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Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

November 17, 2017
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Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

The 25 most disruptive firms in the South West have been named in a unique list – with seven of the top 10 based in Bristol. The first of its kind, the Disrupt South West index recognises ventures with headquarters in the region which hold the greatest potential to...

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DAS strengthens corporate team with management appointments

November 17, 2017
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DAS strengthens corporate team with management appointments

DAS UK, the Bristol-headquartered legal expenses insurer, has made two senior appointments to its market-leading corporate team. Anne Wienand becomes strategic account manager while Alan Jappy takes up the position of corporate business development manager. Anne, pictured, will oversee relationships with the company’s existing corporate partners. With 20 years’...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Smith & Williamson hosts reception at RWA annual exhibition

November 16, 2017
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Smith & Williamson hosts reception at RWA annual exhibition

Accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office has hosted its 10th annual reception at the city’s Royal West of England Academy’s renowned Annual Open Exhibition. With all its artworks for sale, the exhibition is regarded as one of the key events of the UK art...

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Regional origination manager appointment for alternative funder as it gears up for more growth

November 14, 2017
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Regional origination manager appointment for alternative funder as it gears up for more growth

Alternative funding specialist ThinCats has appointed Alison Whistance in a senior management role to cover its South West region. Alison, pictured, joins as origination manager, South-West, as the firm gears up for its next period of growth. ThinCats, an online peer-to-peer lending platform that allows investors to make secured...

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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

November 10, 2017
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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

West of England firms’ domestic sales and orders have grown at their fastest rate for two years, while business confidence is at its highest since before the Brexit referendum, according to the latest survey from Business West. The organisation, the largest business membership group in the region, said the...

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Rise of ethical investing sends Rathbone Greenbank’s funds under management through £1bn

November 10, 2017
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Rise of ethical investing sends Rathbone Greenbank’s funds under management through £1bn

Funds under management at Bristol-based ‘green’ investment firm Rathbone Greenbank have exceeded £1bn for the first time as ethical investing moves into the mainstream. The firm’s specialist ethical and sustainable investment team has been a pioneer in the field, expanding to meet demand to include a total of 22...

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Firms to get a chance to find out why Fairtrade makes business sense at Bristol workshop

November 10, 2017
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Firms to get a chance to find out why Fairtrade makes business sense at Bristol workshop

Bristol firms are to get the chance to learn more about the business case behind using Fairtrade products at an event later this month. The workshop, staged by Bristol Fairtrade Network at the Future Economy Centre on Temple Way, will give help and inspiration on ways to source Fairtrade...

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Trio of Bristol entrepreneurs on list of UK’s high-growth innovators

November 8, 2017
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Trio of Bristol entrepreneurs on list of UK’s high-growth innovators

Three influential Bristol business figures have been included on a list of 100 UK organisations and their leaders that demonstrate excellence through growth, innovation and purpose. Ellen Green, founder and managing director of Blue Badge Co, Bevis Watts, UK managing director of ethical bank Triodos, and Kalpna Woolf, founder...

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Growth for EY’s Bristol office as investment continues in its regional leadership team

November 3, 2017
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Growth for EY’s Bristol office as investment continues in its regional leadership team

Accountancy group EY has said its South West and South Wales practice grew strongly in the year to the end of June, including an 11% expansion of its Bristol-based financial services team. Nationally fee income across the firm, one of the so-called Big Four accountants, grew by 9.2% to...

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Former PM Gordon Brown and Nobel Prize-winner among speakers at Bristol’s Festival of Economics

November 3, 2017
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Former PM Gordon Brown and Nobel Prize-winner among speakers at Bristol’s Festival of Economics

The Festival of Economics, one of the largest events of its kind in the UK, returns to Bristol this month promising a broad and inclusive agenda of talks and discussion. The festival, led by Bristol Cultural Development Partnership as part of the year-round Festival of Ideas, is in its...

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Bank of England’s interest rate rise ‘cautious and timely’ but more increases could hit businesses

November 2, 2017
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Bank of England’s interest rate rise ‘cautious and timely’ but more increases could hit businesses

West of England business figures have said the Bank of England’s decision yesterday to raise interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5% should have little impact on the region – but warned that further increases could hit confidence and slow the economy. The Bank’s rate-setting monetary policy committee (MPC) voted...

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Fundraising events to be launched by Bristol’s Ronald McDonald House to mark its 15th birthday

November 2, 2017
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Fundraising events to be launched by Bristol’s Ronald McDonald House to mark its 15th birthday

Independent charity Ronald McDonald House Bristol is to launch a fundraising initiative in honour of its 15th birthday yesterday. Called 15 for 15, it will involve staff and volunteers participating in and organising 15 high-profile fundraising events including skydiving, a sports dinner with prominent speakers and RMHBfest – a...

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Events: BRAVE training courses and workshops

October 31, 2017
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Events: BRAVE training courses and workshops

BRAVE Enterprise, the not-for-profit business advice organisation in Bristol, is holding a series of training workshops during November for those who are looking to promote, protect or start a business. All courses are held at The Coach House, 2 Upper York Street, Bristol BS2 8QN, and include:  Starting in...

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