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Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

March 31, 2020
Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

Warnings about future profits made by South West companies listed on the London Stock Exchange have soared by 75% compared to this time last year – with most of them blaming the coronavirus pandemic. The latest analysis from international accountancy group EY shows there have been 14 profit warnings...

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Digital comms expert joins Bristol PR agency OggaDoon as associate director

March 31, 2020
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Bristol-based digital marketing and PR agency OggaDoon has appointed experienced comms professional Claire Snook as an associate director. Claire, pictured, began her career as a journalist with Northcliffe newspapers before becoming a copywriter and then a social media/digital professional, both in-house and at leading agencies working across B2C and...

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Senior appointment boosts Bristol’s pioneering digital engineering test bed

March 31, 2020
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The Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS), the Bristol-based specialist body aiming to transform digital engineering, has made a senior appointment to help it complete its pioneering projects. Dr James Osborne, pictured, joins CFMS, which is based on the Bristol & Bath Science Park, as technology programmes manager. He...

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Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

March 30, 2020
Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

Six new partners have been appointed by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon across a number of its key teams, including private client, healthcare, real estate, dispute resolution and employment. The firm said the move, which will take its total number of partners to 96 from May 1, reflected...

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Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

The latest moves by the government to support businesses, including relaxing the insolvency laws and removing some red tape, have been given the thumbs up by the region’s largest business organisation. Business West described the measures, announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma on Friday evening, as sensible steps that...

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Coronavirus update: Bristol Airport close to shutdown as easyJet grounds all its aircraft

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus update: Bristol Airport close to shutdown as easyJet grounds all its aircraft

Bristol Airport’s largest operator, low-cost airline easyJet, has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft for at least two months – leaving the airport at a near-standstill. The decision – coming less than two weeks after easyJet announced it was drastically reducing its operations – is the latest in a...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 30, 2020
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Monday March 30 Finals: Ades International Holding, Belvoir, Globaltrans Investment, Instem Interim: Quadrise Fuels Trading announcement: Pennon Economic announcement: Mortgage approvals, Consumer credit, M4 money supplier Tuesday March 31 Finals: Chesnara, DP Poland, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, One Media, Property Franchise Group, Proteome Sciences, Surgical innovations, TP Group, Tremor International...

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Coronavirus update: Firms harness city’s inbuilt innovation to keep Bristol in business

March 27, 2020
Coronavirus update: Firms harness city’s inbuilt innovation to keep Bristol in business

Bristol firms have been coming to terms with a new and unprecedented way of doing business against a backdrop of a complete lockdown of the city and the cancellation of all events. But as a city built on innovation, many are looking at new ways of doing business –...

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Bristol Business Blog: Gil Lemon, partner, Smith & Williamson. Safeguarding your company’s cashflow in tough times

March 27, 2020
Bristol Business Blog: Gil Lemon, partner, Smith & Williamson. Safeguarding your company’s cashflow in tough times

We are now living in unprecedented times. However, we should not overlook the tried and tested ways of coming through unexpected circumstances, writes Gil Lemon, a partner in restructuring and recovery services with accountancy group Smith & Williamson in Bristol. Operationally, people will be looking to safeguard their people...

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