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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

May 21, 2019
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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

Dave Rowe, former divisional director of South West construction firm Midas Group, has joined Bouygues UK, one of the country’s largest building companies, to lead and develop its projects in the South West. Dave, pictured, held a series of senior positions in both Midas and also ISG for nearly...

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Smith & Williamson Bristol partners promoted to head service lines

May 21, 2019
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Smith & Williamson Bristol partners promoted to head service lines

The Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson has promoted two partners to head two of its major service lines. Nigel Hardy has been appointed head of assurance and business services while Zoe Thomas becomes head of business tax services. Nigel, who joined Smith & Williamson last year from RSM’s Bristol...

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Osborne Clarke makes three partner promotions in Bristol

May 21, 2019
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Three lawyers at international legal practice Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office are among eight being promoted to partner in the UK. The move brings the total number of partners internationally to more than 260 at the firm, which has its roots in Bristol. The new partners come from a range of sectors,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 20, 2019
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Monday May 20 Finals: LXI, Mckay Securities, SEC SPA Interims: Cerillion Tuesday May 21 Finals: Assura, Bloomsbury Publishing, Big Yellow Group, Cranswick, Electrocomponents, First Derivatives, Footasylum, Halfords Group, Homeserve, Immedia Group, Scapa Group, Schroder Real Estate Investment Trust, Severn Trent, Warehouse Reit Interims: Greencore Group, Nexus Infrastructure, Premier Veterinary...

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The LAST WORD: LaToyah McAllister-Jones, executive director, St Pauls Carnival

May 17, 2019
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The LAST WORD: LaToyah McAllister-Jones, executive director, St Pauls Carnival

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 LaToyah McAllister-Jones, executive director of St Pauls Carnival, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Lost Boys. Couldn’t resist. Book you...

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Firms urged to help Bristol set the gold standard as UK’s most sustainable food city

May 17, 2019
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Firms urged to help Bristol set the gold standard as UK’s most sustainable food city

Businesses are being invited to get behind Bristol’s bid to become the UK’s first Gold Sustainable Food City by promoting healthy eating and supporting a better local food system. Bristol is already a recognised trailblazer in food-related projects and practices – often leading the world with its innovative. It...

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Investment in Bristol biotech firm as it looks to take its innovative adhesives from lab to pilot trials

May 17, 2019
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Investment in Bristol biotech firm as it looks to take its innovative adhesives from lab to pilot trials

University of Bristol biotech spin-out Zentraxa is raising £500,000 to start full trials of its unique manufacturing process that produces biological adhesives for use in the healthcare sector. The firm, which has its roots in the university’s Synthetic Biology Research Centre, hopes to commercialise the produce, called Zentide.  It...

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Funding for Bristol TV film maker from Channel 4 as it prepares to open creative hub in city

May 17, 2019
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Funding for Bristol TV film maker from Channel 4 as it prepares to open creative hub in city

Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund has taken a minority stake in Bristol-based TV documentary maker Five Mile Films – its first local investment since the broadcaster announced last year that it was to set up a creative hub in the city. Five Mile Films was set up last September by former Channel 4 head...

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Newport insurance group completes management buyout with help from Bristol advisors

May 17, 2019
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Newport insurance group completes management buyout with help from Bristol advisors

Bristol corporate finance and legal expertise has helped a South Wales insurance broker with strong links to the city complete a management buyout and prepare for international growth. Bristol-based boutique corporate finance firm Momentum provided the lead financial advice for the MBO of Newport-headquartered Acquis, while a team from...

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Bristol bosses shortlisted for awards that champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs

May 17, 2019
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Bristol bosses shortlisted for awards that champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs

Five Bristol bosses are in the running for the region’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The five – whose businesses range from the region’s largest bus operator to a family-owned recycling company – have been shortlisted in the Institute of Directors South West 2019 Director of...

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Swedish firm taps into Bristol corporate finance expertise for cross-border acquisition

May 17, 2019
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Swedish firm taps into Bristol corporate finance expertise for cross-border acquisition

The Bristol office of business advisory firm FRP Advisory has advised on a multi-million euro, cross-border acquisition involving Swedish and Dutch tap suppliers. The firm acted on behalf of Sweden-based FM Mattsson Mora Group, the leading supplier of kitchen and bathroom taps in the Scandinavian market, its €17.7m acquisition...

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Burges Salmon team gets Virgin Sport fitness deal with Nike across the line

May 17, 2019
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Burges Salmon team gets Virgin Sport fitness deal with Nike across the line

The intellectual property (IP) and commercial team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon’s has advised Virgin Sport on its multi-year partnership with Nike. Under the deal Nike has become a partner of Virgin Sport’s Hackney Festival of Fitness, through which Virgin Sport and Nike will encourage 10,000 Londoners...

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TLT team smooths way for surface repair specialist’s sale to European group

May 17, 2019
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TLT team smooths way for surface repair specialist’s sale to European group

The shareholders of Plastic Surgeon, the UK’s largest surface repair specialists, have been advised by Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT on its acquisition by global expert in property damage control Polygon Group. Devon-headquartered Plastic Surgeon provides high-quality, long-lasting repairs to any hard surface for a range of industries including...

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