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Evelyn Partners bucks recruitment trend to expand its assurance and business services team in Bristol

August 9, 2022
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Evelyn Partners bucks recruitment trend to expand its assurance and business services team in Bristol

Staffing levels in the Bristol-based assurance and business services (ABS) team of accountancy group Evelyn Partners have grown by 40% in two years – despite ongoing recruitment challenges in the sector. Evelyn Partners, which was created in June from the merger of Tilney and Smith & Williamson, has taken on...

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Funding for Bristol tech firm leading the world in live-streaming events to the metaverse

August 5, 2022
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Funding for Bristol tech firm leading the world in live-streaming events to the metaverse

Condense, the Bristol firm at the forefront of bringing live events to 3D virtual worlds, has raised $4.5m (£3.7m) to take its world-beating tech to the next level. The firm, launched in in 2019, is making the first streaming studio in a global network to record and transmit Video 3.0...

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Wide audience for University of Bristol’s candid interviews with city-based entrepreneurs

August 5, 2022
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Wide audience for University of Bristol’s candid interviews with city-based entrepreneurs

A series of films commissioned by the University of Bristol in which founders, researchers and academics from the university talk openly about their personal experiences of getting into enterprise has attracted widespread interest and applause for its diverse topics and honest approach. Called The Enterprise Sessions, the broadcast-style interviews...

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Recognition for Burges Salmon’s fintech team in prestigious awards reflecting innovation in the sector

August 3, 2022
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Recognition for Burges Salmon’s fintech team in prestigious awards reflecting innovation in the sector

Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has been named among the winners in an awards scheme championing the UK’s fintech industry. The firm landed the title of Best HNWI UK Law Firm 2022 at this year’s Fintech Awards in recognition of the hard work and dedication it has displayed...

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Next Prime Minister urged to lift VAT burden on Bristol hotels hit by soaring operating costs

August 2, 2022
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Next Prime Minister urged to lift VAT burden on Bristol hotels hit by soaring operating costs

Hotel bosses in Bristol are calling on whoever becomes the next Prime Minister to help their businesses survive soaring costs by to cutting the rate of VAT. The Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA) spoke out in the wake of a report showing operating costs in the hospitality sector have risen...

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Promotion for GL Law private client associate named as ‘one to watch’ in prestigious legal guide

August 1, 2022
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Promotion for GL Law private client associate named as ‘one to watch’ in prestigious legal guide

Bristol law firm GL Law has promoted Ben Coulson to associate director in recognition of his dedication to clients and commitment to delivering innovative legal services. With more than 10 years’ experience in private client law, Ben, pictured, specialises in the full range of services including the administration of...

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The LAST WORD: Andrew Jordan, partner, Haines Watts Bristol

July 29, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Andrew Jordan, partner, Haines Watts Bristol

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 Andrew Jordan, partner Haines Watts Bristol, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Minions: The Rise of Gru. What can I say, it was for...

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Bristol’s Great Western Credit Union expands further with Stroud Valleys merger

July 29, 2022
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Bristol’s Great Western Credit Union expands further with Stroud Valleys merger

Great Western Credit Union, the Bristol-based organisation giving people across the region access to affordable loans and competitive savings accounts, has merged with a smaller credit union in Gloucestershire. The tie-up with Stroud Valleys Credit Union (SVCU) has created the biggest organisation of its size in the region, with...

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Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

July 29, 2022
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Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

The West of England’s first Good Employment Charter has been launched – with Bristol’s four times Academy Award-winning animation studio Aardman the first to pledge its support. The project was kick-started this week by Metro Mayor Dan Norris as part of a push to develop good jobs, deliver opportunities...

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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

July 29, 2022
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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

Companies in the South West are more gloomy about the economy and their own prospects than those in all other regions of the UK, according to a new survey. Business confidence in the region fell three percentage points to 11% during July, making it the least confident region in the UK for...

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BGF targeting further growth with new-look executive team after record year in South West

July 28, 2022
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BGF targeting further growth with new-look executive team after record year in South West

Changes at the top of growth finance group BGF, including a new chief executive officer, have been welcomed by the head of its South West and Wales region. The group, a major investor in businesses in the region over recent years, has promoted its chief investment officer Andy Gregory,...

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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

July 28, 2022
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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

More than seven in 10 West of England firms consider climate change to be a core business issue for them but many admit they need help to do anything about it due to cost pressures. As a result, fewer than a quarter have taken concrete steps to reduce their...

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Big clean-up by Milsted Langdon’s beach boys and girls underlines firm’s environmental commitment

July 27, 2022
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Big clean-up by Milsted Langdon’s beach boys and girls underlines firm’s environmental commitment

Staff at regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon have stepped up their efforts to improve the environment in the South West and support its communities by sweeping clean a Somerset beach. Just under 20 staff took part in a day of action at Stolford Beach, near Bridgwater, as part of...

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