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Butcombe toasts Bristol’s mythical crocodile by unleashing a beer “with a real bite”

September 29, 2022
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Butcombe toasts Bristol’s mythical crocodile by unleashing a beer “with a real bite”

Bristol’s legendary crocodile – said to be lurking in the River Avon at Hotwells – has been immortalised in the latest beer from craft brewery Butcombe. The firm claims it was inspired by the story of the illusive reptile when it was creating Tall Tales, promoted by the firm...

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New head of marketing taken on to support further growth at ICON Corporate Finance

September 28, 2022
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New head of marketing taken on to support further growth at ICON Corporate Finance

Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has appointed Alice Bradshaw-Smith as its new head of marketing. Alice brings wealth of in-house and agency experience across sectors including tech, private equity, property and law to the role and a broad mix of complementary marketing skills to the role, developed...

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Milsted Langdon continues to look to the future with latest intake of new trainees

September 28, 2022
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Milsted Langdon continues to look to the future with latest intake of new trainees

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has welcomed 16 new starters as it continues a history of supporting trainee accountants that stretches back more than three decades. The latest recruits join the firm’s expanding team of professionals across the South West who are supporting the practice’s growing client base. The largest...

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Clarke Willmott recruits property lawyer with wide experience in development as new partner

September 27, 2022
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Clarke Willmott recruits property lawyer with wide experience in development as new partner

Experienced commercial property lawyer Robert Hill has joined national law firm Clarke Willmott as a partner. Robert, pictured, who will work across the firm’s Bristol, Southampton and Cardiff offices, has a particular specialism in development and development finance, providing high-quality, commercial advice to corporate occupiers and investors in relation...

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Firm building South West green hydrogen network plugs into Foot Anstey’s sector expertise

September 27, 2022
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Firm building South West green hydrogen network plugs into Foot Anstey’s sector expertise

The Bristol-based energy team at law firm Foot Anstey has been appointed as legal adviser to the firm behind a new green hydrogen ecosystem for the South West. Cornwall-based construction firm Tower Group has been building the network by acquiring and operating its own renewable energy sites across the...

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Nine promotions at Thrings as it maintains its commitment to nurturing talent

September 26, 2022
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Nine promotions at Thrings as it maintains its commitment to nurturing talent

Law firm Thrings has appointed four new partners and promoted five other lawyers as it continues its commitment to nurturing talent across the firm. Three senior associates are among those promoted to partner – Fred Quartermain, a member of the planning team in its Bristol office, and Kathryn Bew and Charlotte...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 25, 2022
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Monday September 26 Final: Finsbury Food Group Interims: Likewise Group, CPP Group, Devolver Digital, Immotion Group, Lunglife, Concurrent Technologies, Microlise Group, Next Fifteen Communications, Xpediator, Spaceandpeople Tuesday September 27 Final: Transense Technologies Interims: Tinybuild, The Mission Group, Personal Group Holdings, Diaceutics, Animalcare Group, Mortgage Advice Bureau, Nahl Group, Digitalbox, ECSC...

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The LAST WORD: Urfan Ali, strategic consultant, and senior associate at Babbasa

September 23, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Urfan Ali, strategic consultant, and senior associate at Babbasa

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 Urfan Ali, senior associate for Bristol-based youth empowerment social enterprise Babbasa, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Not quite a film, but just finished...

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Cautious welcome for Chancellor’s ‘economy-boosting’ investment zone plan for West of England

September 23, 2022
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Cautious welcome for Chancellor’s ‘economy-boosting’ investment zone plan for West of England

Areas in the West of England could become investment zones aimed at driving economic growth and unlocking land for housing under a scheme announced today by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in his mini-Budget. Businesses in the zones would benefit from lowering taxes and ‘liberalised’ planning frameworks, according to the Treasury. Mr...

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Mini-Budget 2022: Bristol business reaction

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Bristol business reaction

Business groups covering Bristol and the West of England this afternoon largely approved of many of the measures in Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget – but the political reaction was less favourable. Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said the announcements would...

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Social inequalities cast shadow over Bristol’s success in sustainability and job creation, report reveals

September 23, 2022
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Social inequalities cast shadow over Bristol’s success in sustainability and job creation, report reveals

Carbon emissions and unemployment have fallen significantly in Bristol over the past decade, according to a new report – but major challenges around social inequalities and poverty remain and are set to deepen as the cost of living crisis worsens. The research, which measures how Bristol is meeting the...

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Temple Bright delivers on sale of £110m Liverpool student accommodation development

September 23, 2022
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Temple Bright delivers on sale of £110m Liverpool student accommodation development

Law firm Temple Bright has advised on the £110m sale of a recently completed, landmark student accommodation development in Liverpool. This is the culmination of two and a half years’ involvement with the project, demonstrating Temple Bright’s ability to deliver on complex projects and to field a team able...

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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng presented his mini-Budget in the House of Commons this morning against a backdrop of high inflation, soaring energy bills and an economy which, according to the Bank of England, could already be in recession. Key points announced by Mr Kwarteng, pictured, were:  Chancellor says a new approach...

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