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Two new arrivals strengthen team at SWIG as demand for finance increases

August 4, 2020
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Regional alternative finance lender South West Investment Group (SWIG) has made two appointments to its growing team while also saying farewell to Brian Steer, one of its longest-standing employees, who has retired. Nicki Kimberley has joined as start-up loans officer, a role that involves supporting applicants to the Start...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 2, 2020
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Monday August 3 Finals: Argentex Group, Henderson Alt, Ince Group, Tekmar Group p Interims: Dialight, Hiscox Q2 results: Kosmos Energy Tuesday August 4 Finals: Diageo, NWF, Science Group Interims: Brave Bison Group, Calisen, Direct Line, Keller, Meggitt, Spectris Economic announcement: PMI construction Wednesday August 5 Interims: Bank Pekao Sa, Hill & Smith, Legal & General,...

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Bristol commercial property agents signal market bounce-back as activity starts to return

July 31, 2020
Bristol commercial property agents signal market bounce-back as activity starts to return

Bristol’s commercial property market is showing encouraging signs of recovering from the Covid-19 crisis, with activity already picking up again after a near-standstill for three months, leading figures in the industry are claiming. Three reports from leading firms in the sector out this week point to “significant” levels of...

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City planning officers and Motion nightclub back major Temple Quarter regeneration scheme

July 31, 2020
City planning officers and Motion nightclub back major Temple Quarter regeneration scheme

Regeneration of a derelict part of Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone looks set to come a step closer next week following recommendation for approval by City Council planning officers. The major Silverthorne Lane scheme also has the backing of the owners of Motion nightclub, which is on a neighbouring...

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Magazine jobs under threat as publisher axes seven Bristol-based titles

July 31, 2020
Magazine jobs under threat as publisher axes seven Bristol-based titles

Magazine publisher Immediate Media is to close seven titles based in its Bristol office as it looks to shed more than 100 jobs across the business. The firm, best known for producing the Radio Times, is also axing five titles based in its London office.  In total up to...

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Bristol serviced apartment group sees more room for expansion in European market

July 31, 2020
Bristol serviced apartment group sees more room for expansion in European market

The Bristol-based group that owns the successful SACO serviced apartment brand is planning a major expansion across Europe spearheaded by a new managing director. Edyn, which includes the Locke aparthotel brand as well as SACO, is looking at growth opportunities in key locations across the UK and Europe via...

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New enterprise support service targeting the south of the city opens for business

July 31, 2020
New enterprise support service targeting the south of the city opens for business

South Bristol residents looking to start a business and existing companies looking to grow are to get expert advice from a new scheme launched this week. Bristol City Council is leading the partnership behind South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES), which is offering access to expertise in a range of...

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COO takes up post at healthtech innovator Epro as it helps NHS recover from Covid crisis

July 31, 2020
COO takes up post at healthtech innovator Epro as it helps NHS recover from Covid crisis

Bristol-based healthtech company Epro has appointed Dr Francesca Leithold as its first chief operating officer responsible for the delivery of services across its NHS client base. The firm, which has a mission use  innovation to focus clinical attention on the patient, not the paperwork, said the move sent a...

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Destination Bristol flies the flag for city in major tourism industry awards

July 31, 2020
Destination Bristol flies the flag for city in major tourism industry awards

Destination Bristol, the city’s destination marketing organisation, been named among the country’s best in the finals of the VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence. The organisation, which takes in the VisitBristol tourism-related brand as well as promoting the city to the conference and meetings industry, is shortlisted in the International Distribution...

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