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Events: Business West skills workshop

September 21, 2018
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Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops take place across the West of England and are open to businesses from...

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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

September 20, 2018
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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

The venture capital team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing client Sussex Place Ventures on its part in a $10m (£7.53m) investment in healthcare tech firm Endomag. London-based Sussex Place Ventures joined London and Cambridge-based tech-focused investor Draper Esprit on the C round funding, which Endomag...

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‘Tube’ map helps Bristol’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

September 14, 2018
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‘Tube’ map helps Bristol’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

A snapshot of Bristol’s start-up and scale-up ecosystem has been produced in an easy-to-use format to show where high-growth businesses can find essential support, information and advice. The innovative Growth Map – illustrated like a London Tube map and thought to be the UK’s first of its kind –...

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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

September 14, 2018
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What’s the big idea? Businesses urged to think of new ways to back first Bristol Giving Day

Bristol businesses are being challenged to come up with new and exciting ways to raise funds for city charities and voluntary groups as the first Bristol Giving Day approaches. Staged by Quartet Community Foundation, the independent charity that works across the West of England to support local philanthropists in...

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Bristol office opened by fast-growing regional strategic consulting firm

September 14, 2018
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Bristol office opened by fast-growing regional strategic consulting firm

Strategic consulting firm Whitecap Consulting is to open an office in Bristol in its latest phase of its regional expansion. Whitecap, which was established in 2012, helps clients typically located outside London analyse, develop and implement growth strategies.  Headquartered in Leeds, the firm expanded last year into the North...

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Funding for firm harnessing Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise learning

September 14, 2018
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Funding for firm harnessing Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise learning

A business using Artificial Intelligence to develop new methods of teaching and learning has received £150,000 in equity funding from the Bristol Private Equity Club. Fluence, a member of the globally-acclaimed SETsquared business accelerator in Bristol, has also appointed Bristol Private Equity Club member Jez Williams as chairman, giving...

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Experienced tax accountant joins Haines Watts’ Bristol office

September 14, 2018
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Experienced tax accountant joins Haines Watts’ Bristol office

The Bristol office of national accountancy group Haines Watts has recruited Paul Bray as a corporate tax partner. Paul, pictured, who joins from Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office, has been appointed as head of tax to work alongside office managing director Matt Bracher. Having been at Smith & Williamson...

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Bristol Business Blog: Louise Somerset, Smith & Williamson. The deadline for offshore tax is fast approaching

September 14, 2018
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Bristol Business Blog: Louise Somerset, Smith & Williamson. The deadline for offshore tax is fast approaching

By Louise Somerset, Smith & Williamson private client and family office services partner If you who owe tax in relation to offshore assets you need to act now or face a potentially severe fine.  Under the Requirement to Correct (RTC) legislation, taxpayers with outstanding offshore tax liabilities must come forward...

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Bristol expertise helps cutting-edge cyber security firm raise £3.5m

September 13, 2018
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cybsafe

Bristol-based advisers at accountancy group Smith & Williamson and law firm Thrings have advised cyber security software firm CybSafe on a £3.5m fundraising. CybSafe, based in London’s Canary Wharf, is an award-winning cloud-based platform which raises awareness of cyber security in organisations through learning materials, risk assessments and analytics....

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Bristol’s only speculative office building sold for £62m as it achieves record city centre rent

September 12, 2018
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Bristol’s only speculative office building sold for £62m as it achieves record city centre rent

Newly completed Bristol landmark office building Aurora has been sold for just over £62m after setting the highest-ever rent for the city centre. Following weeks of speculation, contracts have been exchanged on the 95,000 sq ft grade A building at Finzels Reach – more than 85% of which is...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid...

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Fund that helps community businesses power ahead to re-open

September 7, 2018
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Fund that helps community businesses power ahead to re-open

Bristol’s community businesses will be able to apply for finance to help them grow and achieve sustainability when a new fund re-opens next week. The Community Business Fund from independent trust Power to Change will offer grants between £50,000 and £300,000 to businesses trading for the benefit of –...

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Bishop Fleming expands Bristol office with audit team appointments

September 6, 2018
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Bishop Fleming expands Bristol office with audit team appointments

The Bristol office of regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming has appointed two new managers to audit team as it continues to expand into one of the largest in the region, having grown substantially in the past few years.  Michael Pallot joins as a senior manager having previously worked in...

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