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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

November 5, 2021
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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

Two-thirds of small firms in the South West have no active plan to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a new survey, with many arguing they should receive tax breaks, grants or low interest loans to help them go green. The report by the Federation of Small...

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Temple Bright advises developer SEP Properties in national portfolio expansion

November 5, 2021
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Temple Bright advises developer SEP Properties in national portfolio expansion

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright is acting for commercial property investment and development company SEP Properties on a number of projects ahead of its planned rollout of up to 15 new sites across the UK. Midlands-based SEP Properties, a family business formed in 1986 by Sukhdev Singh...

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Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team becomes independent boutique firm

November 5, 2021
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Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team becomes independent boutique firm

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has spun out its corporate finance team into a new business in a move it says will allow it to have full operational autonomy. Harbourside Corporate Finance, which is based in the same Bristol office as Milsted Langdon, will primarily work with small and...

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Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

November 4, 2021
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Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed former defence electronics industry executive Steve Hill as the new chair of its South West region. Steve, pictured, has been vice-chair since July and succeeds Muir Macdonald following the completion of his three-year term as chair.  In his new role Steve will...

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Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

November 4, 2021
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Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

Three hundred firms from across the South West are being sought to join the region’s children’s hospice business club and support it in helping make a difference to young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) set up the club earlier this year...

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Chancellor gave us cold shoulder in Budget, Bristol hotel bosses say as their costs continue to spiral

November 3, 2021
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Chancellor gave us cold shoulder in Budget, Bristol hotel bosses say as their costs continue to spiral

Hotel bosses in Bristol have hit out at Chancellor Rishi Sunak, accusing him of offering them nothing but cold comfort for the winter in last week’s Budget. Like many businesses in the hospitality sector, they had hoped for an extension to the reduced VAT rate.  But while Mr Sunak...

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Experienced risk advisor takes up director role in Tilney Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

November 3, 2021
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Experienced risk advisor takes up director role in Tilney Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of management and professional services group Tilney Smith & Williamson has appointed Amanda Smith as a director in its fast-growing risk advisory practice. Amanda, pictured, has nearly 20 years’ professional experience leading on risk, assurance, and controls transformation and has worked across a range of clients...

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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

November 3, 2021
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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

An insolvency expert has urged Bristol’s directors to seek advice at the first signs of business distress following the release of statistics showing corporate failures have risen by more than 40% over the past year. Philip Winterborne, South West chair of trade body R3, made the plea after third...

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Atkins senior transport strategy advisor named as co-chair of key city-region business group

November 2, 2021
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Atkins senior transport strategy advisor named as co-chair of key city-region business group

The group that provides a voice for business on planning and transport infrastructure issues in the Bristol area has a new co-chair. Jonathan Foster-Clark, pictured, senior transport strategy advisor in the Bristol office of consulting engineering group Atkins, is co-chairing the Business West Planning, Transport and Climate Group, working...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 31, 2021
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Monday November 1 Finals: K3 Capital Group, Lok’N Store Group Q3 results: Argo Blockchain, Gran Tierra Energy Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday November 2 Finals: Oncimmune Holdings, Up Global Sourcing Holdings Interim: FD Technologies Q3 results: BP, Standard Chartered Trading announcement: Flutter Entertainment Wednesday November 3 Final: Nanoco Group...

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Strong recovery for city’s Covid-hit TV and film industry as another Bristol-made drama hits the screen

October 29, 2021
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Strong recovery for city’s Covid-hit TV and film industry as another Bristol-made drama hits the screen

Another filmed-in-Bristol TV drama gets underway this weekend as new figures from the city’s film office reveal it bounced back quickly from the impact of Covid on the industry last year. Set in Bristol as well as being shot in the city, Showtrial was made by the production team...

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Foot Anstey donation pays for charity’s fundraiser to take vital diploma course

October 29, 2021
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Foot Anstey donation pays for charity’s fundraiser to take vital diploma course

Bristol charity Empire Fighting Chance, which uses a combination of non-contact boxing and intensive personal support to challenge and inspire young people, has been given by boost by law firm Foot Anstey’s office in the city. Foot Anstey, a long-standing supporter of the charity, has donated £8,000 so its...

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Innovative housing scheme to showcase Bristol’s commitment to sustainable living at COP26

October 29, 2021
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Innovative housing scheme to showcase Bristol’s commitment to sustainable living at COP26

A Bristol sustainable housing development that demonstrates the innovation of the city’s residential property development industry is to go on show at COP26. Hope Rise, pictured, in St George will form the centrepiece of a virtual exhibition called Build Better Now at the landmark conference.  The scheme, which provides...

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