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The latest news from the Bridgwater Chamber and the local business community.

Hinkley Update re Government delays

July 29, 2016

Unfortunately, plans to build the first new UK nuclear plant in 20 years have suffered an unexpected delay after the government postponed a final decision until the early autumn. French firm EDF, which is financing most of the £18bn Hinkley Point project, approved t...

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Hinkley Point gets final investment approval

July 28, 2016

Investment in the first new nuclear plant to be built in the UK in 20 years - at Hinkley Point - has secured final approval. The decision came at a board meeting of French utility EDF - the company financing most of the £18bn project. Following that agreement, lega...

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Company acquisitions remain strong following EU referendum – PKF Francis Clark

July 27, 2016

The number of company acquisitions has remained strong following the EU referendum, according to Bridgwater Chamber of Commerce member  PKF Francis Clark. The firm has advised on a series of transactions since the vote, including Altitude Partners' recent equity inv...

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EDF investors agree €4bn Hinkley Point fundraising

July 27, 2016

EDF shareholders have approved plans to raise €4bn (£3.4bn) through the issue of new shares to fund the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, ahead of an expected decision on the project. Investors agreed to the package of financing at a meeting on Tuesday (26 Ju...

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FOUR people pass Bridgwater firm’s Alan Sugar-style Apprentice programme to produce first-class lawyers delivering exceptional customer care

July 13, 2016

FOUR people pass Bridgwater firm's Alan Sugar-style Apprentice programme to produce first-class lawyers delivering exceptional customer care FOUR people have just passed through a Bridgwater firm's Alan Sugar-style Apprentice programme to produce first-class lawyers ...

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