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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

September 6, 2021
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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon is reminding employers of their obligations when it comes to the National Minimum Wage. In recent months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been ramping up its investigation into employers who don’t pay the National Minimum and Living Wage – fining and publicly...

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COP26 battle bus to visit Bristol and help put city’s firms on the road to a net zero carbon future

September 3, 2021
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COP26 battle bus to visit Bristol and help put city’s firms on the road to a net zero carbon future

Bristol firms, organisations and community groups are to share their inspirational stories about the projects they are undertaking to decarbonise when a national Zero Carbon Tour arrives in the city next week. Visitors to Planet Mark’s carbon battle bus, pictured, which will stop at UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus on...

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Pair of building deals reflect strength of Bristol’s city centre and out-of-town prime office markets

September 3, 2021
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Pair of building deals reflect strength of Bristol’s city centre and out-of-town prime office markets

An office block on the edge of Bristol city centre has been sold for £20m, earning the Channel Islands-registered firm that has owned it for the past nine years a profit of £15.8m. Circle Property, which invests in, develops and actively manages regional office assets, bought the 79,359 sq...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they...

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Burges Salmon helps Investec put together anaerobic digestion finance deal worth up to £90m

September 2, 2021
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Burges Salmon helps Investec put together anaerobic digestion finance deal worth up to £90m

The energy and infrastructure finance team Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised banking group Investec on a deal that could lead to growth in the use of anaerobic digestion in the UK. The anaerobic digestion (AD) sector is already playing a significant role in the wider decarbonisation...

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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

September 2, 2021
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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

Some of the key advantages of Employee Ownership Trusts will be outlined at an online event staged by accountancy group Smith & Williamson next week. The Zoom webinar on Wednesday, September 8, will set out the rules around Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) and how the structure works in practice,...

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Appointment of experienced partner boosts Carter Jonas’ regional industrial team

September 2, 2021
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Appointment of experienced partner boosts Carter Jonas’ regional industrial team

National property consultancy Carter Jonas’ Bristol-based South West industrial team has been strengthened with the arrival of Darren Letherby as a partner. With a career spanning over more than 30 years, Darren, pictured, has advised a wide range of private and public sector property owners on the valuation of property...

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Suspension Bridge to turn blue for one night in fundraising campaign backed by Bristol firms

September 1, 2021
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Suspension Bridge to turn blue for one night in fundraising campaign backed by Bristol firms

A group of businesses are to get their name in lights on Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge this autumn after sponsoring a campaign to mark the city’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic. The firms have supported the 156-year-old bridge’s involvement in the national #SupportOurMuseums campaign, which is helping historic...

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Promotions for two Alder King Bristol staff in recognition of their significant contribution to firm

September 1, 2021
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Regional property consultancy Alder King has promoted two members of its Bristol head office team – building surveyor Elaine Summers and lease advisory specialist Josh Bryant – to become associates. A chartered building surveyor since 2008, Elaine, pictured, joined Alder King’s building consultancy team in 2017 and has worked on...

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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

August 31, 2021
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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

A Bristol insolvency expert is calling on the city’s bosses to make use of the final month of the government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future. Philip Winterborne, who chairs insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in South West, says directors should review their businesses over the next...

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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

August 31, 2021
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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

Optimism among South West firms in the economy is increasing as the region continues to recover from the pandemic, according to a new survey, but businesses have become less confident about their own prospects. The latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking shows confidence levels among firms in the South...

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Pace of growth in Bristol’s co-working sector picks up again as two hubs open their doors

August 27, 2021
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Pace of growth in Bristol’s co-working sector picks up again as two hubs open their doors

The trend for co-working space in Bristol, which was booming just before the pandemic hit, has picked up again with the opening of a new centre for organisations committed to social change and the relaunch of one of the city’s original hubs. Streamline in Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter on...

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Energy efficiency funding offered to community buildings by renewables investment firm

August 27, 2021
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Energy efficiency funding offered to community buildings by renewables investment firm

Bristol-based renewable energy investment company Thrive is offering grants to community groups to help them make their buildings energy efficient. As part of its national £30,000 Community Benefit Programme, which Thrive launched in 2015, buildings such as village halls and community centres can use up to £4,000 to cover...

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