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Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

August 27, 2014
Burges Salmon acts for Business Growth Fund on major energy sector investment

Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon has advised its client Business Growth Fund (BGF) on its £3.6m investment in sustainable energy firm Ecovision Renewable Energy. The Burges Salmon team was led by partner Richard Spink with assistance from senior associates Douglas Streatfeild-James, Vanessa Barnicoat and solicitor Jenny Tran. The deal...

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Indian expansion for Renishaw as it takes its pioneering 3D printing to new markets

August 27, 2014
Indian expansion for Renishaw as it takes its pioneering 3D printing to new markets

West advanced engineering group Renishaw is to open a metal 3D printing centre at its factory in Pune, India, as it looks to build on its world-leading innovation in the fast-emerging manufacturing process. The investment was announced this morning as part of a high-level trade delegation to India led...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free...

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Promotions at DTZ’s Bristol office point to firm’s growth ambitions

August 26, 2014
Promotions at DTZ’s Bristol office point to firm’s growth ambitions

National property agency DTZ has made five promotions at its Bristol office as part of its continued growth. The appointments are among 101 announced by the national firm across the UK. James Marsh has been promoted to director in professional advisory services while Philip Cranstone, of industrial agency, and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 26, 2014
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Monday 25 August Bank holiday Tuesday 26 August Interims: Antofagasta, Bunzl, FBD Holdings, Kingspan, Petrofac, Randal & Quilter, Regus, UTV Media, WPP Trading statement: Stagecoach AGM: Sirius Real Estate Wednesday 27 August Interims: 888 Holdings, APR Energy, Candover Investments, Cape, Chime Communications, Churchill China, Evraz, Foxtons, Grafton, Hansteen Holdings,...

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Rebrand for Bristol comms agency JBP as it targets further growth

August 22, 2014
Rebrand for Bristol comms agency JBP as it targets further growth

Bristol-headquartered national strategic communications consultancy JBP has rebranded on the back of a 17% growth in annual sales. The agency, which this year celebrates 30 years in business, grew revenue to more than £2m and now plans to double its turnover within the next three years. Managing director Chris...

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Boots retail contract for Bristol company bringing a touch of style to disabled parking permit wallets

August 22, 2014
Boots retail contract for Bristol company bringing a touch of style to disabled parking permit wallets

Bristol-based Blue Badge Company, which made the world’s first stylish wallets for disabled parking permits, is to have its products stocked by Boots stores across the UK. The unique blue badge holder designs will be on the shelves of around 2,000 Boots outlets and on the retailer’s website. Blue...

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Bristol art house cinema The Cube scripts its own future after raising funds to buy its building

August 22, 2014
Bristol art house cinema The Cube scripts its own future after raising funds to buy its building

Bristol independent cinema The Cube’s fundraising appeal has given the self-styled ‘microplex’ a happy ending – allowing it to buy the freehold of the building and determine its own future. The Cube raised the £185,000 needed from donations by supporters and fundraising events along with a £90,000 contribution from...

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Healthcare division launched by recruitment firm Alexander Daniels with high-profile appointment

August 22, 2014
Healthcare division launched by recruitment firm Alexander Daniels with high-profile appointment

Recruitment group Alexander Daniels, which has offices in Bristol and Birmingham, has appointed Mike Willmoth to head its new healthcare division. The firm, which already operates in the finance, accountancy, corporate governance and engineering sectors, sees growth opportunities in the fast-changing healthcare sector. A trained paramedic, Mike has a...

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