‘Great maturity and confidence’ earns Bristol civil engineering student top award

October 7, 2021
‘Great maturity and confidence’ earns Bristol civil engineering student top award

A Bristol civil engineering student who won a national award says she is glad she “took a chance on herself”. Zawadi Mwambeyu, who is studying at the University of Bristol, fought off 12 other contenders to take the top spot in Women in Property’s National Student Awards.  The awards...

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Merged hospital charities’ ‘positivity’ reflected in new logo designed by Mr B & Friends

October 6, 2021
Merged hospital charities’ ‘positivity’ reflected in new logo designed by Mr B & Friends

Bristol-based branding consultancy Mr B & Friends has created a distinctive identity for Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, which was formed this week from the merger of Above & Beyond and Weston Area Charitable Trust. The agency, which works with a wide spread of local, national and international clients,...

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B Corp certification for Business West in recognition of its stance to ‘pursue purpose as well as profit’

October 6, 2021
B Corp certification for Business West in recognition of its stance to ‘pursue purpose as well as profit’

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has been certified as a B Corporation, joining an elite, forward-looking global community that balances profit with people and the planet. The B Corp movement encourages organisations to take an ethical approach to business to make a positive difference in the world. ...

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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

October 5, 2021
Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

More than £1m has been pledged by businesses and organisations across the West of England from their unused apprenticeship levy funds to help people in the region develop new skills. The funds have gone to the Share to Support scheme, which was launched earlier this year to create vital...

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Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

October 4, 2021
Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

A cross-firm team of lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised private equity investment firm Foresight on its third grid-scale acquisition of the past seven months. The 50MW Blackpark energy storage project in Scotland is the most recent in a string of acquisitions...

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Former Grant Thornton graduate entrant promoted to partner to lead its regional private wealth team

October 4, 2021
Former Grant Thornton graduate entrant promoted to partner to lead its regional private wealth team

Accountancy and advisory firm Grant Thornton has promoted private tax director Richard Marsh to partner. He will now lead the firm’s South region private wealth team from its Bristol office. Richard, pictured, is the first head of the team, which brings together specialists from Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford, Reading and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 3, 2021
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Monday October 4 Finals: Coral Products, James Halstead, Quadrise Fuels International  Tuesday October 5 Finals: Bluefield Solar Income Fund, Hotel Chocolat Group, SCS Group Interim: Inspiration Healthcare Group Trading announcement: Greggs Economic announcement: PMI services  Wednesday October 6 Final: Netcall Interims: Allied Minds, Tesco Trading announcements: Ferrexpo, Sirius Real Estate Economic announcement:  PMI construction Thursday October 7...

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Iconic Bristol nightclub made famous by Ben Stokes court case changes hands for £1.3m

October 1, 2021
Iconic Bristol nightclub made famous by Ben Stokes court case changes hands for £1.3m

Bristol’s Mbargo nightclub, made famous after England cricket star Ben Stokes was involved in an altercation outside it, has been sold for £1.3m. The 8,401 sq ft club, pictured, on Triangle West in Clifton, is popular with students from nearby the University of Bristol.  It had originally been put...

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New high for Bristol office scheme as developers crane in fir tree to top it out

October 1, 2021
New high for Bristol office scheme as developers crane in fir tree to top it out

The firms behind a new office development in Bristol city centre have staged a traditional topping out ceremony to celebrate its highest point of construction. The rooftop ceremony staged by developers Nord and Skanska was marked with the Scandinavian good luck tradition of flying a fir tree over the...

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