Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 20, 2022
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Monday June 20 Trading update: AB Foods Tuesday June 21 Finals: Record, Cropper (James) Wednesday June 22 Final: Berkeley Group Thursday June 23 Nothing listed Friday June 24 Nothing listed    

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Bristol Zoo site will include large public spaces as well as 200 new homes, according to its owners

June 17, 2022
Bristol Zoo site will include large public spaces as well as 200 new homes, according to its owners

The organisation that owns Bristol Zoo Gardens has pledged that a large part of the site will remain open to the public and its historic features retained when it is redeveloped as housing. Bristol Zoological Society, which caused controversary when it announced the zoo’s closure in November 2020, plans...

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Bristol lands bigger role on the small screen as city-made TV productions come thick and fast

June 17, 2022
Bristol lands bigger role on the small screen as city-made TV productions come thick and fast

Bristol’s already strong reputation as a leading centre for TV production has been bolstered this month with a raft of new programmes made in the city hitting the small screen. Wholly set and filmed in Bristol, the second series of Stephen Merchant’s hit comedy thriller The Outlaws began earlier...

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Profit-share bonuses for all staff increased at Osborne Clarke as annual revenues climb by 19%

June 17, 2022
Profit-share bonuses for all staff increased at Osborne Clarke as annual revenues climb by 19%

Annual revenue at Osborne Clarke, the international legal practice with a major office in Bristol, has risen by 19% – with all its 800-plus staff in the city getting a 5% profit-share payment based on their annual salaries. The firm, which has offices across Europe, the Far East and...

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Bishop Fleming prepares for more growth by expanding partnership with three key appointments

June 17, 2022
Bishop Fleming prepares for more growth by expanding partnership with three key appointments

Three new partners have been appointed by regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming as it continues its rapid growth. The firm, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, has made Anna Averis, Mark Munro and Richard Harborne partners, taking its partnership to 37. Bishop Fleming has recently...

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Scheme to lure international visitors back to Bristol launched to global travel industry

June 17, 2022
Scheme to lure international visitors back to Bristol launched to global travel industry

A new service to boost domestic and international travel trade business in Bristol and the West of England has been launched as the city’s visitor economy continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic. The team at Visit West, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) that runs Visit Bristol, identified...

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Another vertical farming deal for Burges Salmon as interest in fast-growing sector continues to climb

June 17, 2022
Another vertical farming deal for Burges Salmon as interest in fast-growing sector continues to climb

A team from Bristol-based national law firm Burges Salmon has advised another investment deal for a vertical farming business as interest in the technology continues to grow. Burges Salmon, one of the few law firms specialising in the sector, has worked with Eider Vertical Farming (EVF) on its £50m...

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Carter Jonas looks to further growth as it marks three years in Bristol with client reception

June 16, 2022
Carter Jonas looks to further growth as it marks three years in Bristol with client reception

Property consultancy Carter Jonas marked the third anniversary of the launch of its Bristol hub with a reception attended by more than 150 members of the city’s business community. The event at the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery gave the Carter Jonas Bristol team, led by Andrew Hardwick, pictured,...

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ITV pays £103.5m for controlling stake in academy award-winning Bristol TV production company

June 16, 2022
ITV pays £103.5m for controlling stake in academy award-winning Bristol TV production company

ITV has acquired a majority stake in Bristol-based TV production company Plimsoll, the world’s largest independent producer of natural history programmes, in a deal that values it at £131m. Founded in based in Bristol in 2013, it also now has offices in LA and Cardiff and has produced more...

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