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New restructuring partner for Foot Anstey’s Bristol corporate team

January 16, 2017

South West law firm Foot Anstey has appointed Joanne Rumley as restructuring and insolvency partner in its Bristol-based corporate team. Joanne joins from Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in all aspects of corporate rescue, restructure, turnaround and insolvency including both formal and non-formal procedures....

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Spike Island deputy director takes up role as Bristol chair of Institute of Directors

January 16, 2017
Spike Island deputy director takes up role as Bristol chair of Institute of Directors

The Bristol branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has named Lhosa Daly, deputy director of city-based international contemporary art and design centre Spike Island, as its new chairman. Lhosa, pictured, takes over from Rebecca Tregarthen, who steps down after her three-year tenure. Lhosa trained as a lawyer, working in both London and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 14, 2017
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Monday 16 January Trading statements: Ashmore, Ibstock, Rio Tinto AGMs: Kennedy Ventures, Nu-Oil and Gas Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 17 January Final: Elegant Hotels Trading statements: Cairn Energy, City of London Investment Group, Greggs Economics: Consumer price index, Retail price index, Producer prices, House price index Wednesday 18...

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£3m funding sought by innovative Bristol housing firm HAB to acquire sites for new schemes

January 13, 2017
£3m funding sought by innovative Bristol housing firm HAB to acquire sites for new schemes

HAB, the pioneering Bristol housing business set up by designer, writer and TV presenter Kevin McCloud, is seeking to raise £3m through crowd funding to acquire land for more innovative sustainable housing schemes. The funding is being sought by HAB Land, part of the award-winning HAB family of companies which...

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German magazine giant snaps up Bristol and London-based Immediate Media

January 13, 2017
German magazine giant snaps up Bristol and London-based Immediate Media

Immediate Media, the Radio Times publisher with a major office in Bristol, has been acquired by German magazine giant Hubert Burda Media. Immediate was formed in 2011 when the BBC sold its magazines division to Exponent Private Equity. It was then combined with Bristol-based Origin publishing. The Bristol office...

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Opportunity for businesses to plot a happier year ahead through wellbeing in the workplace

January 13, 2017
Opportunity for businesses to plot a happier year ahead through wellbeing in the workplace

Wellbeing in the workplace will be the focus of an action-oriented event staged by Bristol’s Happy City initiative at the city’s Watershed film and digital media centre.  The session on January 26 – called Plotting a Happier Year Ahead – will allow people to explore their own key opportunities, challenges or questions...

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Office move gives JLL room to bring in innovative work environment

January 13, 2017
Office move gives JLL room to bring in innovative work environment

Property consultancy JLL has practised what it preaches its clients following its move to its new Bristol office. Relocation of the regional office to Great George Street after more than 50 years in nearby Berkeley Square has enabled the firm to introduce modern working practices and create a healthy...

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Turnover doubles at R&D tax credit firm ForrestBrown in 2016 as it takes on 19 new staff

January 13, 2017
Turnover doubles at R&D tax credit firm ForrestBrown in 2016 as it takes on 19 new staff

Bristol-based R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown is forecasting further expansion this year having grown its turnover by more than 100% in 2016 and doubled its staffing by taking on 19 more staff. The Clifton firm, launched by managing director Simon Brown in 2013, also opened its first London office...

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Turnover soars by 70% at Corrigan Associates as it continues to attract high-calibre staff

January 13, 2017
Turnover soars by 70% at Corrigan Associates as it continues to attract high-calibre staff

Independent Bristol accountancy practice Corrigan Associates has continued its rapid growth with a 70% increase in turnover last year. Formed by Edward Corrigan in 2009 in the depth of the recession, the practice has expanded to become one of the leading independent accounting practices in Bristol, with clients ranging...

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