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Haines Watts hails benefits of apprenticeships as latest trainees pass their qualifications

May 11, 2021
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Haines Watts hails benefits of apprenticeships as latest trainees pass their qualifications

Two trainee accountants are leading the next generation of qualified professionals in the Bristol office of accountancy firm Haines Watts after deciding against the option of university. Sophia Wallace and Robbie Wallis are the latest Haines Watts Bristol trainees to gain accountancy qualifications without incurring significant student debts caused...

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Trio of senior appointments boosts Lloyds’ regional commercial banking operation

May 10, 2021
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Trio of senior appointments boosts Lloyds’ regional commercial banking operation

Lloyds Bank has bolstered its commercial banking team in the South West with three senior appointments. Alison Whistance is the new regional director of regional business development, while Rob Henderson becomes a relationship director in Bristol and Carmen Peacock is now co-head of the bank’s Corporate & Institutional Coverage (CIC)...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 9, 2021
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Monday May 10 Q1 result: HG Capital Trust Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Tuesday May 11 Finals: Air Partner, Angling Direct Interims: Treatt, Zytronic Q1 result: Arrow Global Group Trading announcement: Morrison (WM) Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday May 12 Finals: Investec, Mears, Vertu Motors Interims: Compass Group, Sage Group Q1 result: Hellenic Telecommunications...

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Bristol Cars brought back from the dead, with brand’s new owner vowing to build them in the city

May 7, 2021
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Bristol Cars brought back from the dead, with brand’s new owner vowing to build them in the city

The iconic Bristol car brand is to be revived and manufacturing of its ultra-expensive vehicles returned to the city in an ambitious plan unveiled today. Select models from the classic Bristol Cars range will be remastered following the acquisition of intellectual property rights for the historic manufacturer by Essex-based...

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Bristol and West of England China Bureau to put focus on fintech for its next webinar

May 7, 2021
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Bristol and West of England China Bureau to put focus on fintech for its next webinar

Fintech will be the theme of the next Bristol and West of England China Bureau webinar. The Zoom session, The West of England FinTech Ecosystem – Technology-Driven Innovation, takes place on Thursday, May 13, from 9am-10.30am. Bureau director of business initiatives Richard Lowe, who will be chairing the event,...

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Work to begin on major housing scheme at high-profile but undeveloped Harbourside site

May 7, 2021
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Work to begin on major housing scheme at high-profile but undeveloped Harbourside site

Construction at one of Bristol Harbourside’s last undeveloped sites is to start soon following the appointment of a main contractor. Essex-based Hills Group will build 142 homes at McArthurs Yard, an area of derelict warehouses next to the SS Great Britain.  The site was acquired three years ago by...

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Bristol agency brands YTL’s Brabazon as the stuff that new neighbourhoods are made of

May 7, 2021
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Bristol agency brands YTL’s Brabazon as the stuff that new neighbourhoods are made of

Long-standing Bristol creative agency Stuff has re-appointed by YTL Developments UK to help bring Brabazon – its trailblazing new neighbourhood on the former Filton Airfield – to market. When completed, the area will have more than 2,600 homes, 52,000 sq ft of retail space and 62 acres of creative workspaces...

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New Leonardo hotel ready for guests as rivals’ delayed openings come back on stream

May 7, 2021
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New Leonardo hotel ready for guests as rivals’ delayed openings come back on stream

Europe’s largest hotel chain is expected to open Bristol city centre’s newest hotel on Monday, May 17 – the first day possible under the lifting of lockdown restrictions. The 197-bedroom Leonardo Hotel Bristol Glassfields, part of the new Glassfields mixed-use development on Temple Way, is the Irish-owned brand’s first...

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Historic lido to be brought back to life by restoration specialists at construction firm Beard

May 7, 2021
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Historic lido to be brought back to life by restoration specialists at construction firm Beard

The Bristol office of specialist construction group Beard has started restoration work on the UK’s oldest surviving public lido, the Cleveland Pools in Bath – following a 17-year community campaign to save the Grade II* listed site. The pools, pictured, were built in 1815 and are now regarded as a...

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Adventure park looks to future – and aims to cut out the middleman – by embracing cryptocurrencies

May 7, 2021
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Adventure park looks to future – and aims to cut out the middleman – by embracing cryptocurrencies

A family tourist attraction on Bristol’s doorstep has become the first in the South West to allow visitors to pay for their tickets using cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Avon Valley Adventure and Wildlife Park at Keynsham now accepts Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Dai, Litecoin and USD coin having recently...

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Alder King continues to build up its planning team with trio of senior appointments

May 6, 2021
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Bristol-headquartered regional property consultancy Alder King has made a series of senior appointments in its planning team as part of a programme of targeted investment. Sarah Hawkins, Gary Morris and Tristan Hutton have all joined the practice as partners, with Sarah assuming the role of head of planning.  The...

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New partner promotion and senior general practice manager appointment at Milsted Langdon

May 6, 2021
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New partner promotion and senior general practice manager appointment at Milsted Langdon

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has promoted Guy Armitage-Norton to partner in recognition of his work and commitment to adding value to the businesses he advises. Guy, pictured, works across the firm’s Bath and Bristol offices providing pragmatic support on accounting, auditing and financial reporting tailored to the specific...

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Bevan Brittan promotes seven lawyers in its Bristol office after year of growth

May 6, 2021
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Bevan Brittan promotes seven lawyers in its Bristol office after year of growth

Seven lawyers in the Bristol office of Bevan Brittan have promoted as the national firm celebrates another strong year. Four of the Bristol lawyers have become senior associates and three associates. They form part of a 15-strong promotions round for the firm.  The new Bristol office senior associates are...

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