Finance

Top forensic accountancy body appoints Milsted Langdon partner as chair

July 20, 2018
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Top forensic accountancy body appoints Milsted Langdon partner as chair

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon’s forensic partner Roger Isaacs has become the chair of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ (ICAEW) forensic advisory committee. The committee stands at the head of the forensic accountancy profession in the UK and provides advice, support, and thought leadership to...

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More growth at Optimum Finance as it brings in half a dozen new staff

July 20, 2018
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Six new staff have joined Bristol-invoice finance firm Optimum Finance as it continues its rapid expansion. The firm, set up last year by Richard Pepler, the former chief executive and co-founder of Bristol-based factoring group Ultimate Finance, now employs 18 people, having doubled its workforce over the past few...

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Bristol Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

July 17, 2018
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Bristol Business Blog:  Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

By Tracey John, assistant director of research, business and innovation, UWE Bristol The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is very active when it comes to business engagement. As well as offering internships and supplying work-ready graduates, it also serves as a conduit for government funding. Two...

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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

July 17, 2018
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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

Business West, the region’s largest business support and lobbying group, has joined three other organisations to this week launch a new venture that aims to transform how businesses trade internationally. Export Growth Partners will redefine export support to meet the challenges and opportunities of Britain’s exit from the European...

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More growth for Quantuma’s Bristol office with two key apppointments

July 17, 2018
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More growth for Quantuma’s Bristol office with two key apppointments

The Bristol office of business advisory and corporate recovery firm Quantuma has been boosted by the arrival of two new staff. Mike Dyer joins as business development manager from business rescue and recovery firm Leonard Curtis with Tanja Waack arriving from CVR Global, also a insolvency and restructuring firm,...

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Two director promotions and new partner strengthen Deloitte’s Bristol office

July 11, 2018
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Professional services firm Deloitte’s South West practice has promoted two staff members to director and appointed a new partner. The new directors in the Bristol office are Gina Miles in audit and Marcus Chapman in tax while audit partner Andrew Holland joins from Deloitte in Toronto, having moved back...

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Mayors to promote Bristol’s innovation and development opportunities on world stage

July 6, 2018
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Mayors to promote Bristol’s innovation and development opportunities on world stage

Bristol’s major investment opportunities, including Cumberland Basin and the Temple Quay Enterprise Zone along with its smart energy and infrastructure schemes, will next week be promoted to international investors at a global gathering of business leaders and politicians. Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees and the West of England Metro...

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Bristol Private Equity Club funds firm developing pioneering skin cancer early warning system

July 6, 2018
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Bristol Private Equity Club funds firm developing pioneering skin cancer early warning system

A tech business using artificial intelligence (AI) developed in Bristol to revolutionise the early diagnosis of skin cancer has received a £300,000 investment from the city’s Private Equity Club. Skin Analytics is using the AI to provide a smartphone-based skin cancer ‘early warning system’ for GPs – enabling patients to...

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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

July 6, 2018
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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

Just one in 10 West of England businesses think the government will deliver a good deal on Brexit, according to the latest survey from the region’s largest business organisation. And half of the firms taking part said they felt ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ over the government’s Brexit negotiations. When...

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Bristol News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

July 6, 2018
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Bristol News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

The ‘winner of winners’ of the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards was revealed at a celebratory dinner to mark their final year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have over three decades become the South...

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More growth for Smith & Williamson as it prepares for stock market listing

July 3, 2018
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More growth for Smith & Williamson as it prepares for stock market listing

National financial and professional services group Smith & Williamson, which has a large office in Bristol, has chalked up another year of strong growth as it continues to prepare to float on the stock market. The group is also looking for bolt-on acquisitions to spur further expansion – although...

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Fast-growing vertical farm tech firm’s elevator pitch lands top prize

June 29, 2018
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Fast-growing vertical farm tech firm’s elevator pitch lands top prize

A start-up designing irrigation and control technology for vertical farms last night landed the top prize in the annual Best Elevator Pitch staged by incubator SETsquared Bristol. LettUs Grow uses aeroponic grow beds and farm management software to deliver higher crop yields, reduce production costs and makes farmers’ lives...

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Ashfords advises on investment deal that will put action sports helmet firm in the fast lane

June 28, 2018
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Ashfords advises on investment deal that will put action sports helmet firm in the fast lane

A team from regional law firm Ashfords has advised venture capital prividor BGF on its £3m backing of innovative West of England action sports protection company Ruroc. Gloucester-based Ruroc – known for its signature full-face helmet – has experienced rapid growth over recent years and now exports to more...

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