Bristol legal firms win places on housing group’s multi-million pound panel

July 29, 2020
Bristol legal firms win places on housing group’s multi-million pound panel

Four law firms with headquarters or major offices in Bristol have been appointed to serve on the panel of leading housing specialist firms as part of a £15m legal services framework agreement. Ashfords, Bevan Brittan, Clarke Willmott and TLT are among law firms appointed by the Birmingham-based Central Housing...

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Thinking small earns franchise owner shortlisting in major industry awards scheme

July 29, 2020
Thinking small earns franchise owner shortlisting in major industry awards scheme

A franchise owner of Smallprint, the Bristol-based keepsake jewellery business, is in the running for an award in the ‘Oscars’ of the franchise industry. Nicola Thompson, who runs the Smallprint franchise for the Durham/Northumberland area, is competing in the Transformation category of the British Franchise Association (bfa)/HSBC British Franchise...

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Engine Shed gets back on track with a new Covid-19 secure offering to Bristol’s tech community

July 29, 2020
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Bristol enterprise hub Engine Shed is to reopen its doors from Monday, August 3, offering visitors socially distanced meeting and work places and new flexible office packages for start-up and scale-up tech businesses. Located in one of Bristol’s most iconic buildings next to Temple Meads railway station, Engine Shed...

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Hotels’ post-pandemic marketing putting off potential guests, according to UWE research

July 28, 2020
Hotels’ post-pandemic marketing putting off potential guests, according to UWE research

Hotels that build an emotional attachment with potential visitors in their marketing are more likely to attract them back than by promoting their post Covid-19 cleanliness, research by UWE Bristol academics has found. Their study, which also involved researchers from two other universities, showed that crisis communications emphasising shared...

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Bristol hospital charity to stage annual Will-writing fortnight – with help from city’s law firms

July 28, 2020
Bristol hospital charity to stage annual Will-writing fortnight – with help from city’s law firms

Bristol law firms are being urged to give up their time to support Bristol city centre hospitals charity Above & Beyond’s Write Your Will Fortnight. Four firms – Wards Solicitors, Fussell Wright, Lyons Bowe Solicitors and Simpson Solicitors – have already committed to take part in the annual initiative...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 26, 2020
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Monday July 27 Final: Bilby Interim: Ascential Tuesday July 28 Finals: Design Group, Games Workshop Interims: Fresnillo, Greggs, Quartix Holdings, St James’s Place Trading announcement: Sanne Group Economic announcement: CBI distributive trade survey Wednesday July 29 Interims: Aptitude, Aston Martin Lagonda, Dignity, Drax, Jupiter Fund Management, PISC Magnit, Rathbone, Rio Tinto, Seplat Petroleum, Smith &...

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Upbeat Clarke Willmott signals minimal impact on this year’s profits from Covid-19

July 24, 2020
Upbeat Clarke Willmott signals minimal impact on this year’s profits from Covid-19

National law firm Clarke Willmott is forecasting almost no impact from the coronavirus pandemic on its profits in its current financial year with some parts of the business already recovering strongly. The firm, which has its largest office in Bristol, is the first of the city’s major law firms...

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Yeo Valley voted the cream of the UK’s organic brands by Good Housekeeping’s readers

July 24, 2020
Yeo Valley voted the cream of the UK’s organic brands by Good Housekeeping’s readers

West Country dairy firm Yeo Valley has been voted as the nation’s favourite organic brand for the second year in a row in a major awards scheme. Blagdon-based family-owned Yeo Valley, best known for its range of organic yogurts and managed by the second generation of the founding Mead...

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Great British Entrepreneur Awards shortlisting for Bristol software development firm and accountant

July 24, 2020
Great British Entrepreneur Awards shortlisting for Bristol software development firm and accountant

A high-growth software development business and the founder of an accountancy firm – both from Bristol – are in the running for coveted Great British Entrepreneur awards. Amdaris, which also has offices and development centres in the Moldova, Romania, and the UAE, is shortlisted for Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year...

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