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Brandon Hill Communications takeover gives ‘formidable’ boost to Bray Leino’s events division

November 25, 2014
Brandon Hill Communications takeover gives ‘formidable’ boost to Bray Leino’s events division

Bristol events and PR agency Brandon Hill Communications has been acquired by international marketing group Bray Leino. Brandon Hill, which was founded in 2006 by leading Bristol PR industry figure Ian Muir, has already worked with Devon-based Bray Leino on joint projects. The two formed a consortium earlier this...

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Property firms’ £2m payout as they sell Bristol’s iconic Colston Tower for £12.3m

November 24, 2014
Property firms’ £2m payout as they sell Bristol’s iconic Colston Tower for £12.3m

Bristol city centre’s landmark Colston Tower has been sold for £12.3m – earning its London-based owners a £2m profit since they bought it three-and-a-half years ago. Property investment companies Development Securities and Ellandi bought the 15-storey office block in a 75:25 joint venture from the HSBC Pension Fund in...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 23, 2014
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Monday 24 November Interims: Cranswick, Eckoh, GB Group, Solid State Trading Statements: Amlin EGMs: Amlin, International Biotechnology, Puricore Economics: Nationwide house prices Tuesday 25 November Interims: Accumuli, AO World, Byotrol, Caledonia Investments, Creston, De La Rue, Kcom, Phoenix IT Group, Quintain Estates & Development, Renold, Scapa Group, Severfield, Severn...

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Pioneering Bristol eco-firm’s poo-powered bus takes to the streets

November 21, 2014
Pioneering Bristol eco-firm’s poo-powered bus takes to the streets

The UK’s first bus powered by human waste has taken to the road in Bristol in a move its Avonmouth-based engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport by cutting emissions in polluted towns and cities. The 40-seater Bio-Bus runs on gas generated through the treatment...

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Temple Bright closes investment deal for Tech City big data firm

November 21, 2014
Temple Bright closes investment deal for Tech City big data firm

Law firm Temple Bright has advised data-mining business eRevalue on a round of Series B equity fundraising, which will enable eRevalue to implement an ambitious growth strategy out of its London and New York offices. It is the latest in a series of high-profile tech-related deals handed by Temple...

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UK’s global trade bosses shown strength of Bristol’s key creative and digital sectors

November 21, 2014
UK’s global trade bosses shown strength of Bristol’s key creative and digital sectors

Cutting-edge creative and digital businesses from Bristol have been showcased in front of a delegation of UK trade advisers from around the world. The latest innovations emerging from the region’s thriving creative and tech cluster were presented to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) representatives at the city’s Engine Shed...

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South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

November 21, 2014
South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

More than 100 ‘fintech’ jobs are to be created in Bristol by one of South Africa’s largest financial services groups in a move that was today welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron. MMI Holdings, which acquired Bristol-based financial technology firm Blue Speck Financial earlier this year, plans to open...

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Building consultancy Tuffin Ferraby Taylor strengthened by acquisition of Wye Solutions

November 21, 2014
Building consultancy Tuffin Ferraby Taylor strengthened by acquisition of Wye Solutions

Nailsea mechanical and electrical engineering (M+E) consultants Wye Solutions has been acquired by independent national building and property consultancy Tuffin Ferraby Taylor. Wye, whose high-profile clients include Siemens, Highcross Strategic Advisers and Ashdown Phillips, has a strong reputation and significant expertise in technical due diligence and dilapidations. TFT said...

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Event catering firm keeps it in the family with business development director appointment

November 21, 2014
Event catering firm keeps it in the family with business development director appointment

Family-run event catering firm McBaile has appointed Caroline Coxon as business development director – a move which comes as it undergoes a transformation, including a move to premises and the launch of a number of new initiatives. Caroline, pictured, joined the Yate-based firm three and a half years ago...

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