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Spring Budget 2020: Chancellor pledges total package worth £30bn to tackle coronavirus

March 11, 2020
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Spring Budget 2020: Chancellor pledges total package worth £30bn to tackle coronavirus

Key points from Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget . .  Chancellor started speaking at 12:35pm He says public services are well prepared to tackle coronavirus There is likely to be a "significant" impact on the UK economy but it will return to normal There will be a funding "bridge" for business to help them...

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Women in Property looks to build on record year as new chair takes up role

March 8, 2020
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Women in Property looks to build on record year as new chair takes up role

Lobbying and networking organisation Women in Property South West is celebrating another successful year as its new chair settles into the role. Rachael Sherratt, an associate in property agency JLL’s Bristol office, took over from previous chair Ros Trotman this week.  Ros, pictured, a planning partner in Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings’ Bristol office and...

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Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

March 8, 2020
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Time running out to challenge for awards that champion excellence in the region’s boardrooms

With less than a month to go until nominations close, Bristol directors are being urged to enter one of the South West’s top award schemes recognising excellence and enterprise. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion the region’s outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs.  The awards, which also...

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New Women in Property South West chairman vows to promote greater workplace diversity

February 20, 2020
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New Women in Property South West chairman vows to promote greater workplace diversity

JLL associate Rachael Sherratt is to be the next South West chairman of Women in Property, the national property and construction industry lobbying and networking organisation. Rachael, pictured, who starts in the role on March 1, has served on the group’s regional committee for four years.  She is now looking forward to taking over...

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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

February 14, 2020
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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

The CBI has urged the Chancellor to take bold action on skills, innovation and infrastructure in his Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West’s economy. The seven-point plea was made before Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor and was replaced by Rishi Sunak – throwing into doubt whether the Budget will go ahead, as planned, on...

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Airport decision ‘real blow’ to South West economy, say regional business leaders

February 12, 2020
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Airport decision ‘real blow’ to South West economy, say regional business leaders

Business organisations have slammed the decision by North Somerset councillors to reject Bristol Airport’s expansion plans. The CBI in the region described the move “a real blow to Bristol and the wider South West” while the Federation of Small Businesses echoed the airport’s own claims that it would force people to drive out of...

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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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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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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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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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