Finance

Promotions recognise talent at KPMG’s Bristol office

November 18, 2015
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Promotions recognise talent at KPMG’s Bristol office

Global accountancy group KPMG has made 35 promotions at its Bristol office, including the appointment of three directors. Experienced managers Gemma Broom, Robert Watkin and Tim Spooner become directors in audit, pensions and corporate finance following the annual firm-wide performance review last month. Five further employees have been promoted...

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Businesses firmly back devolution of powers – and funding – from Westminster

November 13, 2015
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Businesses firmly back devolution of powers – and funding – from Westminster

Devolving power over transport, housing and taxes from Westminster to the West of England would boost the economy and help Bristol firms thrive, according to survey results released today. Some 69% of the region’s business leaders backed the idea of giving responsibility for these services to local authorities. Fifty-three...

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£2m funding puts aerospace project planning firm on flightpath to growth

November 13, 2015
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£2m funding puts aerospace project planning firm on flightpath to growth

Bristol-based specialist software firm BOXARR, which works with global aerospace and defence groups, is to significantly accelerate its growth plans after receiving investment of £2m. The funding will allow the firm, the world’s leading provider of Interdependent Systems Management (ISM) software, to extend its geographical reach and advance its...

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Bishop Fleming climbs national accountancy league table after another year of growth

November 13, 2015
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Bishop Fleming climbs national accountancy league table after another year of growth

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bristol, has chalked up another year of strong growth to lift it further up the rankings in its sector. Revenues climbed by 5% with fee income exceeding £17.5m for the first time – taking the firm from 38th to...

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Fairtrade Business Awards 2016 launched to showcase Bristol’s responsible firms

November 13, 2015
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Fairtrade Business Awards 2016 launched to showcase Bristol’s responsible firms

Firms that support fair and ethical business practices are being urged to enter a unique business awards scheme. Now in their fourth year, the highly successful South West Fairtrade Business Awards champion firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business.  Last year 76 businesses from across...

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Tax threat looming for buy-to-let landlords, warns Smith & Williamson

November 13, 2015
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Tax threat looming for buy-to-let landlords, warns Smith & Williamson

Thousands of landlords could be forced to make substantial changes to their businesses because of cuts in tax relief on loans, the Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson is warning. The firm’s experts say many of those who own residential property will have...

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Event: Smith & Williamson retirement planning seminar

November 10, 2015
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Event: Smith & Williamson retirement planning seminar

Accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office is holding a retirement planning seminar to explore the latest developments in the worlds of pensions, inheritance tax and investments. Sensible financial planning, practical money management and bespoke advice are crucial to help ensure a comfortable future that...

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Bristol’s innovative tech start-up scene praised by London venture capital investor

November 6, 2015
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Bristol’s innovative tech start-up scene praised by London venture capital investor

A London-based venture capital firm is highlighting Bristol as one of Europe’s most attractive places for investment in start-up companies. Since its launch just over a year ago, Downing Ventures has invested almost a third of its entire portfolio in start-ups based in the Bristol area. Its investments include...

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New TV show will put the spotlight on Bristol’s dynamic music scene

October 30, 2015
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New TV show will put the spotlight on Bristol’s dynamic music scene

Bristol’s diverse and innovative music scene is to be celebrated in a new TV show to be produced by the city’s award-winning community radio station BCfm and independent company Red Dog Productions. The Bristol Music Show, which launches next Friday, will be screened on Made in Bristol TV. The first...

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Investment performance earns coveted award for wealth managers Whitechurch Securities

October 30, 2015
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Investment performance earns coveted award for wealth managers Whitechurch Securities

Bristol wealth management business Whitechurch Securities has been selected as the UK’s Best Overall Small Firm – for the second year running – in a prestigious national awards scheme. The Citywire Wealth Manager Investment Performance Awards are based on independent analysis, quantitatively assessed and focused on consistency and risk-adjusted...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. Wanted: Ambassadors to ‘sell’ Bristol to the world

October 30, 2015
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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. Wanted: Ambassadors to ‘sell’ Bristol to the world

By Matt Cross, head of inward investment, Invest Bristol and Bath. Business leaders, students, visitors and residents are the most powerful, passionate and authentic advocates of any town or city. People who live and breathe Bristol and Bath get the message across better than any other form of advertising...

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Trade opportunities with 70 countries on offer to Bristol firms at major export advice event

October 30, 2015
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Trade opportunities with 70 countries on offer to Bristol firms at major export advice event

Bristol firms are to be given the chance to explore doing business in more than 70 countries worldwide when an international delegation visits the city next month. ExploreExport 2015 is aimed at all companies keen to expand overseas and is staged against a backdrop of rising exports from the South...

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RSM name returns to Bristol as accountancy firm Baker Tilly adopts global brand

October 27, 2015
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RSM name returns to Bristol as accountancy firm Baker Tilly adopts global brand

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly’s Bristol office has adopted the RSM name, uniting it under a single common brand with RSM audit, tax and consulting firms across the world. The new logo appeared at its Victoria Road office – where it employs around 110 people – yesterday in line with...

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