Ashton Gate redevelopment given green light by city council

November 28, 2013
Ashton Gate redevelopment given green light by city council

Bristol City FC’s plans to redevelop their Ashton Gate stadium have received unanimous backing from councillors. The club’s £40m scheme would result in a major upgrade of the existing 21,500-capacity stadium to a modern 27,000-capacity venue. The proposal includes demolishing and rebuilding the Williams and Wedlock stands, remodelling the...

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Cracking auction Gromit. Animator Nick Park puts his art into charity sale

November 27, 2013
Cracking auction Gromit. Animator Nick Park puts his art into charity sale

A sketch of Bristol’s Oscar-winners Wallace and Gromit by their creator Nick Park is among works from more than 70 renowned artists to be auctioned for youth charity The Prince’s Trust.  An Evening of Art, which is being staged at The Assembly Rooms in Bath on December 5, will...

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Most West manufacturers enjoy sales growth but remain cautious on future prospects

November 26, 2013
Most West manufacturers enjoy sales growth but remain cautious on future prospects

Sales have increased for more than half the West’s small to medium-sized West manufacturers over the past six months, with just over a third also experiencing an increase in inquiries and orders. The upbeat picture emerges from the Manufacturing Advisory Service’s latest Barometer, which also reveals a slight rise...

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Bond Dickinson works with Oman on country’s first solar energy scheme

November 26, 2013
Bond Dickinson works with Oman on country’s first solar energy scheme

Lawyers based in the Bristol office of national firm Bond Dickinson have advised on the Gulf state of Oman’s first renewable energy project. Senior associate Ed Rimmell worked with the Authority for Electricity Regulation in Oman on the procurement of the 303-kilowatt solar PV project, which will provide green...

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Unique networking event that mixes business with pleasure – Only Connect Christmas Connections

November 25, 2013
Unique networking event that mixes business with pleasure – Only Connect Christmas Connections

Bristol Business News, the city’s fastest-growing business news service, is delighted to have teamed up with Only Connect, the region’s premium business and social networking company, to support its Only Connect Christmas Connections red-carpet event this Thursday. Only Connect’s prestigious events have become must-attend dates in the city’s business...

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Bristol Airport unveils direct flights to Stockholm

November 25, 2013
Bristol Airport unveils direct flights to Stockholm

Bristol Airport today announced it is to introduce direct flights to the Swedish capital Stockholm next summer – adding another major European city to its departure board and bringing a potential £1m to the regional economy. The twice-weekly service will be operated by Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) from June 30...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 25, 2013
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Monday 25 November Interims: Cranswick, Essar Energy, Quintain Estates and Development Trading statement: Seadrill Partners AGMs: Aeorema Communications, Pantheon International Participations Economics: British Bankers’ Association loans for house purchases data, Nationwide house prices data Tuesday 26 November Interims: ACM Shipping, Assura Group, Caledonia Investments, Chamberlin, De La Rue, Kcom,...

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Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

November 22, 2013
Far-reaching LEP plan puts West of England’s innovation at heart of growth agenda

An ambitious plan is being drawn up to harness Bristol and the West of England’s creativity and innovation to potentially create more than 100,000 jobs over the next 17 years. The emphasis will be on five key sectors spanning digital to aerospace, and in which the area is already...

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Blair, business and playing football with Maradona: Alastair Campbell spins a yarn at West CBI dinner

November 22, 2013
Blair, business and playing football with Maradona: Alastair Campbell spins a yarn at West CBI dinner

Labour can win the next general election with business-friendly policies but will probably find itself in a Lib-Lab coalition, the party’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell told West business leaders last night. The election battleground will be the economy, he said in his keynote speech to the CBI South...

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