Mayor aims to slash Bristol’s £5m rubbish bill by calling on litter louts to show ‘a bit of respect’

December 17, 2013
Mayor aims to slash Bristol’s £5m rubbish bill by calling on litter louts to show ‘a bit of respect’

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Clearing Bristol’s streets of casually-dropped rubbish costs the city a staggering £5m a year – and now Mayor George Ferguson wants people to show a “bit of respect” and bin their litter. Standing in front of a large pile of rubbish swept from the streets...

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Brightside suffers big fall in share price after it slashes forecast

December 17, 2013
Brightside suffers big fall in share price after it slashes forecast

Shares in Bristol specialist insurance broker Brightside Group fell earlier this week following a statement in which it admitted its earnings would be around a fifth lower this year. The group said it had been hit by further capacity restrictions in the final quarter of its financial year. As...

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Strong bounce back by businesses points to steady growth in 2014

December 16, 2013
Strong bounce back by businesses points to steady growth in 2014

Business confidence is running at its highest level for more than three years as the recovery gathers pace and firms put austerity behind them at last. Manufacturers in particular are upbeat about their prospects going into the new year, according to the latest Business Trends report by accountants BDO....

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What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

December 16, 2013
What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

Ideas on the best way to create sustainable jobs and growth across the West of England are being invited from Bristol firms. The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today launches a six-week public consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) – a blueprint for growth over the next six years....

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 15, 2013
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Monday 16 December Interim: Cohort Trading statement: Aggreko AGMs: Leaf Clean Energy, Parkmead Group EGM: Ophir Energy Economics: Rightmove house prices data, Confederation of British Industry trends – total orders and selling prices data Tuesday 17 December Interims: Dixons Retail, Provexis Trading statement: National Express AGMs: dotDigital Group, Strategic...

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New Castle Park plan saves open space from development

December 13, 2013
New Castle Park plan saves open space from development

Controversial redevelopment plans for the Castle Park area of Bristol city centre have been drastically scaled down following a public outcry. Bristol City Council’s revised Central Area Plan published today retains the green space between the former Lloyds Bank offices and St Peter’s Church in the park. This area...

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ACE appointment strengthens global insurer’s position in South West

December 13, 2013
ACE appointment strengthens global insurer’s position in South West

Property insurance group ACE has appointed Ian McFadyean as business development manager for the South West and Wales as it continues to invest in its UK regional offices. In the newly-created role, Ian, pictured, will be responsible for developing new and existing business across the region as well as managing...

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City centre office deals show continued demand for older space, say agents

December 13, 2013
City centre office deals show continued demand for older space, say agents

Bristol office block The Crescent Centre has attracted two new tenants – proof, say its agents, of a buoyant market for secondary space in the city centre. Arriva Transport Solutions and Classroom Video are the latest arrivals at the long-established five-storey office complex in Temple Back. Arriva Transport Solutions...

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Only Connect’s glamorous networking nets £4,000 for Lord Mayor’s charity

December 13, 2013
Only Connect’s glamorous networking nets £4,000 for Lord Mayor’s charity

More than £4,000 was raised for the Lord Mayor of Bristol’s Children Appeal at Only Connect, the region’s premium business and social networking event. The showpiece red-carpet event at the Living Room, Harbourside, which was supported by Bristol Business News, attracted more than 500 guests from a wide range...

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