Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 1, 2015
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Monday 2 March Interim: Swallowfield, Thorntons Finals: Alent, Amlin, British Polythene Industries, Dialight, FBD Holdings, HellermanTyton, Hiscox, Intertek, Keller, PPHE, Senior, Trinity Mirror, Ultra Electronics EGM: Dunelm Economics: Consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals, Manufacturing data, M4 money supply Tuesday 3 March Interims: Ashtead Group, Clinigen,...

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The LAST WORD: Lorna Clarke, Above & Beyond

February 27, 2015
The LAST WORD: Lorna Clarke, Above & Beyond

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 Lorna Clarke, head of corporate partnerships at Above & Beyond, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Days of Heaven (1978) –...

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Fears over impact on Bristol’s economy of more devolution for Wales

February 27, 2015
Fears over impact on Bristol’s economy of more devolution for Wales

Bristol business leaders are warning that new devolved powers for the Welsh Assembly could hit the city’s economy just as it is enjoying a strong recovery from recession. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, fears the changes are being rushed through without the...

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Content is king, businesses are told at Barclays social media seminar

February 27, 2015
Content is king, businesses are told at Barclays social media seminar

All businesses can harness the power of social media to help find new customers and enter new markets – but the key is to have good content. The message was highlighted by experts at a seminar staged by Barclays which looked at how to use some of social media’s...

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Senior planner appointment strengthens Savills’ Bristol team

February 27, 2015
Senior planner appointment strengthens Savills’ Bristol team

Savills Bristol has appointed Chloë Clark as senior planner. Chloë, pictured, who qualified as a chartered town planner in 2012, joins Savills from Hunter Page Planning in Cheltenham. Chloë has experience of a range of residential and commercial development projects, as well as urban regeneration and rural conversion schemes...

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CLIC Sargent North Bristol base sold to Africa Inland Mission

February 27, 2015
CLIC Sargent North Bristol base sold to Africa Inland Mission

Children and young people’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent has sold the freehold of its former regional office in north Bristol to another charity. Property consultancy Alder King has finalised the sale of Unit E, Abbey Wood Business Park in Filton, to Africa Inland Mission International, which is relocating from...

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Small business funder Ultimate Finance Group expands into Scotland

February 27, 2015
Small business funder Ultimate Finance Group expands into Scotland

Bristol-based Ultimate Finance Group, which provides funding to small and medium-sized enterprises, has opened its first office in Scotland. Heading the new Glasgow base is Richard Waldman, pictured, who is well known in financial circles having spent more than 20 years in the industry.  For 10 years, he was...

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National business award shortlisting for Bristol optometrist

February 27, 2015
National business award shortlisting for Bristol optometrist

Optometrist Lynne Fernandes has made it through to the finals of a prestigious national business award. Lynne, pictured, who runs three successful practices across Bristol and Nailsea, has been shortlisted for Optometrist of the Year in the Optician Awards 2015. The annual Optician Awards are run by Optician magazine,...

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Lawyers hit the right note with Pop Go The Legals battle of the bands

February 27, 2015
Lawyers hit the right note with Pop Go The Legals battle of the bands

Barnstorming versions of Teenage Kicks and Disco 2000 helped The Mighty Rufus clinch the coveted first prize in the Bristol law firm battle of the bands. The five-piece band, drawn from Osborne Clarke and Bond Dickinson, wowed the 300-strong crowd at The Tunnels last night with a strong eight-song...

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