Finance

Masterclass will highlight opportunities – and pitfalls – of doing business in China

October 11, 2013
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Masterclass will highlight opportunities – and pitfalls – of doing business in China

Accountants Grant Thornton are hosting a China Masterclass in Bristol next week for companies keen to break into the world’s second-biggest market. The seminar, next Thursday October 17, will hear from a panel of experts on how to maximise the opportunities in China and how to avoid the common...

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Strong growth for accountants Grant Thornton despite tougher competition

October 8, 2013
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Strong growth for accountants Grant Thornton despite tougher competition

Accountants and financial advisory firm Grant Thornton, which has an office in Bristol, has recorded its fourth successive year of strong growth, with turnover up 13% to £471m. The predominantly organic growth, which came on the back of a double-digit performance in the previous year, was driven in large...

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High street spending rises again but canny shoppers are still looking for bargains

October 7, 2013
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High street spending rises again but canny shoppers are still looking for bargains

Consumers in the South West are continuing to shrug off the tough economic conditions by spending more in the shops and online, new data out today shows. Spending by families and individuals in the region grew by 2.8% last month – the sixth month in a row that it...

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Hat-trick for Milsted Langdon in prestigious accountancy awards

October 7, 2013
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Hat-trick for Milsted Langdon in prestigious accountancy awards

West-based chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has been named the UK’s Best Large Practice for the third year running. The firm, which has offices in Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil, won the title at the prestigious AccountingWEB Practice Excellence Awards held in London last week. Milsted Langdon became the...

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Lunchtime networking on the menu for launch of Bristol Curry Club

October 4, 2013
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Lunchtime networking on the menu for launch of Bristol Curry Club

Networking in the City, the nationwide lunchtime networking organisation, launches its Bristol Curry Club next week promising a relaxed and informal alternative to other business gatherings. Aimed primarily at those working in property, finance and construction, the concept has already proved successful in 24 UK cities by offering attendees...

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End of RSM Tenon brand as Baker Tilly acquisition starts to take effect

October 4, 2013
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End of RSM Tenon brand as Baker Tilly acquisition starts to take effect

The RSM Tenon accountancy brand completely disappeared from Bristol this week following the acquisition of the firm’s trading operations by rival Baker Tilly. All 35 former RSM Tenon offices across the UK have been rebranded as Baker Tilly. RSM Tenon had already wound down its Bristol operation – closing...

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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

September 30, 2013
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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

The benefits of the Patent Box tax incentive, which aims to boost innovation in the UK, will be explained at a seminar hosted by accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office. Speakers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will...

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Top-level conference to look at the impact of ethics in business

September 27, 2013
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Top-level conference to look at the impact of ethics in business

Business ethics and how they impact on individuals, companies and society will be explored at the fifth Board 2020 conference to be held in Bristol next month. Hosted by Bristol-based executive search and recruitment specialists Moon Consulting, UWE and Strategic Value Partners (SVP), the high-profile event will feature Steve...

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Govt needs to do more to boost economy, market commentator tells Bristol finance firm

September 27, 2013
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Govt needs to do more to boost economy, market commentator tells Bristol finance firm

Consultants at Clifton Asset Management, the Bristol-based specialist financial services firm, were given an expert view of the state of the economy and its impact on the market with a visit to its head office by Justin Urquhart Stewart. A high-profile commentator on the personal finance sector and a...

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Smith & Williamson to serve up support for high-growth takeaway group Hotcha

September 26, 2013
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Smith & Williamson to serve up support for high-growth takeaway group Hotcha

Bristol-based Hotcha, the UK’s fastest-growing Chinese takeaway chain, has appointed accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson to support its ambitious expansion plans. Set up by young Bristol entrepreneur James Liang less than two years ago, Hotcha has already opened eight outlets in the South West and plans...

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Gauging the impact of latest moves in low carbon energy

September 25, 2013
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Gauging the impact of latest moves in low carbon energy

The latest developments in the low carbon sector and their significance for Bristol’s burgeoning green sector will be highlighted at an event staged later today in the city. Staged by Low Carbon South West and hosted by accountants Smith & Williamson, the event will have a particular focus on...

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Success at the double for Smith & Williamson at private client awards

September 25, 2013
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Success at the double for Smith & Williamson at private client awards

Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group with a major office in Bristol, has been named Accountancy Team of the Year and Investment Team of the Year. The accolades came at the highly-respected STEP Private Client Awards 2013/14 where the firm was also a finalist in the...

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West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

June 13, 2013
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West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

The Government’s controversial Help-to-Buy scheme, which aims to stimulate the housing market, is already boosting sales in Bath and across the West, according to housebuilder Redrow. It said take-up of the scheme, which helps buyers with low deposits obtain mortgages by underwriting the loan, has been stronger in the...

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