First anniversary of Burges Salmon’s Edinburgh office reflects firm’s growing strength in Scotland

May 15, 2020
First anniversary of Burges Salmon’s Edinburgh office reflects firm’s growing strength in Scotland

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of its Edinburgh office and the success of its Scottish practice over the past year. The firm said opening the office, pictured, had recognised and responded to the needs of Burges Salmon’s clients and demonstrated...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Griffith, director of policy, Business West. The furlough scheme is hugely successful – but how will it end?

May 14, 2020
Bristol Business Blog: Matt Griffith, director of policy, Business West. The furlough scheme is hugely successful – but how will it end?

One of the government’s boldest and most effective interventions during the coronavirus has been the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (or furlough scheme). It is also, undoubtedly, one of the most important for businesses. Many businesses have suffered a massive shock to income, and furloughing has offered an ability to...

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Bristol Business Blog: Zoe Thomas, head of tax, Smith & Williamson, Bristol. Beyond Covid-19 – valuable lessons for the future

May 12, 2020
Bristol Business Blog: Zoe Thomas, head of tax, Smith & Williamson, Bristol. Beyond Covid-19 – valuable lessons for the future

For the time being, many businesses are firefighting – deciding who to furlough, chasing debtors and shoring up cashflow by raising short-term funds. However, there will be a point at which business starts tentatively to adjust to a new normal. At that point, it may be worth reflecting how your...

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Coronavirus update: Furlough scheme extension welcomed by business groups

May 12, 2020
Coronavirus update: Furlough scheme extension welcomed by business groups

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to extend the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to October will be a “huge relief” to firms in the West of England, according to the region’s largest business group. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said its research showed the scheme, launched by...

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David Pester takes up new role as head of strategic growth role at TLT

May 12, 2020
David Pester takes up new role as head of strategic growth role at TLT

Long-serving managing partner of Bristol-headquartered TLT David Pester has started a new role at the national law firm as head of strategic growth. After 19 years as managing partner, David Pester, pictured, will now work with TLT’s leadership team on a strategic growth programme to support existing clients and...

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New head of projects, real estate and finance for Osborne Clarke

May 11, 2020
New head of projects, real estate and finance for Osborne Clarke

Michelle McGurl, a partner in the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke, has been appointed as the new head of its projects, real estate and finance (PREF) practice group. Michelle, pictured, has worked at Osborne Clarke for 13 years, having joined in 2007. She was promoted to...

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Firm-wide partner and senior associate promotions strengthen Michelmores

May 11, 2020
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Regional law firm Michelmores has two new partners and nine senior associates following its latest round of promotions. The two new partners at the firm, which has offices in Bristol, Exeter and London, are Edwin Richards and James Frampton.  Edwin, pictured right, who is also a chartered accountant, has...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 11, 2020
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Monday May 11 Finals: Amryt Pharma, Novacyt Interim: Diploma, RDI REIT Trading announcements: Centrica, Hiscox Tuesday May 12 Finals: Inspecs Group, Land Securities, Vodafone Interims: Numis Corp, Treatt Economic announcements: GDP (preliminary), Index of services, Industrial production, Balance of trade, Manufacturing production Wednesday May 13 Final: British Land Interims:...

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Business West says post-Brexit US trade links must help firms overcome impact of Covid-19

May 5, 2020
Business West says post-Brexit US trade links must help firms overcome impact of Covid-19

Strong trade links with the US could help the West of England’s small firms recover from the impact of coronavirus, the region’s leading business group has suggested. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the start of formal post-Brexit talks between the UK and US on a...

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