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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 17, 2021
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Monday October 18 Final: Tristel Q3 results:  Etalon group, PJSC Severstal Tuesday October 19 Finals: Bellway, Essensys, YouGov Interim: BP Marsh Trading announcements: 888 Holdings, BHP Group Wednesday October 20 Trading announcements: Advanced Medical Solutions Group, Antofagasta, Segro Economic announcements: Retail price index, Consumer price index, Producer price index Thursday October 21 Finals: Renalytix, Renishaw Q3 result:  Barclays...

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Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

October 15, 2021
Shortlisting for Bristol bid to turn former nuclear power station into world’s first ‘fusion’ plant

A decommissioned nuclear power station on Bristol’s doorstep has taken another step closer to becoming the site of the world’s first full-scale ‘fusion’ plant. Under the scheme the site at Oldbury-on-Severn, north of Bristol on the banks of the River Severn, would harness the game-changing new form of clean power...

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More venues on the menu for Loungers as it shrugs off impact of Covid on hospitality sector

October 15, 2021
More venues on the menu for Loungers as it shrugs off impact of Covid on hospitality sector

Bristol-based café-bar chain Loungers expects to open a further 10 sites over the next six months as it continues to bounce back strongly from the impact of the pandemic. The group has already opened 13 new venues this year, defying the gloom in some parts of the leisure sector and...

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Osborne Clarke in link-up with Bristol academy to bridge gap between school and legal profession

October 15, 2021
Osborne Clarke in link-up with Bristol academy to bridge gap between school and legal profession

A flagship programme to provide long-term skills and employability support to schools with high levels of disadvantage in Bristol has been launched by international law firm Osborne Clarke. The Bridge project is being run by Osborne Clarke in partnership with Visionpath, an organisation that aims to radically improve the...

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Former senior civil servant appointed new chair of Bristol’s Commission on Race Equality

October 15, 2021
Former senior civil servant appointed new chair of Bristol’s Commission on Race Equality

Bristol’s Commission on Race Equality (CoRE) has appointed Museji Takolia CBE as its new independent chair to take forward the city’s aspirations in furthering race equality and inclusion. Museji, pictured, was appointed by a recruitment panel which included Bristol deputy mayor and cabinet member for children services, education and...

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Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

October 15, 2021
Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

Royds Withy King, the regional law firm with an office in Bristol, is in advanced merger talks with a smaller London practice in a move that would lift its annual revenue to more than £50m. Bath-headquartered Royds Withy King, which also has offices in Swindon, Oxford and London, confirmed the...

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Smith & Williamson helps security firm unlock bright future after sale to investment firm

October 14, 2021
Smith & Williamson helps security firm unlock bright future after sale to investment firm

Accountancy group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol-based corporate finance has advised on the sale of a Bath security, fire and safety systems firm which will enable it to expand. Established in 1988, BWS supplies, installs, maintains and monitors fire alarms, intruder alarms, CCTV and access control systems for commercial and residential customers, principally across...

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Four trainee solicitors take up posts at Barcan+Kirby after it attracts record number of applications

October 14, 2021
Four trainee solicitors take up posts at Barcan+Kirby after it attracts record number of applications

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has strengthened its team with the appointment of four trainee solicitors. Amy Reeves, Alicia Perry-Watts, Hevy Khalil and Stephen Biggs have now started their training contracts with the firm. Alicia and Hevy, who started their careers as paralegals with Barcan+Kirby, have taken their first seats...

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Refurbishment work on major office building nears completion as market mounts strong recovery

October 14, 2021
Refurbishment work on major office building nears completion as market mounts strong recovery

The delayed multi-million pound refurbishment and expansion of a major Bristol office building is on course to complete later this year to meet growing demand for prime space in the city centre. Formerly called South Plaza and now rebranded as 360 Bristol, the 107,000 sq ft building, pictured, overlooking...

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