£6bn Chinese investment deal paves way for Hinkley C nuclear plant to receive final go-ahead

October 21, 2015
£6bn Chinese investment deal paves way for Hinkley C nuclear plant to receive final go-ahead

The long-expected Chinese investment in the development of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station was confirmed this week – and the final go-ahead for the £18bn project is now expected within two weeks. With that decision now largely a formality, the Bristol area is on the brink of its...

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Game plan pays off as Barclays helps creative agency Studio Diva buy own ‘playful’ office

October 21, 2015
Game plan pays off as Barclays helps creative agency Studio Diva buy own ‘playful’ office

Fast-growing Bristol creative agency Studio Diva has bought a prestigious office in Queen Square, supported by an undisclosed six-figure sum funding package from Barclays. The agency, which creates campaigns for some of the world’s biggest entertainment companies, has achieved sustained growth over the past four years and doubled its...

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Join hundreds of business owners at Bristol’s biggest networking event

October 20, 2015
Join hundreds of business owners at Bristol’s biggest networking event

With just two days to go, the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is shaping up to be one of the biggest business events in the West this year. Hundreds of business owners – men and women – will descend on Bristol’ s Colston Hall this Thursday for the one-day entrepreneurial extravaganza. Tickets...

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Integral builds momentum as market recovery brings contracts worth £3m

October 19, 2015
Integral builds momentum as market recovery brings contracts worth £3m

Bristol-based refurbishment, construction and fit out specialist Integral Build has completed the latest in a series of contracts worth more than £3m as the market continues to bounce back. The total refurbishment of the reception area of No1 The Square in Bristol’s Temple Quay office park completes a busy...

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New recruit boosts Alder King’s building consultancy team

October 19, 2015
New recruit boosts Alder King’s building consultancy team

Property consultancy Alder King has recruited Tom Chapple as a junior building surveyor in its Bristol office. Tom, pictured, who recently graduated from Nottingham Trent University with an MSc in Building Surveying, will help serve Alder King’s growing portfolio of building consultancy clients.    Tom’s particular interest in sustainability...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 19, 2015
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Monday 19 October Finals: Inland Homes AGMs: City of London Investment Group, CPL Resources EGM: Microsaic Systems Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 20 October Interims: Quantum Pharmaceuticals, Whitbread Final: Asos Trading statements: Genel Energy, Go-Ahead, Informa, InterContinental Hotels, McBride, Pentair, Petropavlovsk AGMs: Frontier Developments, McBride, Scancell EGM: RM2 International...

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Photo contest will bring Bristol’s unseen army of night workers into focus

October 16, 2015
Photo contest will bring Bristol’s unseen army of night workers into focus

Bristol’s unseen and unsung army of night workers are to get their hour in the spotlight in a new photo competition being staged in the city. On Sunday October 25 at 2am, when the clocks change from British Summer Time to British Winter Time and most of people can...

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The LAST WORD: Pete and Chloe Cann, Back-2-Front Recruitment and The Chef Tree

October 16, 2015
The LAST WORD: Pete and Chloe Cann, Back-2-Front Recruitment and The Chef Tree

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week, husband-and-wife team Pete and Chloe Cann from Back-2-Front Recruitment and The Chef Tree answer our 10 questions: What was the LAST: Film you watched? Pete: Oh,...

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Bristol Law Society Awards: Full list of winners

October 16, 2015
Bristol Law Society Awards: Full list of winners

Law Student of the Year (sponsored by Wessex Searches) Winner: Sarah Carter (University of Law) Shortlisted: Richie Rees (Paragon Costs Solutions), Emma Trevett (UWE) Support Team Member of the Year (sponsored by Damar Training) Winner: Amanda Jennings (Barcon + Kirby) Shortlisted: Claire Taylor (VWV), Sarah Vickery (TLT) Junior Lawyer...

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