Bristol gains £140m and 3,700 jobs from its film and TV industry, report reveals

March 17, 2017
Bristol gains £140m and  3,700 jobs from its film and TV industry, report reveals

Bristol’s film and TV industry generated £140.3m for the city’s economy last year and employed around 3,700 people, new research underlining its importance has revealed. The sector – the third largest in Britain – was also responsible for a further £17.7m of inward investment to the city, according to...

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Bristol firms invited to sponsor friends’ transatlantic rowing challenge

March 17, 2017
Bristol firms invited to sponsor friends’ transatlantic rowing challenge

Four friends from Bristol are appealing to city businesses to sponsor their 3,000-mile Atlantic rowing challenge. Despite no previous rowing experience, Mark Gibson, Jon Lakin and brothers Steve and Dan Baker, who together form the Nuts over the Atlantic team, are taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge...

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Franchising deal lands Luton Airport outlet for Friska and gives it taste for more growth

March 17, 2017
Franchising deal lands Luton Airport outlet for Friska and gives it taste for more growth

Friska, the Bristol-based healthy fast food group, has signed its first franchising deal – a move that has enabled it to open its ninth outlet. The new site, due to open in June in the newly-refurbished Luton Airport departure lounge, will be the biggest Friska yet with more than...

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RSG’s Fuse Recruitment brand aims to spark interest in change management sector

March 17, 2017
RSG’s Fuse Recruitment brand aims to spark interest in change management sector

Bristol-based RSG, the UK’s biggest independent recruitment group, has launched a new brand to target the IT and change management sectors. Fuse Recruitment is already working with clients across the defence, utilities, transportation and consultancies sectors in area such as data migration, separation and property portfolio projects. Led by...

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Money can be the root of good things too, Triodos Bank research into savers’ ethical views reveals

March 17, 2017
Money can be the root of good things too, Triodos Bank research into savers’ ethical views reveals

Research carried out by Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos has confirmed its view that most savers want their money to have a positive impact on society. With interest rates at an historic low and so little difference between cash ISAs now on the market, Triodos says its survey proved that...

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Bristol businesses primed for changes in the pipeline for UK water market

March 17, 2017
Bristol businesses primed for changes in the pipeline for UK water market

Nearly 70% of businesses in the Bristol Water supply area are ready for the new retail market in the industry, according to a new survey. The new water market opens for business next month and awareness of it was just 32% when Bristol Water conducted its last business stakeholder...

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More indie retailers and eateries sign up to take space in CARGO’s next phase

March 17, 2017
More indie retailers and eateries sign up to take space in CARGO’s next phase

The latest line-up of independent businesses set to join the second phase of Bristol’s innovative shipping container retail hub has been announced. Gopal’s Curry Shack, The Bristol Cheesemonger and a new venture from stylish bar operator Brace & Browns are among those confirmed to move into CARGO 2 –...

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100% retention rate at Osborne Clarke for its spring qualifiers

March 17, 2017
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Bristol-based international legal practice Osborne Clarke has retained all its spring qualifiers, with the six trainees staying on as newly-qualified solicitors. They will be based across the firm’s three UK offices in Bristol, London and Reading. It is the third strong retention rate result in a row for Osborne Clarke. Last...

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New Avonmouth logistics hub opens with pledge to deliver better pallet service to Europe

March 17, 2017
New Avonmouth logistics hub opens with pledge to deliver better pallet service to Europe

Bristol firms needing to distribute goods on pallets into mainland Europe are being promised a more efficient service following the opening of a new logistics hub at Avonmouth. The development by Palletways, Europe’s largest specialist logistics network, is the firm’s fifth in the UK and will offer a pan-European...

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