BrandSoup: Beyoncé in Feyoncé melée

October 25, 2018
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BrandSoup: Beyoncé in Feyoncé melée

A trade mark registration gives its proprietor a measure of control over how third parties can describe their wares. In the case of an identical mark used on identical goods and services, it’s a reasonably straightforward proposition. But, as the marks and their respective goods/service begin to differ, you also need to prove an...

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New destinations put Bristol Airport on flight path to its busiest ever winter

October 22, 2018
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New destinations put Bristol Airport on flight path to its busiest ever winter

Bristol Airport has launched a multimedia marketing campaign to highlight its biggest ever winter programme.   Under the strapline Even Better from Bristol, the campaign focuses on the airport’s growing appeal for passengers across the South West and South Wales as a raft of new flights appear on its destination boards.  The campaign comes hot...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 21, 2018
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Monday October 22 Interims: Ryanair, Philips Electronics, Halliburton Tuesday October 23 Interims: Anglo American, Whitbread, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, McDonalds, Advanced Micro Devices Trading updates: Bunzl, St James’s Place, Travis Perkins Wednesday October 24 Interims: Stobart, Barclays, Metro Bank, Deutsche Bank, Boeing, UPS, Ford Thursday October 25 Final: Debenhams Interims: Lloyds, UBS, Nokia, Daimler, Amazon,...

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Experienced dealmaker joins Grant Thornton’s SW corporate finance team to drive further growth

October 16, 2018
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Experienced dealmaker joins Grant Thornton’s SW corporate finance team to drive further growth

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has appointed Paul Wood as director of corporate finance advisory for its South West region. Paul, pictured, brings more than 25 years’ experience in the sector to his new role, joining from Lloyds Bank, where he was director of strategic debt finance for nearly two-and-a-half years. Prior to that he...

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Innovative ‘online vault’ unveiled by Royds Withy King to help wealthy clients keep tab of their legal affairs

October 16, 2018
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Innovative ‘online vault’ unveiled by Royds Withy King to help wealthy clients keep tab of their legal affairs

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has launched what it believes is the UK’s first ultra-secure ‘online vault’, allowing clients to keep a digital record of all their important legal documents and treasured possessions in one place. Life Safe, which has been designed by the firm’s dedicated private...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 16, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 14, 2018
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Monday October 15 Interims: Schroders, Bank of America Tuesday October 16 Final: Bellway Interims: Rio Tinto, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, IBM Trading updates: Pearson, Hornby, Merlin Entertainments Economic announcements: Unemployment data (August), average earnings (August), claimant count (September) Wednesday October 17 Final: ASOS Interims: BHP Billiton, eBay, Alcoa Trading updates:...

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New look senior management team at Bristol Airport following three director appointments

October 13, 2018
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ristol Airport has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of three new directors. Jason Clark, pictured top, has joined as chief financial officer (CFO), bringing strong board level experience in finance positions, most recently as CFO for Condor Ferries, the main ferry operator between the UK, France and the Channel Islands.  Graeme Gamble...

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First HR partner joins MHA Monahans to drive further growth

October 11, 2018
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First HR partner joins MHA Monahans to drive further growth

Expanding regional chartered accountancy firm MHA Monahans has strengthened its staff recruitment and engagement strategies with the appointment of its first HR partner. Sophie Austin, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, spent more than 12 years with Chippenham-headquartered logistics group Wincanton, where her leadership of the talent agenda earned the...

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Industry expert brings international experience to energy management consultancy

October 8, 2018
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Industry expert brings international experience to energy management consultancy

Specialist energy management firm SMARTech energy has appointed Abhiram Mokasdar as lead energy consultant to support its growth ambitions.   Abhiram, pictured, completed his master’s degree in mechanical engineering in the US and joins Corsham-based SMARTech energy from India-based DRA Consultants, where he was the senior mechanical engineer working within India’s energy and water...

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