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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 19, 2018
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Monday August 20 Interims: NMC Health, TBC Bank Tuesday August 21 Final: BHP Billiton Interims: John Wood Group, Persimmon, Charter Court Financial Services, Energean Oil & Gas Wednesday August 22 Interims: Grafton Group, Polymetal, HP Thursday August 23 Interims: Premier Oil, OneSavings Bank, John Laing Group, Playtech, CRH, Phoenix...

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The LAST WORD: Jon Evans, joint managing director, Arthur David, Food with Service

August 17, 2018
The LAST WORD: Jon Evans, joint managing director, Arthur David, Food with Service

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 Jon Evans, joint managing director of Arthur David, Food with Service, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Three Billboards outside Ebbing,...

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Bristol chemistry firm pioneering diabetes treatment acquired in potential $800m deal

August 17, 2018
Bristol chemistry firm pioneering diabetes treatment acquired in potential $800m deal

Pioneering Bristol firm Ziylo has been bought by global healthcare company Novo Nordisk in a deal which could be worth around $800m (£628m) and could also trigger a breakthrough in the treatment of diabetes. A spin-out company from the University of Bristol, Ziylo will use the funds from the...

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Smith & Williamson legal market research reveals question marks over sector’s financial health

August 17, 2018
Smith & Williamson legal market research reveals question marks over sector’s financial health

Bristol’s law firms are “tiptoeing across the slimmest of financial tightropes” despite their revenues reaching record highs, according to new research. The in-depth analysis of the accounts of the UK’s Top 50 law firms, many of them with offices in Bristol, by accountancy group Smith & Williamson, also points to...

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Regional accountancy group Albert Goodman links up with Bristol specialist firm MW Medical

August 17, 2018
Regional accountancy group Albert Goodman links up with Bristol specialist firm MW Medical

Bristol-based specialist medical accountancy firm MW Medical, which advises GP practices and consultants, has become part of South West chartered accountants, tax consultants and financial planners Albert Goodman. MW Medical will retain its trading name and continue to operate from its premises in Westbury-on-Trym. Albert Goodman said the move...

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Bristol’s acclaimed Source deli and café up for sale as owners get taste for a new challenge

August 17, 2018
Bristol’s acclaimed Source deli and café up for sale as owners get taste for a new challenge

Source, the delicatessen, café and restaurant in the heart of Bristol’s St Nicholas Market, has been put on the market. Director Joe Wheatcroft and his colleagues said it was time to look for new opportunities. Source, pictured, is now being marketed by leisure property specialists Fleurets, which said demand...

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Minister hails OVO’s smart meter tech for driving down cost of electric vehicle use

August 17, 2018
Minister hails OVO’s smart meter tech for driving down cost of electric vehicle use

Bristol energy firm OVO’s innovative electric vehicle products, which use smart meters while recharging, have been praised by energy minister Claire Perry. OVO has invested heavily in the technology that enables electric vehicle owners to charge them at off-peak times by using smart meters. They not only save money...

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Bristol consultancy Eunomia takes lead role in Europe-wide ‘circular economy’ study

August 17, 2018
Bristol consultancy Eunomia takes lead role in Europe-wide ‘circular economy’ study

Bristol-based international environmental consultancy Eunomia is leading an EU-wide project to look at how products ranging from toys to cars and chemicals to furniture can be made, transported and disposed of more sustainably. The firm, which has a long history of working with governments and industry across the world...

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Burges Salmon plugs into latest legal sector tech to drive innovation and enhance client service

August 17, 2018
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Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has boosted the way it uses the latest legal sector technology to improve its service to clients with the appointment of two innovation specialists. It has also subscribed to two leading document analytic providers – joining an ever-growing number of law firms to...

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