10m passenger capacity figure reached by Bristol Airport as it continues with major expansion

May 17, 2024
10m passenger capacity figure reached by Bristol Airport as it continues with major expansion

Bristol Airport has hit the milestone of 10m passengers passing through its terminal in a 12-month period for the first time in its history. The landmark means the airport is now running at capacity while its biggest capital project for more than two decades is underway.  This includes a £60m development,...

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Shadow Culture Secretary gets lesson in how social impact funding is creating Bristol’s future talent

May 17, 2024
Shadow Culture Secretary gets lesson in how social impact funding is creating Bristol’s future talent

Bristol-based ‘disruptive educator’ boomsatsuma has shown Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary and Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire how ethical funding can improve communities, culture and learning. It also urged her to ensure a future Labour government would reform education funding to enable it to help more young people from often-marginalised communities across...

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Switch-on for Bristol’s world-class supercomputer opens up powerful new horizons for UK scientists

May 17, 2024
Switch-on for Bristol’s world-class supercomputer opens up powerful new horizons for UK scientists

The University of Bristol’s groundbreaking, £225m Isambard-AI phase one supercomputer is now live – and has immediately been crowned as the UK’S fastest and most powerful as well as the world’s second greenest. Scientists will soon be able to use Isambard-AI, pictured in its temporary housing, for research not...

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New Butcombe pub brand will offer overnight guests ‘memorable experiences in beautiful locations’

May 17, 2024
New Butcombe pub brand will offer overnight guests ‘memorable experiences in beautiful locations’

Bristol craft brewery and pub chain Butcombe is to launch a new brand with the aim of becoming the South of England’s leading operator of premium pubs with overnight accommodation. Called Butcombe Boutique Inns (BBI), the brand will provide guests with what Butcombe is calling a “unique, personalised and...

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Osborne Clarke Bristol-based teams help get three major, wide-ranging deals over the line

May 17, 2024
Osborne Clarke Bristol-based teams help get three major, wide-ranging deals over the line

Lawyers in the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke have advised on three multi-million pound deals involving businesses in the artificial intelligence, advertising and renewable energy sectors. The firm advised Abound, the consumer arm of Fintern, one of the UK’s fastest-growing fintechs using artificial intelligence (AI) and...

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Double delight for Michelmores in awards celebrating UK’s best private wealth advisers and firms

May 16, 2024
Double delight for Michelmores in awards celebrating UK’s best private wealth advisers and firms

Regional law firm Michelmores has gained double recognition in a prestigious private wealth awards scheme, winning the Law Firm of the Year – UK category while one of its partners landed the Lawyer of the Year title. The firm, which recently relocated its expanding Bristol office, triumphed in the CityWealth Magic...

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Chelsea Flower Show-winning garden takes root in Bristol, complete with city firm’s obelisks

May 16, 2024
Chelsea Flower Show-winning garden takes root in Bristol, complete with city firm’s obelisks

A Gold medal-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden featuring bamboo obelisks made by Bristol-based timber frame specialists Xylotek has been rebuilt in the city. The Chinese-inspired garden, pictured, has been gifted to the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden by Bristol’s sister city Guangzhou. Xylotek developed and fabricated the five bamboo gridshell structures for the Guangzhou...

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Customer comments help Triodos land national ethical banking award for third time in as many years

May 15, 2024
Customer comments help Triodos land national ethical banking award for third time in as many years

Bristol-headquartered ethical finance firm Triodos Bank UK has won a top award in its sector for the third consecutive year. The firm was named Best Ethical Financial Provider at the British Bank Awards while it also lined up as a finalist in seven other categories.  The awards are determined...

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Fourth partner hire in five months boosts TLT’s position as a leader in clean energy sector

May 15, 2024
Fourth partner hire in five months boosts TLT’s position as a leader in clean energy sector

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has taken on renewable energy real estate specialist Joe Kelly as a partner in its future energy team – the fourth to join in five months. Joe, pictured, qualified at TLT in 2012 and then went on to spend more than 10 years at...

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