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Senior appointment for private equity firm Maven’s Bristol office

December 31, 2018
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Senior appointment for private equity firm Maven’s Bristol office

National private equity house Maven Capital Partners has further expanded its Bristol-based investment team with the appointment of Gareth Price as an investment director. Gareth, pictured, is responsible for sourcing VCT (Venture Capital Trust) opportunities and investments for Maven’s MBO (management buyout) fund, and its private equity co-investor partner...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 31, 2018
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Monday December 31 Nothing listed Tuesday January 1 New Year’s Day bank holiday Wednesday January 2 Economic announcement: Manufacturing PMI (December) Thursday January 3 Trading update: Next Economic announcement: Construction PMI (December) Friday January 4 Economic announcement: Services PMI (December)  

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

December 21, 2018
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

Bristol Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We will continue to provide the city’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next Bristol Business News e-bulletin will be published on Friday,...

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The LAST WORD: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

December 21, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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, to mark our last issue before Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Home Alone, obviously. It’s...

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Pieminister has appetite for more growth as its ‘virtuous circle’ business model fuels 14% sales rise

December 21, 2018
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Pieminister has appetite for more growth as its ‘virtuous circle’ business model fuels 14% sales rise

Bristol’s pioneering pie business Pieminister has shrugged off the unprecedented challenges facing the food and hospitality sectors to grow annual sales by 14%. The firm, which opened its first venue in Stokes Croft in 2003, achieved sales in the year to March 31 of £14.3m against £12.6m in the...

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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

December 21, 2018
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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

A peer support social network that helps young people struggling with mental health issues has attracted funding of £390,000 from Bristol investors to expand its pioneering work after relocating to the city. Talklife founder Jamie Druitt’s personal experience inspired him to create the app, which tackles issues such as...

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TLT team unlocks cross-border preparation and sale of security firm

December 21, 2018
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TLT team unlocks cross-border preparation and sale of security firm

The corporate team at the Bristol headquarters of national law firm TLT have acted for UK door sealing systems group Lorient on its sale to the international security group behind Yale locks. The TLT team, led by partner Andrew Webber, pictured, worked with UK-based and overseas legal teams including...

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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

December 21, 2018
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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

More than 150 business, community and civic leaders gathered to celebrate 30 years of the Bristol, Bath and West of England Initiative and hear how it has helped shape the region’s economic and cultural landscape over three decades. The Initiative, which sits at the heart of Business West, was...

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Outsourced IT firm’s Bristol office brings founder back to home city

December 21, 2018
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Outsourced IT firm’s Bristol office brings founder back to home city

Outsourced IT support firm NewGen IT has opened a base in Bristol following a period of significant growth. The firm, which has been operating out of a converted stable in Northamptonshire for the last five years, decided to open its second office in Bristol as founder and technical director...

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Events industry leaders to share their expertise at inaugural MEET South West showcase

December 21, 2018
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Events industry leaders to share their expertise at inaugural MEET South West showcase

People working in Bristol’s burgeoning events industry will gain valuable insight and guidance on a wide range of topics at MEET South West, the region’s first exhibition and conference showcase. Delegates at the one-day event will have access to experts offering authoritative insight from professional development to event filming,...

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New regional corporate banking head for HSBC as it says mid-market is ‘thriving’

December 20, 2018
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New regional corporate banking head for HSBC as it says mid-market is ‘thriving’

HSBC UK has appointed Daniel Felton as head of corporate banking for the South West and Wales as part of a drive to support mid-market businesses. Daniel, pictured, will head a 110-strong team working with businesses turning over between £7.5m and £350m. Based in Bristol, he will have four...

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Womble Bond Dickinson earns Planet Mark certification after slashing its carbon emissions

December 20, 2018
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Womble Bond Dickinson earns Planet Mark certification after slashing its carbon emissions

Measures such as investing in LED lights, clearly labelling recycling bins and reducing corporate travel by using Skype have helped transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) reduce its carbon emissions by 16% this year. The figure is more than three times the target set by the firm, which...

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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the specialist IT group with a base in Bristol, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the Chippenham-headquartered group as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the...

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