Six partner promotions at Ashfords as it focuses on growth and investing in its people

August 1, 2022
Six partner promotions at Ashfords as it focuses on growth and investing in its people

National law firm Ashfords, which has an office in Bristol, has promoted six senior associates and legal directors to partner, four of whom started their careers at the firm as trainees. The move takes the number of partners at the firm to 73 across its five UK offices.  And with...

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Promotion for GL Law private client associate named as ‘one to watch’ in prestigious legal guide

August 1, 2022
Promotion for GL Law private client associate named as ‘one to watch’ in prestigious legal guide

Bristol law firm GL Law has promoted Ben Coulson to associate director in recognition of his dedication to clients and commitment to delivering innovative legal services. With more than 10 years’ experience in private client law, Ben, pictured, specialises in the full range of services including the administration of...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 1, 2022
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Monday August 1 Final: Fulcrum Utility Services Interims: Hutchmed (China), Spectris, GlobalData, RHI Magnesita, Senior, HSBC Holdings, Altyngold Trading updates: Cranswick, Belvoir, EKF Diagnostics Holdings, Balanced Commercial Property Trust, XP Power Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday August 2 Final: NWF Group Interims: Standard Chartered, Travis Perkins, Rotork, BP, Greggs, Fresnillo, Keller Group, Braveheart...

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The LAST WORD: Andrew Jordan, partner, Haines Watts Bristol

July 29, 2022
The LAST WORD: Andrew Jordan, partner, Haines Watts Bristol

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Andrew Jordan, partner Haines Watts Bristol, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Minions: The Rise of Gru. What can I say, it was for...

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Bristol’s Great Western Credit Union expands further with Stroud Valleys merger

July 29, 2022
Bristol’s Great Western Credit Union expands further with Stroud Valleys merger

Great Western Credit Union, the Bristol-based organisation giving people across the region access to affordable loans and competitive savings accounts, has merged with a smaller credit union in Gloucestershire. The tie-up with Stroud Valleys Credit Union (SVCU) has created the biggest organisation of its size in the region, with...

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Bristol ‘incubator hub’ hailed after US software group acquires its Solverboard innovation platform

July 29, 2022
Bristol ‘incubator hub’ hailed after US software group acquires its Solverboard innovation platform

Bristol-based creative group Istoria has sold its innovation management platform subsidiary Solverboard to a US-headquartered international software group in a deal worth up for £2.25m. Istoria Group, which owns a number of businesses in the exhibitions, events, publishing and interior design sectors, said the deal demonstrated the success of...

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Plans to make ‘Bristol better for all’ outlined by City Centre BID ahead of ballot for its next five-year term

July 29, 2022
Plans to make ‘Bristol better for all’ outlined by City Centre BID ahead of ballot for its next five-year term

Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has unveiled an ambitious five-year plan to make the area a more welcoming and safer place while also attracting new business, investment and people. The vision, for the period up to 2027, will be implemented if the BID is successfully voted back...

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Flagship event will explore how pioneers have – and continue to – shape our legal justice system

July 29, 2022
Flagship event will explore how pioneers have – and continue to – shape our legal justice system

Baroness Hale, the former president of the Supreme Court, has been named as a speaker at a high-profile event in Bristol later this year which aims to shine a light on the impact of human rights change makers in legal justice and equality. Also lined up to speak is...

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Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

July 29, 2022
Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

The West of England’s first Good Employment Charter has been launched – with Bristol’s four times Academy Award-winning animation studio Aardman the first to pledge its support. The project was kick-started this week by Metro Mayor Dan Norris as part of a push to develop good jobs, deliver opportunities...

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