Bristol hotels ready to take on hundreds of workers ahead of reopening for staycations

March 26, 2021
Bristol hotels ready to take on hundreds of workers ahead of reopening for staycations

Hotels in Bristol are preparing to take on around 500 new staff – many of them jobless young people – ahead of what they predict will be a very busy summer once coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA), which represents 40 hotels in and around the...

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Change at the top at BLB Solicitors as managing director steps down after 13 years

March 26, 2021
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Regional law firm BLB Solicitors, which has offices in and around Bristol, is to undergo a rare change of management – only the second in its 42-year history. Managing partner Stephen Bishop is stepping down from the role, although he will remain with the practice as head of residential...

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Group behind kids’ summer camps and residential courses calls in Mr B & Friends for major rebrand

March 25, 2021
Group behind kids’ summer camps and residential courses calls in Mr B & Friends for major rebrand

Mr B & Friends, the Bristol branding agency, has completed a major digital brand transformation project for experiential learning business Active Learning Group (ALG) and a number of its businesses. ALG, which stages activities and courses ranging from residential English language for overseas students, to bushcraft experiences and summer...

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PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

March 25, 2021
PwC report shows UK’s best place for women to work is still the South West, but says more must be done

The South West continues to be the best place in the UK for gender equality at work, according to research by accountancy group PwC. The firm’s latest annual Women in Work Index places the region in the top spot for the second year in a row. It has also extended...

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Double acquisition extends Bristol day nursery group’s regional footprint

March 25, 2021
Double acquisition extends Bristol day nursery group’s regional footprint

A Bristol-headquartered pre-school education group with sites across the South West and Wales has expanded its presence in Wiltshire with the acquisition of two day nurseries. Westbury on Trym-based BBN bought the New Road Nursery in Chippenham and Little Robins in Melksham for an undisclosed sum from their longstanding...

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Burges Salmon harnesses ‘The Power of Inclusion’ with internal campaign to champion diversity

March 25, 2021
Burges Salmon harnesses ‘The Power of Inclusion’ with internal campaign to champion diversity

A month-long diversity and inclusion campaign has been launched by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon to encourage staff to speaking about their experiences at work. Called The Power of Inclusion, the campaign aims to highlight the firm’s commitment to developing an inclusive culture where people are encouraged and...

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Long-running partnership between Clarke Willmott and Somerset Cricket extended for this season

March 25, 2021
Long-running partnership between Clarke Willmott and Somerset Cricket extended for this season

Clarke Willmott, the national law firm with an office in Bristol, has renewed its partnership with Somerset County Cricket Club for the upcoming season, remaining as its preferred legal partner. The firm has a long-running relationship with the club, having provided it with legal advice for more than 30...

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UK’s first paperless pharmacy hails time-saving software developed by Bristol healthtech pioneer

March 25, 2021
UK’s first paperless pharmacy hails time-saving software developed by Bristol healthtech pioneer

Pioneering technology developed in Bristol by specialist software firm Invatech Health has created the UK’s first paperless pharmacy – saving its owner up to seven hours a day previously spent manually checking prescriptions. Khizer Qureshi, who owns Foxhill Pharmacy in Sheffield, last month processed 16,000 prescriptions on Invatech’s completely...

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Leading development consultant joins Knight Frank’s Bristol office as partner

March 24, 2021
Leading development consultant joins Knight Frank’s Bristol office as partner

Property agency Knight Frank has strengthened its Bristol office’s residential development and consultancy offering with the appointment of Daniel Harris. Daniel, pictured, arrives from rival Savills’ Bristol office, where he worked for just over seven years – most recently as an associate director – and led on some of...

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