Burges Salmon advises firm behind world’s first zero-emissions catamaran

November 1, 2018
Burges Salmon advises firm behind world’s first zero-emissions catamaran

Cleantech experts at Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon’s have strengthened their lead role in Northern Ireland’s green energy market by advising on a facility for the team designing the world’s first zero-emissions automated catamaran.   The site in Belfast Harbour will provide a base for engineers at Artemis...

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Strong growth at road maintenance and waste group set to continue as it doubles recycling capacity

November 1, 2018
Strong growth at road maintenance and waste group set to continue as it doubles recycling capacity

Bristol highways maintenance and recycling company ETM is due to report record financial results while also preparing for further growth with a new plant that will double the amount of waste it can recycle. The group, based at Ashton Vale, South Bristol, is set to announce annual turnover of...

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Bristol wins race to become location for new Channel 4 creative hub

October 31, 2018
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Channel 4 has selected Bristol as the base for one of its two new creative hubs, delivering a huge boost to the city’s creative sector and offering a new route into the industry for its young people. The broadcaster will relocate around 50 jobs to Bristol from its London...

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Experienced compliance and risk manager joins Meade King

October 31, 2018
Experienced compliance and risk manager joins Meade King

Bristol commercial law firm Meade King has appointed experienced solicitor and former journalist Sharron Athay as its new compliance and risk manager. Sharron, pictured, joins Meade King from the Bristol office of Cardiff-based personal injury firm NewLaw Solicitors, where she was a technical development advisor and compliance auditor responsible...

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Budget 2018: Bristol financial services sector reaction

October 30, 2018
Budget 2018: Bristol financial services sector reaction

Bristol’s financial services sector was on the whole encouraged by the Budget – but with some reservations. Karen Kirkwood, regional head of tax for accountants EY, pictured, described it as a ‘tales of the unexpected’ speech but said Philip Hammond had been careful to make sure he had enough...

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Budget 2018: At a glance

October 30, 2018
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2018 growth forecast upgraded from 1.3% to 1.6% Budget deficit forecast for 2018/19 fiscal year cut to £25.5bn from £37.1bn forecast in March A ‘tech tax’ on revenues of tech giants from 2020, subject to further international discussions Annual Investment Allowance increased from £200,000 to £1m for two years...

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Budget 2018: Bristol property sector reaction

October 29, 2018
Budget 2018: Bristol property sector reaction

The Chancellor’s attempts to help the high street and the solve the housing crisis were welcomed by Bristol property market leaders – but they agreed that he needed to do more. Tim Davis, head of global property services firm Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office, pictured, was pleased with the...

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Budget 2018: Bristol business reaction

October 29, 2018
Budget 2018: Bristol business reaction

Business West director of policy Matt Griffith described the Budget as pro-business in which the Chancellor “reaffirmed his commitment to providing stimuli in the right places”. “Businesses will welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to housing, particularly with the Housing Infrastructure Fund,” said Mr Griffith, pictured.  “The spiralling cost of housing...

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Budget 2018: National business reaction

October 29, 2018

CBI director-general Carolyn Fairbairn looked to Halloween for inspiration for her reaction, saying Philip Hammond brought “more treats than tricks for business” in today’s Budget. “It recognises the enormous contribution enterprise has made to balancing the UK’s books through jobs, pay and tax and responds to many of the...

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