Finance

Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

September 18, 2017
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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

The CBI has appointed Ben Rhodes as its new assistant regional director in the South West. Ben, pictured, joins from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, where he was chief executive for five-and-a-half years. His responsibilities in the newly created role will include promoting the South West as a...

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Businesses urged to back Mayor in his fight to get more government spending for Bristol

September 15, 2017
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Businesses urged to back Mayor in his fight to get more government spending for Bristol

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees is calling on the business community to support him as he sets out the case for increased powers and investment for the city. Mayor Rees, pictured, joined the leaders and mayors of the UK’s most powerful cities this week in calling on the government to...

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Investors get a Wriggle on by backing fast-growing Bristol deals-on-meals app

September 15, 2017
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Investors get a Wriggle on by backing fast-growing Bristol deals-on-meals app

Wriggle, the Bristol-based app developer, has received a £320,000 investment to continue to its fast-paced national roll-out. Wriggle’s app and website connects users to exclusive, on-the-day discounts at bars, restaurants and events through articles, videos, guides and offers. It has already been used to connect around 100,000 foodie fans...

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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

September 15, 2017
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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

Small and medium-sized enterprises from across the South West are being invited to the preview of a unique programme aimed at supporting and investing in the business leaders of the future. Productivity through People is a collaboration between four world-class organisations with the University of Bath School of Management,...

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Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

September 15, 2017
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Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

Bristol businesses have just a few weeks left to comment on a new economic blueprint for the West of England which aims to make it a “beacon of growth and innovation”. The draft strategy was launched in July by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and interim chair of...

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New business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank in Bristol

September 14, 2017
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New business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank in Bristol

Allied Irish Bank (GB) has appointed James Penman as its business centre leader for Bristol and the South West region. James, pictured, was previously with Principality Commercial, Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and has extensive experience working with commercial and corporate customers in the region...

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Bishop Fleming recruits more trainees following period of strong growth

September 14, 2017
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Bishop Fleming recruits more trainees following period of strong growth

A 12% increase in turnover to £22.3m has enabled regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, to recruit 24 new trainees this month, taking the total to 30 over the past year. To keep pace with growing demand for its accounting, tax, corporate, restructuring...

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Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

September 14, 2017
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Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

RBS has strengthened its regional structured finance team in Bristol with two appointments and a promotion. Stefan Gunn and Rebecca Jarrett join as directors and will cover the South West, Thames Valley, Solent and South Wales. Peter Glinn, who joined the bank in 2015 through its apprenticeship programme, has...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two Bristol-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which...

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Scam-busting scheme launched in Bristol by Barclays CEO to tackle rising tide of youth-targeted fraud

September 11, 2017
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Scam-busting scheme launched in Bristol by Barclays CEO to tackle rising tide of youth-targeted fraud

Barclays and City of Bristol College this week teamed up to launch a national scheme to warn young people of the dangers of fraud and scams as cases that deliberately target schoolchildren and students continue to rise sharply. The banking group’s UK CEO Ashok Vaswani, pictured, officially unveiled the...

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Fresh approach to ethical food retailing serves up strong growth for pioneering Bristol firm

September 8, 2017
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Fresh approach to ethical food retailing serves up strong growth for pioneering Bristol firm

Bristol-based online ethical food retailer Fresh-range plans to triple sales to around £1m by the end of this year as demand continues to grow rapidly. The firm, founded in 2014 by Bristol entrepreneur Rich Osborn, pictured, is scaling fast after gaining new investment. It hit its crowdfunding target of...

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Bristol poet laureate finds words to help Computershare celebrate trailblazing reading buddies scheme

September 8, 2017
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Bristol poet laureate finds words to help Computershare celebrate trailblazing reading buddies scheme

Bristol-based specialist financial services group Computershare has hosted a poetry reading masterclass by the city’s poet laureate Miles Chambers and eight schoolchildren to celebrate its work supporting pupils in local schools.  Many staff from Computershare, South Bristol’s biggest employer, spend one lunch hour a week reading with primary pupils...

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Places still available for ‘smart tech’ pioneers at Venturefest’s investor showcase

September 8, 2017
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Places still available for ‘smart tech’ pioneers at Venturefest’s investor showcase

Tech start-ups and scale-ups seeking funding have just a week left to apply for the Silicon Gorge Investor Showcase taking place as part of Venturefest Bristol & Bath next month. Applications, which must be in by September 15, are open to early stage tech firms – those looking for...

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