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Fast-growing Paradigm Norton advised by Temple Bright on its latest merger

January 12, 2018
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Fast-growing Paradigm Norton advised by Temple Bright on its latest merger

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised market leading financial planners Paradigm Norton, headquartered in Bristol, on its merger with London firm The Red House Consulting.  Paradigm Norton, founded in 2001, now employs 55 people across its offices in Ham Green, near Bristol, Torquay and London.  Last...

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Jobs saved at B2B marketing agency after managers buy it from administrators

January 12, 2018
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Jobs saved at B2B marketing agency after managers buy it from administrators

A multi-award winning marketing agency with offices in Bristol and London has been bought out of administration by the existing management team, saving the jobs of all remaining staff. Rooster Punk, which was established in 2013 by serial entrepreneur and self-styled innovation junkie Paul Cash, was hit by a...

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New managing partner takes up reins at Bishop Fleming following management shake-up

January 10, 2018
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New managing partner takes up reins at Bishop Fleming following management shake-up

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, has promoted Andrew Sandiford to managing partner, taking over from Matthew Lee, who held the post since 2001. Andrew, a partner in Bishop Fleming’s Bath office and head of its corporate and business services group, will now...

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New finance package funds Pieminister’s appetite for growth and helps offset higher costs

January 5, 2018
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New finance package funds Pieminister’s appetite for growth and helps offset higher costs

Bristol gourmet pie company Pieminister is to open two more restaurants early this year and boost capacity at its central kitchen in the city after securing a £1.65m finance package from its bank. The pioneering firm, which opened its first venue in Stokes Croft in 2003, has a medium-term...

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More growth on the cards at Smith & Williamson following strong half-year performance

January 5, 2018
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More growth on the cards at Smith & Williamson following strong half-year performance

Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services firm with a large office in Bristol, is to continue to invest in its people and technology after achieving strong growth in profits and income. Operating profits in the half year to October 31 rose by 15.8% to £20.5m on income...

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Free cyber security advice for small businesses at BRAVE

January 5, 2018
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Bristol-based business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is hosting a free cyber security workshop later this month for entrepreneurs as new figures show hundreds of firms in the region have been attacked by online criminals. The seminar on January 17 is being presented by Joanne Bocko of Avon and Somerset...

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Pioneering hub launched to fast track low carbon and sustainable tech firms

January 5, 2018
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Pioneering hub launched to fast track low carbon and sustainable tech firms

The UK’s first business acceleration hub dedicated to helping set up and grow a new generation of innovative small firms in the sustainable technologies sector has been officially launched in Bristol. The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub has been set up by the University of Bath but will operate across the...

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Chinese New Year banquet offers cracking opportunities for Bristol firms to establish links with China

January 2, 2018
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Chinese New Year banquet offers cracking opportunities for Bristol firms to establish links with China

Bristol firms considering doing business in China this year – or those already trading there – are being urged to take part in the region’s largest Chinese New Year reception and banquet. Organised by the Bristol & West of England China Bureau, the event brings together business leaders, key...

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Business West review of 2017: Just enough good news to help ease the Brexit hangover

December 21, 2017
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Business West review of 2017: Just enough good news to help ease the Brexit hangover

Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – the regional organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – looks back at the highs and lows of 2017. After a tumultuous 2016, many of us were perhaps expecting 2017 to be something like the morning after...

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Computershare hackathon team devise app with ‘potential to save lives’ in Grenfell-type disaster

December 15, 2017
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Computershare hackathon team devise app with ‘potential to save lives’ in Grenfell-type disaster

An app developed by a group of employees at the Bristol HQ of specialist financial services group Computershare could potentially save lives in an emergency similar to the Grenfell Tower fire, judges of a competition have said. The app, which won the contest, was created as part of a...

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Jelf sponsors unique show staged by Bristol circus company to promote positive mental health

December 14, 2017
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Jelf sponsors unique show staged by Bristol circus company to promote positive mental health

Bristol-headquartered insurance broker Jelf has become the first sponsor of an upcoming contemporary circus show designed to encourage audiences to engage with their emotions and explore complex issues around love and mental health. The show is being staged next month by newly formed Emotive Circus Arts. The Bristol-based circus...

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Bank package funds more staff and new Bristol city centre home for Creation

December 13, 2017
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Bank package funds more staff and new Bristol city centre home for Creation

Marketing agency Creation has relocated to Bristol city centre and continued to grow with the support of a five-figure finance package from HSBC. The full-service agency, which employs 30 people, moved from Ham Green on the outskirts of the city to St Georges Court in St Georges Road.  ...

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Experienced Bristol insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

December 11, 2017
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Experienced Bristol insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, has appointed Bristol-based accountant Louise Durkan as the new chair of its South West and Wales region. Louise, pictured, an insolvency practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in restructuring, is the financial advisory and restructuring director at accountancy group Deloitte, where...

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