New managing partner for Burges Salmon as Peter Morris prepares to step down after eight years in role

January 9, 2018
New managing partner for Burges Salmon as Peter Morris prepares to step down after eight years in role

Bristol’s largest law firm Burges Salmon has named Roger Bull as its next managing partner, succeeding Peter Morris, who is at the end of his current term.   The changeover takes effect on May 1. Peter Morris, who became managing partner in 2010, will remain with the firm and...

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Planning green light for biggest office development to be built in Bristol for 10 years

January 9, 2018
Planning green light for biggest office development to be built in Bristol for 10 years

Bristol’s largest office development for a decade is to be built at Temple Quay following planning approval from the city council. The 210,000 sq ft 4 Glass Wharf showpiece building, pictured, will be linked by a bridge to neighbouring 3 Glass Wharf, which is now under construction.  London-based property...

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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

January 9, 2018
Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

Law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed commercial property expert Fionnuala Nolan as a partner to advise its fast-growing portfolio of real estate sector clients. Fionnuala, pictured, who joined from City law firm Banks Kelly Solicitors, has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 7, 2018
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Monday January 8 Interim: Micro Focus Tuesday January 9 Trading updates: Persimmon, Morrisons, Big Yellow, GoCompare, Topps Tiles, Majestic Wine, Stock Spirits Wednesday January 10 Interim: SuperGroup Trading updates: Sainsbury’s, Taylor Wimpey, Cineword, Devro, Foxtons, Interserve, McBride, Page Group, Ted Baker Economic announcement: UK Trade balance (November) Thursday January...

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Severe lack of Grade A office space will send rents rocketing this year, Bristol property agents claim

January 5, 2018
Severe lack of Grade A office space will send rents rocketing this year, Bristol property agents claim

Office rents in Bristol will again soar this year after climbing by 14% in 2017 due to a lack of quality space, according to property market experts in the city. They are forecasting that rents will hit a record £35 per sq ft as demand continues to outstrip supply...

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US giant bets on made-in-Bristol ‘virtual-touch’ technology for next generation of 4D casino games

January 5, 2018
US giant bets on made-in-Bristol ‘virtual-touch’ technology for next generation of 4D casino games

Ultrahaptics, the Bristol firm behind cutting-edge technology that allows people to ‘feel’ virtual objects, has helped global gaming giant IGT produce a range of four-dimensional slot machine games. Ultrahaptics’ mid-air haptics technology will mean players will literally be able to reach out and touch graphics that appear in free...

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TLT team acts fast to help Bargain Booze group wrap up pre-Christmas store chain acquisition

January 5, 2018
TLT team acts fast to help Bargain Booze group wrap up pre-Christmas store chain acquisition

Lawyers in the Bristol head office of TLT advised Conviviality, the drinks distributor behind the Bargain Booze retail chain, on its pre-Christmas acquisition of convenience store group Central Convenience out of administration. TLT’s multi-disciplinary team completed the deal in just seven days, including advising on the listing of new...

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New finance package funds Pieminister’s appetite for growth and helps offset higher costs

January 5, 2018
New finance package funds Pieminister’s appetite for growth and helps offset higher costs

Bristol gourmet pie company Pieminister is to open two more restaurants early this year and boost capacity at its central kitchen in the city after securing a £1.65m finance package from its bank. The pioneering firm, which opened its first venue in Stokes Croft in 2003, has a medium-term...

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More growth on the cards at Smith & Williamson following strong half-year performance

January 5, 2018
More growth on the cards at Smith & Williamson following strong half-year performance

Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services firm with a large office in Bristol, is to continue to invest in its people and technology after achieving strong growth in profits and income. Operating profits in the half year to October 31 rose by 15.8% to £20.5m on income...

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