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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Royds Withy King dials up WhatsApp to help Covid-19 sufferers with their Wills

May 28, 2020
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Royds Withy King dials up WhatsApp to help Covid-19 sufferers with their Wills

Law firm Royds Withy King is helping seriously ill people with Covid-19 create or update a Will while remaining in strict isolation – via WhatsApp. The firm, which has an office in Swindon, has turned to the mobile video call platform to overcome the difficult – and unprecedented – legal issues around changing Wills...

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