Bristol law firms’ innovative projects in the running for specialist awards

April 14, 2021
Bristol law firms’ innovative projects in the running for specialist awards

Game-changing projects introduced by Bristol law firms have been recognised with nominations in a major national legal awards scheme that highlights innovation in the sector. Burges Salmon, Osborne Clarke, DAC Beachcroft and Womble Bond Dickinson will line up against many of the UK’s top law firms in The Legal...

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More growth for Avon Group as it hits acquisition trail for second time in six months

April 14, 2021
More growth for Avon Group as it hits acquisition trail for second time in six months

Bristol-based specialist manufacturing and engineering business Avon Group has made its second key acquisition in six months – consolidating its position as a major player in the UK industrial component manufacturing sector. The takeover of Scandura – the UK’s longest-established gasket manufacturer – follows that of Edgewest Plastics (UK) last...

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RSM and Womble Bond Dickinson taste success with food firm sale as Italian group returns for seconds

April 13, 2021
RSM and Womble Bond Dickinson taste success with food firm sale as Italian group returns for seconds

Italian food ingredients business Nactarome has made its second UK acquisition in less than a year, with the Bristol offices of national accountancy RSM and global law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) again advising on the deal. RSM’s Bristol mergers and acquisition (M&A) and private equity team and lawyers...

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

April 13, 2021
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
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
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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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 11, 2021
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Monday April 12 Finals: Belvoir Group, Concurrent Technologies, Elixirr International, Instem, Oxford Technology Venture Capital Trust, Xpediator Trading announcement: Sirius Real Estate Tuesday April 13 Finals: Corero Network Security, Good Energy, JD Sports, JTC, Next Fifteen, Northbridge Industrial Services, Sigmaroc, Sourcebio International Interim: Revolution Bars Group Trading announcement: XP...

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

April 9, 2021
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
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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