Property

Thrings seminar brings together experts to chart the landscape of development around Bristol

February 1, 2024
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Thrings seminar brings together experts to chart the landscape of development around Bristol

Businesses working in the development sector in and around Bristol must learn how to overcome a range of obstacles if they want their schemes to go ahead, an event staged by law firm Thrings’ city office has heard. These include understanding the influence of local and national policies as...

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Ongoing tough economic conditions raise red flags over close to 4,000 struggling Bristol businesses

January 26, 2024
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Ongoing tough economic conditions raise red flags over close to 4,000 struggling Bristol businesses

Nearly 4,000 companies in the Bristol area are in ‘significant’ financial distress as the economy continues to teeter on the brink of recession, according to a new report. The 12% increase on the previous quarter shows stubbornly high interest rates and inflation alongside weak consumer confidence and rising and...

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Maven boosts its Bristol team and moves to larger office to support new regional investment fund

January 25, 2024
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Maven boosts its Bristol team and moves to larger office to support new regional investment fund

Private equity and investment firm Maven Capital Partners has strengthened its presence in Bristol to support its delivery of the £200m South West Investment Fund (SWIF). Launched last July by the British Business Bank, WIF aims to boost the supply of finance to small and medium-sized businesses across the...

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Liquid sunshine! Brewery to make beer using only its own energy after installing more solar panels

January 25, 2024
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Liquid sunshine! Brewery to make beer using only its own energy after installing more solar panels

A brewery on Bristol’s outskirts has installed hundreds more solar panels on its roof to harness as much renewable energy as possible for beer production. Hare Brewery at Warmley, which is owned by Cornish brewing and pub group St Austell, will now be able to generate an additional 230,511kWh...

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Funding secured to investigate ways of ‘greening up’ Bristol’s traditional industrial heartland

January 24, 2024
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Funding secured to investigate ways of ‘greening up’ Bristol’s traditional industrial heartland

Green technologies such as carbon capture and heat networks could be introduced into Bristol’s largest industrial area as efforts are stepped up to decarbonise its traditional business activities. Some £750,000 has been secured by an 11-strong consortium led by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to draw up...

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City centre office market to be hit by slowdown in new development this year, property agents warn

January 19, 2024
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City centre office market to be hit by slowdown in new development this year, property agents warn

Bristol city centre will suffer from an acute shortage of top-end office space over the next 12-18 months due to a lack of major development, according to property agents. As a result, office rents, which stayed level last year, are expected to rise sharply as occupiers compete for the...

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Survey shows South West’s mid-tier businesses eyeing growth this year despite ongoing challenges

January 19, 2024
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Survey shows South West’s mid-tier businesses eyeing growth this year despite ongoing challenges

Nine in 10 mid-sized firms based in the South West shrugged off the national economic gloom last year to achieve their forecasted growth, according to a new survey. Now nearly a third plan to launch new products or services to continue to expand this year, despite challenges linked to...

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Design for innovative teahouse that blends East and West cultures brought to life by Bristol agency

January 12, 2024
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Design for innovative teahouse that blends East and West cultures brought to life by Bristol agency

Phoenix Wharf, the Bristol-based design agency specialising in hospitality and retail, has completed work on a unique café that combines ancient Eastern tea-drinking and contemporary Western coffee cultures. Called Oricha – a name that combines the start of the word ‘original’ with ‘cha’, Chinese for tea – the venue...

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Permanent Bristol office for regional law firm as it eyes further opportunities for growth in the city

January 10, 2024
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Permanent Bristol office for regional law firm as it eyes further opportunities for growth in the city

Regional law firm RWK Goodman is to open a permanent base in Bristol nearly five years after launching a satellite office in the city. The Bath-headquartered firm employs more than 570 across its office network, which also includes Swindon, Oxford and London. It opened a small office at 33...

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Bristol Business Blog: Dan Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon. The Grundon guide to simpler recycling

January 9, 2024
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Bristol Business Blog: Dan Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon. The Grundon guide to simpler recycling

The government announced its Simpler Recycling scheme last October aimed at reforming the waste system in terms of collections and accepted materials. These changes aim to dispel any confusion regarding recyclable and non-recyclable materials and provide consistency in recycling practices for homes, workplaces, and schools across England. As we...

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CBRE builds its Bristol-based valuation team into the largest in the region with raft of new joiners

January 9, 2024
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CBRE builds its Bristol-based valuation team into the largest in the region with raft of new joiners

Global real estate advisor CBRE has strengthened the valuation capability in its Bristol office with a number of new hires. The team, which has a focus on the residential market, offers a dedicated resource for valuation and advisory support. This ranges from single family housing, build-to-rent, affordable housing, development...

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Changes at the top of re-opened Bristol Beacon put Jonathan Dimbleby centre stage as new chair

January 5, 2024
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Changes at the top of re-opened Bristol Beacon put Jonathan Dimbleby centre stage as new chair

Veteran broadcaster, writer and historian Jonathan Dimbleby is to become chair of the board of Bristol Beacon while the concert venue’s chief executive who oversaw its £132m, five-year transformation will leave her role. Louise Mitchell CBE will step down in July, having been at the helm since the charity...

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Confidence gap widens as firms see little economic cheer this year but are optimistic about own prospects

January 5, 2024
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Confidence gap widens as firms see little economic cheer this year but are optimistic about own prospects

Fewer than one in five West of England businesses have confidence in the UK’s economic outlook this year, according to a new survey – yet almost two-thirds are optimistic about their own prospects. Key challenges identified by firms in the region as 2024 gets under way are interest rate...

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