Finance

Bank funding gives specialist medical supplies firm healthy future

July 19, 2019
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Bank funding gives specialist medical supplies firm healthy future

Bristol-based medical supply firm Q-Surgical is meeting rising demand for its range of wound-closure devices after securing a finance package from HSBC. The firm, which was founded by Helene Brown, pictured, in 2013, is a prime distributor of sutures used to stitch wounds during surgery to NHS and private...

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No half measures as Bishop Fleming smashes £100k annual charity target in just six months

July 19, 2019
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No half measures as Bishop Fleming smashes £100k annual charity target in just six months

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has reached its 2019 charity fundraising target of £100,000 with half the year still to go. At the beginning of this year the firm, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, pledged to raise £100,000 to mark its centenary. Employees and...

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Chance to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape and Bristol fashion

July 19, 2019
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Chance to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape and Bristol fashion

Bristol exporting businesses have the opportunity to shape future international trade advice and support by taking part in a new survey. Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) South West have teamed up to stage the survey against a backdrop of increased...

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Fast-growing South West firms benefit as BGF’s investment total passes £2bn

July 19, 2019
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Fast-growing South West firms benefit as BGF’s investment total passes £2bn

BGF, the UK investment group with an office in Bristol, is celebrating passing the £2bn funding milestone, with £134m of that going to South West businesses. The firm, which is the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has backed 19 businesses in the South West since...

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Industry survey puts Computershare at number one for fifth year in a row

July 18, 2019
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Industry survey puts Computershare at number one for fifth year in a row

Computershare, the Bristol-based specialist financial services group, has been named the UK’s leading registrar for a fifth consecutive year following the results of a survey that gave it top slot in five out of six key areas, including services to shareholders and client account management.  The benchmarking survey by...

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Former Smith & Williamson senior partner joins PKF Francis Clark to open Bristol office

July 18, 2019
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Former Smith & Williamson senior partner joins PKF Francis Clark to open Bristol office

South West accountancy group PKF Francis Clark, which has eight offices across the region, has opened its first base in Bristol. Heading the office in Victoria Street as Bristol managing partner is former Smith & Williamson Bristol office senior partner Mike Lea. He is joined by Paul Bray, who...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your financial odyssey

July 18, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your financial odyssey

Whitechurch Financial Consultants continues their series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Bristol Business News by looking at the importance of financial planning at each stage of life. Please click on the image to read more

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£1.1m bank finance gives food and drink wholesaler appetite for further growth

July 18, 2019
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£1.1m bank finance gives food and drink wholesaler appetite for further growth

Specialist wholesaler Chapple & Jenkins is embarking on an ambitious expansion after securing a £1.1m funding package from Barclays. The fast-growing firm has already used the finance to buy a 1.79-acre site next to its existing 30,000 sq ft warehouse on Station Road, Kingswood, pictured.  It now plans to...

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‘Pay-per-stay’ insurtech firm lands investment with help from Thrings’ Bristol office

July 17, 2019
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‘Pay-per-stay’ insurtech firm lands investment with help from Thrings’ Bristol office

Corporate lawyers in the Bristol office of South of England law firm Thrings have advised an insurance market disrupter on its successful first-round funding. Hampshire-based Guardhog specialises in providing ‘pay-per-stay’ cover to the short-term rental market for hosts with their properties on platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.com.  Cover...

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Venture capital funds back Bristol’s fledgling firms in contrast to national picture

July 11, 2019
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Venture capital funds back Bristol’s fledgling firms in contrast to national picture

Bristol’s start-ups and scale-ups have bucked the national trend over the past three months by attracting the lion’s share of venture capital investments made in the city, according to new research into the UK funding market. KPMG’s Venture Pulse survey, published yesterday, shows that more than 70% of deals...

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‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

July 11, 2019
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‘America made easy’ workshop aims to help Bristol firms break into lucrative US market

A workshop promising a hassle-free way to get a business up and running in the US takes place in Bristol next week. Called Land & Expand in the US: America Made Easy, the event, on Thursday July 18, is aimed at ambitious businesses that have considered launching in the...

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Natracare pledges to give 1% of its turnover to protect the planet

July 5, 2019
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Natracare pledges to give 1% of its turnover to protect the planet

Bristol-based period product company Natracare is to donate 1% of its annual turnover to organisations which exist to protect the environment – encouraging its consumers to ‘Bleed 1% Better’. The firm behind the world’s first plastic-free, organic cotton tampons, sanitary pads and panty liners, Natracare has now become the...

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Paradigm Norton picks up second Firm of the Year title for setting national standards of excellence

July 5, 2019
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Paradigm Norton picks up second Firm of the Year title for setting national standards of excellence

Moving towards employee ownership and creating the advisors of the future have earned Bristol-based financial planning specialist Paradigm Norton a major industry accolade for the second time. It has been named Adviser Firm of the Year at the 2019 Money Marketing Awards – beating firms such as Carrington Investments, Finura...

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