Finance

Bristol’s hospitality industry ‘will go to the wall’ without more Govt support, expert panel warns

August 7, 2020
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Bristol’s hospitality industry ‘will go to the wall’ without more Govt support, expert panel warns

The hospitality and leisure sectors across the West of England urgently need more targeted help from the government to avoid devastating closures and job losses, experts today warned. With the sectors employing 40,000 people and contributing £40m to Bristol’s economy, their survival is essential.  Yet many commercial landlords are failing...

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Gregg Latchams and Milsted Langdon kick off their ‘Bristol Bounce Back’ initiative

August 6, 2020
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More than 100 business leaders took part in the first of a series of ‘Bristol Bounce Back’ events staged by city-headquartered law firm Gregg Latchams and regional chartered accountants Milsted Langdon. The inaugural interactive online event heard from industry experts on plans for recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.  With...

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Bristol Business Blog: Tim Sloggett, Smith & Williamson restructuring partner. Act quickly to get ahead in the evolving Covid-19 landscape

August 5, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Tim Sloggett, Smith & Williamson restructuring partner. Act quickly to get ahead in the evolving Covid-19 landscape

Businesses will struggle to survive if they are not flexible enough to adapt to continual change in the Covid-19 landscape we are now living in. Those businesses that develop the right tools, flexible structures and forward plans will not only survive in the long term but will get ahead...

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Ground-breaking African fintech deal led by ICON Corporate Finance

August 5, 2020
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Ground-breaking African fintech deal led by ICON Corporate Finance

Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has advised on a landmark fintech deal with the potential to accelerate the development of Africa’s pioneering ‘mobile money’ economy. ICON, which works with tech firms across the world, acted as lead advisor on the sale of Ugandan-based digital payments provider Beyonic...

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New enterprise support service targeting the south of the city opens for business

July 31, 2020
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New enterprise support service targeting the south of the city opens for business

South Bristol residents looking to start a business and existing companies looking to grow are to get expert advice from a new scheme launched this week. Bristol City Council is leading the partnership behind South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES), which is offering access to expertise in a range of...

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UK-China project to show how the ‘new normal’ will need a different approach to people issues

July 30, 2020
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UK-China project to show how the ‘new normal’ will need a different approach to people issues

Bristol-based training consultancy Hewlett Rand has teamed up with a Chinese counterpart to launch an online programme to help companies navigate their way through what is being viewed as ‘the new normal’. With businesses across the globe facing enormous challenges – from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic to seismic shifts in...

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Surveys point to slow recovery for South West firms as they emerge from lockdown

July 30, 2020
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Surveys point to slow recovery for South West firms as they emerge from lockdown

Most firms in the South West remain cautious about their prospects as the coronavirus lockdown eases, according to the results of three business surveys released this week – but the region’s small manufacturers appear to be leading the bounce back. The surveys paint a mixed picture of the outlook...

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Promotions at Gregg Latchams ‘demonstrate firm’s commitment to developing staff’

July 29, 2020
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Bristol-headquartered law firm Gregg Latchams has made a raft of promotions across the business, including two new directors, an associate director, senior associate and promotion to associate for two members of its private client team.  Both head of long-term & elderly care Heledd Wyn, pictured right, and head of...

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Thinking small earns franchise owner shortlisting in major industry awards scheme

July 29, 2020
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Thinking small earns franchise owner shortlisting in major industry awards scheme

A franchise owner of Smallprint, the Bristol-based keepsake jewellery business, is in the running for an award in the ‘Oscars’ of the franchise industry. Nicola Thompson, who runs the Smallprint franchise for the Durham/Northumberland area, is competing in the Transformation category of the British Franchise Association (bfa)/HSBC British Franchise...

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Bristol hospital charity to stage annual Will-writing fortnight – with help from city’s law firms

July 28, 2020
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Bristol hospital charity to stage annual Will-writing fortnight – with help from city’s law firms

Bristol law firms are being urged to give up their time to support Bristol city centre hospitals charity Above & Beyond’s Write Your Will Fortnight. Four firms – Wards Solicitors, Fussell Wright, Lyons Bowe Solicitors and Simpson Solicitors – have already committed to take part in the annual initiative...

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Great British Entrepreneur Awards shortlisting for Bristol software development firm and accountant

July 24, 2020
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Great British Entrepreneur Awards shortlisting for Bristol software development firm and accountant

A high-growth software development business and the founder of an accountancy firm – both from Bristol – are in the running for coveted Great British Entrepreneur awards. Amdaris, which also has offices and development centres in the Moldova, Romania, and the UAE, is shortlisted for Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year...

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Tech webinar will shed light on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of fundraising

July 24, 2020
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Tech webinar will shed light on The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of fundraising

Bristol’s investment-hungry tech start-ups can find out how to get the attention of potential funders in a webinar featuring experts from the city next week. Staged by Bristol-based tech investment bank ICON Corporate Finance in association with Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon, the free event aims to show...

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Funding for pioneering Bristol firms to continue to innovate in the time of coronavirus

July 24, 2020
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Funding for pioneering Bristol firms to continue to innovate in the time of coronavirus

Businesses based at UWE Bristol’s Future Space science and tech hub are celebrating securing more than £2m in funding – most of it targeted at helping them continue to innovate through the coronavirus crisis. Some £1.3m of the money has come from Innovate UK, the government’s innovation agency, over...

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