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Hospitality industry app amended to take account of rise of ‘surge-pricing’ sparked by staffing crisis

June 11, 2021
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Hospitality industry app amended to take account of rise of ‘surge-pricing’ sparked by staffing crisis

The innovative Bristol tech firm behind the Limber app that links hospitality venues with staff seeking flexible shifts has amended it to allow workers to increase their hourly rate as demand soars. The feature has been introduced as bars and restaurants struggle to fill vacancies as they reopen from...

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Womble Bond Dickinson advises charity on building deal to provide much-needed almshouses

June 11, 2021
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Womble Bond Dickinson advises charity on building deal to provide much-needed almshouses

One of Bristol’s oldest charities has been advised by the city office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson on the acquisition of a specialist workspace and conference centre. The Vassall Centre, pictured, in Fishponds offers affordable, accessible facilities for charities and not-for-profit organisations.  Bristol Charities, which provides opportunities and...

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South West shrugs off impact of Covid-19 to attract more overseas firms

June 11, 2021
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South West shrugs off impact of Covid-19 to attract more overseas firms

Investment by foreign businesses into the South West rose last year despite the pandemic in contrast to a fall for the UK as a whole. According to a new report by accountancy group EY, the South West achieved a 6.7% increase in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects in 2020...

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Success of Bristol’s poo-powered bus to be followed by pair of fertiliser-fuelled trucks

June 10, 2021
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Success of Bristol’s poo-powered bus to be followed by pair of fertiliser-fuelled trucks

Two sewage and food waste-powered trucks bought by utility group Wessex Water will hit Bristol’s roads this summer, ushering in a transport revolution that could potentially slash greenhouse gas emissions and improve the city’s air quality. The vehicles, pictured, which follow in the tyre tracks of the firm’s pioneering ‘poo...

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Empty Harbourside sheds to become major venue showcasing Bristol’s indie food scene

June 9, 2021
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Empty Harbourside sheds to become major venue showcasing Bristol’s indie food scene

Boxpark, the trendy London street food outlet, has selected Bristol for its first venture outside the capital, with a scheme that will regenerate the city’s last remaining undeveloped Harbourside buildings. Called BoxHall, it will open next year in the O&M Sheds on Welsh Back, transforming buildings that at one...

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Plea to PM ahead of G7 Summit to pave way for more sustainable business amid global climate crisis

June 8, 2021
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Plea to PM ahead of G7 Summit to pave way for more sustainable business amid global climate crisis

The region’s largest business group has urged the Prime Minister to help create a more sustainable future for business at this weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall. The British Chambers of Commerce South West (BCCSW) – which includes Bristol Chamber of Commerce parent group Business West – has written to...

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Acquisitive Welsh building materials group snaps up long-standing Bristol timber firm

June 4, 2021
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Acquisitive Welsh building materials group snaps up long-standing Bristol timber firm

Bristol-based timber supplier Taylor Maxwell Group, which started life in 1959 as a brick and timber merchant operating from one showroom in the city, has been acquired by a smaller rival in a deal worth up to £63m. Key senior management and around 190 staff will transfer to new...

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City centre move confirmed for BBC’s globally acclaimed Natural History Unit

June 4, 2021
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City centre move confirmed for BBC’s globally acclaimed Natural History Unit

The BBC has confirmed it is to relocate a large part of its Bristol operation from Whiteladies Road in Clifton to a modern city centre office building. Staff from BBC Studios, which includes its globally renown Natural History Unit, will move to Bridgewater House, pictured, part of the Finzels...

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Vistry Partnerships aiming for further growth in region as it unveils new-look board

June 3, 2021
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The West division of construction and regeneration group Vistry Partnerships has completed a board restructure, appointing Kevin Trow as operations director, as it targets ambitious growth across the region. The division, based in Bradley Stoke, is responsible for some of Bristol’s largest new home developments, including Blackberry Hill in...

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Green business grants can make saving cash and energy child’s play

June 2, 2021
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Green business grants can make saving cash and energy child’s play

Bristol’s small and medium-sized businesses are being urged to take advantage of grants which can make them greener while also saving them money. But they need to hurry as applications for the grants close on June 25. The Green Business Grant scheme is run by the West of England...

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Bristol-based architect appointed as head of major international practice

June 2, 2021
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Bristol-based architect appointed as head of major international practice

Global architecture and engineering design practice BDP has appointed Bristol-based Nick Fairham as its next chief executive, a role that will involve him leading more than 1,000 staff working in studios around the world. Nick, pictured right, who is currently responsible for BDP’s bases in Bristol, Cardiff, the Middle East...

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Director and graduate surveyor join ETP as new owners build team to meet growing market demand

June 2, 2021
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Director and graduate surveyor join ETP as new owners build team to meet growing market demand

Bristol chartered surveying firm ETP has made two strategic hires to support its ambitious growth strategy. Nathan Clark joins as a director and Cameron Brown as a graduate surveyor to expand its commercial real estate agency department.  ETP, which has operated across the South West for the past 140...

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Hat-trick of promotions across Turley’s planning and strategic communications teams in Bristol

June 1, 2021
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National planning and development consultancy Turley has made three promotions in its Bristol office, including two associate director appointments. Jadine Havill, pictured, has been made associate director in Turley’s planning team. She has worked on several high-profile projects across the region, including the redevelopments of Wiltshire College’s Salisbury and...

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