EasyJet flights from Bristol Airport take off again – but quarantine rule grounds international links

June 17, 2020
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EasyJet flights from Bristol Airport take off again – but quarantine rule grounds international links

Low-cost airline easyJet has resumed flights from Bristol Airport after introducing new bio security measures for passengers and crew. The carrier’s daily service to and from Belfast are the airport’s only flights at present. EasyJet has vowed to fly around 55% of its Bristol routes next month and 80% in August – although with...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 15, 2020
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Monday June 15 Final: Evgen Pharma Interim: SThree Tuesday June 16 Finals: Ashtead Group, Braemar Shipping, Checkit, Tatton Asset Management, Telecom Plus Interim: Oxford Biodynamics Trading announcement: Joules Group Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, claimant count Wednesday June 17 Finals: De La Rue, Enteq Upstream, Severfield, Wincanton Trading announcement: Dominos, Hill & Smith, Origin Economic...

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Wincanton launches group-wide drive towards positive change on mental wellbeing

June 12, 2020
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Wincanton launches group-wide drive towards positive change on mental wellbeing

Logistics company Wincanton has partnered with charity Mates in Mind to provide all its employees with support and guidance on mental health. The Chippenham-based group said the move was part of the ongoing commitment to support its 17,700 workers, including 4,000-plus drivers, with their mental wellbeing and was an important step towards breaking the...

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UK quarantine rules hitting Swindon’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

June 11, 2020
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UK quarantine rules hitting Swindon’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has joined bodies representing business, education and employment in urging the government to rethink its controversial quarantine rules for travellers arriving in the UK. In an open letter to the home, foreign and transport secretaries, Business West, UK Hospitality, Universities UK and others argue that it was...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 7, 2020
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Monday June 8 Finals: Ocean Outdoor, Thruvision Group Trading announcement: Frontier Dev Tuesday June 9 Finals: Aveva Group, Big Yellow, Group, CML Microsystem, McKay Securities, Oxford Instruments, Schroder Real Estate, Speedy Hire Wednesday June 10 Finals: Castings, Londonmetric, VP Interim: Paragon Group, Shaftesbury Thursday June 11 Finals: Babcock International, CMC Markets, Jlen Environmental Assets,...

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Boost for region’s tourist industry as easyJet vows to have 75% of routes back in service by August

June 7, 2020
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Boost for region’s tourist industry as easyJet vows to have 75% of routes back in service by August

Low-cost airline easyJet, Bristol Airport’s largest operator, expects to have resumed flights on three-quarters of its routes in August as international lockdowns are lifted in more holiday destinations. The airline announced last week that it will restore the service to a limited number of destinations from Bristol starting on June 15. It now expects...

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R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

June 4, 2020
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R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

An eight-point checklist to help owner-managers deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses has been launched by the South West arm of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. The organisation’s members, who include insolvency practitioners, lawyers, and turnaround and restructuring experts, work with business owners to mitigate and resolve financial...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 1, 2020
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Monday June 1 Final: Sirius Real Estate Interim: Hollywood Bowl Tuesday June 2 Finals: Card Factory, Inspired Energy, Vianet Group Wednesday June 3 Finals: Angling Direct, ASA International, Instem plc Interim: SSP Group Thursday June 4 Finals: Allied Minds, Auto Trader, Pennon Group, Renewi plc Q1 announcement: PJSC Rushydro Trading announcements: Go-Ahead Group, Oncimmune...

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Union calls for urgent action to protect Bristol Airport as pandemic devastates UK aviation sector

June 1, 2020
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Union calls for urgent action to protect Bristol Airport as pandemic devastates UK aviation sector

The success of Bristol Airport as it prepares to come out of lockdown is vital to the region’s economy, with thousands of jobs hanging in the balance, according to research commissioned by the Unite trade union. The airport expects to resume some domestic flights next month after spending the lockdown putting in social distancing measures. ...

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South West firms now UK’s least confident as Covid-19 hits region hard

May 29, 2020
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South West firms now UK’s least confident as Covid-19 hits region hard

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a severe blow to confidence levels among South West firms – with the region now the UK’s least optimistic, according to the gloomy results of another survey. Overall confidence slumped by 16 points during the past month to minus 51% – an unenviable record for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking’s...

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