Spring Statement: Bristol business reaction

March 13, 2019
Spring Statement: Bristol business reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statement was overshadowed by Brexit when it should have helped shape long-term economic needs, Business West, the region’s largest business group, said today. The organisation, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, has become increasingly alarmed at the impact the political scrabbling...

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Spring Statement: National business reaction

March 13, 2019
Spring Statement: National business reaction

The CBI said Chancellor Philip Hammond made an admirable attempt to set out a long-term vision for the UK economy in his Spring Statement against a hugely uncertain political backdrop. But the pro-Europe business organisation – which is strongly opposed to a no-deal departure from the EU – said...

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Spring Statement: As it happened

March 13, 2019
Spring Statement: As it happened

Chancellor Philip Hammond got to his feet at 12.43pm today to deliver his Spring Statement. But against the backdrop of Brexit turmoil, few commentators expected it to contain much that will be significant. Growth will be 1.2% this year (compared to 1.6% in last October’s Budget), 1.4% in 2020...

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Marketing, events and operations manager joins Bristol Media to fly flag for city’s creative industries

March 12, 2019
Marketing, events and operations manager joins Bristol Media to fly flag for city’s creative industries

Bristol Media, the membership organisation tasked with promoting the city’s creative sector, has appointed Kirsty Phillips as marketing, events and operations manager. Kirsty, pictured, brings a wealth of client service and marketing communications expertise to the newly-created full-time post.  She will be charged with delivering an exciting programme of...

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Solicitor apprenticeship scheme started by Womble Bond Dickinson and Bristol City Council

March 12, 2019
Solicitor apprenticeship scheme started by Womble Bond Dickinson and Bristol City Council

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has teamed up with Bristol City Council to launch a solicitor apprenticeship scheme aimed at widening entry to the legal profession. The apprenticeships will take six years to complete and consist of four years studying towards a law...

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Surveyor joins Bristol office of Colliers International to strengthen its national capital markets team

March 11, 2019
Surveyor joins Bristol office of Colliers International to strengthen its national capital markets team

Global real estate advisor Colliers International has expanded its national capital markets team in Bristol with the appointment of Carys Allen as a surveyor. Carys previously worked with rival JLL in Bristol for nearly two and a half years, where she gained experience in property and asset management, office agency, development...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 10, 2019
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Monday March 11 Finals: Old Mutual, Clarkson, Polymetal Tuesday March 12 Finals: G4S, Cairn, French Connection, Domino’s Pizza, 888 Holdings, Computacenter Interim: Close Brothers Economic announcement: GDP (January) Wednesday March 13 Finals: Morrison, Prudential, Standard Life, Aberdeen, Balfour Beatty, Hikma Pharmaceuticals Economic announcement: Spring Budget Thursday March 14 Finals:...

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Global shop window for Bristol’s £40bn key developments at international property show

March 8, 2019
Global shop window for Bristol’s £40bn key developments at international property show

Bristol is to make its biggest show of strength ever to the international property development market next week by promoting schemes worth more than £40bn. The city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, YTL Development’s Brabazon scheme at Filton Airfield – a possible site for a long-awaited arena – and Bristol...

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Stake in Bristol’s Zap-Map app snapped up as green energy firm charges into electric vehicle market

March 8, 2019
Stake in Bristol’s Zap-Map app snapped up as green energy firm charges into electric vehicle market

The Bristol-based firm behind Zap-Map, an app for electric vehicles owners that helps them find charging points, has secured a £1m investment from green power firm Good Energy. Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy has acquired a 12.9% share in Next Green Car Ltd, with an option to take a majority share...

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