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Foot Anstey’s Bristol office boosted by arrival of top data privacy lawyer as partner

November 11, 2021
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Foot Anstey’s Bristol office boosted by arrival of top data privacy lawyer as partner

Intellectual property, IT and data privacy lawyer Ashley Avery has joined the Bristol office of national law firm Foot Anstey as a partner in its commercial team. Ashley, pictured, will be advising clients on complex data privacy and confidentiality issues, brand protection and exploitation and software development and licensing...

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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

November 11, 2021
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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

Music festivals could boost their revenue and slash their carbon output by using the pioneering women’s urinal developed by Bristol University spin-out PEEQUAL, research has shown. Some 5,000 women have now tested PEEQUAL’s innovative toilets following trials this summer at festivals including Shambala, Valley Fest and The Bristol Comedy...

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Pub chain with thirst for growth cheers TLT’s work on acquisition of London venues

November 11, 2021
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Pub chain with thirst for growth cheers TLT’s work on acquisition of London venues

A cross-firm team from the Bristol head office of TLT has advised on a major acquisition of pubs and bars in London as activity in the leisure, food and drink market continues to accelerate. The team, made up of corporate, commercial real estate, licensing and tax lawyers, worked with...

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New joiners for Grant Thornton’s Bristol corporate finance advisory team after record year

November 11, 2021
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New joiners for Grant Thornton’s Bristol corporate finance advisory team after record year

National accountancy firm Grant Thornton has expanded its South West and Wales corporate finance advisory team after what it described as an exceptional period of deal activity. Adam Hughes has joined the team from NatWest Structured Finance to lead its debt advisory function while two young dealmakers, James Smart...

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Optimum Finance looking to scale the heights as part of Innovate UK’s fast-growth programme

November 10, 2021
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Optimum Finance looking to scale the heights as part of Innovate UK’s fast-growth programme

Bristol-based invoice finance provider Optimum Finance has been selected to take part in a government-backed programme that aims to help a small group of companies reach exponential growth. The Innovate UK Scaleup Programme is designed to support innovative, ambitious and high-growth oriented companies.  The businesses are already scaling, have...

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Client testimonial helps secure second award for Bevan Brittan’s health and social care team

November 10, 2021
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Client testimonial helps secure second award for Bevan Brittan’s health and social care team

National law firm Bevan Brittan, which has an office in Bristol, has won another major award for its work in the health and social care sector after being nominated by a client for its service and expertise. The firm topped the legal category in the Social Care Premier Supplier...

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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

November 9, 2021
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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

Bristol firms thinking of exporting or taking their international expansion to the next level can sign up to a week of special events hosted by experts. The Department for International Trade (DIT) will stage the first International Trade Week next week, with events – most of them virtual –...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 7, 2021
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Monday November 8 Interims: Argentex Group, Cake Box Holdings, Sirius Real Estate Q2 result: Phosagro Tuesday November 9 Final: AB Foods Interims: Renewi, Warehouse REIT Trading announcements: Direct Line, Grafton Group, Meggitt, Persimmon, Watches of Switzerland Group Economic announcement: BRC shop price index Wednesday November 10 Interims: Aveva Group,...

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£32m fund for Bristol firms to upgrade their vehicles for city’s new Clean Air Zone

November 5, 2021
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£32m fund for Bristol firms to upgrade their vehicles for city’s new Clean Air Zone

Some £32m is to be made available for businesses to make sure their vehicles comply with Bristol’s Clean Air Zone, which will come into effect next summer, it emerged today. The figure, which will cover HGVs, LGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles, forms the lion’s share of £42m the...

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Firm pioneering use of AI in healthcare backed by Bristol’s ICON in £6.2m funding round

November 5, 2021
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Firm pioneering use of AI in healthcare backed by Bristol’s ICON in £6.2m funding round

Bristol-based, tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has acted as exclusive financial adviser to a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence to the UK healthcare industry in a £6.2m scale-up funding round. Founded in 2017, London-based RwHealth’s platform combines AI machine learning and data science to give healthcare providers access...

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£100,000 appeal to help vulnerable communities in Bristol fight food insecurity backed by Burges Salmon

November 5, 2021
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£100,000 appeal to help vulnerable communities in Bristol fight food insecurity backed by Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, is supporting a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for community food projects in the city and help them fight food insecurity. Bristol Local Food Fund (BLFF), which was founded in July 2020 during the first lockdown and is run by volunteers, is...

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Double success for TLT as it wins Law Firm of the Year title and appears in coveted Times list

November 5, 2021
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Double success for TLT as it wins Law Firm of the Year title and appears in coveted Times list

Bristol-headquartered TLT is celebrating a notable double this week – landing one of the legal sector’s top awards and being named as one of the UK’s best law firms for the fourth year running. TLT took home the top prize at The Lawyer Awards 2021 – Law Firm of...

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National Icon of the Year title for entrepreneur on mission to make Bristol global centre for deep tech

November 5, 2021
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National Icon of the Year title for entrepreneur on mission to make Bristol global centre for deep tech

Bristol-based scientist, entrepreneur and founder of the city’s Science Creates deep-tech centre, Dr Harry Destecroix, has won a major national enterprise award. Harry, pictured, has been named Barclays Entrepreneur Icon of the Year, a title that recognises entrepreneurs who have successfully turned their vision into reality.  The accolade, one...

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