Finance

Event aims to demystify private equity for entrepreneurs

November 13, 2014
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Event aims to demystify private equity for entrepreneurs

Bristol entrepreneurs and small business owners are being offered a rare chance to meet some of the region’s most-active dealmakers at an event in the city aimed at demystifying private equity and highlighting finance options for growth, succession and exit. The ‘Inside Private Equity’ event is being staged by...

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Investment doubles to £60m for SETsquared’s innovative firms

November 11, 2014
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Investment doubles to £60m for SETsquared’s innovative firms

Investment raised by innovative firms based at SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bristol, has doubled over the past year to £60m – and is expected to rise again in the coming 12 months. Funding has come through a mixture of angel investors, venture capitalists...

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R&D tax credit take-up spirals as firms finally realise the benefit

November 11, 2014
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R&D tax credit take-up spirals as firms finally realise the benefit

West of England accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has a large office in Bristol, has secured more than £53m in research and development tax credits for clients over the past year. The tax credits were introduced 14 years ago but take-up had been slow until recently – a fact...

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Smith & Williamson seminar will explain latest tax changes for land owners and agents

November 10, 2014
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Smith & Williamson seminar will explain latest tax changes for land owners and agents

Land owners and land agents will have the opportunity to get to grips with the latest regulatory and tax changes at a seminar taking place in Bristol this month. The annual tax update seminar run by accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson will include presentations on VAT,...

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Bring back tax breaks to fund UK’s next-generation innovators, says Smith & Williamson report

November 6, 2014
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Bring back tax breaks to fund UK’s next-generation innovators, says Smith & Williamson report

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson is calling for the reintroduction of tax breaks for companies which fund innovative, early-stage businesses. The plea to the Government comes in the firm’s Unleashing British Business report, which highlights key measures needed to encourage entrepreneurship and...

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Direct flights to Gibraltar from Bristol Airport to be introduced by easyJet

November 4, 2014
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Low-cost airline easyJet is to introduce direct flights from Bristol Airport to Gibraltar next year, taking the number of destinations it serves from the airport to 47. When it launches next April it will be the first time Bristol has had a direct service to the British Mediterranean territory....

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Tax specialist boosts Corrigan Associates as firm looks for more growth among Bristol’s innovators

October 30, 2014
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Tax specialist boosts Corrigan Associates as firm looks for more growth among Bristol’s innovators

Corrigan Associates, the expanding Bristol-based independent accountancy firm, has appointed Pete Edwards as a partner specialising in tax advice to owner-managed businesses. Pete, pictured, who previously worked as a tax specialist with accountants Baker Tilly, is the latest arrival at Corrigan Associates, underpinning its position as one of Bristol’s...

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Promotions at the double boost Baker Tilly’s Bristol tax team

October 27, 2014
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Promotions at the double boost Baker Tilly’s Bristol tax team

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly has strengthened its Bristol office with two promotions in its tax team. Matthew Sewell, who has been with Baker Tilly for five years, becomes tax partner while Andrew Gordon, who has more than 10 years’ experience of working with a mix of international companies, multi-national...

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Increase in private client work at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office helps group achieve strong growth

October 24, 2014
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Increase in private client work at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office helps group achieve strong growth

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has contributed to the business’s strong annual growth. Funds under management and advice for the group rose by 5.6% in the year to April 30, reaching £15bn for the first time – a rate of growth double...

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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

October 24, 2014
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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

Bristol business leaders today welcomed the latest positive national economic figures but concerns remain that the pace of growth is slowing and further problems could lie ahead. The Office for National Statistics figures show the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.7% in the three months to September...

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Lottery pay-out will help Bristol social enterprises gain access to much-needed European funding

October 24, 2014
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Lottery pay-out will help Bristol social enterprises gain access to much-needed European funding

Quartet Community Foundation has been awarded £10,000 to work with a wide range of partners to help Bristol and the West of England’s social enterprises and the voluntary sector access European funding. It aims to raise awareness of the European funding programme, map evidence of need and of experience...

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Young Bristol accountant named as one of the profession’s rising stars

October 21, 2014
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Young Bristol accountant named as one of the profession’s rising stars

Samantha Barnes, an auditor from the Bristol office of accountants Smith & Williamson, has been named as one of the UK’s best up-and-coming young accountants. Samantha, 26, pictured, was one of ‘Rising 20 Stars of the Profession’ chosen for the accolade by ACA students’ magazine Vital. Samantha’s nomination was...

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Spate of deals helps Bishop Fleming’s tax and corporate finance teams chalk up new records

October 20, 2014
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Spate of deals helps Bishop Fleming’s tax and corporate finance teams chalk up new records

The tax and corporate finance teams at West accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bristol, are celebrating their most successful year yet having completed just over 20 transactions worth in total more than £200m. The team’s latest deal involved the sale of Asteral, the UK’s leading...

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