old facility tower will undergo extensive renovations, improving its appearance and functionality while also meeting the latest building standards and regulations. It will also...

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Trio of banks power up major battery storage energy scheme in deal put together by Burges Salmon

November 2, 2023
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Trio of banks power up major battery storage energy scheme in deal put together by Burges Salmon

The banking team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised on an innovative finance deal worth up to £70m from a group of three funders which will be used to build a major battery energy storage system. The funding was secured by global clean energy group TagEnergy to...

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Former Aztec Hotel general manager checks in as new boss at four-star Cadbury House

October 31, 2023
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Former Aztec Hotel general manager checks in as new boss at four-star Cadbury House

A new general manager has been appointed to one of the region’s leading four-star hotels. Gareth Ireland, pictured, has joined DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House, in Congresbury, taking on the day-to-day running of the hotel, house and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill.  Gareth previously spent just over...

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National housebuilder’s regional division recruits experienced construction manager

October 31, 2023
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National housebuilder’s regional division recruits experienced construction manager

A housebuilding expert with nearly 20 years’ industry experience has joined Bristol-based Barratt David Wilson Homes South West as its new head of construction. Mark Hughes, pictured, started his career as a trainee with Linden Homes (now Vistry) and honed his skills at some of the most respected names in the...

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New £1m studio to offer Bristol’s creative industry unique film, TV and performance space

October 27, 2023
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New £1m studio to offer Bristol’s creative industry unique film, TV and performance space

Bristol’s standing as a major national centre for film and TV production and the wider creative sector is to be boosted next week with the opening of a new studio. Called Box7, the £1m one-stop-shop facility is based in a former warehouse at the Skyline Park creative campus in...

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TLT team helps German solar energy firm with £70m funding for major UK expansion

October 27, 2023
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TLT team helps German solar energy firm with £70m funding for major UK expansion

National law firm TLT, which has its HQ in Bristol, has advised leading pan-European solar energy company ILOS on funding for the construction and operation of four ground mounted solar PV projects in the UK. The £70m debt facility from Bayerische Landesbank includes an accordion facility option for the...

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£50m share offer launched by Bristol renewable energy investor to double its generation capacity

October 27, 2023
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£50m share offer launched by Bristol renewable energy investor to double its generation capacity

Thrive Renewables, the Bristol-based renewable energy investment company, aims to double the energy generation capacity in its portfolio over the next five years with the proceeds of a new £50m share offer. Equity raised through the crowdfunding offer will be used to build new onshore wind, solar, geothermal and...

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