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Businesses urged to check their vehicles ahead of Clean Air Zone’s start on Monday

November 25, 2022
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Businesses urged to check their vehicles ahead of Clean Air Zone’s start on Monday

Bristol’s new Clean Air Zone comes into effect on Monday and firms are being encouraged to check if their vehicles will be charged to enter it. The zone aims to improve air quality in the city centre and help protect the health of people by reducing harmful air pollution....

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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

November 25, 2022
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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

An ambitious plan to tackle poverty and close the inequality ethnic gap in Bristol was officially launched this week with a plea to businesses to get involved and end what it calls a “divided city”. OurCity2030 aims to get young people from low-income households, starting from inner-city Bristol, into...

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Recession hitting Bristol city centre businesses hard as worried shoppers cut back on spending

November 25, 2022
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Recession hitting Bristol city centre businesses hard as worried shoppers cut back on spending

Businesses in central Bristol suffered a slump in sales of more than 11% in just three months as the cost of living crisis hit the city, according to new figures. Total spending in shops, bars, cafes, hotels and other businesses in the city centre fell from £142.6m in the...

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New e-van accelerates music venue’s ambition to be a beacon of sustainability for the arts sector

November 22, 2022
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New e-van accelerates music venue’s ambition to be a beacon of sustainability for the arts sector

Iconic live entertainment venue Bristol Beacon’s drive to become the UK’s first net zero concert hall by 2030 is to be promoted on the city’s streets, with a bright green electric music machine amplifying the message. While the e-van, boasting Bristol Beacon’s new branding, is set to become a...

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Affordable housing group Orbit reappoints Clarke Willmott to its legal framework

November 21, 2022
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Affordable housing group Orbit reappoints Clarke Willmott to its legal framework

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has been reappointed onto the legal framework of a major housing group. Clarke Willmott will assist Orbit, one of the UK’s largest providers of affordable housing, with legal issues including tenancy services, construction and development, property asset management,...

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Burges Salmon cross-firm team help administrators get result in Coventry arena sale

November 18, 2022
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Burges Salmon cross-firm team help administrators get result in Coventry arena sale

A team from Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon have played a crucial role in the sale of the Coventry Building Society Arena – home to Coventry City FC – to retail tycoon Mike Ashley’s Fraser Group. The lawyers advised the stadium’s former owner ACL and its joint administrators...

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Temple Bright advises on expansion of high-end Marylebone healthcare facility

November 18, 2022
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Temple Bright advises on expansion of high-end Marylebone healthcare facility

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised longstanding client Ambulatory Surgery International (ASI) on the latest phase of its private healthcare facility development. Contracts were signed in late September for a £1.7m expansion of surgery facilities at OneWelbeck in London’s Marylebone.  Temple Bright advised ASI, which trades...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

The growth path for businesses and the UK economy may be “long, rocky, and protracted”, the region’s largest business group fears following the Autumn Statement. Matt Griffith, pictured below, director of policy at Business West – the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described the statement as...

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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

The Autumn Statement has piled more pressure on the UK’s 5.5m small businesses, their employees and customers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s measures were “high on stealth-creation and low on wealth-creation”, FSB national chair of Martin McTague said. “While tackling inflation is essential,...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has presented his Autumn Statement. The main points were:  Chancellor said priorities were stability, growth and public services and high inflation is the enemy. But he confirmed UK was in recession.  GDP is forecast to shrink by 1.4% next year, before returning to growth in 2024. ...

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Next generation of property professionals boost CBRE’s Bristol office

November 16, 2022
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Next generation of property professionals boost CBRE’s Bristol office

Global real estate advisor CBRE has strengthened its Bristol team with the appointment of a new apprentice and three graduates as it continues its efforts to support the next generation of property professionals. CBRE’s schemes for apprentices and graduates form part of its Next Generation programme and the latest...

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New arrival boosts Alder King’s planning team as it targets further expansion

November 15, 2022
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New arrival boosts Alder King’s planning team as it targets further expansion

Alder King, the Bristol-based property consultancy, has made another appointment to its planning team. Sarah Daniels, pictured, who has joined after completing a Masters’ degree at UWE Bristol, is providing vital additional resource to the team, working on projects for clients in sectors ranging from retail to residential, healthcare to...

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Head of Alder King’s residential development and energy teams to be its next senior partner

November 11, 2022
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Head of Alder King’s residential development and energy teams to be its next senior partner

Bristol property consultancy Alder King has elected the head of its residential development and energy teams, Simon Smith, as its next senior partner. Simon, pictured, will start in his new role on 1 March next year. He joined Alder King in 2005 and was invited to join the firm’s...

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