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Creative college’s £4.5m extension slots into place in ex-amusement arcade and music venue building

July 30, 2021
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Creative college’s £4.5m extension slots into place in ex-amusement arcade and music venue building

A former city centre amusement arcade will fittingly become a hub for students to learn creative computing, software development and games art when it reopens in September as part of an extension to Bristol’s Access Creative College. Phase 2 of the college’s Bristol city centre campus on All Saints Street,...

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New Bristol base for Vantage Building Consultancy as it continues expansion across the UK

July 28, 2021
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New Bristol base for Vantage Building Consultancy as it continues expansion across the UK

National building consultancy Vantage has opened an office in Bristol and appointed two staff members to kick off its expansion into the South West. The office, the firm’s fourth, will be used as a springboard into the region for the Manchester-headquartered group, which specialises in office, retail and warehouse...

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Bristol Business Blog: Rob Brown, tax partner, Milsted Langdon. Post-Covid changes to taxation now seem increasingly likely

July 28, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Rob Brown, tax partner, Milsted Langdon. Post-Covid changes to taxation now seem increasingly likely

To date, the government has spent more than £372bn on the nation’s response to Covid-19 and while much of the financial support on offer is due to end in a few months’ time, the spiralling costs have had a heavy hit on the public finances. That is why we...

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We’re ready to support ambitious firms to grow, LDC South West team says as opportunities return

July 27, 2021
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We’re ready to support ambitious firms to grow, LDC South West team says as opportunities return

The South West team of LDC, the leading mid-market private equity firm, is predicting significant growth and investment opportunities for small and mid-sized businesses over the coming year as the regional economy recovers from the pandemic. The Bristol-based team completed three deals in the first half of this year...

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Loungers rediscovers taste for expansion after lockdowns cut annual sales in half

July 23, 2021
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Loungers rediscovers taste for expansion after lockdowns cut annual sales in half

Staycations and home working have helped Bristol-based café-bar chain Loungers bounce back strongly from a year in which its sales more than halved. The firm said since fully re-opening on May 17, like-for-like sales had soared by 23.7% against the same nine weeks in 2019.  This was due to post-Covid...

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Airport on runway to recovery with busiest weekend since Covid hit and more new flights on the way

July 23, 2021
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Airport on runway to recovery with busiest weekend since Covid hit and more new flights on the way

Bristol Airport will take its biggest step so far towards recovering from the pandemic this weekend when its largest airline easyJet operates more than 80 flights to European holiday destinations. The airline is preparing to carry nearly 10,000 passengers this weekend from Bristol to Green and Amber destinations across...

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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

July 22, 2021
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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

Bristol’s food businesses are being urged not to bin their surplus produce but to redirect it to FareShare Southwest, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it gears up to prevent children going hungry during the school holidays. The food will help the charity, whose mission is to fight...

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Children’s Hospice SW targeting £30k from ‘physical and virtual’ sponsored Moonlight Memory Walk

July 21, 2021
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Children’s Hospice SW targeting £30k from ‘physical and virtual’ sponsored Moonlight Memory Walk

A series of virtual and community fundraising events is being organised by Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) to bring in much-needed cash after it suffered a major falloff in income over the past year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The charity, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, needs around...

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Social media campaign aims to help put Bristol’s hospitality industry on road to recovery

July 21, 2021
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Social media campaign aims to help put Bristol’s hospitality industry on road to recovery

Bristol’s pandemic-hit independent cafés, restaurants and other hospitality and tourism-related businesses will be showcased in a social media campaign aimed at getting local people to use them throughout the summer. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) launched #MyHiddenGems this week to coincide with the official end of Covid-linked restrictions...

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New joiners give Cushman & Wakefield’s regional hub another double boost

July 19, 2021
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New joiners give Cushman & Wakefield’s regional hub another double boost

International commercial property agency Cushman & Wakefield has made a second double appointment to its regional hub in Bristol in as many months. Louise Claxton has been taken on as a surveyor in the valuation & advisory team while Lauren Harrison has joined the firm’s graduate scheme.  Louise previously worked...

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New lease of life for former torpedo testing site as summer cultural pop-up

July 16, 2021
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New lease of life for former torpedo testing site as summer cultural pop-up

A disused industrial space in a long-overlooked part of Bristol has been reimagined as a new cultural destination by a collective of city-based events and music industry specialists. The former torpedo testing site off Feeder Road, St Phillips, has been brought back to life as Propyard for a summer...

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Stay cautious as city opens up again from Monday, businesses are warned amid soaring cases

July 16, 2021
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Stay cautious as city opens up again from Monday, businesses are warned amid soaring cases

Bristol firms are being urged to remain cautious about easing Covid-related measures too quickly as the country prepares for most legal restrictions to be lifted on Monday. With infection rates rising again across the area, the city council is encouraging residents to avoid crowded areas, if possible, and to...

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Sustainable approach earns ‘Best for the World’ accreditation for Bristol environmental consultancy

July 16, 2021
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Sustainable approach earns ‘Best for the World’ accreditation for Bristol environmental consultancy

Resource Futures, the independent environmental consultancy based in Bristol, has been recognised as one the best firms in the world for sustainable business practices. The employee-owned consultancy’s ethical stance, which prioritises people, communities and the planet, gained it B Corp certification five years ago.  Now it has been named...

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