Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 5, 2021
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Monday April 5 Bank holiday Tuesday April 6 Nothing listed Wednesday April 7 Finals: Hilton Foods, IGas Energy, Pharos Energy AGM: Law Debenture Corp Economic announcements: RICS housing market survey, PMI services Thursday April 8 Finals: Equals Group, M Winkworth, OneSavings Bank Interim: Tracsis Trading announcements: Dunelm, Entain, Ferrexpo Friday April 9 AGM:...

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Double hire boosts Lysander Law’s medical negligence offering

April 2, 2021
Double hire boosts Lysander Law’s medical negligence offering

Bristol legal practice Lysander Law has expanded its medical negligence team with the appointment of two new solicitors. The move follows a leap of 159% in the single-office firm’s turnover between 2018 and 2020 and complements its existing divisions, including personal and complex injury, insolvency, financial, commercial, and civil litigation.  The new arrivals to...

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Burges Salmon says its new partners reflect its commitment to diversity while boosting key sectors

March 31, 2021
Burges Salmon says its new partners reflect its commitment to diversity while boosting key sectors

Five new partners have been appointed by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon in a move it says will improve its gender balance in senior leadership roles. The five, including three who trained at the firm, will increase the firm’s total number of partners to 99 when they take...

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New South West CBI chair says it can “act as agent of positive change” as region emerges from pandemic

March 30, 2021
New South West CBI chair says it can “act as agent of positive change” as region emerges from pandemic

National business group the CBI has appointed Adrian Bratt, the General Counsel of luxury motorboat manufacturer Princess Yachts, as the next chair of its South West region. Adrian, pictured, who is also a board director at the Plymouth-based firm, takes over from Pennon chief executive Susan Davy, who has...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 29, 2021
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Monday March 29 Finals: Dev Clever Holdings, Digitalbox, Eleco, Globaltrans Investment, Impact Health, Quixant, Ten Entertainment Group Economic announcement: Nationwide house price index Tuesday March 30 Finals: Animalcare Group, Barr (A.G.), Central Asia, Chesnara, Dialight, EKF Diganostics Holdings, Itaconix, Loopup Group, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, REI Agro, S & U,...

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Bid drawn up to convert Bristol’s former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

March 26, 2021
Bid drawn up to convert Bristol’s former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

The world’s first full-scale ‘fusion’ power plant could be built on Bristol’s doorstep under an ambitious plan backed by the city’s business leaders. The plant, which would harness the game-changing new form of clean power generation, could create thousands of jobs while also helping to tackle climate change, according...

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Report shows Bristol punching above its weight for investment into its tech firms

March 26, 2021
Report shows Bristol punching above its weight for investment into its tech firms

Bristol attracted the third largest amount of investment into tech businesses last year of any UK city, according to a new report, which also named one of its fastest-growing firms among the country’s top 10 ‘superstar scale-ups’ of 2020. Some £339m in venture capital funding went to Bristol tech...

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New office development will also be Bristol’s first carbon net zero building, promises developer

March 26, 2021
New office development will also be Bristol’s first carbon net zero building, promises developer

The developer behind Bristol’s largest speculative office scheme has vowed it will also be the city’s first carbon net zero building. CEG’s 200,000 sq ft EQ, pictured, which is under construction on Victoria Street, will support Bristol City Council’s declaration of a climate emergency and pledge to make the city carbon neutral...

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Experienced sales director joins expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris to drive further growth

March 26, 2021
Experienced sales director joins expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris to drive further growth

Fast-growing Bristol digital transformation specialist Amdaris has appointed Dawood Khan to the role of sales director in a move it says will broaden its offering will support its continued expansion. Dawood, pictured, has joined Amdaris – which has grown 40% year on year for the past four years –...

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