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WBD helps school uniform firm with another acquisition as it measures up growth opportunities

November 15, 2018
WBD helps school uniform firm with another acquisition as it measures up growth opportunities

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has helped leading school uniform supplier Banner snap up another smaller rival in its second deal in less than five months. Trowbridge-based Banner, which has also operated the Blue Max Banner and BMB brands, bought Stockport-based F.R. Monkhouse...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation today urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber...

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Concorde museum looking to land hat-trick of awards at region’s top tourism accolades

November 14, 2018
Concorde museum looking to land hat-trick of awards at region’s top tourism accolades

Pioneering aviation museum Aerospace Bristol is in the running for a hat-trick of awards to add to its trophy collection tomorrow at this year’s Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards. The year-old museum, which houses Concorde as well as tracing Bristol’s lead role in the history of powered flight,...

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Ashfords helps secure £5m investment for pioneering cashflow management software firm

November 14, 2018
Ashfords helps secure £5m investment for pioneering cashflow management software firm

The Bristol-based corporate finance team at South West law firm Ashfords has advised on a £5m US investment into a company harnessing artificial intelligence (AI) to help small and medium-sized businesses with their cashflow. London-based Fluidly received the funding from New York-based venture capital firm Nyca Partners in a...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 12, 2018
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Monday November 12 Nothing listed Tuesday November 13 Final: McCarthy & Stone Interims: Firstgroup, Land Securities, Vodafone, Experian, Premier Foods Trading updates: Taylor Wimpey Economic announcement: Employment data (claimant count, unemployment rate, average earnings) Wednesday November 14 Final: Grainger Interims: SSE, British Land, Cisco Trading updates: Smiths Group Economic...

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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 9, 2018
‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

Bristol’s highly talented workforce and its unparalleled collaborative approach mean it is well positioned to become one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study published this week. The Bristol city-region, which includes Bath, is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on...

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The LAST WORD: Jon Hickman, chief executive officer, Flexys

November 9, 2018
The LAST WORD: Jon Hickman, chief executive officer, Flexys

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 Jon Hickman, chief executive officer of Flexys, answers out 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Sweet Country Book you read? Cloud Atlas by...

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Bristol media industry welcomes Channel 4 bosses to city as search starts for new creative hub site

November 9, 2018
Bristol media industry welcomes Channel 4 bosses to city as search starts for new creative hub site

Channel 4 bosses visited Bristol today to meet the team behind the bid which convinced them to open a creative hub in the city. The broadcaster also began its search for a location for the hub, which is expected to house around 50 staff, including some key creative decision...

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Emphasis on staff mental wellbeing earns three Bristol firms coveted Happiest Workplace awards

November 9, 2018
Emphasis on staff mental wellbeing earns three Bristol firms coveted Happiest Workplace awards

A film production company, an internal comms agency and a social media marketing firm are the Bristol winners of the annual search to find the region’s happiest workplace. Icon Films, Home and Noisy Little Monkey landed the Bristol Large, Medium and Small Business titles respectively in the Happiest Workplace...

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