Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

February 11, 2020
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Halting our expansion will damage regional economy, airport bosses claim after council grounds plans

Bristol Airport has accused councillors who rejected its controversial expansion plans of “putting the brakes” on the region’s economic growth by stifling international trade and tourism. It also said the move, which it is expected to appeal against, would deter airlines from using the airport – forcing passengers to travel to Heathrow or Gatwick...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 9, 2020
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Monday February 10 Nothing listed Tuesday February 11 Final: PJSC Polyus S Interim: Diurnal Group Q1 result: Tui AG Economic announcements: Balance of trade, Gross domestic product, Industrial production, Manufacturing production, Index of services Wednesday February 12 Finals: Novolip Regs, Plus500, Primary Health Interims: Dunelm, Oncimmune Q4 result: Glaxosmithkline Trading announcement: Vodafone Economic announcement:...

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Chance to learn about trade opportunities in growing Latin American and Caribbean markets

February 5, 2020
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Chance to learn about trade opportunities in growing Latin American and Caribbean markets

South West firms looking to explore export opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean will be able to find out about support from the Department for International Trade (DIT) at an event next month. The DIT’s national LatAC Roadshow arrives in the region on March 12 when experts will provide insights into the vibrant...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 2, 2020
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Monday February 3 Final: Porvair Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday February 4 Finals: Micro Focus, RM, St Modwen Properties Interims: Genedrive, K3 Capital Group, Mattiolo Q4 result: BP Trading announcement: Larsen and Toubro Economic announcement: PMI construction Wednesday February 5 Final: Smurfit Kappa Interims: Barratt Developments, Frontier Developments Q4 result: Glaxosmithkline Trading announcement: Vodafone...

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FSB appoints creative agency boss as youngest regional chair

January 31, 2020
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FSB appoints creative agency boss as youngest regional chair

Creative agency director Lee Nathan has been chosen as the new South West chairman of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses). The 35-year-old, who moved from Devon to Bristol last year, has become the youngest FSB regional chair in the country.  Lee, pictured, who has worked at Bristol and Plymouth-based Studiovine for nearly eight...

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Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47 years, an 11-month transition period...

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Bake Off star to host regional awards for organisations that rise to Fair Trade challenge

January 30, 2020
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The South West Fair Trade Business Awards are returning for an eighth year, with The Great British Bake Off star Briony Williams lined up to host the presentation ceremony. The awards, which celebrate ethical organisations of all sizes and from any sector across the region, have recognised hundreds of organisations that support Fair Trade...

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Marketing and communications head joins Swindon construction group to build brand

January 28, 2020
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Marketing and communications head joins Swindon construction group to build brand

Swindon-headquartered regional construction firm Beard has appointed Melissa Barber to the new role of head of marketing and communications. Melissa, pictured, will lead the 127-year-old, family-owned firm’s marketing operations with responsibility for developing the brand across its offices in Swindon, Oxford, Guildford and Bristol. She will also support the directors and senior management with...

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Regional trade association role for insolvency and restructuring lawyer

January 27, 2020
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Regional trade association role for insolvency and restructuring lawyer

Insolvency and restructuring lawyer Philip Winterborne has been appointed the South West and Wales chair of R3, the recovery trade body. Philip, pictured, an insolvency and turnaround partner at Bristol-based Temple Bright solicitors, was formally appointed to the role at R3 South West and Wales’s AGM.  He takes the reins from previous chair Louise...

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Thrings team advises care home group on fourth Cornish acquisition

January 27, 2020
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Thrings team advises care home group on fourth Cornish acquisition

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has helped a family-run care home business add a fourth property to its growing portfolio of residential care facilities. The deal to acquire Longview Care Home in Truro is the second transaction of its kind in two years for Gloucestershire-based JAMMAC and continues its growth in Cornwall, where all four...

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