Finance

Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, demands Bristol Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Bristol that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking...

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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

April 17, 2017
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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner – one of the most popular events in the region’s business calendar. More than 400 business figures and guests from the accountancy, professional services and wider business community will attend...

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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

April 7, 2017
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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

A Bristol balloon taking part in today’s world-record flight across the English Channel also conveyed the vital message that the city is still very much open for business with Europe. The balloon owned by Business West, UWE Bristol and Destination Bristol was among the 82 that flew across the...

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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in Bristol’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bristol Business News and its...

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Crowdfund investors develop taste for craft brewery’s ambitious expansion plans

April 4, 2017
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Crowdfund investors develop taste for craft brewery’s ambitious expansion plans

A craft brewery which describes Bristol as its spiritual home has raised almost twice its initial £1m crowdfunding target towards its new brewery and restaurant complex. Rapidly-expanding The Wild Beer Co, which opened Hook at Bristol’s Wapping Wharf indie food-and-drink hub last year – has outgrown its current brewery on...

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Jazz & Blues Festival sponsorship hits right note for Smith & Williamson and Ashfords

March 31, 2017
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Jazz & Blues Festival sponsorship hits right note for Smith & Williamson and Ashfords

Musicians, VIPs and business guests rubbed shoulders at a reception staged by the Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson and national law firm Ashfords to mark the launch of the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2017. Nearly 250 people attended the event...

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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tell Bristol businesses

March 31, 2017
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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tell Bristol businesses

Bristol firms have been given a unique glimpse of the top tech themes for this year – and the impact they are likely to have on business – at a special event staged by accountancy firm Deloitte. Ever-greater use of smartphones, digital navigation, machine learning and – on the downside – the growth...

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Maserati’s ‘magnificent seven’. The Bristol entrepreneurs recognised in prestigious ‘disrupters’ list

March 31, 2017
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Maserati’s ‘magnificent seven’. The Bristol entrepreneurs recognised in prestigious ‘disrupters’ list

Seven Bristol-based ‘business disrupters’ have been named among Britain’s 100 most successful entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors, mentors and advisors. The prestigious Maserati 100 list brings together a diverse group of high-calibre individuals who are not only helping contribute to UK economic growing UK but also provide much needed support to...

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Lloyds Bank shows support for Bristol entrepreneurs with extension to Boxworks sponsorship

March 31, 2017
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Lloyds Bank shows support for Bristol entrepreneurs with extension to Boxworks sponsorship

Lloyds Bank has renewed its sponsorship of Boxworks, the pioneering shipping container-based office space for start-ups and social enterprises at Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub, for another year. The bank was a key backer in the creation of the quirky business incubator space, which opened in December 2015. The...

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Bristol expertise lands £15m expansion funding for London Biggin Hill Airport

March 30, 2017
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Bristol expertise lands £15m expansion funding for London Biggin Hill Airport

Advisers from the Bristol office of accountancy group Smith & Williamson have helped one of the UK’s fastest-growing business aviation centres secure a £15m expansion package in a deal that underlines the city’s growing importance as a finance centre. London Biggin Hill Airport is using the funding from HSBC...

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Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

March 30, 2017
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Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has strengthened its private client offering with the appointment of two new partners. Awen Mellick and Stuart Crippin have joined the firm’s fast-growing private client team, which works across its five main UK offices in Bristol, Bath, Swindon, London...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Bristol firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Bristol business advisors are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called Wednesday’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around...

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