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Eight senior promotions boost Deloitte’s South West practice

June 24, 2019
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Eight senior promotions boost Deloitte’s South West practice

Accountancy giant Deloitte has promoted eight senior staff across its South West practice, with two becoming partners and six appointed as directors. The new partners are Tess Williams and James Hunter, pictured right, while the six new directors are from three business areas and include Joanne Hale, Dan Pople,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 24, 2019
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Monday June 24 Finals: Cake Box Holdings, Civitas Social Housing, D4T4 Solutions, Fastjet, Zoo Digital Group Interim: Porvair Economic announcement: CBI Distributive Trades Surveys Tuesday June 25 Finals: Gear4music (Holdings), IMImobile, Mind Gym, Northgate, Redcentric, Tekmar Group Interim: Pressure Technologies Economic announcement: BBA Mortgage Lending Figures Wednesday June 26...

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Mayor considers workplace parking charges to pay for sustainable mass transit system

June 21, 2019
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Mayor considers workplace parking charges to pay for sustainable mass transit system

A workplace parking levy scheme could be introduced by Bristol City Council to fund its planned mass transit scheme, Mayor Marvin Rees said this week as he outlined measures aimed at limiting the impact of climate change on the city. In a speech to coincide with Clean Air Day,...

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The LAST WORD: Anton Mann, director of Port O’Bristol by Xisto Wines

June 21, 2019
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The LAST WORD: Anton Mann, director of Port O’Bristol by Xisto Wines

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 Anton Mann, director of PORT O’BRISTOL by Xisto Wines, answers our 10 questions. What was the last:  Film you watched? Eddie the Eagle. I always had a lot of time...

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‘Best pitch’ award for Bristol biomed firm aiming to tackle problem of antibiotic resistance

June 21, 2019
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‘Best pitch’ award for Bristol biomed firm aiming to tackle problem of antibiotic resistance

Bristol biomedical tech firm Vitamica, which is transforming the way clinicians make decisions about antibiotics, has been crowned as the city’s best up-and-coming technology business. The firm, based in the Unit DX science lab, won the popular vote and was named ‘Best Elevator Pitch’ at SETsquared Bristol’s annual Tech-Xpo. ...

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Property developers spark flex-space race as co-working trend continues to build

June 21, 2019
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Flexible office space is set to double in Bristol over the next five years, according to research from global property consultants JLL – but it says the trend is not just about co-working’. The flex-space market is expanding rapidly in the city, with new entrants such as London-based Runway...

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Airbnb World Cup windfall ‘just not cricket’ says hotel association as it lobbies for short-let regulations

June 21, 2019
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Airbnb World Cup windfall ‘just not cricket’ says hotel association as it lobbies for short-let regulations

Unregulated short-term lets and private properties listed on Airbnb in Bristol have delivered a £800,000 blow to the city’s hotels and B&Bs during the Cricket World Cup, according to their pressure group. The Bristol Hoteliers Association, which represents 40 hotels in the city providing more than 4,000 beds for tourists and business guests,...

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Event highlights how Bristol Private Equity Club is supporting city’s tech entrepreneurs

June 21, 2019
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Event highlights how Bristol Private Equity Club is supporting city’s tech entrepreneurs

Sixty of Bristol’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders have gathered to hear how they can support the city’s fledgling and growing tech businesses reach their potential. The event was the biggest meeting so far of members of Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC). Since its launch three years ago, the club’s members...

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Triodos sets up new UK subsidiary to prepare for Brexit-linked regulation changes

June 21, 2019
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Dutch-owned ethical banking group Triodos, which has its UK head office in Bristol, has created a new wholly owned UK subsidiary to avoid any fallout from Brexit. The bank called in legal experts from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT to handle the highly complex and costly procedure, which involved...

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Finance deal whets appetite for growth at exporter of iconic British food and drink brands

June 21, 2019
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Finance deal whets appetite for growth at exporter of iconic British food and drink brands

Bristol-based British Corner Shop, which sells much-loved UK food and drink products such as Bird’s custard and Marmite around the world, is on course for further growth after securing a £2.73m finance facility from HSBC. The firm will use the funding to further develop its export activities, helping it...

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Ashfords’ Bristol team act for guitar maker in majority stake sale to Muse frontman

June 21, 2019
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Ashfords’ Bristol team act for guitar maker in majority stake sale to Muse frontman

Lawyers in the Bristol office of national firm Ashfords have helped one of the UK’s top guitar manufacturers sell shares to the frontman of rock band Muse. Matt Bellamy bought the stake from Hugh Manson and Adrian Ashton of Devon-based Manson Guitar Works, giving the singer, guitarist and songwriter...

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Three senior promotions boost Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

June 20, 2019
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Three senior promotions boost Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

Financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson has strengthened its senior team in Bristol with three promotions. Helen Bassett and Marcus Graham have been promoted to director in the firm’s assurance and business services and transaction services teams respectively, while David Gage has been appointed an associate director in...

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Pioneering Bristol youth programme gains continued backing of Womble Bond Dickinson

June 20, 2019
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Pioneering Bristol youth programme gains continued backing of Womble Bond Dickinson

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s (WBD) Bristol office is to continue to support a community apprentice programme that helps develop young people’s employability by empowering them to tackle real-life social problems. Run by national organisation Envision, the programme is an inter-school competition aimed at 14 and 15 year...

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