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Partnership between Smith & Williamson and Innovate Finance aims to boost fintech sector

January 26, 2022
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Partnership between Smith & Williamson and Innovate Finance aims to boost fintech sector

National accountancy group Smith & Williamson, which has a Bristol office, is to partner with fintech group Innovate Finance to provide its members with professional and financial services insights to help them grow and develop their businesses. Under the year-long tie-up, the two will collaborate on a series of...

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Deloitte’s M&A team in Bristol hails ‘fantastic’ year for dealmaking with total of 17 completed

January 26, 2022
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Deloitte’s M&A team in Bristol hails ‘fantastic’ year for dealmaking with total of 17 completed

Dealmakers from accountancy firm Deloitte’s Bristol-based mergers & acquisitions team completed a record number 17 deals last year – four of them in just three weeks during December. The total number, with a collective value of just under £2bn, was almost double that of 2020, when the team completed...

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Employer experience expert joins Purplefish to launch division aimed at helping clients tackle staff issues

January 26, 2022
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Employer experience expert joins Purplefish to launch division aimed at helping clients tackle staff issues

Purplefish, the Bristol-based communications agency, has appointed employer experience and brand expert Lucy McKerron as associate director to head a new division focusing on employee experience communications. Lucy, pictured, right, with Purplefish managing director Jo Randall, who has 15 years’ experience working in agencies, joins the 10-strong Purplefish team from internal...

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Sale of solar business latest deal for TLT as it powers ahead in renewables sector

January 26, 2022
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Sale of solar business latest deal for TLT as it powers ahead in renewables sector

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised the shareholders of long-standing client, solar energy company Innova Energy, on its sale to investor Elm Trading. The sale to London-based Elm, whose interests include property and forestry as well as renewable energy, concludes a long-term strategy at London and Cheltenham-based Innova...

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Climate change-focussed subsidiary launched by JBP to work with organisations on ‘positive action’

January 26, 2022
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Climate change-focussed subsidiary launched by JBP to work with organisations on ‘positive action’

Bristol-headquartered communications consultancy JBP has launched a sub-brand dedicated to helping organisations “mobilise, generate and promote positive action” to address climate change. Called Climate Communications and operating as a subsidiary of the agency, it will be headed by JBP managing director Chris Lawrance, pictured, and will provide strategic and tactical...

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UK’s largest public sector legal services consortium reappoints Bevan Brittan for a further term

January 25, 2022
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UK’s largest public sector legal services consortium reappoints Bevan Brittan for a further term

National law firm Bevan Brittan, which has an office in Bristol, has been reappointed to a legal framework used by more than 220 public bodies ranging from local authorities and NHS trusts to police authorities and national parks. Bevan Brittan is one of just 10 law firms appointed to...

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Milsted Langdon boosts its commitment to its staff by signing the National Menopause Pledge

January 24, 2022
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Milsted Langdon boosts its commitment to its staff by signing the National Menopause Pledge

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bristol, has become the latest business to support the Menopause Workplace Pledge. The move follows latest statistics showing that almost 900,000 women in the UK quit their jobs due to the menopause. Milsted Langdon said that, while it was...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 23, 2022
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Monday January 24 Trading announcement: Computacenter Tuesday January 25 Trading announcement: Cairn Energy Wednesday January 26 Nothing listed Thursday January 27 Interim: NCC Trading announcements: AJ Bell, Euromoney Friday January 28 Nothing listed

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Burges Salmon takes No 1 place in Best Law Firm table – with four other Bristol firms in Top 10

January 21, 2022
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Burges Salmon takes No 1 place in Best Law Firm table – with four other Bristol firms in Top 10

Bristol’s Burges Salmon has been named as the country’s best law firm to work in by legal website RollOnFriday – with four other city-based firms in the Top 10. Burges Salmon, which employs 800 people in its Bristol HQ and London and Edinburgh offices, took the top spot out...

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The LAST WORD: Jonnie Galvin-Wright, chairman, Stuff Advertising

January 21, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Jonnie Galvin-Wright, chairman, Stuff Advertising

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 Jonnie Galvin-Wright, chairman of Bristol agency Stuff Advertising, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: What was the last film you watched? The Power of...

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CBI boss told of Bristol’s global potential in emerging tech sectors on visit to city

January 21, 2022
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CBI boss told of Bristol’s global potential in emerging tech sectors on visit to city

National business organisation such as the CBI can play a crucial role in helping Bristol develop world-class clusters in high-potential sectors such as deeptech and creative tech, its director-general was told on a visit to the city. Tony Danker met a number of businesses in Bristol to hear about...

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Children’s hospice business club shows the power of bringing companies together

January 21, 2022
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Children’s hospice business club shows the power of bringing companies together

Bristol firms are being invited to join Children’s Hospice South West’s Business Club as it aims to raise £90,000 from the initiative to support it in helping make a difference to young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The charity needs around £11m a year to run its...

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Bristol Airport to invest £2.6m in upgrading its passenger departure lounge

January 20, 2022
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Bristol Airport to invest £2.6m in upgrading its passenger departure lounge

A major redevelopment of Bristol Airport’s airside departure lounge is due to start on Monday. The £2.6m, three-month project, which will create dozens of jobs, aims to improve the shopping and dining experience for passengers before they board their flights.  The lounge’s retail units will get a facelift while...

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