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Bristol finance and legal experts act for Welsh software firm on sale to Japanese group

September 20, 2019
Bristol finance and legal experts act for Welsh software firm on sale to Japanese group

The Bristol offices of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson and law firm Clarke Willmott have advised a Welsh specialist software firm on its major cross-border acquisition by a multi-billion dollar Japanese industrial group. Swansea-based RAP International specialises in risk assessment software used in high hazard industries by a client base comprising many...

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Topping out ceremony marks high point for UWE’s new engineering building

September 20, 2019
Topping out ceremony marks high point for UWE’s new engineering building

UWE’s new multi-million pound engineering building has moved a step closer to completion with a ceremony to mark construction reaching its highest point. Due to be completed next summer, the landmark building is next to the £55m Bristol Business School – which opened last year – on the university’s...

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Applications for trainee contracts soar at Foot Anstey after awareness campaign

September 20, 2019
Applications for trainee contracts soar at Foot Anstey after awareness campaign

South West law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, is welcoming an 11-strong cohort of trainees this month after a huge increase in applications. The number of individuals applying for training contracts at the firmed soared by 84% this year on 2018. This followed a concerted...

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Ultimate accolade for commercial loans provider in inaugural Growth Finance Awards

September 20, 2019
Ultimate accolade for commercial loans provider in inaugural Growth Finance Awards

Bristol-based commercial finance firm Ultimate Finance has been awarded the prestigious title of Best Invoice Finance Provider at the first-ever Growth Finance Awards. The awards recognise companies in the sector that support growing businesses in the UK by offering ‘more than just finance’ to clients.  Eighteen firms that go...

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Bank finance boost for Bristol firm at the leading edge of UK recycling

September 20, 2019
Bank finance boost for Bristol firm at the leading edge of UK recycling

Bristol waste management company Ecosurety, which operates one of the UK’s leading recycling compliance schemes, is looking to expand after securing a £2m finance facility from HSBC UK. Ecosurety provides well-known brands with the credible and traceable recycling evidence they need to submit under UK law.  The scheme has...

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Financial backing for Bristol biotech firm taking the waiting out of clinical tests

September 20, 2019
Financial backing for Bristol biotech firm taking the waiting out of clinical tests

A Bristol company that has developed faster and cheaper ways to identify harmful bacteria has received financial backing from eight successful city-based entrepreneurs. FluoretiQ, which is based in the pioneering Unit DX biotech hub in St Phillips, was formed two years ago to use novel technology to identify bacterial infections in hospitals,...

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SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

September 20, 2019
SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol, expects its £79m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI to be completed before the end of this year it said this week as it revealed a 2% increase in half-year revenues. Directors at the Chippenham-headquartered group, which supplies innovative...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to “take bold action” over climate change

September 20, 2019
Bristol Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to “take bold action” over climate change

The organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with more than 450 chambers across the world to sign up to an international agreement to tackle climate change. Business West, which also runs the Bristol Initiative, said its commitment to the International Chambers of Commerce Chambers Climate Coalition...

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Ada Lovelace Day event to inspire girls to consider careers in tech

September 20, 2019
Ada Lovelace Day event to inspire girls to consider careers in tech

Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed and SETsquared, the world-leading incubator, are to stage an Ada Lovelace Day event to showcase opportunities for women and girls in tech. The event, on Tuesday 8 October, will also be an opportunity to hear from inspirational women in the industry.  It is being...

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