Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, national advisory consulting partner, Smith & Williamson. Building back better

March 10, 2021
Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, national advisory consulting partner, Smith & Williamson. Building back better

The pandemic has created a vast agile working experiment that may permanently change the office environment. The past 12 months have seen companies scramble to put technology in place to allow employees to work remotely and to allow businesses to continue as normal, but it has also brought acceptance...

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New regional chair of Women in Property takes up role at challenging time for the industry

March 10, 2021
New regional chair of Women in Property takes up role at challenging time for the industry

Sophie Endacott, a senior valuation surveyor in Avison Young’s Bristol office, has become the new South West chair of Women in Property, the organisation that has helped improve inclusion and diversity in the industry for the past 34 years. Sophie, pictured, has been a member of Women in Property for the past...

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New partner boosts TLT’s real estate and financial services offering

March 9, 2021
New partner boosts TLT’s real estate and financial services offering

The real estate group at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has been strengthened with the appointment of Ranjeev Kumar as partner. Ranjeev, pictured, joins from international firm Watson Farley Williams, where worked for six years, establishing and leading the firm’s real estate finance offering in London.  Last summer he...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 7, 2021
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Monday March 8 Finals: Clarkson, Direct Line, Diversified Gas and Oil, Emis Group, Network International Holdings, RHI Magnesita, Shoe Zone Interims: Abcam, Pci-Pal Tuesday March 9 Finals: Arix Bioscience, Cairn Energy, Capital & Counties Properties, Capital & Regional, Foresight Solar, Forterra, Gamesys Group, Gresham, Headlam Group, IWG, LSL Property Services, Marshall Motor,...

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BUDGET 2021: Analysis – Rob Chedzoy, general practice partner, Milsted Langdon

March 5, 2021
BUDGET 2021: Analysis – Rob Chedzoy, general practice partner, Milsted Langdon

The events of the past year have led the UK to spend more than £280bn protecting jobs and businesses, with this week’s Budget promising a further £65bn of spending through new loans, grants and the extension of several important schemes. The measures confirmed in the Chancellor’s speech will play...

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Hydrock looks to engineer further growth after snapping up M&E and sustainability consultancy

March 5, 2021
Hydrock looks to engineer further growth after snapping up M&E and sustainability consultancy

Bristol-based engineering consultancy Hydrock has hit the acquisition trail again, taking over a leading mechanical and electrical (M&E) and sustainability firm. Hydrock, which has its headquarters at Almondsbury and a further 17 offices across the UK, recently worked with Kelly Taylor & Associates (KTA) on the world’s first Net...

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Scaled-down Bedminster regeneration scheme approved by city council

March 5, 2021
Scaled-down Bedminster regeneration scheme approved by city council

Proposals to kickstart a long-awaited regeneration of part of Bedminster have been approved by Bristol City Council after being revised. Bristol-based developer Firmstone’s scaled-down plans now include 180 much-needed homes, newly refurbished retail units on East Street and increased public open space including a small park, children’s play area and...

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Hotel gets ‘hybrid ready’ to meet demand for new ways of staging events

March 5, 2021
Hotel gets ‘hybrid ready’ to meet demand for new ways of staging events

A Bristol city centre hotel has become part of a global network of venues capable of accommodating new ways of meeting brought in by the pandemic. The Doubletree by Hilton Bristol City Centre, pictured, which is managed by Focus Hotels, is now part of Hilton’s EventReady Hybrid Solutions, which directs...

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BUDGET 2021: West of England Combined Authority reaction

March 5, 2021
BUDGET 2021: West of England Combined Authority reaction

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) welcomed an extra £4.1m investment announced in the Budget to support its efforts to reduce car usage and improve air quality by getting more people to walk, cycle and use public transport. This new money, for the year 2021-22, comes as WECA continues to develop its...

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