Blog Archives

Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

November 4, 2022
By
Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

Confidence among small business in the South West has fallen to a record low as fears grow about rising costs – with the region now the most pessimistic of any part of the country. The gloomy outlook comes from the latest survey by the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses),...

Read more »

ICON research points to continued growth in the cybersecurity sector as threat level increases for firms

November 3, 2022
By
ICON research points to continued growth in the cybersecurity sector as threat level increases for firms

The cybersecurity sector is proving recession-proof and remains a vital growth area with strong merger & acquisition and fundraising activity, according to research by Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance. Its latest Cybersecurity report shows deal activity in the sector was up by 60% between January and September this year...

Read more »

Gold medal in global sustainability ratings puts Burges Salmon among world’s most responsible businesses

November 3, 2022
By
Gold medal in global sustainability ratings puts Burges Salmon among world’s most responsible businesses

Burges Salmon, the national law firm with its head office in Bristol, has said winning gold for the second year running in a global sustainability rating has underpinned its commitment to operating as a responsible business. The firm was presented with the medal by EcoVadis, based on a scorecard...

Read more »

Major science award for Bristol Uni spin-out firm behind revolutionary hi-tech heart pacemaker

November 3, 2022
By
Major science award for Bristol Uni spin-out firm behind revolutionary hi-tech heart pacemaker

A spin-out company from the University of Bristol has won a major science award for its world-leading medical devices that use microchip technology to treat critical conditions such as heart failure. Bioelectronic firm Ceryx Medical was formed in 2016 as a joint venture to exploit the know-how in cardiac...

Read more »

More expansion for KPMG in Bristol and across the South West with raft of new promotions

November 2, 2022
By
More expansion for KPMG in Bristol and across the South West with raft of new promotions

Accountancy group KPMG has made 59 promotions across its Bristol and Plymouth offices, including a new director, in a move it said demonstrates its continued investment in its future leaders in the South West. Rob Andrews has been made a director in its audit function while 14 further employees...

Read more »

Clarke Willmott hails increase in its annual trainee intake following strong financial growth

November 2, 2022
By
Clarke Willmott hails increase in its annual trainee intake following strong financial growth

The Bristol office Clarke Willmott has taken on four trainee solicitors as part of a 12-strong intake across the national law firm. The move, which Clarke Willmott said was one of its biggest-ever trainee enrolments, follows its most financially successful year to date, during which it achieved annual growth...

Read more »

Five promotions, including a new partner, for Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol base

November 2, 2022
By
wbd logo

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has been strengthened with a number of senior promotions, including a new partner, a new managing associate and three new associates. The new partner is Lorrae Hendry, Thomas Holdaway is the new managing associate, while Nicola Cotton, Elizabeth...

Read more »

Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

November 1, 2022
By
Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

James Durie, the chief executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, is to step down from his role after 21 years at the end of this year. James, pictured, who is also an executive director of Business West, the chamber’s parent group and the region’s largest business...

Read more »

Bristol Business Blog: Recycling guide for businesses. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

October 31, 2022
By
Bristol Business Blog: Recycling guide for businesses. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

Clean waste plastics can be a valuable source of revenue for businesses but are often overlooked as an earner, Plastics have become so ever-present in our lives that it’s hard to believe that they have only been around for the past 70 years.  Of course, the strength and durability...

Read more »

Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 30, 2022
By
4246855-calendar3-150x1501

Monday October 31 Final: Lok’N Store Group Economic announcements: M4 money supply, Mortgage approvals, Consumer credit Tuesday November 1 Q3 result: BP Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Wednesday November 2 Interim: Appreciate Group Q3 result: GlaxoSmithKline Trading announcements: Smurfit Kappa, Next, Morgan Sindall Group, Coca-Cola Europe, Gem Diamonds Thursday November 3 Finals: Up Global, Gattaca Interims: Wizz Air,...

Read more »

The LAST WORD: Alan Bristow, CEO and founder, ICON Corporate Finance

October 28, 2022
By
The LAST WORD: Alan Bristow, CEO and founder, ICON Corporate Finance

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 Alan Bristow, CEO and founder of ICON Corporate Finance, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Alpinist. I would never have come across this had it...

Read more »

Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

October 28, 2022
By
Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

Purposeful Bristol businesses, charities and social enterprises can find out more about place-based impact investment and how it can help tackle local issues and build a thriving regional economy at an event next week. Hosted by Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), the free event takes place on Thursday,...

Read more »

£35m funding for Bristol fintech Moneyhub as it prepares for more growth

October 28, 2022
By
£35m funding for Bristol fintech Moneyhub as it prepares for more growth

Bristol-based open finance, open data and payments platform Moneyhub has secured funding of £35m from two high-profile financial sector investors as it looks for further expansion. Moneyhub works with more than 100 blue-chip firms in financial services, retail and telecoms sectors, helping them unlock opportunities by creating personalised products...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across Bristol for just £120 a month. Email info@bristol-business.net for more information.