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From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

April 30, 2021
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From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

A unique research project to explore what publishing means in the 21st century has been launched in the West of England, a region with a long history and reputation for innovation in the industry. The Amplified Publishing project will look at areas as diverse as children’s animation, gaming, social inclusion,...

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Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

April 30, 2021
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Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has used the ratification of UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) to renew its plea for help for firms hit by Brexit-related red tape. The TCA, the blueprint for free trade between following the UK’s departure from the EU, had been signed...

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Milsted Langdon co-founder to retire from firm he set up more than 30 years ago

April 30, 2021
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Milsted Langdon co-founder to retire from firm he set up more than 30 years ago

Jonathan Langdon, the co-founder of regional accountancy group Milsted Langdon, is to step down after 33 years. Jonathan, pictured, co-founded the firm in 1988 with fellow University of Bath graduate Simon Milsted. He had qualified with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in Bristol before managing its business services group, Milsted Langdon...

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New director appointments will boost China Bureau’s community outreach programme

April 30, 2021
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New director appointments will boost China Bureau’s community outreach programme

The Bristol and West of England China Bureau, the organisation that promotes links business and cultural links between the region and China, has appointed three new directors. The arrival of Dennis Hu, Stella Wang and Phoebe Westwood strengthen the bureau’s community outreach programmes, especially through its student and young professional communities...

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Burges Salmon named as one of the UK’s top employers for women

April 29, 2021
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Burges Salmon named as one of the UK’s top employers for women

Business in the Community, the business-led membership organisation dedicated to responsible business, has recognised Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon for its efforts in working towards gender equality. The firm has been included in the latest Times Top 50 Employers for Women, the UK’s most highly profiled and well-established...

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Pair of Bristol law firms to advise police and councils after gaining places on new national framework

April 29, 2021
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Pair of Bristol law firms to advise police and councils after gaining places on new national framework

Two Bristol law firms are among eight to be awarded roles on a national legal framework used by all police forces and local authorities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Bristol-headquartered national firm TLT has expanded its role on the four-lot National Legal Services Framework while Michelmores, which has...

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PR firm Purplefish pledges to make positive social impact by supporting three South West charities

April 29, 2021
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PR firm Purplefish pledges to make positive social impact by supporting three South West charities

Bristol communications agency Purplefish is to support three South West-based charities this year by helping their fundraising, volunteering, and communications campaigns. Purplefish said, as a business with purpose, it was committed to making a positive social impact in its home city and beyond by working with charities that have...

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Pair of partner promotions and legal director appointment in Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office

April 29, 2021
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Pair of partner promotions and legal director appointment in Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office

International legal practice Osborne Clarke is promoting two of its Bristol-based lawyers to partner and appointed a new legal director in the office. The new partners will be Chris Yeo and Craig McCarthy while Victoria Gwynedd-Jones will become the new legal director. Chris Yeo is a specialist in advising institutional...

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Experienced audit manager joins Bristol office of Milsted Langdon

April 28, 2021
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Experienced audit manager joins Bristol office of Milsted Langdon

The Bristol office of regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has appointed experienced accountant Mark Birchenough as a senior general practice manager. Mark, pictured, joins from rival regional accountants Bishop Fleming, where he worked at just over 15 years, most recently as senior audit manager.  Prior to that he was an...

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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

April 28, 2021
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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

Small business confidence has staged a dramatic recovery in the South West, according to the results of a new survey, as firms look head to life after lockdown. The latest quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), conducted among its members last month, reveals levels of optimism...

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Clarke Willmott team goes the distance on multi-million deal between boxing heavyweights

April 27, 2021
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Clarke Willmott team goes the distance on multi-million deal between boxing heavyweights

Lawyers from the Bristol office of national firm Clarke Willmott have acted as UK advisors on a complex, multi-million pound deal that has created a new global boxing brand. Wasserman Boxing has been formed by US-based sports and entertainment agency Wasserman’s acquisition of renowned German boxing promoters Team Sauerland. ...

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Piper calls on WBD’s Bristol corporate team again as it invests in health supplement innovator

April 27, 2021
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Piper calls on WBD’s Bristol corporate team again as it invests in health supplement innovator

The corporate practice in international law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s (WBD) Bristol office has advised longstanding private equity client Piper as it backs another fast-growing consumer brand. Piper’s £5m investment in natural health supplements firm Wild Nutrition is the latest in a series of deals supported by WBD’s corporate...

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Bristol Business Blog: Helen Bassett and Mo Salim, Smith & Williamson. Will RPA change the future of outsourcing?

April 26, 2021
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Being tied down with day-to-day administration can be frustrating, particularly when you would rather be developing your business. Whether you are a busy finance director or an entrepreneur growing a business, keeping your accounting and compliance requirements on track is essential to your success. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) can...

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