Most firms forced to raise prices as they struggle with ‘uncharted territory’ of soaring inflation

July 1, 2022
Most firms forced to raise prices as they struggle with ‘uncharted territory’ of soaring inflation

Spiralling inflation has become the biggest issue for firms in Bristol and across the South West, with nearly 70% saying they are worried about its impact on their business, according to a new survey. Big rises in labour costs and utility bills – which have helped take inflation to...

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Temple Bright expands schools construction niche with top independent school appointments

June 30, 2022
Temple Bright expands schools construction niche with top independent school appointments

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright is advising two prestigious independent schools on substantial construction works as it continues to develop its education sector offering. Construction partner Julia Davenport-Cooper acted for Sevenoaks School, Kent, pictured, on a £10.5m contract to build a new boarding house, together with appointments of...

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Burges Salmon team acts on sale of specialist training business to international group

June 30, 2022
Burges Salmon team acts on sale of specialist training business to international group

The corporate team at Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon has advised specialist IT and digital training company Firebrand Training on its acquisition by BPP Education Group, the global leader in professional and vocational education. The partnership will provide valuable growth opportunities for both firms and create revenue synergies to...

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Property firms kick professional rivalry into touch as they team up for charity rugby tournament

June 30, 2022
Property firms kick professional rivalry into touch as they team up for charity rugby tournament

Competition between some of the top firms in Bristol’s property industry was played out on the pitch in a hotly contested touch rugby tournament that raised £3,000 for charity. More than 150 players from 15 firms took part in the Paramount Property Tag Rugby Tournament, with the funds raised...

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Foot Anstey helps private equity investors get a GRIP on their portfolios with new product

June 30, 2022
Foot Anstey helps private equity investors get a GRIP on their portfolios with new product

Private equity investors and their portfolio companies can now track their performance and access relevant compliance documents under a new tech-enabled scheme launched by national law firm Foot Anstey. The firm, which has an office in Bristol, says the GRIP (Governance Reporting Information Portal) scheme will give users a...

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Support for Bristol Pride Festival from city law firms as it returns after two-year break due to Covid

June 30, 2022
Support for Bristol Pride Festival from city law firms as it returns after two-year break due to Covid

Four Bristol law firms are supporting this year’s Bristol Pride Festival, playing a crucial role in ensuring it can continue to thrive following two years when the pandemic forced it to be cancelled. Simmons & Simmons is an official Pride Festival partner while Burges Salmon and DAC Beachcroft are...

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Bristol event will explore how to successfully navigate life as a creative freelancer

June 30, 2022
Bristol event will explore how to successfully navigate life as a creative freelancer

Creative industry freelancers, or those thinking of becoming one, can learn about the benefits – and the pitfalls – of freelance life at an event being staged in Bristol by public relations group CIPR. Called Freelancing in the Real World, it will hear from a panel of expert speakers...

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Bristol’s tourism industry showcased in new online project encouraging visitors to head west

June 30, 2022
Bristol’s tourism industry showcased in new online project encouraging visitors to head west

Bristol’s visitor economy is set for a boost from a new initiative aimed at helping the tourism sector to the west of London continue its recovery from the impact of the pandemic. More than 30 businesses and attractions in Bristol, ranging from hot air balloon flights to vintage car...

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Electric cargo bike-driven heating maintenance firm powers ahead with first customers

June 29, 2022
Electric cargo bike-driven heating maintenance firm powers ahead with first customers

Eco-minded businesses are beginning to sign up for Bristol’s recently launched carbon-friendly gas and heating maintenance service. The team of engineers at Nippychecks, which started in May, use electric cargo bikes to visit properties across the city to maintain boilers, central heating and electrical systems and appliances.  The innovative...

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