Horse charity plans submitted to secure its long-term future

July 10, 2013
Horse charity plans submitted to secure its long-term future

Ambitious plans aimed at safeguarding Bristol equestrian charity and visitor attraction HorseWorld have been drawn up. The scheme would allow HorseWorld, the UK’s leading horse charity, to sell off part of its site, including its out-dated visitor centre, for housing – bringing in much-needed funds to secure its future...

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Regional economy on mend but challenges remain, Business West survey reveals

July 10, 2013
Regional economy on mend but challenges remain, Business West survey reveals

The region’s economy has made further progress, but that there are still some risks at home and abroad that could derail the recovery, according to the latest Business West Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) released today. This survey, made up of responses from more than 400 businesses across the West,...

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Infographic: Economy on track for growth but challenges remain, says Business West survey

July 10, 2013
Infographic: Economy on track for growth but challenges remain, says Business West survey

Business West’s Quarterly Economic Survey for the second quarter of this year suggests that the economy will continue to strengthen gradually over the next year, with growth slowly improving. Business confidence remains positive with 73% of respondents confident about their business prospects. Figures for exporting show a dramatic improvement...

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Royal Farms visit for agricultural valuers hosted by Smith & Williamson

July 10, 2013
Royal Farms visit for agricultural valuers hosted by Smith & Williamson

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson staged an exclusive day out at the Royal Farms at Windsor for members of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV). The guided tour of the 15,800-acre estate included visits to the Queen Victoria’s Dairy, Frogmore House...

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Bristol Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Hamburg

July 9, 2013
Bristol Business News Travel – 24:00 hours in Hamburg

Business links between the West and the German city of Hamburg are taking off following the launch of direct flights from Bristol Airport. So what can the business traveller do between meetings or to fill a few hours before flying home? Bristol Business News travel editor ANNE GORRINGE went...

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Firms still hampered by funding drought, research shows

July 9, 2013
Firms still hampered by funding drought, research shows

A lack of funding is holding back West firms as they struggle to overcome tough market conditions, according to a new study. Improving access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is is high on the Government’s agenda as it tries to stimulate economic recovery. But according to...

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June passenger numbers soar to record high at Bristol Airport

July 9, 2013
June passenger numbers soar to record high at Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport had its busiest ever June last month with more than 625,000 passengers travelling through the terminal. The figure is 15,000 higher than the previous record set in 2008 and represents a 3.4% increase on the same month last year. This was despite the 2012 figure being boosted...

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Actually, it is rocket science. Bloodhound’s Bristol team ‘are the world’s best’

July 9, 2013
Actually, it is rocket science. Bloodhound’s Bristol team ‘are the world’s best’

The team behind The Bloodhound Project, the supersonic car under construction in Bristol which will attempt to beat the 1,000mph land speed record, is “the best in the world”, says driver Andy Green. And he should know. Not only is Andy the man who will be at the controls...

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Deloitte launch entry level vacancies for budding accountants

July 9, 2013
Deloitte launch entry level vacancies for budding accountants

Fifty entry level positions including 30 graduate roles have been launched by accountancy firm Deloitte across its Bristol and Cardiff offices. The positions will be available to school leavers after A-levels, students during their university course and graduates.  Students at any school or university, with any degree discipline can...

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