UWE opens £5m hub to encourage creation of new health tech cluster

May 11, 2018
UWE opens £5m hub to encourage creation of new health tech cluster

A world-class health technology cluster could be developed in Bristol following the opening of a £5m centre. The hub, on UWE’s Frenchay campus, will help businesses develop innovative products harnessing technology that enables people to live independently and manage their own health and wellbeing, ensuring they spend the least...

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Happy ending as bookseller’s novel move helps Bristol Zoo overcome shortage of rats’ tales

May 11, 2018
Happy ending as bookseller’s novel move helps Bristol Zoo overcome shortage of rats’ tales

The rats in Bristol Zoo’s popular Twilight World attraction like nothing better than getting their teeth into a good book – and now a special delivery from bookseller Bookbarn International is giving them plenty to chew on. The black and brown rodents tear the books to pieces, chew the...

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‘Going for Gold’ campaign to be launched as Bristol aims for title of UK’s most sustainable food city

May 11, 2018
‘Going for Gold’ campaign to be launched as Bristol aims for title of UK’s most sustainable food city

Bristol’s bid to become the UK’s first Gold Award Sustainable Food City will be launched next week with a plea to businesses to get involved. The city is already a recognised trailblazer in innovative food-related projects and practices and one of just three Silver Award Sustainable Food Cities in...

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‘Bold and dynamic’ 1980s offices at Aztec West awarded Grade II listing

May 11, 2018
‘Bold and dynamic’ 1980s offices at Aztec West awarded Grade II listing

Bristol’s historic listed structures such as the Cathedral, St Mary Redcliffe and Clifton Suspension Bridge have been joined by a new addition – a 1980s office complex at Aztec West. The offices – numbers 210, 220, 240, 250, 260 and 290 Park Avenue – have been chosen by Historic...

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Bristol aims for green leap forward with £1bn investment in carbon-neutral energy systems

May 11, 2018
Bristol aims for green leap forward with £1bn investment in carbon-neutral energy systems

Potential partners are being sought from across the world to help Bristol reach the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. Bristol City Council is looking to attract investment of up to £1bn in the city’s energy infrastructure over the next decade. The council’s prospectus for the project, called...

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Womble Bond Dickinson plays key role in pioneering Bristol inclusive housing scheme deal

May 11, 2018
Womble Bond Dickinson plays key role in pioneering Bristol inclusive housing scheme deal

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has advised on plans to create an inclusive housing scheme in the city through the acquisition of 61 homes. The acquisition was part of a much bigger deal, described as a ‘turning point’ for UK housing, which brought together United...

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Nine promotions in Bristol office of DAC Beachcroft

May 11, 2018
Nine promotions in Bristol office of DAC Beachcroft

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has made nine promotions in its Bristol office across six areas of its business. The promotions include two new partners, three new legal directors and three new senior associates in its LLP and one new associate in its claims solutions group business. Some 78%...

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Shareholders in orthopaedic firm advised by Osborne Clarke on sale of majority stake

May 11, 2018
Shareholders in orthopaedic firm advised by Osborne Clarke on sale of majority stake

Lawyers at international firm Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office have advised shareholders of leading orthopaedic company Corin on the acquisition of a majority stake in the business by global investment firm Permira Funds. Following five years of outstanding growth, Cirencester-based Corin is one of the fastest-growing firms in its sector....

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Bristol law firms win places on Homes England legal services panel

May 11, 2018
Bristol law firms win places on Homes England legal services panel

Five law firms with offices in Bristol have been appointed to Homes England’s new legal services panel to advise on a broad range of work including, property, planning and procurement. The firms – Ashfords, Clarke Willmott, DWF, Veale Wasbrough Vizards (VWV) and Womble Bond Dickinson – were appointed to...

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