Property

Digital campaigns help build turnover at Bristol property lettings group

April 23, 2021
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Digital campaigns help build turnover at Bristol property lettings group

Bristol property sales and lettings agency Hopewell has doubled its turnover in two years after teaming up with city-based digital marketing firm Superb Digital to produce highly effective online campaigns. Hopewell, founded in 2014 by Maxwell Hope and Adam Kershaw, has also opened an office in Clifton Village alongside...

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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

April 22, 2021
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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

Bristol’s Architecture Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary by unveiling ambitious plans to transform its Harbourside base into a vibrant home for design and placemaking. The new café and cultural and education space will bring new life to the venue this summer, opening up its doors to debate the...

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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

April 21, 2021
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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

Family-owned firms based in Bristol can get free advice and support on using digital technology to improve and streamline their business processes. The three-month programme, called Evolve Digital, will enable family businesses to identify key areas such as moving into online sales, electronic invoicing or working remotely the where...

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Happy Hour lands account with Yopa to help build online estate agent’s brand

April 16, 2021
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Happy Hour lands account with Yopa to help build online estate agent’s brand

National online estate agency Yopa has appointed Bristol-based TV advertising agency Happy Hour to work on future campaigns. Happy Hour, which works with brands to find new ways to reach their audience, said it will design, create and maintain a portfolio of relatable messages for Yopa that are “delivered...

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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

April 16, 2021
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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

Exports by South West businesses have slumped to historic lows as they are hit by higher trade barriers due to Brexit, according to a major new survey. Manufacturers have been impacted most, the research by the British Chambers of Commerce South West shows.  Some 53% of exporters said they...

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Signs of the times: Bristol’s world-leading Legible City wayfinding scheme to be updated

April 16, 2021
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Signs of the times: Bristol’s world-leading Legible City wayfinding scheme to be updated

A pioneering signposting and information scheme that helps visitors find their way around Bristol is to be updated by the city-based agency that helped launch it 25 years ago along with a specialist design firm also based in the city. Bristol Legible City initiative was conceived in 1996 by...

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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

April 15, 2021
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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

Bristol Business News has teamed up with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox to host an exclusive virtual event aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain times. A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. Expert presenters from Tinderbox...

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Former Bevan Brittan trainee returns to firm as a partner in its Bristol property team

April 13, 2021
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Former Bevan Brittan trainee returns to firm as a partner in its Bristol property team

National law firm Bevan Brittan has made its second partner appointment of the year with the recruitment of property finance expert Jessica Church to its Bristol office. Jessica, pictured, began her legal career as a trainee with Bevan Brittan before joining Trowers & Hamlins in London, where she worked...

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Top pub industry award for Butcombe recognises its success in ‘incredibly challenging’ year

April 13, 2021
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Top pub industry award for Butcombe recognises its success in ‘incredibly challenging’ year

Bristol craft brewery and pub group Butcombe is toasting success in an awards scheme widely recognised as the Oscars of the hospitality industry. Butcombe and its parent company Liberation Group landed the Best Managed Pub Company at the prestigious Publican Awards, which for almost three decades have recognised excellence...

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Mazars called in as administrators after collapse of 110-year-old hotel and grocery chain business

April 12, 2021
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Mazars called in as administrators after collapse of 110-year-old hotel and grocery chain business

The Bristol office of tax, audit and advisory firm Mazars has been appointed to handle the administration of the long-established company behind a North Somerset hotel, health club and golf course. The 45-bedroom Best Western Plus Centurion Hotel, pictured, in Midsomer Norton has become the latest victim of the devastating impact...

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Loungers shrugs off impact of pandemic as it prepares to resume national expansion programme

April 9, 2021
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Loungers shrugs off impact of pandemic as it prepares to resume national expansion programme

Fast-growing Bristol-based café-bar chain Loungers plans to open 25 new outlets over the next year as it bounces back strongly from the impact of Covid on the hospitality sector. The group, which opened its first bar in Bristol in 2002, now operates 168 neighbourhood café/bar/restaurants across England and Wales under...

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University delays opening of new Temple Quarter campus as Covid and Brexit force ‘recalibration’

April 9, 2021
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University delays opening of new Temple Quarter campus as Covid and Brexit force ‘recalibration’

The coronavirus pandemic and Brexit have combined to force the University of Bristol to reshape the ambitious plans for its new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus, delaying its opening by three years to 2025. Groundworks on the £300m, seven-acre campus on the former Post Office sorting office site next to...

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Business leaders demand ‘strong political leadership’ from region’s next Metro Mayor

April 9, 2021
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Business leaders demand ‘strong political leadership’ from region’s next Metro Mayor

The West of England is being outshone by other devolved English regions such as London and Greater Manchester, a survey revealed this week as business leaders called on the next ‘Metro Mayor’ to strengthen its profile and help bring in much needed investment. With less than 30 days until...

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