Finance

TLT cross-sector team supports significant deal in UK insurance and finance market

May 25, 2018
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Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised ExamWorks UK, a leading provider of medical report and rehabilitation services, on its multi-million pound acquisition of a market leader in accident management. TLT supported Durham-based ExamWorks UK on every aspect of the acquisition of Kindertons Group, leveraging its extensive corporate and...

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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

May 22, 2018
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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

The managing director of the West of England’s largest business group this week joined more than 50 other chamber of commerce leaders to urge the Prime Minister to take radical action and ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the UK economy. Phil Smith from Business West – the organisation behind Bristol...

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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

May 18, 2018
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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

Lloyds Bank has launched a £100m fund to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities linked to the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. The fund, which opened today, will help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK access discounted lending and...

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App with a snap decision on funding for SMEs developed by Optimum Finance

May 18, 2018
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App with a snap decision on funding for SMEs developed by Optimum Finance

Bristol-based invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has launched its industry’s first app aimed at accountants to empower them to gain almost immediate funding approval for their small business clients. The mobile and desktop app asks referrers eight simple questions based on the financial position of the business, including its turnover,...

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Bristol’s role as hub for Artificial Intelligence outlined at Smith & Williamson event

May 18, 2018
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Bristol’s role as hub for Artificial Intelligence outlined at Smith & Williamson event

Artificial Intelligence (AI) could double the UK’s economic growth over the next two decades – with Bristol at the forefront of the revolution, city business leaders have been told. An event staged by the Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson heard from the...

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University of Bristol aims to power new generation of high-growth companies

May 18, 2018
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University of Bristol aims to power new generation of high-growth companies

A programme to enable some of the UK’s best tech scale-up companies become the sector giants of tomorrow has been launched by the University of Bristol The programme, part of a national project, is supported by £5m of government money through Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund. It will enable...

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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into Bristol next month to advise firms on all things Brexit

May 18, 2018
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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into Bristol next month to advise firms on all things Brexit

Bristol businesses are to be helped prepare for the challenges and opportunities that Brexit will bring when an Export for Growth roadshow arrives in the city next month. The day-long Trade Horizons event is one of four being staged across the South West by Business West – the region’s...

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Bristol bosses line up against rivals from across the South West in region’s Director of the Year Awards

May 16, 2018
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Bristol bosses line up against rivals from across the South West in region’s Director of the Year Awards

Three recruitment firm bosses, a university pro vice-chancellor and the founder of a tech business that harnesses under-utilised computer power for financial services and animation clients are among the Bristol directors hoping to win one of the region’s top awards for boardroom excellence. The Institute of Directors (IoD) has...

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Bristol aims for green leap forward with £1bn investment in carbon-neutral energy systems

May 11, 2018
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Bristol aims for green leap forward with £1bn investment in carbon-neutral energy systems

Potential partners are being sought from across the world to help Bristol reach the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. Bristol City Council is looking to attract investment of up to £1bn in the city’s energy infrastructure over the next decade. The council’s prospectus for the project, called...

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Funding to drive further growth at Bristol tech firm harnessing 3D and AI for subsea inspections

May 4, 2018
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Funding to drive further growth at Bristol tech firm harnessing 3D and AI for subsea inspections

Fast-growing Bristol tech firm Rovco, which is developing 3D vision and Artificial Intelligence  (AI) techniques for subsea inspections, has received a £400,000 investment. The firm plans to grow from 10 to 30 employees in the next year as it further develops its technologies for use in the offshore renewable...

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£500,000 funding to help Bristol scale-ups reach next stage of growth

May 4, 2018
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£500,000 funding to help Bristol scale-ups reach next stage of growth

Ambitious Bristol businesses with at least two years of sustained growth are being invited to apply for grants of £5,000 to accelerate their expansion. Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has £500,000 worth of funding available to aspiring scale-up businesses through its new High Impact Scale-Up Coaching Grants...

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Grant Thornton underlines ‘vibrant economy’ approach by opening collaborative meeting space

April 27, 2018
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Grant Thornton underlines ‘vibrant economy’ approach by opening collaborative meeting space

Professional services firm Grant Thornton has launched an innovative collaborative workspace in its new Bristol office. Introduced to the business community at its annual Faces of a Vibrant Economy gallery event, the space re-thinks the traditional office environment and provides groups with a modern and flexible facility to meet,...

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Powerful message to inspire young people is served up by Bloodhound Project at ICAEW dinner

April 27, 2018
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Bristol’s innovative Bloodhound project to build the world’s fastest-ever car is inspiring young people to pursue careers that use maths, engineering and technology, the region’s business leaders have been told. Nearly 400 chartered accountants and guests from across the business community gathered at the annual ICAEW West of England...

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