Gulf investors linked with £2bn Hinkley C funding

October 23, 2013
Gulf investors linked with £2bn Hinkley C funding

The multi-billion pound funding gap in the £16bn Hinkley C nuclear power plant project could be filled by investment from Gulf state governments, according to media reports. A consortium led by French energy giant EDF was given the go-ahead on Monday to build two reactors at Hinkley Point in...

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CBRE’s decade of growth marked with VIP party

October 23, 2013
CBRE’s decade of growth marked with VIP party

Property consultancy CBRE’s Bristol office has celebrated 10 years of successful trading in the city – a period in which it has grown from four staff to nearly 40 despite the near market meltdown and the worst recession in living memory. The office, which started out in an attic...

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Bristol needs to do more to cut out ‘cancer of racism’, debate hears

October 23, 2013
Bristol needs to do more to cut out ‘cancer of racism’, debate hears

Racism remains a cancer on society and organisations and businesses across Bristol need to do more to combat it, a high-profile debate on the issue heard. Members of black and minority ethnic (BME) communities were more likely to underperform at school, be unemployed or fail to fulfil their potential...

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‘Exceptional’ school student gains scholarship from Whyatt Pakeman

October 22, 2013
‘Exceptional’ school student gains scholarship from Whyatt Pakeman

Clifton chartered accountancy firm Whyatt Pakeman Partners has presented Bristol Grammar School student Sonny Chiba with an annual scholarship. Sonny received the sponsorship package from the firm’s partners at a special presentation earlier this month in recognition of his achievements in all aspects of his economics course. Partner Richard...

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Debate will look at Bristol’s record on race equality and employment

October 22, 2013
Debate will look at Bristol’s record on race equality and employment

Bristol businesses’ record on discrimination and race equality in the workplace will come under the spotlight this evening at a high-profile question time style debate and panel discussion. Employment opportunities will be included along with crime, education and other issues at the event, staged as the final meeting in...

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Finance group looks at the positives as it overcomes tough trading conditions

October 21, 2013
Finance group looks at the positives as it overcomes tough trading conditions

Independent Clifton and Chipping Sodbury-based financial consultancy Jelf has shrugged off what it admitted were “challenging” market conditions to enjoy a positive start to the second half of the year. As a result it expects its results for the year to September 30 to be in line with market...

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Boost for West economy as Govt approves Hinkley C nuclear power plant

October 21, 2013
Boost for West economy as Govt approves Hinkley C nuclear power plant

The £14bn Hinkley C nuclear power plant has gained official Government go-ahead, delivering a massive boost to the economy of the West of England but re-opening the debate on the cost of the massive project for consumers. The two nuclear reactors to be built by French giant EDF Energy...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 20, 2013
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Monday 21 October Trading statements: Informa, Senior AGM: Renewable Energy Economics: Rightmove house price data Tuesday 22 October Interims: BP Marsh & Partners, Whitbread Finals: Epistem, Spirit Pub Company Trading statements: ARM Holdings, BHP Billiton, Eurasia Drilling Company, GKN, Petropavlovsk, UBM, Reckitt Benckiser Economics: Public sector borrowing figures Wednesday...

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Joint venture set up to boost Bristol’s environmental talent pool

October 18, 2013
Joint venture set up to boost Bristol’s environmental talent pool

Two Bristol-based organisations have announced a joint venture to support the city's burgeoning environmental technology and services sector. The tie-up comes after the city’s success in being named European Green Capital of the Year for 2015. Low Carbon South West, one of the largest trade associations of its kind...

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