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New flights take off from Bristol Airport ahead of quarantine-free travel for amber list passengers

July 9, 2021
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New flights take off from Bristol Airport ahead of quarantine-free travel for amber list passengers

Bristol Airport and two of its main airlines have welcomed the ending of quarantine restrictions for passengers returning from amber list countries on July 19. The decision by the government means the airport – the UK’s ninth busiest – can start to plan a return to near normal services...

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Bristol film studio acts as Kickstart jobs scheme trailblazer and calls on more firms to play their part

July 9, 2021
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Bristol film studio acts as Kickstart jobs scheme trailblazer and calls on more firms to play their part

Bristol firms are being urged to follow the lead of the city’s Bottle Yard film and TV studios and take on a young jobless person under the Kickstart Scheme. The studio complex in Hengrove, South Bristol – where productions ranging from Poldark, The Crystal Maze and Hellboy have been...

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Change at the top at ForrestBrown as it aims for more growth in R&D tax market shake-up

July 9, 2021
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Change at the top at ForrestBrown as it aims for more growth in R&D tax market shake-up

Bristol research and development tax relief consultancy ForrestBrown has shuffled its senior management team – with founder Simon Brown becoming chairman – as it prepares for extensive changes in the sector.  The  firm has grown rapidly since Simon, pictured, launched it as a disruptor in 2013 after identifying an...

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R&D tax changes to go under the spotlight at Smith & Williamson webinar

July 8, 2021
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R&D tax changes to go under the spotlight at Smith & Williamson webinar

Bristol firms will be guided through the latest changes to the UK’s innovation incentive landscape in an online event staged by accountancy firm Smith & Williamson next week. The Zoom webinar will highlight new rules around the Patent Box regime, which came into force on June30, as well as the recent government consultation on Research And Development (R&D) Tax relief. ...

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TLT’s energy team advises Santander UK on Europe’s largest battery project

July 8, 2021
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TLT’s energy team advises Santander UK on Europe’s largest battery project

Santander UK has again called on legal experts at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT to advise it on a multi-million pound finance deal for a major battery storage plant. The bank’s latest transaction with Zenobe Energy, the UK’s leading owner and operator of battery storage plants, is for what is...

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Growth during pandemic leads to launch of accountancy arm at Finch & Associates

July 8, 2021
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Tax consultancy Finch & Associates is expanding with the launch of its own accountancy arm having spent the past 16 months helping other firms grow through the pandemic. The new team at the Clevedon-based firm, which specialises in R&D tax credits and US and UK taxation, will be led by...

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Burges Salmon to offer hybrid working to all its staff under new plan

July 7, 2021
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Burges Salmon to offer hybrid working to all its staff under new plan

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, plans to bring in new post-Covid fexible working arrangements for all employees that will allow them to work from home if they choose, subject to ensuring clients and colleagues are prioritised. The firm, which has more than 800 people in its Bristol HQ...

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Business development manager returns to Advantedge Commercial Finance to drive growth in region

July 7, 2021
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Business development manager returns to Advantedge Commercial Finance to drive growth in region

Invoice financier Advantedge Commercial Finance has appointed Ruth Bethel as its business development manager for the South West. Ruth, pictured, has re-joined the business having previously spent three years with it as regional sales manager before leaving four years ago.  In her new role she will be responsible for...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 5, 2021
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Monday July 5 Finals: Draper Esprit, Henderson Diversified, Hipgnosis Songs Fund, The Panoply Holdings Interims: Dev Clever Holdings, Porvair Trading announcements: ADVFN, Franchise Brands, Real Estate Investors, Restore, Taylor Maritime Investments, Ultra Electronics Economic announcement: PMI Services Tuesday July 6 Finals: Kinovo, Mercia Assets, Purple Bricks, Totally Interim: RM Trading announcement: Sainsbury (J)...

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Expert team brought on board to help Bristolians shape city’s Western Harbour development

July 2, 2021
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Expert team brought on board to help Bristolians shape city’s Western Harbour development

A team of architects and urban designers who have worked on high-profile urban schemes across the world are to create a six-month programme of community engagement on Bristol’s Western Harbour redevelopment. Turner Works, Place Bureau and Burgess and Beech were chosen by Bristol City Council to lead a city-wide conversation...

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Council offers more financial help for firms likely to be hit by city’s Clean Air Zone

July 2, 2021
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Council offers more financial help for firms likely to be hit by city’s Clean Air Zone

Bristol’s delayed Clean Air Zone is to be introduced next summer, the city council confirmed today as it unveiled an improved package of support to help firms with polluting vehicles avoid paying fines to enter the city centre. More than seven in 10 vehicles now entering the area that...

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Harnessing smart building tech lands Bristol office scheme first global award – two years ahead of opening

July 2, 2021
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Harnessing smart building tech lands Bristol office scheme first global award – two years ahead of opening

A Bristol city centre office block has become the first in the world to achieve a new smart building standard – even though it will not be ready for occupation for nearly another two years. CEG, the developers of the 200,000 sq ft EQ building, pictured, on Victoria Street,...

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New National Friendly CEO pledges to continue its innovation at time of greatest need for members

July 2, 2021
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New National Friendly CEO pledges to continue its innovation at time of greatest need for members

Bristol-based National Friendly, the specialist provider of insurance and care funding to the over-50s, has appointed Graham Singleton as its new CEO. Graham, pictured, is a qualified actuary with more than 35 years’ experience in the UK life & pensions financial services industry.  He started his career in life...

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