Stars line up to unleash their artistic talents on Bristol’s 80 giant Gromits

June 20, 2013
Stars line up to unleash their artistic talents on Bristol’s 80 giant Gromits

Musician Jools Holland, actress Joanna Lumley, Britain’s foremost hat designer Philip Treacy and Bristol graffiti artist Inkie have today been named among the final line-up of top-flight artists and celebrities taking part in the city’s ground-breaking charity initiative Gromit Unleashed. With less than two weeks to go before 80...

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Take advantage of taxman’s capital allowance increase, transport firms are told

June 20, 2013
Take advantage of taxman’s capital allowance increase, transport firms are told

Bristol-based chartered accountants Whyatt Pakeman Partners are urging hauliers and transport firms to take advantage of new enhanced capital allowances. The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA), introduced in 2008, enables businesses to claim 100% tax relief on qualifying expenditure on plant and machinery in the year of purchase. From January...

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Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

June 20, 2013
Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

The work of new and emerging artists from refugee backgrounds is to be showcased to West organisations and businesses to explore ways they can be employed on creative projects. The groundbreaking initiative, the result of a link-up between St George’s Bristol and Platforma South West, the arts and refugees...

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Trunki boss Rob Law makes case for putting green at the heart of every business

June 20, 2013
Trunki boss Rob Law makes case for putting green at the heart of every business

West entrepreneurs inspired businesses of all sizes to gain a commercial advantage by becoming green at a meeting staged as part of Bristol’s BIG Green Week. The flagship event, staged by Business West, the business support organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, heard from...

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Filmmakers link up to launch Bristol venture that puts new talent in the frame

June 20, 2013
Filmmakers link up to launch Bristol venture that puts new talent in the frame

The former head of broadcast at Bristol-based Aardman Animations, Miles Bullough, and former BBC creative executive Jesse Cleverly have teamed up to launch an entertainment content incubator to help creatives looking for funding and expertise. The pair are calling on emerging and established creators to get in touch with...

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Mayor Ferguson isolated as City Council unites against residents’ parking zones

June 19, 2013
Mayor Ferguson isolated as City Council unites against residents’ parking zones

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol Mayor George Ferguson was last night described as “arrogant” and “undemocratic” in attempting to force his residents’ parking zones (RPZ) plans onto communities that did not want them. Mr Ferguson faced the combined opposition of an angry public and all parties on Bristol City...

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Changes in legal market put 28% of West law firms on danger list

June 19, 2013
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More than a quarter of West law firms are at risk of failure in the next 12 months, according to an alarming new report. But the research by R3, the insolvency trade body, shows that the West’s expected failure rate of 28% over the next year is lower than...

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Bristol restaurant group Friska tastes success in first Green Business of the Year Award

June 19, 2013
Bristol restaurant group Friska tastes success in first Green Business of the Year Award

In just three years, university graduates Ed Brown and Griff Holland have started a company and opened an impressive four restaurants. Now, their ethos of putting ‘green’ at the heart of their business has landed them a major award at this week’s BIG Green Week. Business West, the business...

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Fresh chance for Bristol’s farmers’ market to mark 15 years of success

June 19, 2013
Fresh chance for Bristol’s farmers’ market to mark 15 years of success

Bristol’s award-winning farmers’ market today celebrates its 15th anniversary – for the second time in just over a week. The double celebration ensures visitors and shoppers have plenty of opportunity to join the weekly and fortnightly traders in the anniversary celebrations. As part of the celebrations the Lord Mayor...

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