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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 22, 2017
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Monday October 23 Interims: Halliburton Tuesday October 24 Interims: Anglo American, Whitbread, Renault, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Chipotle, McDonald’s, General Motors, AT&T Trading updates: Intu Properties, Bunzl, Ladbrokes, Coral, l Personal Finance, Carpetright, St James’s Place Wednesday October 25 Interims: Fresnillo, Antofagasta, GlaxoSmithKline, Tesla, Visa, Boeing Trading updates: Lloyds, Cobham,...

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The LAST WORD: Dr Zara Nanu, CEO, Gapsquare

October 20, 2017
The LAST WORD: Dr Zara Nanu, CEO, Gapsquare

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 Dr Zara Nanu, CEO of Gapsquare, answers our 10 questions  What was the LAST: Film you watched? On a recent long-haul flight I got hooked the...

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Hat-trick for Barcan+Kirby at Bristol Law Society annual awards dinner

October 20, 2017
Hat-trick for Barcan+Kirby at Bristol Law Society annual awards dinner

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby last night won three awards at the Bristol Law Society annual awards dinner while Veale Wasbrough Vizards landed the large law firm of the year title. The event, at the Bristol City Marriott Hotel, attracted more than 300 guests from the West of England’s legal...

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Finance deal triggers move to Bristol for Bath cloud computing specialist

October 20, 2017
Finance deal triggers move to Bristol for Bath cloud computing specialist

Cloud computing firm Eduserv is relocating to Bristol from Bath after securing a seven-figure funding deal from the Royal Bank of Scotland. The firm, which employs 130 staff and has a turnover of £15m, has used the secured loan facilities to buy new offices at Gyldan House in Portwall...

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Europe’s largest spice producer snaps up Bart Ingredients

October 20, 2017
Europe’s largest spice producer snaps up Bart Ingredients

Bart Ingredients, the Bristol-based manufacturer of herbs and spices, has been acquired by German spice producer Fuchs Group for an undisclosed sum. Under its previous owner, private equity firm Langholm Capital, Bart had been transformed, becoming an award-winning grocery brand.  It turned over more than £25m last year and...

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Metro Mayor champions Computershare’s work with ShareGift charity

October 20, 2017
Metro Mayor champions Computershare’s work with ShareGift charity

Charities from Bristol and across the UK joined West of England mayor Tim Bowles at Computershare’s South Bristol headquarters to celebrate donations that resulted from the company’s relationship with ShareGift. Over the last two years £125,000 has been donated to charity owing to the specialist financial services group’s work...

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Infrastructure Question Time for law students hosted by Burges Salmon

October 20, 2017
Infrastructure Question Time for law students hosted by Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon welcomed more than 70 law students to its Bristol head office to take part in a Question Time-style panel session on infrastructure. The evening attracted students from Cardiff, London, Oxford and Cambridge as well as Bristol. Burges Salmon hosted the event in partnership with leading news source...

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Pair of University of Bristol spin-outs first to gain access to £125m venture capital scheme

October 20, 2017
Pair of University of Bristol spin-outs first to gain access to £125m venture capital scheme

University of Bristol spin-out businesses Zeetta Networks and KETS Quantum Security have won a major venture capital initiative which will provide them with access to investors with funds totalling £125m. Teams from the two firms pitched their ideas to a panel of experts from BT, Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Orange...

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Engine Shed selects partners to help create ‘super project’ to promote a diverse workforce

October 20, 2017
Engine Shed selects partners to help create ‘super project’ to promote a diverse workforce

Four partners have been chosen by Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed to take forward its Diverse Workforce for the Future project. The four were among eight shortlisted projects presented to a full-house at the building’s ‘Ideas to Pitch’ event. From these, the Engine Shed team chose four to work...

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