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Green hydrogen plant opened to power West of England ahead in harnessing ‘fuel of the future’

February 22, 2024

The West of England’s first green hydrogen production and storage plant has been officially opened, underpining the region’s status as a leader in research into what is widely regarded as the fuel of the future. The plant, at the state-of-the-art Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) on the...

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Burges Salmon continues to promote from within by appointing five former trainees to partner

February 22, 2024
Burges Salmon continues to promote from within by appointing five former trainees to partner

Five lawyers at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon who trained with the firm and rose through its ranks have become partners. The firm said the promotions emphasised the progression of what it called its exceptional talent along with its ambitious strategy for growth across a number of key...

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Michelmores hosts event for female founders and angel investors ahead of International Women’s Day

February 22, 2024
Michelmores hosts event for female founders and angel investors ahead of International Women’s Day

Law firm Michelmores’ angel investor network is to stage an event in Bristol next week during which four female-founded businesses will be given the chance to pitch for investment. The event, on Tuesday 27 February, is also aimed at recruiting more female angel investors as well as helping accelerate the...

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FRP Bristol corporate finance team helps drive expansion for motor dealer with acquisition

February 22, 2024
FRP Bristol corporate finance team helps drive expansion for motor dealer with acquisition

The Bristol office of FRP Corporate Finance has advised on a deal that adds two new car dealerships to the one of the region’s largest motor group’s portfolio. The acquisition of Pebley Beach by Wiltshire-headquartered Platinum Motor Group means it now has outlets in Swindon and Cirencester alongside its...

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Bristol pharmtech firm’s £54k donation fully funds vital new medical centre in crisis-hit Syria

February 21, 2024
Bristol pharmtech firm’s £54k donation fully funds vital new medical centre in crisis-hit Syria

A medical centre for families displaced by war and disaster in Northern Syria is being paid for by Bristol pharmacy tech business Invatech Health. The firm has donated £54,000 to fully fund the facility in a new village being built by UK charity and NGO Action for Humanity. The...

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High-spec UK security camera firm sold to US giant in deal handled by Osborne Clarke cross-firm team

February 21, 2024
High-spec UK security camera firm sold to US giant in deal handled by Osborne Clarke cross-firm team

A multi-department team from the Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke has advised the shareholders of a specialist camera manufacturer on its acquisition by American electronics giant Motorola. Silent Sentinel makes short-to-long range thermal cameras, high-definition and 4K visible cameras and ultra-low light cameras, pictured, for use...

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Foot Anstey helps Dutch smartcard software group snap up UK ‘physical identity’ tech firm

February 20, 2024
Foot Anstey helps Dutch smartcard software group snap up UK ‘physical identity’ tech firm

The private equity team at national law firm Foot Anstey has advised on the takeover of a specialised UK professional services firm for Dutch software and design client ID-ware Group. The Hague-headquartered ID-ware, which is backed by private equity firm Committed Capital, acquired Cipher10 for an undisclosed amount.  Cipher10...

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Grundon’s waste service proves above par for fast-growing Bristol golf and attraction group

February 20, 2024
Grundon’s waste service proves above par for fast-growing Bristol golf and attraction group

The Bristol business behind one of the city’s top golf courses and the ‘big wheel’ in Millennium Square has signed up waste management firm Grundon as its new refuse partner. Golf & Leisure Group said bringing in Grundon was essential to improve its waste collection activities as its visitor...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 18, 2024
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Monday February 19 Finals: Moneysupermarket.com Group, Bank of Cyprus Holdings Interims: Wilmington, Transesnse Technologies Tuesday February 20 Finals: Intercontinental Hotels Group, Antofagasta, Barclays, Plus500 Interims: Springfield Properties, Petra Diamonds Q4 result: Gran Tierra Energy Wednesday February 21 Finals: HSBC Holdings, Rio Tinto, Glencore, BAE Systems, Riverstone Credit Opportunities, Conduit...

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