Bristol’s only speculative office building sold for £62m as it achieves record city centre rent

September 12, 2018
Bristol’s only speculative office building sold for £62m as it achieves record city centre rent

Newly completed Bristol landmark office building Aurora has been sold for just over £62m after setting the highest-ever rent for the city centre. Following weeks of speculation, contracts have been exchanged on the 95,000 sq ft grade A building at Finzels Reach – more than 85% of which is...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 8, 2018
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Monday September 10 Trading update: Associated British Foods Economic announcements: Trade balance (July), GDP (July) Tuesday September 11 Interims: Cairn Energy, Ashtead, Hilton Foods, JD Sports Trading updates: Halfords, DS Smith, Severfield, Ryanair Economic announcement: Employment data (August) Wednesday September 12 Finals: Dunelm, Galliford Try Interim: Inditex Trading update:...

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The LAST WORD: Andrew Thresh, general manager, Avon Gorge by Hotel Du Vin

September 7, 2018
The LAST WORD: Andrew Thresh, general manager, Avon Gorge by Hotel Du Vin

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 Thresh, general manager of the Avon Gorge by Hotel Du Vin, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Mamma Mia! Here...

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Tech ‘super-cluster’ report names Bristol as sixth biggest in Europe

September 7, 2018
Tech ‘super-cluster’ report names Bristol as sixth biggest in Europe

Bristol has been placed among Europe’s top 10 tech ‘super clusters’ in a table that ranks it above Cambridge, Cologne and Vienna. The city appears at number six in the table based in research from global real estate adviser CBRE.  The report EMEA Tech Cities: Opportunities in Technology Hotspots,...

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Open Doors festival will celebrate the past, present and future of 101 Bristol buildings

September 7, 2018
Open Doors festival will celebrate the past, present and future of 101 Bristol buildings

Bristol’s annual Bristol Open Doors festival returns next weekend, allowing participants to discover the secrets of 101 fascinating buildings around the city. Expert-led tours will offer glimpses inside buildings never or rarely seen by the public – with the opportunity to discover heritage spaces, forgotten places and innovative design....

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Burges Salmon renewables experts to advise on £1.9m Welsh marine energy test bed

September 7, 2018
Burges Salmon renewables experts to advise on  £1.9m Welsh marine energy test bed

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has been appointed by Marine Energy Wales to provide legal services for a project that will test pioneering new equipment and processes in marine energy. The firm will support the Marine Energy Wales team on a range of legal matters such as contracts,...

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Architecture practice continues to build its team as it approaches 25th anniversary

September 7, 2018
Architecture practice continues to build its team as it approaches 25th anniversary

Bristol architects Childs+Sulzmann, the practice behind many iconic Bristol buildings including the Arnolfini, Engine Shed and Watershed, is on target for a 25% increase in turnover and headcount this year as it marks its 25th anniversary. The firm, which specialises in innovative projects in the hotel, leisure, creative re-use...

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Fund that helps community businesses power ahead to re-open

September 7, 2018
Fund that helps community businesses power ahead to re-open

Bristol’s community businesses will be able to apply for finance to help them grow and achieve sustainability when a new fund re-opens next week. The Community Business Fund from independent trust Power to Change will offer grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to businesses trading for the benefit of –...

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