Shipshape SS Great Britain gets set to mark 50 years since its homecoming as rusting wreak

February 7, 2020
Shipshape SS Great Britain gets set to mark 50 years since its homecoming as rusting wreak

Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol’s most popular tourist attraction, is preparing to celebrate 50 years since it returned to its home city with a special programme of events. Little more than a rusting hull when it was towed up the River Avon and under Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge in...

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Development manager joins Cubex as Finzels reaches next phase

February 7, 2020
Development manager joins Cubex as Finzels reaches next phase

Bristol-based Cubex, the property developer behind the city’s Finzels Reach regeneration project, has appointed a new team member as it looks ahead to further opportunities. Sarah Trahair-Williams, pictured, has joined as development manager having worked for the past five years as a senior project manager at international project management...

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Barcan+Kirby teams up with Gloucestershire Cricket to mark club reaching 150 not out

February 7, 2020
Barcan+Kirby teams up with Gloucestershire Cricket to mark club reaching 150 not out

Gloucestershire Cricket has appointed Bristol-based law firm Barcan+Kirby as its official sponsor to help it celebrate the club’s 150th anniversary this year. The club, which following a successful 2019 has brought Division One County Championship cricket back to the Bristol County Ground for this season, is aiming to mark...

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Bristol-based restaurant guide publisher in liquidation after struggling against digital rivals

February 7, 2020
Bristol-based restaurant guide publisher in liquidation after struggling against digital rivals

The Bristol publishing company behind a UK-wide series of eating-out guides is being wound up after hitting a cashflow crisis and failing to compete against digital-only competitors. Food & Drink Guides Ltd, based in Victoria Street, ceased trading five days before Christmas when all its 20-plus staff were made...

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Tech start-ups get chance to tap into expertise by staying in the Loop

February 7, 2020
Tech start-ups get chance to tap into expertise by staying in the Loop

A new growth programme to support the growing number of tech start-ups across the South West has been launched by a team of experts in areas ranging from PR to accounting. Called Loop, it gives participants structured access to practical advice across a spectrum of business services, including investor...

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Chance to shed light on the challenges facing Bristol’s night-time economy

February 7, 2020
Chance to shed light on the challenges facing Bristol’s night-time economy

Key players in Bristol’s night-time economy are being offered the chance to share their experiences and work together to promote the city’s unique and inclusive nightlife. They will gather on Monday evening at an event staged by Bristol@Night, the independent advisory panel featuring local people from pubs, bars, clubs,...

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Hartnell Taylor Cook partner takes over as Bristol Property Agents Association president

February 6, 2020
Hartnell Taylor Cook partner takes over as Bristol Property Agents Association president

Chris Grazier, partner in charge of office agency at Bristol property agents Hartnell Taylor Cook, has been named as the new president of the Bristol Property Agents Association (BPAA). Chris, pictured, who succeeds JLL director Paul Baker in the role, took over at last night’s BPAA annual dinner. He...

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Bristol’s Engine Shed aims to widen access to city’s tech sector with series of tours for school kids

February 6, 2020
Bristol’s Engine Shed aims to widen access to city’s tech sector with series of tours for school kids

Schoolchildren from across the West of England are getting a chance to find out more about opportunities in the region’s tech sector as part of a scheme launched by Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub. The first of its Tech Tours took place in January when youngsters from Blackhorse Primary...

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New head of regulatory and licensing among three new joiners at Gregg Latchams

February 6, 2020
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Three fee earners, including a new head of regulatory and licensing, have joined Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams. Melissa Toney now leads the firm’s regulatory and licensing team while solicitors Holly Snook and Sammy Macdermid have joined the dispute resolution and commercial property departments respectively.  In her new role,...

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