Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 31, 2018
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Monday December 31 Nothing listed Tuesday January 1 New Year’s Day bank holiday Wednesday January 2 Economic announcement: Manufacturing PMI (December) Thursday January 3 Trading update: Next Economic announcement: Construction PMI (December) Friday January 4 Economic announcement: Services PMI (December)  

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

December 21, 2018
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

Bristol Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We will continue to provide the city’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next Bristol Business News e-bulletin will be published on Friday,...

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The LAST WORD: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

December 21, 2018
The LAST WORD: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week, to mark our last issue before Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Home Alone, obviously. It’s...

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Pieminister has appetite for more growth as its ‘virtuous circle’ business model fuels 14% sales rise

December 21, 2018
Pieminister has appetite for more growth as its ‘virtuous circle’ business model fuels 14% sales rise

Bristol’s pioneering pie business Pieminister has shrugged off the unprecedented challenges facing the food and hospitality sectors to grow annual sales by 14%. The firm, which opened its first venue in Stokes Croft in 2003, achieved sales in the year to March 31 of £14.3m against £12.6m in the...

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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

December 21, 2018
Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

A peer support social network that helps young people struggling with mental health issues has attracted funding of £390,000 from Bristol investors to expand its pioneering work after relocating to the city. Talklife founder Jamie Druitt’s personal experience inspired him to create the app, which tackles issues such as...

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TLT team unlocks cross-border preparation and sale of security firm

December 21, 2018
TLT team unlocks cross-border preparation and sale of security firm

The corporate team at the Bristol headquarters of national law firm TLT have acted for UK door sealing systems group Lorient on its sale to the international security group behind Yale locks. The TLT team, led by partner Andrew Webber, pictured, worked with UK-based and overseas legal teams including...

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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

December 21, 2018
Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

More than 150 business, community and civic leaders gathered to celebrate 30 years of the Bristol, Bath and West of England Initiative and hear how it has helped shape the region’s economic and cultural landscape over three decades. The Initiative, which sits at the heart of Business West, was...

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Outsourced IT firm’s Bristol office brings founder back to home city

December 21, 2018
Outsourced IT firm’s Bristol office brings founder back to home city

Outsourced IT support firm NewGen IT has opened a base in Bristol following a period of significant growth. The firm, which has been operating out of a converted stable in Northamptonshire for the last five years, decided to open its second office in Bristol as founder and technical director...

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Events industry leaders to share their expertise at inaugural MEET South West showcase

December 21, 2018
Events industry leaders to share their expertise at inaugural MEET South West showcase

People working in Bristol’s burgeoning events industry will gain valuable insight and guidance on a wide range of topics at MEET South West, the region’s first exhibition and conference showcase. Delegates at the one-day event will have access to experts offering authoritative insight from professional development to event filming,...

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