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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 25, 2021
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Monday April 26 Interim: Lok’N Store Group Tuesday April 27 Finals: Anexo Group, Gaming Realms, Inspiration Healthcare Group Interim: Focusrite Q1 result: BP Wednesday April 28 Finals: French Connection, Heiq, LSL Property Services, Property Franchise Group, Sainsbury (J) Interim: AB Dynamics Q1 result: Glaxosmithkline Trading announcements: 1Spatial, Persimmon Thursday April 29 Finals: RTW Venture Fund, Woodbois, Xeros...

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Dramatic increase in TV production boosts Bristol’s role as filmmakers’ location of choice

April 23, 2021
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Dramatic increase in TV production boosts Bristol’s role as filmmakers’ location of choice

Four major new TV dramas have started filming in Bristol this month as the city continues to act as a magnet for production companies eager to bounce back from last year’s Covid-linked restrictions. Showtrial, The Girl Before and Chloe, which are being made for the BBC, and The Long Call for ITV...

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Housing allocation on historic site increased by half again as developer bows to council pressure

April 23, 2021
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Housing allocation on historic site increased by half again as developer bows to council pressure

The developer aiming to transform Bristol’s landmark former Gardiner Haskins department store has scrapped plans for an aparthotel on  the site in favour of increasing the number of homes by nearly 50%. The decision by First Base follows rejection of the scheme by the city council’s Development Control Committee...

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New flagship branch planned by Travis Perkins after it snaps up St Philips commercial vehicle site

April 23, 2021
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New flagship branch planned by Travis Perkins after it snaps up St Philips commercial vehicle site

Travis Perkins, the UK’s largest builders’ merchant, is to extend its branch network in Bristol following the acquisition of a site in St Philips. The former Motus Group UK base on Days Road, pictured, is to be redeveloped as a new state-of-the-art flagship branch.  Travis Perkins, which was advised...

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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

April 23, 2021
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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

Candidates standing to be the next Mayor of Bristol have been issued with a ‘business challenge’ to ensure the voice of local firms remain central to the election campaign. Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West has produced the manifesto for the contenders in the race for...

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Survey will shed light on how Bristol’s small manufacturers have coped with Covid

April 23, 2021
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Survey will shed light on how Bristol’s small manufacturers have coped with Covid

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Bristol’s small and medium-sized manufacturers and their efforts to overcome it will be revealed when the results of the largest survey of its kind are published next month. The city’s manufacturers are being urged to take part in the research, which will...

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BT Sport’s live rugby coverage goes for Gold in tie-up with cider firm Thatchers

April 23, 2021
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BT Sport’s live rugby coverage goes for Gold in tie-up with cider firm Thatchers

Cidermaker Thatchers has become the broadcast sponsor of live Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches on TV for the remainder of the current season in a deal with BT Sport. The campaign made its debut a week ago during the Northampton Saints vs London Irish match.  Thatchers Gold, the firm’s top...

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£1.2m investment for Bristol firm looking to plug into the power of graphene to boost battery life

April 23, 2021
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£1.2m investment for Bristol firm looking to plug into the power of graphene to boost battery life

Anaphite, the Bristol-based firm launched by two university graduates to look at ways of exploiting the potential of graphene in batteries, has raised £1.2m to step up its innovative work. The firm, founded by scientists Sam Burrow and Alexander Hewitt after they left university, has already developed techniques to...

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Pair of pioneering Bristol businesses land places among top UK tech firms of the future

April 23, 2021
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Pair of pioneering Bristol businesses land places among top UK tech firms of the future

Two innovative Bristol businesses have been named among the UK’s top fast-growth tech firms. Hand-tracking software pioneer Ultraleap and cybersecurity scale-up Immersive Labs are included in the 22 companies joining the Future Fifty programme, Europe’s leading growth programme for late-stage UK tech scale-ups.  Ultraleap, which launched in 2013 and today...

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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

April 23, 2021
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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

Time is running out to register for Bristol Business News’ exclusive webinar aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain time. Staged with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox , Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. It takes place next...

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PKF’s Bristol office helps Bloom & Wild blossom in European market with Dutch takeover

April 23, 2021
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PKF’s Bristol office helps Bloom & Wild blossom in European market with Dutch takeover

The Bristol office of South West accountancy group PKF Francis Clark has advised fast-growing flower delivery business Bloom & Wild on its first acquisition, the takeover of Dutch rival Bloomon. The high-profile deal, for an undisclosed sum, quadruples the size of the UK’s leading online flower and gifting platform’s European footprint and...

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Hartnell Taylor Cook looks to its upcoming head office move as exciting new era for the firm

April 23, 2021
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Commercial property consultancy Hartnell Taylor Cook is to relocate its Bristol head office in a move that it says will usher in its next phase of development. The firm, one of the mainstays of Bristol’s commercial property market since it was founded in 1922, will move from its current...

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Digital campaigns help build turnover at Bristol property lettings group

April 23, 2021
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Digital campaigns help build turnover at Bristol property lettings group

Bristol property sales and lettings agency Hopewell has doubled its turnover in two years after teaming up with city-based digital marketing firm Superb Digital to produce highly effective online campaigns. Hopewell, founded in 2014 by Maxwell Hope and Adam Kershaw, has also opened an office in Clifton Village alongside...

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