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Students’ talent on display as creative college’s £4.5m phase two officially comes into play

October 10, 2021
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Students’ talent on display as creative college’s £4.5m phase two officially comes into play

Access Creative College has officially opened phase two of its Bristol city centre campus with a launch event that not only showed off the new space in all its glory but also paid homage to the site’s previous life as a legendary music venue and amusement arcade. The building...

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New head of commercial property takes up role at BLB Solicitors

October 7, 2021
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New head of commercial property takes up role at BLB Solicitors

Regional law firm BLB Solicitors, which has offices in and around Bristol, has appointed Caroline Entwistle as its new head of commercial property. The role became vacant earlier this year when the firm’s previous head of commercial property Richard Bowater was promoted to joint managing partner.  Caroline, pictured, joined...

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Bristol utility firms power up partnership with largest student accommodation search platform

October 7, 2021
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Bristol utility firms power up partnership with largest student accommodation search platform

Bristol-based utilities scale-up The Bunch and Glide, the Clevedon-headquartered utilities and bill splitting company, have partnered with StuRents, the UK’s largest student accommodation search platform, to provide its users with all-inclusive utility packages directly through its site.  The Bunch was launched in 2017 by then-student Elliott Herrod-Taylor and consolidates...

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‘Great maturity and confidence’ earns Bristol civil engineering student top award

October 7, 2021
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‘Great maturity and confidence’ earns Bristol civil engineering student top award

A Bristol civil engineering student who won a national award says she is glad she “took a chance on herself”. Zawadi Mwambeyu, who is studying at the University of Bristol, fought off 12 other contenders to take the top spot in Women in Property’s National Student Awards.  The awards...

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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

October 5, 2021
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Apprenticeship fund hits £1m mark as large organisations pledge to help small firms develop new talent

More than £1m has been pledged by businesses and organisations across the West of England from their unused apprenticeship levy funds to help people in the region develop new skills. The funds have gone to the Share to Support scheme, which was launched earlier this year to create vital...

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Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

October 4, 2021
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Osborne Clarke helps private equity firm power ahead with major Scottish battery storage deal

A cross-firm team of lawyers from the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke has advised private equity investment firm Foresight on its third grid-scale acquisition of the past seven months. The 50MW Blackpark energy storage project in Scotland is the most recent in a string of acquisitions...

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Iconic Bristol nightclub made famous by Ben Stokes court case changes hands for £1.3m

October 1, 2021
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Iconic Bristol nightclub made famous by Ben Stokes court case changes hands for £1.3m

Bristol’s Mbargo nightclub, made famous after England cricket star Ben Stokes was involved in an altercation outside it, has been sold for £1.3m. The 8,401 sq ft club, pictured, on Triangle West in Clifton, is popular with students from nearby the University of Bristol.  It had originally been put...

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New high for Bristol office scheme as developers crane in fir tree to top it out

October 1, 2021
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New high for Bristol office scheme as developers crane in fir tree to top it out

The firms behind a new office development in Bristol city centre have staged a traditional topping out ceremony to celebrate its highest point of construction. The rooftop ceremony staged by developers Nord and Skanska was marked with the Scandinavian good luck tradition of flying a fir tree over the...

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Three more firms sign up to Bristol’s ground-breaking Property Inclusion Charter

October 1, 2021
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Three more firms sign up to Bristol’s ground-breaking Property Inclusion Charter

Bristol’s Property Inclusion Charter, the first of its kind in the UK, has welcomed the businesses behind an ultra-sustainable later living community in the city – taking its membership to more than 50. FORE Partnership, Amicala and First Base have signed up to the charter to deliver on its...

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Landmark 11-storey office scheme planned for high-profile site next to Floating Harbour

October 1, 2021
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Landmark 11-storey office scheme planned for high-profile site next to Floating Harbour

Bristol city centre could get another major new office scheme under plans announced this week to create an 11-storey building on a key waterfront site. The developers want to demolish One Passage Street, a 33,000sq ft, 1970s red-brick building that was once the head office and studios of commercial...

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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

October 1, 2021
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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

The South West’s key sectors could suffer irreparable damage unless the government starts to tackle the shortage of workers by easing EU visa restrictions, the region’s business leaders today warned. But even providing temporary visas for jobs such as drivers and food workers would only be a short-term measure...

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Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

September 30, 2021
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Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

A programme designed to break down barriers and support more disabled people into work is being launched in Bristol and across the West of England. Some 100 businesses will receive tailored, targeted disability inclusion training to help them create a more diverse workforce.   The project, part of the Workforce...

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Strength of South West’s housing market builds land sale activity at Womble Bond Dickinson

September 28, 2021
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Strength of South West’s housing market builds land sale activity at Womble Bond Dickinson

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office has advised on a fourth major land sale by private clients in as many months to Taylor Wimpey, one of the UK’s largest housebuilding companies. The latest deal involves a longstanding client who sold a site near Cribbs Causeway for a 700-strong...

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