Historic Bristol pub and its craft brewery owner in the running for three coveted industry awards

February 10, 2021
Historic Bristol pub and its craft brewery owner in the running for three coveted industry awards

A Bristol craft brewery and an historic waterside hostelry in the city it recently renovated have been shortlisted in the UK pub industry’s leading awards. Butcombe Brewing Co and its parent company Liberation Group are in the running in three categories in the prestigious Publican Awards, which champion the...

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University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

February 10, 2021
University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

Small firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for one of 100 fully funded internships in a scheme run by the University of Bristol. The university hopes the £125,000 scheme, which it is funding partly from alumni donations, will help struggling businesses while also giving students vital work experience.  The...

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Bristol lawyer chosen as role model to inspire entrants to profession from non-traditional backgrounds

February 9, 2021
Bristol lawyer chosen as role model to inspire entrants to profession from non-traditional backgrounds

Salma Maqsood, a senior associate at Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby Solicitors, has been selected for a Law Society scheme that encourages and supports young people from non-traditional backgrounds to enter the profession. Salma, pictured, is one of 12 new social mobility ambassadors appointed this year by the Law Society...

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Davies & Partners recruits senior associate to head its Bristol employment law team

February 8, 2021
Davies & Partners recruits senior associate to head its Bristol employment law team

Specialist employment lawyer Angela West has joined Davies & Partners Solicitors as a senior associate to head the employment law team in its Bristol office. Angela, pictured, who has more than 20 years’ experience in employment law, joins from Goughs Solicitors in Wiltshire, where she worked for five years...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 7, 2021
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Monday February 8 Final: Inland Trading announcement: Electrocomponents Tuesday February 9 Finals: Amino Technologies, Micro Focus, Ocado, RM, St Modwen Properties Interims: Mattioli Trading announcement: Bellway Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday February 10 Final: Smurfit Kappa Interims: Ashmore, Avingtrans, Dunelm Q4 result: Lancashire Holdings Economic announcement: GDP (preliminary) Thursday February 11 Finals: AstraZeneca, Coca-Cola, Relx, Yamana Gold Interim: MJ Gleeson Economic...

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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

February 5, 2021
Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

Turning a huge site at Avonmouth and Severnside into one of a new generation of ‘freeports’ could give Bristol’s economy a massive post-pandemic boost and create up to 50,000 jobs, it was claimed today. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), which includes Bristol City Council, today officially submitted...

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BBC ‘close to signing city centre studio deal’ as Bristol’s property market stays resilient

February 5, 2021
BBC ‘close to signing city centre studio deal’ as Bristol’s property market stays resilient

The BBC is set to give Bristol’s commercial property market a timely boost as it continues to show resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. According to property agents in the city, BBC Studios is poised to strike a deal to take 50,000 to 60,000 sq ft of...

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First ‘Night Czar’ to be recruited to help city’s clubs and bars bounce back from devastation of Covid

February 5, 2021
First ‘Night Czar’ to be recruited to help city’s clubs and bars bounce back from devastation of Covid

Bristol is to appoint its first night time economy czar to champion its clubs, pubs, restaurants and events venues as they look to recover from the devastating effects of Covid-19 pandemic. The night-time economy (NTE) advisor will sit in the Bristol City Council’s City Office and work closely with...

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RSM and Osborne Clarke advise scientific publisher’s shareholders on major private equity investment

February 5, 2021
RSM and Osborne Clarke advise scientific publisher’s shareholders on major private equity investment

The Bristol offices of national accountancy firm RSM and global law firm Osborne Clarke have acted for the shareholders of specialist online publisher SelectScience on a major private equity investment in the business. Bath-based SelectScience was formed in 1998 by Arif and Louise Butt with a mission to introduce...

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