Finance

New report shows value of Engine Shed innovation hub to Bristol’s economy

March 27, 2015
By
New report shows value of Engine Shed innovation hub to Bristol’s economy

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub has added £8m to the local economy after being in operation for just over a year, according to a new study. The centre, which is home to the Bristol SETsquared university business incubator and Invest Bristol and Bath, the West of England’s inward investment...

Read more »

Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

March 27, 2015
By
Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

Shares in specialist IT group SciSys continued to fall today after its chairman warned that its performance this year would be “flat”. Dr Mike Love, pictured, who co-founded the group, which has a base in Bristol, admitted the business faced challenges last year but insisted its 2014 financial results,...

Read more »

Record number of delegates expected at Bristol’s prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
By
Record number of delegates expected at Bristol’s prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is hoping to welcome up to 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended...

Read more »

Smith & Williamson to host finance and business briefing for SMEs

March 26, 2015
By
Smith & Williamson to host finance and business briefing for SMEs

The latest changes to accounting practices, tax, regulations and company compliance procedures will be explained at a finance and business briefing staged by the Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson. The breakfast event on April 21 is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

Read more »

Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

March 25, 2015
By
Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

More than 800 jobs have been created in 222 businesses over the past year through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growth Fund. The £10m-plus handed out by the fund has enabled the wide range of businesses to gain training, attract investment and carry out research and...

Read more »

Bristol’s Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
By
Bristol’s Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Bristol firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall on May 14...

Read more »

Retirement expert boosts Smith & Williamson’s private wealth team

March 23, 2015
By
Retirement expert boosts Smith & Williamson’s private wealth team

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has appointed Roger Perry to help its private clients explore their retirement options. Roger, pictured, has almost 30 years’ financial services experience, including an in-depth knowledge of pensions and inheritance tax planning. He joins Smith & Williamson’s...

Read more »

Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

March 23, 2015
By
Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

The deadline is looming for Bristol firms to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. Entries for the prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 must be in by March 31. Nominations are open to anyone working...

Read more »

BUDGET 2015: National business reaction

March 18, 2015
By
s216_GEORGE_023_960x640

The CBI welcomed many of the “encouraging” Budget measures which it said would help businesses “create jobs for the benefit of all”. Director-general John Cridland said: “Stability and consistency are what businesses need to grow and prosper. This Budget sets the tone, providing a clear plan for fiscal health...

Read more »

Budget must create conditions for long-term, sustainable growth, say Bristol experts

March 16, 2015
By
Budget must create conditions for long-term, sustainable growth, say Bristol experts

More help for entrepreneurs, tech start-ups and exporters – and a better-funded HMRC – are among the items on the wish lists of Bristol experts ahead of this week’s Budget. Chancellor George Osborne will present the last Budget of this Parliament on Wednesday with many commentators expecting him to announce...

Read more »

Funding support takes Bristol music venue St George’s closer to its £5.5m upgrade target

March 16, 2015
By
Funding support takes Bristol music venue St George’s closer to its £5.5m upgrade target

Iconic Bristol concert venue St George’s has secured initial support for a £750,200 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as part of its £5.5m Building a Sound Future appeal. Development funding of £24,800 has also been awarded to help it progress plans to apply for a full grant...

Read more »

State-of-the-art Bristol office building looks to set standards for smart working

March 16, 2015
By
State-of-the-art Bristol office building looks to set standards for smart working

Bristol financial technology firm Momentum Financial Technology has relocated its 40-strong team to new showpiece offices in the city centre and is now embarking on a major recruitment drive. The firm, formerly known as Blue Speck Financial, announced plans to open its new 120-person facility last November. It has...

Read more »

Hub will offer city’s entrepreneurs a chance to hatch their start-ups into fully-fledged firms

March 13, 2015
By
Hub will offer city’s entrepreneurs a chance to hatch their start-ups into fully-fledged firms

Bristol entrepreneurs are being invited to apply for a place on a free accelerator programme offering support, mentoring, networking and office accommodation in the city. Entrepreneurial Spark, which is backed by NatWest, will open the hub for start-up businesses from all sectors this summer. Applications are now open. Up...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across Bristol for just £120 a month. Email info@bristol-business.net for more information.