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Partnership opens up foreign exchange and funding products to SMEs

March 1, 2019
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Bristol-based small business loans firm Alternative Business Funding (ABF) is giving clients greater access to international payment services and a wider range of business funding products after forming a partnership with currency broker TorFX. Under the agreement, TorFX customers will be introduced to ABF’s innovative designated referral platform Funder...

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Private client tax director takes up baton to fulfil dream of conducting symphony orchestra

March 1, 2019
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Private client tax director takes up baton to fulfil dream of conducting symphony orchestra

A director in Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office has indulged his out-of-office passion at the city’s cathedral – when he conducted a full symphony orchestra. Tom Gauterin combines his day job in the office’s private client tax services team with being the founder and self-taught conductor of the Bristol Classical Players. Tom conducted Gustav Mahler’s ‘Resurrection’...

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Experienced surveyor joins Vickery Holman as it opens office in Bristol

March 1, 2019
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Experienced surveyor joins Vickery Holman as it opens office in Bristol

Property specialist Vickery Holman is continuing to expand in the South West by opening a Bristol office and appointing experienced senior surveyor Paul Matthews to its team. Paul brings more than 37 years’ experience in the property markets of South West England and South Wales to his new role....

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Energy innovation account win for PR agency Social Communications

March 1, 2019
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Energy innovation account win for PR agency Social Communications

Social Communications, the national PR agency with an office in Bristol, has been appointed to support the Energy Systems Catapult, the world-leading centre set up by the government to support innovation linked to the transition to cleaner, intelligent energy systems. The agency, which also has offices in Manchester and...

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Thriving green energy market prompts Bristol renewables firm to sell windfarms

March 1, 2019
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Thriving green energy market prompts Bristol renewables firm to sell windfarms

Bristol-based specialist energy investment company Thrive Renewables has sold two of its onshore windfarms in a deal in which it was advised by city-headquartered national law firm TLT. The proceeds of the sale of the farms in North Wales and Suffolk – which have generated enough clean electricity a...

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New Women in Property chair vows to address diversity and help attract and retain female talent

February 28, 2019
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New Women in Property chair vows to address diversity and help attract and retain female talent

Women in Property, the group that creates opportunities and inspires change for women working in the property and construction industry, has appointed Ros Trotman as its new South West chair. Ros, pictured, is an expert in planning matters in the Bristol office of regional law firm Thrings and has...

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Burges Salmon helps Bristol school students with access to the legal profession

February 27, 2019
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Burges Salmon helps Bristol school students with access to the legal profession

More than 120 students from a range of Bristol schools attended national law firm Burges Salmon’s annual information days for young people interested in pursuing a legal career. The two days gave the GCSE and A-level students an overview of the legal profession, the career options available as well...

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Leading brain injury expert joins Enable Law in Bristol as partner

February 27, 2019
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Leading brain injury expert joins Enable Law in Bristol as partner

Bristol-headquartered personal injury and clinical negligence law practice Enable Law has taken on brain injury specialist Huw Ponting as a partner. Huw, pictured, joins Enable Law – part of South West law firm Foot Anstey – from the personal injury team at rival regional specialist practice Novum Law (formerly...

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Gregg Latchams’ new tax advisory service aims to match investors with fast-growth firms

February 27, 2019
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Gregg Latchams’ new tax advisory service aims to match investors with fast-growth firms

Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams has launched a tax advisory service for start-ups and fast-growth businesses to help them attract the investment they need to grow. The firm, which also has an office in London, believes the initiative can bring together fast-growth start-ups and high net worth investors.  It...

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Homeless charity’s bike workshop on track for more success thanks to specialist recruiter

February 27, 2019
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Homeless charity’s bike workshop on track for more success thanks to specialist recruiter

Social housing sector recruitment firm BRC is celebrating its 20th anniversary by partnering with West of England homeless charity Julian House. BRC, which has offices in Bristol and Cardiff, will support the charity throughout this year by using its knowledge of the recruitment industry to further its ambition to help...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 24, 2019
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Monday February 25 Finals: Hiscox, Bunzl, Reach, Hammerson Interim: Dechra Pharmaceuticals Trading update: Associated British Foods Tuesday February 26 Finals: Croda International, Derwent London, Meggitt, Standard Chartered, Travis Perkins, Persimmon, Drax, Fresnillo Wednesday February 27 Finals: Taylor Wimpey, St James’s Place, Weir Group, Provident Financial, Nichols, ITV, Rio Tinto...

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UK’s first ‘sustainability hub’ to open in Bristol, offering workspace and showcasing green-tech

February 22, 2019
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UK’s first ‘sustainability hub’ to open in Bristol, offering workspace and showcasing green-tech

A £1.5m sustainability hub is to open in Bristol to showcase the latest green products, technologies and services, stage events and provide workspace for environmental enterprises. The first of its kind in the UK, the hub is expected to attract 5,000 visitors in its first year, including businesses and...

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Game on for VR innovators as they bring new level of immersive entertainment to Bristol

February 22, 2019
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Game on for VR innovators as they bring new level of immersive entertainment to Bristol

Pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology developed in Bristol is being showcased at an ‘experience centre’ in the city’s Cabot Circus shopping centre – the first time it has been demonstrated outside the US. Bristol-based Ultrahaptics, the world leader in mid-air touch technology, has teamed up with Lancashire-based independent game...

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