Positive visitor feedback earns adventure park top TripAdvisor accolade

May 23, 2014
Positive visitor feedback earns adventure park top TripAdvisor accolade

Weston-super-Mare adventure park Puxton Park has been awarded with a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – the highest accolade given by online travel review site – for the second year running. The certificate recognises the outstanding feedback from visitors who praised the park's facilities and service. Set in 40 acres...

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Planning consent is last piece of jigsaw for Bristol’s pioneering Harbourside regeneration

May 23, 2014
Planning consent is last piece of jigsaw for Bristol’s pioneering Harbourside regeneration

The final building in the 11-year redevelopment of Bristol’s Harbourside has been given planning approval by the city council. Building 3a at Canon’s Gate will be the final piece in the jigsaw that has transformed the 16.3-acre site from a wasteland of disused rail tracks and a derelict gasworks...

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Specialist land surveying equipment firm opens office in Almondsbury

May 23, 2014
Specialist land surveying equipment firm opens office in Almondsbury

Precision measurement technology firm Opti-cal Survey Equipment has opened an office in Bristol as part of its national expansion. The firm, which has its headquarters in Reading and satellite offices in Crawley, Milton Keynes and Huddersfield, has moved into Apex Court Business Park at Almondsbury – the latest tech...

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International focus on Bristol’s green credentials as it hosts global gathering on sustainable cities

May 22, 2014
International focus on Bristol’s green credentials as it hosts global gathering on sustainable cities

Bristol’s preparations for its role next year as Europe’s green capital come under the spotlight over the next three days as the city hosts a gathering of more than 150 leading international urban designers, architects and planners. They will learn how the city is already delivering on its green...

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West food and drink firms become takeover targets for foreign buyers, report shows

May 22, 2014
West food and drink firms become takeover targets for foreign buyers, report shows

Overseas businesses are looking to snap up West food and drink firms as the sector enjoys a rapid recovery, new research shows. According to data released by business and financial advisory firm Grant Thornton, which has an office in Bristol, the number of deals involving food and drink businesses...

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US giant snaps up Bristol charity donations specialist Buffalo

May 22, 2014
US giant snaps up Bristol charity donations specialist Buffalo

Bristol-based Buffalo Fundraising Consultants, which specialises in helping charities and arts groups increase donations, has been acquired by the world’s largest operator in the fast-growing sector. Buffalo, launched 10 years, has raised millions of pounds for more than 150 major clients in the education, arts, health and sport sectors...

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LEP calls on small business to help launch qualification that meets their skills needs

May 21, 2014
LEP calls on small business to help launch qualification that meets their skills needs

Bristol's small and medium-sized firms are being asked to help develop a business management qualification that directly meets their needs. The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is in discussions with UWE Bristol and other groups to create an academic course that teaches a range of business skills...

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Accountants leader launches plea at West annual dinner urging Govt to do more to help SMEs

May 20, 2014
Accountants leader launches plea at West annual dinner urging Govt to do more to help SMEs

The incoming president of the UK’s leading accountancy body has told the West business community that more needs to be done to support small and medium-sized firms. Speaking at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales’ (ICAEW) annual regional dinner last week, Arthur Bailey said the organisation...

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Colston Hall signs up engineering group Renishaw as sponsor for new music

May 19, 2014
Colston Hall signs up engineering group Renishaw as sponsor for new music

West-based global engineering firm Renishaw has signed a year-long deal with Bristol’s iconic music venue Colston Hall to sponsor an innovative new music programme at its incubator concert space The Lantern. Under the partnership, employees of the Wotton-under-Edge firm, which makes hi-tech measuring devices used in a range of...

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