Change at the top at Andrews as new chairman prepares to take over

December 19, 2017
Change at the top at Andrews as new chairman prepares to take over

Estate agency and property group Andrews’ chairman Jim Glover is standing down next week after serving two terms in the post over a period of six years. He will be succeeded by Steven Esom, who has had a long career mainly in the retail sector. During his time in...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 18, 2017
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Monday December 18 Interim: Goodwin Trading update: Hunting Tuesday December 19 Interims: Carnival, Micron Tech, FedEx Wednesday December 20 Interims: General Mills, Bath Bed and Beyond, Blackberry Thursday December 21 Interims: Nike, Accenture Friday December 22 Economic announcement: GDP (Q3, final)

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The LAST WORD: Sue Marchant, director, Cool Ventures

December 15, 2017
The LAST WORD: Sue Marchant, director, Cool Ventures

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Sue Marchant, a director of business growth consultancy Cool Ventures, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Martian with Matt Damon....

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More pressure on prime Bristol city centre space as office sells for £33.5m

December 15, 2017
More pressure on prime Bristol city centre space as office sells for £33.5m

Bristol Grade A office scheme One Cathedral Square has been sold for £33.5m in a deal that property industry figures say reflects the strength of the city’s market but also the marked shortage of prime space. The 56,000 sq ft three-storey building – which is fully let to the...

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Bristol car parts manufacturer marks quarter of a century in business

December 15, 2017
Bristol car parts manufacturer marks quarter of a century in business

Bristol-based automotive parts firm Sanoh UK Manufacturing has celebrated 25 years of trading at its Avonmouth site. The Japanese-owned firm, which makes brake and fuel lines for major car manufacturers, opened its factory off Fourth Way in December 1992 – initially to supply Honda’s then new car plant in...

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Computershare hackathon team devise app with ‘potential to save lives’ in Grenfell-type disaster

December 15, 2017
Computershare hackathon team devise app with ‘potential to save lives’ in Grenfell-type disaster

An app developed by a group of employees at the Bristol HQ of specialist financial services group Computershare could potentially save lives in an emergency similar to the Grenfell Tower fire, judges of a competition have said. The app, which won the contest, was created as part of a...

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Locally brewed beer proves gem of a new ingredient for Pieminister

December 15, 2017
Locally brewed beer proves gem of a new ingredient for Pieminister

Pioneering Bristol pie firm Pieminister has teamed up with Bath Ales, selecting its flagship Gem bitter as a key ingredient for a number of its products. The premium amber ale, which is made at Bath Ales’ brewery at Warmley, on Bristol’s outskirts, is being used by Pieminister in its...

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Associate director appointment strengthens LSH’s regional building consultancy team

December 15, 2017
Associate director appointment strengthens LSH’s regional building consultancy team

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has boosted its Bristol-based South West building consultancy division with the appointment of David Bridges as an associate director. David, pictured, arrives after six years in LSH’s Northampton office, where he worked across the full spectrum of building consultancy services. He joined...

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New lease of life for Bristol’s oldest shopping mall brings in new occupiers

December 15, 2017
New lease of life for Bristol’s oldest shopping mall brings in new occupiers

Bristol’s oldest retail centre, The Arcade in Broadmead, is almost fully let for the first time in many years having repositioned itself in the marketplace. The relatively small shop units in the Grade II listed scheme, which is almost 200 years old, meant it lost popularity among bigger retailers...

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