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Smith & Williamson Bristol office takes on experienced audit and advisory partner

June 21, 2018
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Smith & Williamson Bristol office takes on experienced audit and advisory partner

Experienced audit and advisory professional Nigel Hardy has been appointed to the Bristol office of accountancy group Smith & Williamson’s as a partner. Nigel joins the assurance and accounting practice from the Bristol office of rival RSM, where he worked with entrepreneurial businesses across a range of sectors including...

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Bishop Fleming strikes Gold again in latest Investor in Customers survey

June 21, 2018
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Bishop Fleming strikes Gold again in latest Investor in Customers survey

Providing an “exceptional” service to its clients has earned regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming Gold status in the latest Investor in Customers (IIC) survey. It is the third time the firm, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, has been recognised in successive assessment by independent...

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Pioneering partnership to bring business support to Bristol’s diverse communities

June 20, 2018
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Pioneering partnership to bring business support to Bristol’s diverse communities

Engine Shed, the Bristol innovation hub, is to extend its expertise and connections into two areas of the city that are under-represented in mainstream business. The ground-breaking partnership with ACH (formerly Ashley Community Housing) and Barton Hill Settlement aims to support a more inclusive business environment for companies and...

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Continued investment at Bristol Airport lands it title of ‘best in Europe’

June 20, 2018
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Continued investment at Bristol Airport lands it title of ‘best in Europe’

Bristol Airport has been voted the best airport of its size in Europe in one of the industry’s top awards schemes. The airport, which handled 8.1m passengers last year, shared top billing in the 5m to 10m passenger category with Seville Airport in Spain at the annual ACI EUROPE...

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New partner leads raft of promotions at Hartnell Taylor Cook

June 20, 2018
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New partner leads raft of promotions at Hartnell Taylor Cook

Bristol-headquartered commercial property consultancy Hartnell Taylor Cook has made a number of senior promotions as part of its annual review, including appointing a new partner.  Director David North’s promotion brings the number of partners in the firm, which also has offices in London and Plymouth, to 14. David joined...

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£0.5m Innovation 4 Growth funding available for Bristol firms’ R&D projects

June 19, 2018
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£0.5m Innovation 4 Growth funding available for Bristol firms’ R&D projects

Innovative small and medium-sized Bristol firms can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 to carry out research and development following the relaunch of an established funding programme. Innovation 4 Growth (I4G) funding totalling £500,000 is available to businesses from across the West of England in all sectors...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 16, 2018
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Monday June 18 Nothing listed Tuesday June 19 Finals: Ashtead, Telecom Plus, Flybe Interims: Oracle, FedEx Wednesday June 20 Finals: Severfield, Berkeley Interim: Micron Technology Thursday June 21 Final: Dixon Carphone Interim: Carnival Trading Update: Saga Friday June 22 Interim: Blackberry 

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IoD South West Director of the Year Awards success for UWE pro vice-chancellor

June 15, 2018
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IoD South West Director of the Year Awards success for UWE pro vice-chancellor

UWE Bristol pro vice-chancellor Donna Whitehead has won the inaugural New Director Award at the region’s top award scheme showcasing boardroom excellence. Donna, pictured receiving her award from IoD South West chair Nick Sturge, is also executive dean of the university’s Faculty of Business and Law. She scooped the title...

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Bristol ahead of the game with first European trade certificate to harness Blockchain technology

June 15, 2018
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Bristol ahead of the game with first European trade certificate to harness Blockchain technology

The first European Certificate of Origin to be processed with Blockchain technology has taken place using expertise from Bristol – potentially giving the city a head start in a global market expected to be worth $20bn within six years. The request was submitted by South Gloucestershire global engineering group...

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Bristol tech firm launches game-changing software to help small builders compete with larger rivals

June 15, 2018
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Bristol tech firm launches game-changing software to help small builders compete with larger rivals

Revolutionary software that streamlines estimating, designing and project managing for small builders has been developed by Bristol firm HBXL. Called BuildingWorks, the subscription-based platform offers a range of user-friendly features and is aimed at builders, quantity surveyors, architects, small scale developers and designers. The software was in development for...

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Meade King lawyers serve up advice to help enterprising duo take over veggie café

June 15, 2018
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Meade King lawyers serve up advice to help enterprising duo take over veggie café

Lawyers at Bristol-based commercial firm Meade King have advised on the acquisition of one of Bristol’s oldest vegetarian eateries. The Royce Rolls Cafe in St Nicholas Market, which has been serving the people of Bristol since 1979, has been acquired by Evie Gkatzioufa and Marilo Torres Pedrosa. The enterprising...

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Replay market to underline Bristol’s status as gaming hub by making debut in city

June 15, 2018
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Replay market to underline Bristol’s status as gaming hub by making debut in city

Bristol’s reputation as a centre for the video gaming industry will get a boost later this month when the city’s first gaming market takes place. The event on June 24 is set to draw around 2,500 fans from across the South West and Wales.  It is being staged by...

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Smart move for Womble Bond Dickinson as it advises on school uniform acquisition

June 15, 2018
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Smart move for Womble Bond Dickinson as it advises on school uniform acquisition

One of the UK’s leading school uniform suppliers has hit the acquisition trail for the third time in less than three years with help from the Bristol office of international law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD). A team led by Bristol-based WBD corporate partner Tom Fitzpatrick advised Trowbridge-based Banner...

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