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Major office developer puts ‘sustainable and community focus’ on the menu at its new café

March 14, 2024
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Major office developer puts ‘sustainable and community focus’ on the menu at its new café

A café and event space is to open in one of Bristol city centre’s largest new office developments with a pledge to “champion seasonality and local food heroes”. Run by national hospitality provider BaxterStorey, it is expected to open in mid-April on the ground floor, pictured, of the 200,000 sq...

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Promotions and appointment after growth in Alder King’s building consultancy and planning teams

March 14, 2024
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Promotions and appointment after growth in Alder King’s building consultancy and planning teams

South West property consultancy Alder King has made a number of promotions and an appointment as part of its career development programme and to support client growth. James Jacobs has been promoted to head of the firm’s building consultancy discipline with Jamie Wilton becoming a principal planner and James...

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Tributes for ‘much-loved’ and ‘widely respected’ Clarke Willmott planning lawyer following his death

March 14, 2024
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Tributes for ‘much-loved’ and ‘widely respected’ Clarke Willmott planning lawyer following his death

Staff at law firm Clarke Willmott have paid tribute to Bristol office partner Neil Baker, who died on Monday. Neil, pictured, who joined the firm in 1999, was described as ‘much loved’ and ‘widely respected’, with Clarke Willmott saying his colleagues had been left devastated by his death.  Neil...

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Specialist new business team taken on by rapid-growth Deazy as it eyes more expansion

March 13, 2024
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Specialist new business team taken on by rapid-growth Deazy as it eyes more expansion

Bristol specialist software firm Deazy, named as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech businesses for the past two years, has appointed a new sales team dedicated exclusively to addressing the mid and multinational enterprise markets. Launched in 2016 with a mission to make development easy, Deazy provides customisable, peer-reviewed...

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TLT strengthens its future energy team with project finance specialist appointment

March 13, 2024
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TLT strengthens its future energy team with project finance specialist appointment

Experienced project finance specialist Victoria Quek has joined Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT as a partner in its future energy team. Victoria, pictured, who focuses on the financing of renewable energy transition projects, previously worked at Eversheds Sutherland for more than 21 years, most recently as a legal director. ...

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New chair of pan-regional powerhouse group stresses its approach to net zero and innovation

March 13, 2024
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New chair of pan-regional powerhouse group stresses its approach to net zero and innovation

The Western Gateway, the pan-regional partnership that stretches from Swindon to Swansea via Bristol, has appointed a new chair as it focuses its efforts on net zero and creating jobs and economic growth. Sarah Williams-Gardener, former CEO of FinTech Wales, takes over from Bristol-based Katherine Bennett CBE, who was...

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Spring Budget 2024: Personal finance experts’ reaction

March 7, 2024
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Spring Budget 2024: Personal finance experts’ reaction

The Budget contained a range of personal taxation, childcare and residential property measures. On child benefit, Tracey Watts, tax partner at Albert Goodman accountants, pictured, said while the immediate increase in the threshold from £50,000 to £60,000, over which child benefit claims are withdrawn, was welcomed, the proposed consultation...

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Spring Budget 2024: Bristol business reaction

March 6, 2024
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Spring Budget 2024: Bristol business reaction

Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said while the Budget offered a number of initiatives that were likely to benefit the region’s businesses it lacked any measure that would tackle big issues such as transport, housing and infrastructure. “The creative and...

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Spring Budget 2024: Bristol political reaction

March 6, 2024
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Spring Budget 2024: Bristol political reaction

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris, pictured, said “hard-pressed” West of England residents and businesses were still struggling with 70-year high levels of tax under the Conservatives, “despite today’s desperate attempts from the Chancellor to pretend otherwise”. The Labour leader of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA),...

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Spring Budget 2024: The key points . . .

March 6, 2024
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Spring Budget 2024: The key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his Spring Budget. The main points were: The Chancellor said growth had been higher in the UK since 2010 than every other European economy. But future growth would not come from mass immigration. He promised a Budget for future growth. Inflation had been halved to...

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Plaudits for Ashfords’ tech sector team on sale of Bristol global flood risk intelligence pioneer

March 6, 2024
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Plaudits for Ashfords’ tech sector team on sale of Bristol global flood risk intelligence pioneer

The CEO of University of Bristol spin-out Fathom has praised law firm Ashfords on its role in its sale to one of the world’s largest reinsurance businesses. Fathom, a leader in global flood risk intelligence, was snapped up by Swiss Re in December.  Since its launch in 2013, Fathom...

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Bristol’s latest flagship office development finds room at the top for staff wellbeing

March 5, 2024
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Bristol’s latest flagship office development finds room at the top for staff wellbeing

A rooftop terrace and clubroom have been created for tenants of a new landmark Bristol city centre office scheme in the latest example of developers and occupiers prioritising staff wellness. The feature at Assembly Building C on Cheese Lane offers a place for tenants to “come together in a...

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Bristol Business Blog: Samantha Castle, employment partner, Barcan+Kirby. Employment law changes – what you need to know

March 5, 2024
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Bristol Business Blog: Samantha Castle, employment partner, Barcan+Kirby. Employment law changes – what you need to know

With a number of key employment law changes taking place this year -  many of them effective from next month – Barcan+Kirby employment partner Samantha Castle summarises what’s changing. Redundancy protection  Currently, employees who are on maternity, shared parental or adoption leave and facing redundancy, have first access to...

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