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New regional business development manager joins Aldermore

May 25, 2016
New regional business development manager joins Aldermore

Specialist lender Aldermore has appointed John McDonnell as a new business development manager in residential mortgages covering the South West and Wales region. John McDonnell, pictured, has worked in financial services for 15 years, most recently as managing director of Stamford Financial Services, where he spent the past seven...

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New regional business banking director appointed by NatWest

May 23, 2016
New regional business banking director appointed by NatWest

NatWest has promoted Chris Preston to the role of regional managing director – business banking, for the South West and Wales. Chris, pictured, who has worked for NatWest for 30 years, was previously the bank’s South West regional director – business banking. In his new role he will oversee...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 22, 2016
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Monday 23 May Finals: Mitie, Tissue Regenix Trading statement: Restore AGMs: 4d pharma, Nasstar, Noricum Gold, Plant Health Care, Restore, Stock Spirits Group, Synety EGM: Ergomed Tuesday 24 May Interims: Driver Group, easyHotel, Frutarom, Medicx Fund, Paragon Group of Companies, Renew Holdings, Topps Tiles Finals: Aveva, Big Yellow, Coms,...

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The LAST WORD: Katharine Finn, regional leader, PwC

May 20, 2016
The LAST WORD: Katharine Finn, regional leader, PwC

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Katharine Finn, regional leader of PwC in the West and Wales, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? So there might be...

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Passenger numbers reach 7m at Bristol Airport for first time

May 20, 2016
Passenger numbers reach 7m at Bristol Airport for first time

Bristol Airport’s annual passenger figures have soared past the seven million mark for the first time in its history – the latest milestone in its rapid growth. Passenger numbers have now grown for six years running. They reached 6.76m between January and December last year and have continued to...

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Holland & Barrett to stock Bristol firm’s unique sports performance coffee

May 20, 2016
Holland & Barrett to stock Bristol firm’s unique sports performance coffee

Bristol start-up TrueStart Performance Coffee, which makes the world’s only coffee designed specifically for the sports market, is to have its product stocked by retailer Holland & Barrett. TrueStart has signed a deal with the health food chain to put its coffee on the shelves of 231 stores across...

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Bristol fashion designer looking to bag £40,000 investment

May 20, 2016
Bristol fashion designer looking to bag £40,000 investment

Bristol designer Jen Hamley, who won international fashion awards just months after setting up her own business, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to develop her luxury workbag range. Jen, pictured, started her handbag label Jennifer Hamley, England, while unemployed. She is now pitching for investment of £40,000 through the...

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Artworks Solutions has designs on further growth following investment in new print equipment

May 20, 2016
Artworks Solutions has designs on further growth following investment in new print equipment

Growth at Bristol-based design and branding specialist Artworks Solutions is continuing, with a 47% increase in year-on-year sales and investment in new equipment. The Bedminster firm offers bespoke design, printing and installation of corporate branding and interiors for corporate, public sector, hospitality and education buildings. The latest sales uplift...

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Work gets under way on new film and media studio building at UWE

May 20, 2016
Work gets under way on new film and media studio building at UWE

UWE Bristol has received planning permission for a new state-of-the-art studio building to provide industry standard production and post-production facilities for film and journalism students. Based at Bower Ashton Studios, the new facilities will allow students to develop their talents and skills with the latest equipment and technology used...

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