Trio of major conferences will put Bristol at heart of green thinking

June 26, 2015
Trio of major conferences will put Bristol at heart of green thinking

Bristol’s status as a laboratory for green ideas will be strengthened when it hosts three sustainable conferences in the space of a week. The 52nd International Making Cities Liveable (IMCL) conference (June 29 – July 3), the National Sustainable Schools conference (July 2) and the 9th International Fair Trade...

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Simpson Millar medical negligence solicitor joins Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office as partner

June 26, 2015
Simpson Millar medical negligence solicitor joins Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office as partner

National law firm Clarke Willmott continues to grow its Bristol-based personal injury team with the appointment of Marguarita Tyne, who joins as a partner from the Bristol office of Simpson Millar. Marguarita, pictured, who has more than 20 years’ experience, specialises in high-value, severe clinical negligence claims, in particular...

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Health and safety advice group launched by Ashfords to fill gap in market

June 26, 2015
Health and safety advice group launched by Ashfords to fill gap in market

Regional law firm Ashfords, which has an office in Bristol, has launched a service to give top-level advice on safety, food, environment and trading standards. The regulatory consultancy will support clients by aiming to achieve significant cost savings, bolster their brand and improve efficiencies. It will set up and...

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Former NatWest regional director joins Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

June 25, 2015
Former NatWest regional director joins Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bristol, has boosted its corporate finance team with the appointment of Charles Davey, the former NatWest director of structured finance in the South West and South Wales. Mr Davey joins Bishop Fleming as director of corporate finance after eight years...

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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

June 24, 2015
EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

More than 80% of West of England firms fear leaving the EU would pose a risk to the UK economy, according to results of a survey among nearly 1,000 businesses in the region. Two thirds also believe it would be bad for their own business. The survey by Business...

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£24m extension planned at Bristol Airport to handle security checks on soaring passenger numbers

June 23, 2015
£24m extension planned at Bristol Airport to handle security checks on soaring passenger numbers

Bristol Airport is to build a £24m extension to its terminal featuring state-of-the-art technology aimed at streamlining passenger security checks and ending peak-time bottle necks. The airport, the UK’s ninth largest and one of its fastest growing, is holding talks with security firms to install the industry’s most-advanced equipment...

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Smith & Williamson team’s double deal clinches world football memorabilia victory for UK retailer

June 22, 2015
Smith & Williamson team’s double deal clinches world football memorabilia victory for UK retailer

The Bristol-based corporate finance team at accountancy group Smith & Williamson has helped create the world’s largest football memorabilia business through two deals spanning Dubai and Dorset. First the team handled the sale of a 65% stake in London-based signed memorabilia retailer Icons Shop for £2.6m to Marka, a...

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£271m student accommodation sale handled by Burges Salmon teams

June 22, 2015
£271m student accommodation sale handled by Burges Salmon teams

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has advised Ahli United Bank UK (AUB UK) on the sale of its entire student accommodation portfolio in a £271m deal with the Unite UK Student Accommodation Fund (USAF). AUB’s UK Student Accommodation Fund was set-up as a Sharia-compliant vehicle and in 2011 bought...

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Law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

June 22, 2015
Law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

Annual turnover at regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has leapt by 10% to £27.5m – the second consecutive year it has achieved double-digit growth. The firm said a client-focused strategy and modern and transparent pricing models coupled with strong organic growth contributed to the...

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