Property

Chancellor urged by Albert Goodman to make Inheritance Tax ‘fairer and simpler’ in the Budget

March 4, 2024
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Chancellor urged by Albert Goodman to make Inheritance Tax ‘fairer and simpler’ in the Budget

South West accountancy firm Albert Goodman is calling on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to use Wednesday’s Budget to reform Inheritance Tax (IHT) to make it more even-handed. IHT has been the subject of much media speculation recently, with the prospect of its abolition even being touted by some commentators. But...

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Planned student flats scheme in Stokes Croft is key to future of historic music store, say its owners

March 1, 2024
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Planned student flats scheme in Stokes Croft is key to future of historic music store, say its owners

A proposed student accommodation scheme in Bristol, which will feature a state-of-the-art music hub, could also be a lifeline for one of the city’s oldest retail businesses. Family-owned specialist music firm Mickleburgh has been trading in Stokes Croft for more than 120 years.  With its existing building no longer...

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New Bristol base for Michelmores reflects its people-first culture and commitment to sustainability

March 1, 2024
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New Bristol base for Michelmores reflects its people-first culture and commitment to sustainability

Regional law firm Michelmores has taken up residence in its new Bristol office in a move it says will underpin its ambitious growth trajectory The relocation to 10 Victoria Street, pictured, from Broad Quay House on The Centre comes as the firm continues to expand its core private client,...

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Awards launched to showcase businesses that are the bee’s knees at caring for region’s pollinators

February 29, 2024
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Awards launched to showcase businesses that are the bee’s knees at caring for region’s pollinators

An awards scheme that champions the West of England’s best bee-friendly businesses is back – with some of the region’s biggest firms promising to create some extra buzz around it. The first Bee Bold Awards were held last year to champion the region’s pollinator champions. Winners included a digital tech...

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New Women in Property South West chair vows to ‘foster a culture of positive change and growth’

February 29, 2024
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New Women in Property South West chair vows to ‘foster a culture of positive change and growth’

Women in Property, the influencing and networking organisation for the property and construction industry, has appointed Rachel Holmes as the new chair of its South West region. Rachel, pictured, is a business development manager in the Bristol office of Colliers, joined Women in Property (WiP) in 2020 and has...

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Live webinar: Power to Your Business – Solar from Start to Finish

February 28, 2024
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Thousands of UK businesses have already switched to solar PV to reduce their carbon emissions and cut costs – are you missing out? For the third webinar in its Power to Your Business series, Solarsense will next week bring together a panel of industry leaders and sustainability experts to...

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City centre businesses urged to get on board cargo bike scheme to help deliver a more sustainable future

February 23, 2024
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City centre businesses urged to get on board cargo bike scheme to help deliver a more sustainable future

A cargo bike scheme has been launched in Bristol city centre to encourage businesses to stop using vans for local deliveries. The scheme, started by the Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) covering the city centre and Redcliffe & Temple areas, will provide subsidies to businesses that switch to using the...

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Big rise in annual revenues at solar panel installation firm as spiralling electricity prices fuel take up

February 23, 2024
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Big rise in annual revenues at solar panel installation firm as spiralling electricity prices fuel take up

Annual revenues at renewable energy specialist Solarsense have powered ahead by 40% as it enjoyed its busiest-ever year. The PV system design and installation firm, which was launched 30 years ago – well ahead of the renewable energy curve – said it had benefited from an eagerness among organisations...

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Funding boost for Japanese dumpling street food group with an appetite for growth

February 23, 2024
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Funding boost for Japanese dumpling street food group with an appetite for growth

Fast-growing Bristol-based Japanese street food firm Eatchu has received a £100,000 investment to drive further expansion. The firm, best known for its gyoza, rice and noodles, secured the investment from alternative regional funder SWIG Finance to open its third venue on The Triangle in Clifton, pictured. Eatchu was launched...

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Green hydrogen plant opened to power West of England ahead in harnessing ‘fuel of the future’

February 22, 2024
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Green hydrogen plant opened to power West of England ahead in harnessing ‘fuel of the future’

The West of England’s first green hydrogen production and storage plant has been officially opened, underpining the region’s status as a leader in research into what is widely regarded as the fuel of the future. The plant, at the state-of-the-art Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) on the...

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FRP Bristol corporate finance team helps drive expansion for motor dealer with acquisition

February 22, 2024
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FRP Bristol corporate finance team helps drive expansion for motor dealer with acquisition

The Bristol office of FRP Corporate Finance has advised on a deal that adds two new car dealerships to the one of the region’s largest motor group’s portfolio. The acquisition of Pebley Beach by Wiltshire-headquartered Platinum Motor Group means it now has outlets in Swindon and Cirencester alongside its...

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Grundon’s waste service proves above par for fast-growing Bristol golf course and attraction group

February 20, 2024
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Grundon’s waste service proves above par for fast-growing Bristol golf course and attraction group

The Bristol business behind one of the city’s top golf courses and the ‘big wheel’ in Millennium Square has signed up waste management firm Grundon as its new refuse partner. Golf & Leisure Group said bringing in Grundon was essential to improve its waste collection activities as its visitor...

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Developer seeking public comments before pressing ahead with redevelopment of The Galleries

February 16, 2024
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Developer seeking public comments before pressing ahead with redevelopment of The Galleries

The Bristol-based developer aiming to transform the city’s Galleries shopping centre is keen to get the public’s response to what it is calling a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to create a world-class, sustainable, vibrant destination”. Deeley Freed is shortly to submit outline plans to Bristol City Council for the scheme, which...

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