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Biomethane refuelling station to put Bristol on world map for greener deliveries

May 14, 2021
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Biomethane refuelling station to put Bristol on world map for greener deliveries

The world’s largest 100% renewable biomethane refuelling station is to open on Bristol’s outskirts later this year, helping the city on its journey to be zero carbon by 2030. The station, now under construction in Avonmouth, will be able to refuel 80 HGVs an hour from 14 high-speed dispensers. ...

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Online marketplace offering belly dancing to wine tasting looks to bumper post-Covid summer

May 14, 2021
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Online marketplace offering belly dancing to wine tasting looks to bumper post-Covid summer

Yuup, the Bristol-based online experiences marketplace that launched nine months ago, is gearing up for its busiest period so far as Covid-19 restrictions are eased from Monday. In a year when many companies have struggled, Yuup’s team has been busy growing the business by curating experiences for its portfolio...

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Call for Bristol firms to take part in UK’s largest ever Race at Work Survey

May 14, 2021
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Call for Bristol firms to take part in UK’s largest ever Race at Work Survey

Bristol businesses are being urged to join hundreds of employers from across the UK by taking part in the country’s largest survey of race in the workplace. City-based DAS Group, Loungers, Osborne Clarke, OVO Energy and Unite Students are already signed up to complete the survey, which is being...

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Bristol Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. The economy is now recovering rapidly

May 14, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. The economy is now recovering rapidly

The Covid-19 pandemic has been affecting us all for more than a year now. My fellow regional agents and I know that those businesses that rely heavily on being able to have customers visit them in person – for instance, the hospitality and tourism sectors right across the South...

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Womble Bond Dickinson advises South Glos Council on land deals to secure hundreds of jobs

May 14, 2021
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The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson has worked with South Gloucestershire Council on two land acquisitions that have helped secure nearly 400 jobs in Yate. The council – a long-standing client of the firm – bought the sites occupied by the town’s Whirlpool tumble dryer...

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New Bristol office for consultancy Wardell Armstrong as it grows offering across the South West

May 14, 2021
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New Bristol office for consultancy Wardell Armstrong as it grows offering across the South West

An environmental and engineering consultancy that was once called in to monitor audience laughter during a Bristol comedy festival following complaints that it was too loud is to open an office in the city. Wardell Armstrong is to establish the office in the Redcliffe area of the city as demand for...

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CBRE supports its next generation with apprentice appointments

May 13, 2021
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CBRE supports its next generation with apprentice appointments

Global real estate advisor CBRE has appointed two apprentices to its Bristol office as part of its efforts to support the next generation of property professionals. Andrew Green has joined the valuations team and Kiran Naidoo is working across the agency and consultancy teams, including lease consultancy and office,...

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South West’s top ranking for innovation hiding its poor skills and low productivity levels, says CBI

May 12, 2021
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South West’s top ranking for innovation hiding its poor skills and low productivity levels, says CBI

The South West is England’s top region for business innovation, according to a new report by the CBI – but it faces challenges over its low productivity and skills gap. The CBI report also reveals that low levels of unemployment and short commuting times compared to other parts of...

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Azets strengthens regional presence with experienced director appointment

May 12, 2021
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Azets strengthens regional presence with experienced director appointment

Accountancy and business advice firm Azets has appointed Paul Haley as director of audit & assurance for its South West and Wales region. Paul, pictured, who specialises in internal audit services, was formerly internal audit manager for four and a half years at Tata Steel Europe in Port Talbot. ...

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Solicitor associate appointment strengthens Wards Solicitors’ disputes offering

May 12, 2021
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Solicitor associate appointment strengthens Wards Solicitors’ disputes offering

Regional law firm Wards Solicitors has appointed solicitor associate Georgia Wookey to its highly acclaimed disputes team as it continues to expand its presence across the South West. Georgia, pictured, has specialised in inheritance and trust disputes since qualifying in May 2016. She joins Wards from Devon firm Stephens...

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TLT makes up two Bristol lawyers to partner among raft of firm-wide promotions

May 11, 2021
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TLT makes up two Bristol lawyers to partner among raft of firm-wide promotions

Two Bristol lawyers have been made up to partner in TLT’s annual firm-wide promotions, bringing the total number of partners at the Bristol-headquartered national law firm to 147. Litigation lawyer Emma Cork and technology & IP lawyer Ed Hayes were among five lawyers promoted to partner at the firm, alongside...

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Promotion to partner for YFM South West investment director a year after joining

May 11, 2021
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Promotion to partner for YFM South West investment director a year after joining

Private equity provider YFM has promoted David Wrench to equity partner as it continues to strengthen its investment team. David, pictured, joined YFM just over a year ago as an investment director with a particular focus on the South West market.  Since becoming part of YFM team, David has...

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Latest promotions mean Michelmores beats its 30% target for female partners a year early

May 11, 2021
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Latest promotions mean Michelmores beats its 30% target for female partners a year early

Regional law firm Michelmores has exceeded its aim of having women make up 30% of its partnership by next year following its latest round of promotions. Four of its six new partners are women, meaning the firm’s proportion of female partners is now 35% out of a total of 62. It...

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