Government must do more to help Covid-hit businesses, say Mayor of Bristol and South West CBI

December 31, 2020
Government must do more to help Covid-hit businesses, say Mayor of Bristol and South West CBI

Fresh calls for a rethink of government support for businesses hit by Covid-related restrictions have been made as more parts of the South West join Bristol in Tier 3. While Bristol’s status remained unchanged – having gone from Tier 2 to Tier 3 on Boxing Day – Bath and...

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Clarke Willmott Bristol team delivers on sale of specialist logistics firm to US group

December 30, 2020
Clarke Willmott Bristol team delivers on sale of specialist logistics firm to US group

The Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott has advised on the sale of home delivery firm Panther Logistics on its sale to a US group. Clarke Willmott’s corporate team worked with the management of the Northampton-based firm, the UK’s largest independent ‘two-man’ home delivery business, to sell...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 27, 2020
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Monday December 28 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday December 29 Final: The Fulham Shore AGMs: Altitude Group, China Nonferrous Gold, Grit Real Estate Income Group, Skinbiotherapeutics EGMs: Ethernity Networks, Flutter Entertainment Wednesday December 30 AGMs: Corcel, Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas, Eenergy Group, Nu-Oil & Gas, Plexus Holdings, Quiz, Secure Property Development &...

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Bristol to return to Tier 3 after increase in Covid-19 cases in city

December 23, 2020
Bristol to return to Tier 3 after increase in Covid-19 cases in city

Bristol is to move back into Tier 3 on Boxing Day, the government announced today against a backdrop of increasing Covid-19 infection rates across the city. The number of people contracting the virus in the city has risen sharply since the last review of the local tier restriction system...

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2030 net zero carbon goal adopted by Business West – with a vow to help firms reach same target

December 23, 2020
2030 net zero carbon goal adopted by Business West – with a vow to help firms reach same target

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, is aiming to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030 and has introduced three new steps to help it – and firms across the South West – reach the ambitious target. The organisation, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol...

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Bristol Business Blog: Rachell Elliott, National Friendly Financial Solutions advisor. Private pensions – what are your options?

December 22, 2020
Bristol Business Blog: Rachell Elliott, National Friendly Financial Solutions advisor. Private pensions – what are your options?

Entrepreneurs of the world, pay attention. This is aimed at you! There’s a good chance that if you are building and running your own business, you may not yet have got round to planning your retirement, let alone know what the pension options for you and any staff you...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 21, 2020
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Monday December 21 AGMs: Dotdigital Group, Parkmead Group EGM: IWG Tuesday December 22 AGMs: Alternative Liquidity Fund, Jupiter US Smaller Companies, Mineral & Financial Investments, Mosman Oil and  Gas, Revolution Bars Economic announcements: Public sector net borrowing, Gross domestic product Wednesday December 23 AGMs: Avation, Conroy Gold and Natural Resources, easyJet, Fiske,...

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Some Christmas cheer for businesses as Bristol goes into Tier 2, but hotels say it’s too late

December 18, 2020
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Bristol business leaders have welcomed the city’s move into Tier 2 from tomorrow but the group representing its major hotels said it had come too late to enable them to cash in on Christmas and secure any meaningful income. Bristol Chamber and Initiative chief executive James Durie joined the Mayor of...

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City centre Grade A office shortage eased as work starts on another major speculative scheme

December 18, 2020
City centre Grade A office shortage eased as work starts on another major speculative scheme

Construction work has started on a third major office scheme in Bristol in almost as many months – with the latest project hailed as the largest speculative office development in Southern England this year. The 200,000 sq ft EQ scheme, pictured, on Victoria Street is also being described as...

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