Finance

Bristol Business Blog: Matthew Lee, managing partner, Bishop Fleming. Budget shows businesses are under attack from Govt

March 24, 2017
By
Bristol Business Blog: Matthew Lee, managing partner, Bishop Fleming. Budget shows businesses are under attack from Govt

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget, with its U-Turn on National Insurance Contributions (NICs), alienates the very businesses the government should be encouraging, warns Matthew Lee, managing partner at Bristol-headquartered accountancy firm Bishop Fleming. The Budget is making a bad turn worse and I’m concerned that the government is out...

Read more »

Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

March 21, 2017
By
Bristol bosses urged to enter region’s top awards for boardroom excellence

The clock is ticking for Bristol directors to enter the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The deadline for the Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 is March 31 and organisers are urging Bristol’s top executives to get...

Read more »

Money can be the root of good things too, Triodos Bank research into savers’ ethical views reveals

March 17, 2017
By
Money can be the root of good things too, Triodos Bank research into savers’ ethical views reveals

Research carried out by Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos has confirmed its view that most savers want their money to have a positive impact on society. With interest rates at an historic low and so little difference between cash ISAs now on the market, Triodos says its survey proved that...

Read more »

U-Turn some more, Chancellor urged, with calls for dividend tax change to follow NI about-face

March 17, 2017
By
U-Turn some more, Chancellor urged, with calls for dividend tax change to follow NI about-face

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been told to follow up his dramatic Spring Budget U-Turn on proposed National Insurance increases for the self-employed by reversing planned tax rises on small business owners. Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, welcomed the Mr Hammond’s decision to...

Read more »

Unrivalled networking opportunities for Bristol firms at Bath Business Expo

March 10, 2017
By
Unrivalled networking opportunities for Bristol firms at Bath Business Expo

Bristol firms are being invited to head up the A4 to attend the successful Bath Business Expo, which returns to the city next week. One of the region’s largest general business exhibitions, it offers unrivalled exhibition and networking opportunities for firms across the West of England. The Expo takes...

Read more »

Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol for sixth year with host of top speakers

March 10, 2017
By
Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol for sixth year with host of top speakers

Small business support group Enterprise Nation is to head to Bristol again to stage its flagship female-focused event, the Festival of Female Entrepreneurs. The event, the largest of its kind in the UK, has been held in the city since it was launched six years ago. Taking place this year on...

Read more »

Spring Budget 2017: Bristol business reaction

March 8, 2017
By
budget17

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, described Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget as “underwhelming” but warned there were some measures that will make firms nervous. These included the National Insurance increase for the self-employed – which it feared could dampen entrepreneurship – and the impact of business rate...

Read more »

Spring Budget 2017: National business reaction

March 8, 2017
By
budget17

Business organisation the CBI’s director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described today’s Budget as a “breakthrough for skills”. She said: “There has never been a more important time for the UK to sit at the global top table of technical education for young people. “Firms will be looking for ongoing partnership with...

Read more »

Specialist lender Avamore Capital looking to help next generation of Bristol property entrepreneurs

March 3, 2017
By
Specialist lender Avamore Capital looking to help next generation of Bristol property entrepreneurs

Avamore Capital, the specialist bridging and development finance lender, is looking to expand its Bristol network within the property sector as the city goes from strength to strength. The London-based firm has strong links with Bristol having already funded a number of schemes in the city and has further aspirations...

Read more »

Start-up and growth advice for fledgling firms at BRAVE Enterprise

March 3, 2017
By
brave

BRAVE Enterprise, the Bristol-based not-for-profit business support organisation, is running a series of workshops this month to provide expert start-up advice to fledgling firms and help growing businesses promote themselves effectively. The not-for-profit business support organisation will be running the courses at its central Bristol offices at The Coach...

Read more »

Smith & Williamson puts city’s talent in the frame with Bristol Film Festival sponsorship

March 3, 2017
By
Smith & Williamson puts city’s talent in the frame with Bristol Film Festival sponsorship

Accountancy group Smith & Williamson, which has a major base in Bristol, is to sponsor the highly-acclaimed Bristol Film Festival, which has recently expanded into a year-long programme of screenings, talks and workshops. Smith & Williamson employs around 200 people in Bristol and has a dedicated media sector team....

Read more »

New help for Bristol firms to break into high-growth international markets as Brexit looms

March 3, 2017
By
New help for Bristol firms to break into high-growth international markets as Brexit looms

Bristol businesses looking to expand into high-growth global markets will receive enhanced advice and support following the signing of four new international partnership agreements by Business West. The organisation, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, is the largest international trade support body in the South West....

Read more »

Accountants call for Budget reform to end business rates ‘madness’

March 3, 2017
By
Accountants call for Budget reform to end business rates ‘madness’

Chancellor Philip Hammond is being urged to tear up the rule book on business rates and introduce a much fairer form of local corporation tax in his Budget next week. The plea comes from Bristol-based regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming. It wants to see an urgent and radical reform...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across Bristol for just £75 a month. Email info@bristol-business.net for more information.