Bristol firms to get chance to tap into multi-billion pound opportunities in UK nuclear sector

August 29, 2019
Bristol firms to get chance to tap into multi-billion pound opportunities in UK nuclear sector

A major conference in October will give Bristol firms valuable insight into working with the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas. The Nuclear South West Showcase and Conference (NSW19) – the UK’s largest event of its kind – will shine a light on current and future opportunities in...

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DFS calls in Synergy Creative to help transform it into major digital retailer as online sales grow

August 29, 2019
DFS calls in Synergy Creative to help transform it into major digital retailer as online sales grow

Bristol-based employee engagement specialist Synergy Creative has been appointed by DFS, Britain’s biggest sofa retailer, as its strategic partner to help with its transformation programme. Synergy Creative will use its experience to help DFS communicate key business changes to its staff as it looks to become the leader sofa...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – said firms were...

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Acting head of construction at Gregg Latchams appointed to post on permanent basis

August 27, 2019
Acting head of construction at Gregg Latchams appointed to post on permanent basis

Bristol-headquartered law firm Gregg Latcham has appointed David Morris as its new head of construction in recognition of his strong performance as acting head for the past seven months. David, pictured, has worked at the firm for just over five years and has a wide range of construction experience...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 27, 2019
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Monday August 26 Bank holiday Tuesday August 27 Interims: Bank of Cyprus Holdings, Jadestone Energy, Puretech Wednesday August 28 Final: Loungers Interims: Arix Bioscience, Headlam Trading announcement: Diploma Economic announcement: BRC shop price index Thursday August 29 Final: Hays Interims: Chesnara, Churchill China, Eddie Stobart, James Fisher and Sons, Hunting, Rosseti, Gym Group Friday August 30...

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Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond to be supported by hotel and bar group Quarter

August 21, 2019
Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond to be supported by hotel and bar group Quarter

Bristol hospitality group Quarter, whose portfolio includes Racks Bar & Kitchen, Clifton Hotels Group and The Square, has chosen city-based Above & Beyond as its charity of the year. Above & Beyond was founded in 1974 and raises around £3m a year for Bristol’s eight city centre hospitals and...

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Trio of UWE graduates join Hollis’ Bristol office as building surveyors

August 21, 2019
Trio of UWE graduates join Hollis’ Bristol office as building surveyors

Independent commercial building consultancy Hollis has appointed three University of West England (UWE) students to the graduate programme in its Bristol office. Phil Jackson, William Hughes and Sean Jones – who all join as building surveyors – are among 21 graduates joining 10 of its UK offices this year. ...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 18, 2019
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Monday August 19 Finals: BHP Group, Omega Dia Interim:  BATM Advanced Tuesday August 20 Final: Sancell Holdings Interims: Empiric, Finabir, Global Ports, Kenmare Resources, Persimmon, Wood Group (J) Economic announcement: CBI Industrial Trends Surveys Wednesday August 21 Interims: Charter Court, Costain, Empresaria Group, Hansteen Hldgs Trading announcement: Pets At Home Economic announcement: Public Sector...

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High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

August 16, 2019
High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

High streets and retail centres can survive the onslaught of online rivals if they adapt by offering ‘experiences’ as well as shopping, a panel of experts told the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast. More than 200 members of the city’s business community gathered for the annual event, staged...

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