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Business Blog2020-05-01T12:19:33+01:00


The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently announced the introduction of temporary measures, to directly support consumers facing payment difficulties due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. However, many creditors are themselves being hit by the challenges created by the current pandemic. This means that the support they can offer their customers before they hit financial problems is likely to be limited. Creditors must consider how to maintain their income at a time when many of their customers are struggling. Specialist debt recovery lawyers at national law firm Clarke Willmott [...]

April 29th, 2020|Categories: Business Blog|

New brand, same Epic service 

New brand, same Epic service  Five years on from where it all started, Epic Installations is still going to work every day to do a proper job for their customers. Since 2014, they've been steadily growing, providing plumbing and heating – and now kitchen and bathroom installation – to homes across Bristol and North Somerset. When Jason and Steve first founded Epic, they defined their ethos as "if a job needs doing, it needs doing properly." That's still at the heart of everything they do, whether it's fixing a dripping tap or installing a brand-new [...]

February 20th, 2020|Categories: Business Blog|

Meet the apprentice

In a nutshell an apprenticeship is a genuine job, with training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification available up to degree level and beyond. Here are some of the benefits of choosing this route for learning: Earning a salary and paid holiday; Excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace; Increased future earning potential - apprentices enjoy marked salary increases on finishing their training and those completing a higher apprenticeship could see increased earnings of [...]

November 29th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|

Ecotricity is named ‘Best Green Energy Company’ by the UK’s leading vegan charity, Viva!

25 years ago, Juliet Gellatley founded Viva! - the UK's first vegan campaigning charity. Since then, the organisation has gone on to expose countless examples of shocking conditions on British factory farms. The charity were the first to expose the conditions of factory-farmed ducks, the first to produce a pro-vegan cinema ad and were instrumental in ridding British supermarkets of 'exotic' meats. In their 25th year of fighting for animals, Viva! is celebrating those at the forefront of the vegan movement and presenting them with a Viva! 25th Anniversary [...]

November 20th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog|

FSB business expert to join TV Dragon at Festival of Enterprise

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has announced that Neil Warwick OBE, FSB policy chair for Brexit, will be delivering a keynote speech about the implications of Brexit for smaller businesses at the Festival of Enterprise on 24 October at the NEC, Birmingham. Neil will join Piers Linney of the BBC's Dragon's Den and other experts in offering advice and inspiration to business owners and entrepreneurs attending the festival. Neil Warwick said: "I am delighted to have been invited back to speak at the Festival of Enterprise and looking [...]

October 14th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog, North Bristol, North Somerset, South Bristol, South Gloucestershire|

Help needed for a stronger Brislington

Greater Brislington Together (GBT) is a 2-year-old local umbrella body that seeks to support the activities of many local groups within the area. More information can be found on our website, as well as facilities to report local issues through links to the relevant bodies, e.g. Bristol Council, Transport, Police, etc. Besides the local issues above, the group monitors and contributes to local strategy and planning proposals (e.g. alteration to the Park and Ride, addition of thousands of new houses in the area, upgrading of the A4, use [...]

August 13th, 2019|Categories: Business Blog, South Bristol|