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The firm works on numerous small to medium-sized build projects across the region and Paul has seen first-hand the impact the economic downturn had on the sector. The scheme offers loans to SME developers and helps sites of up to homes that have been put on ice due to difficulty in accessing funds.
With the number of homes being built running at about half the number required in the UK the initiative is aimed at easing the growing housing crisis in Britain. Our advice to any small-scale developer is to act now and to see if they could make the most of this latest tranche of funding for the build sector.
Solarsense, based in Backwell, will be creating a purpose-built show home to demonstrate how the latest renewable technology can be integrated into a family home. The eco-house will also be a place for architects and consultants to see how easy it is to incorporate renewable energy into their designs.
It will feature tours and a space for seminars and workshops on renewable technologies and energy efficiency. Electricity will be generated by roof mounted solar PV while heating will be supplied by a heat pump. The building will also showcase underfloor heating, energy storage, low-energy lighting and other energy-efficient technologies.
Solarsense director Stephen Barrett said: As well as providing a unique location to see and learn about green technologies, the project will also create local jobs and hopefully become a focal point for all things sustainable.
Owner Sam Bell said: We shall be using the latest interactive technology including iPads and whiteboards. Ms Bell, who has been in the industry for 17 years, set up on Cotham Hill five years ago with a staff of four and now employs She has now bought the entire four-storey building — once a house — to expand her business.
Improvements include a balcony floor and plans for a day spa. There are also plans for a sensory garden at the rear of the salon where plants like rosemary, mint and lavender will be grown.
The first is asking people to take photos of the most scenic part of their route to or from work using the capturemycommute hashtag, with prizes for the best one. The challenge, launched by Travelwest last week, encourages people to walk, cycle, lift-share or use public transport as part of their daily commute.
The scheme runs until Friday, August 1 and people can register to take part throughout the duration. Abigail Smith, of Travelwest, said: Barcan Woodward and Kirby Sheppard will form a new firm, whose name will be announced later this year.
They believe it will fill a significant gap in the marketplace between small and large law practices in the city. Barcan Woodward was established in and is a four partner firm of solicitors, with city centre offices in King Street and also in Bedminster, Horfield and Gloucester Road.
In addition to their shared specialisms, which include family law, probate, conveyancing and personal injury, Kirby Sheppard has particular expertise in employment law.
Barcan Woodward brings a respected and medical negligence division. The union between the two established firms will also broaden and strengthen the range and depth of legal services available to their existing clients, who are based around Bristol, the South West and nationally.
Chris Miller, managing partner at Barcan Woodward, said: We are both well established, share a common ethos and have built strong reputations on our personal approach to client service.
Combining our practice areas will enable us to balance and strengthen our teams, whilst offering further benefits and services through our additional expertise in medical negligence and employment law.
The merger is expected to be confirmed later this year and the new firm will launch in April Today we reveal results of the second subject — access to finance. T control over their business as possible. The second most popular reason was simply because it was the most straightforward option available to them.
Meanwhile a total of 15 per cent based their decision on the strength and the quality of their existing relationship with the financial institution offering funding. A further 11 per cent said it seemed to be the most obvious and natural choice to make taking into account the size of their business.
The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership LEP has been leading the way when it comes to providing funding to businesses looking to expand but it appears that the message has not always got through.
Funding is available, there is as wide a range of sources today as ever before; it is just a case of knowing whether or not it is right for your business. There are a lot of very good advisers in Bristol who can help people find the right path so seeking advice is very important.
Most of the businesses we have invested in have used our funding to increase the scale and quality of their teams and this has been a major factor in supporting their growth.
I expect the LEP to be a key driver for the local economy particularly when the Enterprise Zones start to gain traction and momentum. Businesses wanting to take part in future Business Pulse surveys can register interest by contacting Isabel Duckworth via isabel. While there is little doubt that the economy is well on the way to recovery, the issue of lending remains a serious concern.From Business: The Spine and Health Center of Closter, NJ is a multidisciplinary, state-of-the-art Chiropractic Care, Physical Therapy, Sports Performance, Spinal Injury & Pain .
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