Developer looking to site largest spec warehouse at Avonmouth to meet demand for supersized units

June 10, 2022
Developer looking to site largest spec warehouse at Avonmouth to meet demand for supersized units

The UK’s largest-ever speculative logistics building is set to be built at Avonmouth as part of a £250m, 1.3m sq ft development. At 882,000 sq ft, the unit would be the size of around 10 Wembley Stadiums. While smaller than the largest building in the area – retail group...

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MBEs for Bristol tech pioneer and export champion in Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list

June 10, 2022
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One of Bristol’s highest-profile tech entrepreneurs and a champion for international trade in the city are among individuals who received awards in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list. Dr Zara Nanu, CEO and co-founder of Gapsquare, was awarded an MBE for services to tackle global workplace inequalities and promoting...

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Green investment firm to serve up food for thought on positive change at its annual investor day

June 10, 2022
Green investment firm to serve up food for thought on positive change at its annual investor day

How investors can help create positive change and the role that the food and drinks industry plays in shaping public health will be among the topics explored next week when Bristol-based green investment firm Rathbone Greenbank stages its 25th Annual Investor Day. Chaired by Baroness Rosie Boycott, a crossbench peer...

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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

June 10, 2022
Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

Business leaders are urging the government to continue to invest in the West of England amid signals its ‘levelling-up’ agenda is switching spending to other areas of the country as the econony falters. The plea has come from Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and...

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Pioneering ‘transport of the future’ centre puts Bristol on road to world-class automotive innovation

June 10, 2022
Pioneering ‘transport of the future’ centre puts Bristol on road to world-class automotive innovation

Bristol’s world-leading automotive research centre is now up and running following the handover of the building from its contractor. The £70m, 11,300 sq m Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS), pictured, on the Bristol & Bath Science Park at Emersons Green will now ramps up its operations as a...

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New look for Bristol accountancy firm as it aims to become city’s leading independent practice

June 10, 2022
New look for Bristol accountancy firm as it aims to become city’s leading independent practice

Bristol independent accountancy practice Corrigan has unveiled a new look as it prepares for a new growth phase. Having been launched by partner Ed Corrigan in 2009 with just two people, it today employs 26 staff.  It continued to grow organically during the pandemic and is now focused on...

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International expansion and new Bristol HQ for brand agency as it takes on new managing partner

June 10, 2022
International expansion and new Bristol HQ for brand agency as it takes on new managing partner

Bristol brand and creative agency Mr B & Friends has embarked on an ambitious five-year growth plan, including opening bases in London, the US and South East Asia, while also making a key senior appointment. Ellie Wilson has joined the firm as managing partner, bringing expertise in managing high-performance...

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Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

June 10, 2022
Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

With the Big Tent Ideas Festival taking place in Bristol tomorrow – when politicians, campaign groups and businesses will debate key issues such as net zero, the drive for better public services and achieving a more equitable society – Mayor Marvin Rees here outlines why the city is ideally...

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The HR Dept celebrates two decades in business by looking ahead to a bright future

June 9, 2022
Sue Tumelty and The HR Dept senior leadership team

Bristol-based outsourced human resources specialist The HR Dept has marked its 20th anniversary with a two-day conference for franchise holders and company management. The firm was launched in 2002 under the leadership of Sue Tumelty to offer specialist HR advice and support to small and medium-sized businesses in the Bristol area....

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