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Children’s hospice business club shows the power of bringing companies together

January 21, 2022
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Children’s hospice business club shows the power of bringing companies together

Bristol firms are being invited to join Children’s Hospice South West’s Business Club as it aims to raise £90,000 from the initiative to support it in helping make a difference to young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The charity needs around £11m a year to run its...

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Bristol Airport to invest £2.6m in upgrading its passenger departure lounge

January 20, 2022
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Bristol Airport to invest £2.6m in upgrading its passenger departure lounge

A major redevelopment of Bristol Airport’s airside departure lounge is due to start on Monday. The £2.6m, three-month project, which will create dozens of jobs, aims to improve the shopping and dining experience for passengers before they board their flights.  The lounge’s retail units will get a facelift while...

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Hybrid working here to stay, research shows, but most firms are struggling to make it a success

January 20, 2022
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Hybrid working here to stay, research shows, but most firms are struggling to make it a success

More than nine in 10 of mid-market businesses in the South West have adopted hybrid or remote working as a way of overcoming the impact of the pandemic – but many are struggling to make it a success, according to a new survey. Research by accountancy firm Grant Thornton,...

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National role for JLL Bristol office director as it focuses on regeneration and sustainability

January 19, 2022
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National role for JLL Bristol office director as it focuses on regeneration and sustainability

International property agency JLL has promoted its Bristol office lead director Simon Peacock to head of regions, giving him responsibility for its 10 regional offices across the UK. Simon, pictured, will also join JLL’s UK executive board while continuing to oversee the firm’s South West and Wales regions, which...

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Beard looks to build on its brand values with new head of people and communications

January 18, 2022
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Beard looks to build on its brand values with new head of people and communications

Construction firm Beard, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed Melissa Barber to the newly created role of head of people and communications. The position brings together employee and customer experiences at the family-owned firm, which was established in 1892 and opened its Bristol base in 2015.  The...

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Foot Anstey builds on expertise in Islamic finance with £43.6m Saudi-backed property deal

January 17, 2022
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Foot Anstey builds on expertise in Islamic finance with £43.6m Saudi-backed property deal

The Bristol-based Islamic finance team at national law firm Foot Anstey has advised Saudi-based investment management firm Sidra Capital on its £43.6m acquisition of a major head office office building occupied by a subsidiary drinks giant Coca-Cola. The 122,000 sq ft building, pictured, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, is let to...

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Rapid-growth e-fulfilment firm Huboo poised to create 100-plus jobs with European expansion

January 14, 2022
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Rapid-growth e-fulfilment firm Huboo poised to create 100-plus jobs with European expansion

Bristol firms Huboo, which specialises in eCommerce fulfilment, and recruiter EVONA are teaming up to bring more than a hundred software engineering jobs to the city. Huboo plans to recruit an extra 12 staff for its tech department this year as it continues to revolutionise its industry.  The firm,...

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Sensory room opened at Bristol Airport to help passengers with autism

January 14, 2022
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Sensory room opened at Bristol Airport to help passengers with autism

Bristol Airport has become only the second in the UK to open a purpose-built sensory room for passengers with autism, dementia or cognitive impairment. The room, pictured, provides a safe, private and interactive space where users with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) can feel relaxed when in unfamiliar surroundings.  Made...

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Research partnership for firm on a mission to cut deaths from harmful workplace air quality

January 13, 2022
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Research partnership for firm on a mission to cut deaths from harmful workplace air quality

A Bristol firm aiming to revolutionise the way indoor air quality is monitored has teamed up with the University of Bath on a ground-breaking research project. Atmo Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the university’s Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering to partner on the work.  The...

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Chancellor urged to ease plight of Bristol’s hotels after another Covid-hit Christmas

January 13, 2022
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Chancellor urged to ease plight of Bristol’s hotels after another Covid-hit Christmas

Bristol hotels bosses have made a fresh plea to the government to extend the reduced rate of VAT for their businesses as they endure a bleak start to 2022. Most members of the Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA) say they suffered a difficult end to 2021 – with many reporting...

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Cubex aiming for further growth in Bristol and beyond with new director on board

January 12, 2022
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Cubex aiming for further growth in Bristol and beyond with new director on board

Bristol-based property developer Cubex, best known for its Finzels Reach regeneration project in the city, has appointed Joe Downey as director. Joe, pictured, who has a proven track record in property acquisition and development, will head the business alongside managing director Peter Walford. He has also bought into the...

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New funding for Bristol’s innovative heat network will connect it to city’s major development areas

January 7, 2022
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New funding for Bristol’s innovative heat network will connect it to city’s major development areas

Bristol’s pioneering heat network system, a key element in the city achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, has received further investment to extend it to key development areas. The existing network – which uses a number of different methods of extracting waste heat, including from the Floating Harbour – already...

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Supply chain disruption hitting firms, survey shows, but confidence for 2022 is high

January 7, 2022
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Supply chain disruption hitting firms, survey shows, but confidence for 2022 is high

More than three-quarters of manufacturing firms in Bristol and across the West of England have been affected by delays or other disruption when importing supplies or goods, according to the latest economic survey by the regions largest business group. Two-thirds of all importers have also been affected, triggering a...

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