Bristol Music City: Bristol Business News to stage event showcasing city’s vibrant music scene

April 8, 2016
Bristol Music City: Bristol Business News to stage event showcasing city’s vibrant music scene

Bristol is one of the UK’s great music cities, boasting a vibrant and eclectic live music scene that spans jazz, hip-hop, classical and folk – and everything in between. Its impact on the city is huge – live music venues support nearly 1,000 full-time jobs and contribute many millions...

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Agents appointed to breathe new life into Bristol’s oldest retail scheme

April 8, 2016
Agents appointed to breathe new life into Bristol’s oldest retail scheme

Bristol property agency Williams Gunter Hardwick has been appointed to bring the retail offer of the city’s oldest shopping centre bang up to date. The Grade II listed St James Arcade in Broadmead dates back to 1824 and its distinctive architecture owes more than a small debt to the...

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EU membership ‘critically important’ to future of Bristol, UWE vice-chancellor says

April 8, 2016
EU membership ‘critically important’ to future of Bristol, UWE vice-chancellor says

One of the West of England’s most influential business and academic leaders, UWE vice-chancellor Professor Steve West, has said it is “critically important” the UK stays in the EU. In an emphatic backing of the ‘remain’ campaign, Prof West said being in the European Union was vital not just...

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Two partners join Carbon Law’s Bristol office as it grows city property team

April 8, 2016
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Carbon Law Partners has continued to grow its Bristol property team with the appointment of two partners to its office in the city. The Cardiff-based firm said the arrival of Jonathan Beck and Anne Bennett was helping it develop its influence in the highly competitive Bristol property market. Jonathan,...

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Rebrand for Bristol office of engineering consultancy following acquisition by Swedish group

April 8, 2016
Rebrand for Bristol office of engineering consultancy following acquisition by Swedish group

Engineering consultancy Grontmij, which has an office in Bristol, has this week rebranded as Sweco, marking the completion of its acquisition by Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy. Dutch firm Grontmij was bought last October by Swedish firm Sweco. The enlarged Stockholm-based group has 14,500 employees, sales of approximately...

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Paris or bust: Thrings cyclists ready to harness pedal power for Bristol hospitals charity Above & Beyond

April 8, 2016
Paris or bust: Thrings cyclists ready to harness pedal power for Bristol hospitals charity Above & Beyond

Suits and business attire will give way to Lycra and high-vis clothing later this month when a team of solicitors and business services staff from regional commercial law firm Thrings’ Bristol office cycle to Paris to raise funds for the city’s Above & Beyond hospital charity. Ten keen cyclists...

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UWE visiting professor role for marketing analytics expert Iain Lovatt

April 8, 2016
UWE visiting professor role for marketing analytics expert Iain Lovatt

Marketing analytics expert Iain Lovatt, founder of Bristol-based BlueVenn, has been appointed as visiting professor in the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE. Iain, pictured, who is also founder and CEO of Cheltenham-based Blue Sheep, has worked in marketing data and marketing analytics for nearly three decades.  He...

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TLT helps Brothers Drinks get a lot of bottle with deal to acquire C&C packaging line

April 8, 2016

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised Somerset cidermaker Brothers Drinks on its acquisition of a high-speed bottling line in its home town of Shepton Mallet from Irish drinks giant C&C Group. Brothers, launched in 1992 by four sons of the Showering family of Babycham fame, has also bought...

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Event: Help for small firms to find their way through the auto-enrolment pensions minefield

April 8, 2016

Free guidance sessions for small firms on the latest pensions minefield are being staged in Bristol next week by a national pensions group. All small business owners have been required to enrol their employees into a pension scheme by law since the start of this year – but many...

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