New arrivals and a promotion strengthen PJA’s Bristol office

October 22, 2019
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National transport planning, engineering and placemaking consultancy PJA has further strengthened its South West team by making two senior appointments and a promotion in its Bristol office.  Chartered civil engineer Paul Mackie, pictured left, has joined the office as associate director. Formerly an associate at national engineering and planning...

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Quartet of trainee solicitor appointments boost Barcan+Kirby

October 22, 2019
Quartet of trainee solicitor appointments boost Barcan+Kirby

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has strengthened its team with the appointment of four trainee solicitors. Mollie Cameron and Ellie Jones started their careers at the firm as paralegals and have taken their first seats in residential conveyancing and clinical negligence respectively. Ella Bartley and Stephanie Pugh are both new...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 20, 2019
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Monday October 21 Finals: Bioventix, Gfinity Tuesday October 22 Interims: Whitbread Q3 results: Georgia Capital Trading announcements: Anglo American, Reckitt Benckiser Economic announcements: Public Sector net borrowing, CBI industrial trends survey Wednesday October 23 Final: Softcat Interim: HarbourVest Private Equity Trading announcement: Antofagasta Economic announcements: BA mortgage lending figures Thursday October...

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The LAST WORD: Danny Bartlett, external affairs manager, Philip Morris Ltd

October 18, 2019
The LAST WORD: Danny Bartlett, external affairs manager, Philip Morris Ltd

Each week Bristol Business News gives a member of the business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Danny Bartlett, external affairs manager at Philip Morris Ltd, answers our 10 questions. What was the last…  Film you watched? Spider-Man: Far From Home. I’m a huge Marvel...

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BT agrees pre-let on 11-storey city centre office building more than a year ahead of its completition

October 18, 2019
BT agrees pre-let on 11-storey city centre office building more than a year ahead of its completition

BT is to open a major hub in Bristol city centre in one of the largest pre-let office deals ever agreed in the city. In a sign of the strength of the market – and a lack of supply – the telecoms group has agreed to occupy 201,000 sq...

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Innovative Bristol project inspires trial scheme to help refugees launch their own businesses

October 18, 2019
Innovative Bristol project inspires trial scheme to help refugees launch their own businesses

A pilot scheme to encourage refugees to set up businesses has been launched in Bristol following the success of a research project in the city last year. The scheme, which is being delivered by ACH Bristol, the leading local social enterprise specialising in refugee integration and employment services, is...

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Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

October 18, 2019
Red letter day for automated handwriting firm founded by graduates after it lands top prize

A business set up by two University of Bristol graduates which uses artificial intelligence to create automated handwritten letters has beaten off competition from more than 2,000 others to win £25,000 worth of seed funding. Scribeless, founded by Robert Van Den Bergh and Alex Robinson, both 23, scooped one...

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Bristol’s first ‘pro-working’ space grows at the double as demand soars

October 18, 2019
Bristol’s first ‘pro-working’ space grows at the double as demand soars

Origin Workspace, Bristol’s first co-working space dedicated to ‘pro-working’, is to open a second phase in December in a move that will double its floorspace and provide upmarket office accommodation for hundreds of entrepreneurs. Phase 1 of Origin, which opened in May, transformed part of a former office block...

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Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

October 18, 2019
Key decisions provide quantum leap for university’s new enterprise campus

The University of Bristol’s ambitious plans to create a new enterprise campus centred on world-class innovation next to Temple Meads railway station received a double boost this week. The planned flagship Quantum Technologies Innovation Centre (QTIC), pictured – a key element of the £300m campus at Temple Quarter –...

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