Digital transformation expert joins Gregg Latchams’ board as it looks to make firm ‘fit for the future’

March 26, 2020
Digital transformation expert joins Gregg Latchams’ board as it looks to make firm ‘fit for the future’

Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams has appointed legal sector expert Chris Bull to its executive board in a wide-ranging role that will help shape its future. Chris, pictured, who has a strong track record in digital transformation, will take the title of interim chief financial officer – although the...

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Coronavirus update: Airbus cuts output at Filton plant and extends Easter break

March 26, 2020
Coronavirus update: Airbus cuts output at Filton plant and extends Easter break

Aerospace giant Airbus is to reduce production at its Filton plant for three weeks and extend the Easter holidays for its employees as it becomes the latest major UK manufacturer to take drastic action in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. The group employs 4,000 people on its Filton...

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Coronavirus update: Website launched with expert advice to help firms trade through the crisis

March 26, 2020
Coronavirus update: Website launched with expert advice to help firms trade through the crisis

Bristol businesses needing up-to-date information, advice and guidance to help them trade in the current unprecedented market conditions are being encouraged to turn to a new web portal launched by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. Called Trading Through Coronavirus, it aims to help businesses navigate their way...

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Bristol office building named as global paragon of healthy workplaces

March 26, 2020
Bristol office building named as global paragon of healthy workplaces

An office block in central Bristol has been named as one of the world’s healthiest workplaces in an international awards scheme that showcases the role working environments play in employee wellbeing. The Paragon, pictured, a 75,000 sq ft, six-storey building on the corner of Victoria Street and Counterslip, is...

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Call goes out for vacant buildings and car parks to help NHS tackle coronavirus crisis

March 25, 2020
Call goes out for vacant buildings and car parks to help NHS tackle coronavirus crisis

Bristol’s property industry is being urged to make unoccupied or vacant buildings and car parks available for use by the NHS as it leads the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. The highest demand is for car parking spaces, overnight beds and storage facilities within a 15-minute walk of an NHS...

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Colliers steps in to help FareShare after its annual fund-raising TRYathlon is cancelled

March 24, 2020
Colliers steps in to help FareShare after its annual fund-raising TRYathlon is cancelled

Food poverty charity FareShare South West is to receive a £5,000 donation from global real estate advisory firm Colliers International – the amount its Bristol office had expected to raise from its annual TRYathlon, which has been cancelled. The office has staged the popular event since 2013 – with...

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Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones taps into Osborne Clarke’s expertise as he joins forces with investor BGF

March 24, 2020
Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones taps into Osborne Clarke’s expertise as he joins forces with investor BGF

The corporate team in the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke has advised long-standing client and Dragons’ Den panellist Peter Jones CBE on his latest investments. Serial entrepreneur Mr Jones, pictured, has joined forces with investment group BGF to support two high-growth tech businesses with plans for...

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Coronavirus update: Government’s lockdown measures welcomed by business groups

March 24, 2020
Coronavirus update: Government’s lockdown measures welcomed by business groups

National business organisations have welcomed the government’s drastic measures putting the country into virtual lockdown in a bid to combat the rapid spread of coronavirus. The CBI said the action presented “great challenges” while the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said it made it even more vital that support...

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Pair of Meade King paralegals qualify as solicitors

March 23, 2020
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Two paralegals at the Bristol law firm Meade King are celebrating becoming qualified solicitors. Portia Garrett-Swift is now a solicitor in the firm’s company and commercial team while colleague Katie Lane has begun work as a solicitor in its commercial property department. Portia, pictured right, who has a law...

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