Finance

And they’re off! Golden Gift Appeal ‘pedal for patients’ cyclists get en route to Paris

May 1, 2015
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And they’re off! Golden Gift Appeal ‘pedal for patients’ cyclists get en route to Paris

A 70-strong team of determined directors, media folk and medics set off from Bristol this morning on a gruelling 430km, four-day cycle trek to Paris to raise £100,000 for city charity Above & Beyond’s £6m Golden Gift Appeal. Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson sounded an air horn to formally...

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West of England entrepreneurs want next government to invest in region’s road, rail and air links

May 1, 2015
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West of England entrepreneurs want next government to invest in region’s road, rail and air links

The next government’s top priority must be to invest in the country’s infrastructure, according to a survey of fast-growth entrepreneurial businesses across the South West. Some 31% taking part in the survey for accountants EY put  road, rail and air links at the top of their wish lists followed...

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Five key reasons to attend Business Showcase South 2015

May 1, 2015
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Five key reasons to attend Business Showcase South 2015

Organisers of next month’s Business Showcase South West have come up with five compelling reasons for business people to attend what will be the biggest of its kind in the region The event, on May 14 and 15 at Bristol’s Colston Hall, will celebrate the best in innovation, creativity...

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Bristol dental group CEO joins battle for Britain’s top entrepreneur award

April 30, 2015
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Bristol dental group CEO joins battle for Britain’s top entrepreneur award

The chief executive of one of Bristol’s fastest-growing companies is to battle it out with 34 other entrepreneurs for one of the UK’s most-respected business awards. Justin Ash, pictured, of Oasis Healthcare, the UK’s number one provider of private dentistry, has been shortlisted in the London and South region...

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More new flights launched from Bristol Airport to key European business destinations

April 27, 2015
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More new flights launched from Bristol Airport to key European business destinations

New flights to Paris and Düsseldorf took off earlier this week as operator bmi regional extended its route network from Bristol Airport. The flights, which are expected to boost trade between the West of England and France and Germany, were launched just over a week after rival easyJet started...

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Long-standing regional recruitment firm sold to Midlands group

April 24, 2015
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Long-standing regional recruitment firm sold to Midlands group

Independent recruitment agency Mainline Employment, which has two offices in Bristol, has been sold to a West Midlands-based group. Mainline was launched in Swindon in1990 by owner Stella Weeks and later went on to expand into Bristol where it specialised in industrial, warehousing and transport placements. Now one of...

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IMBd founder to speak at Bristol’s Venturefest innovation showcase

April 24, 2015
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IMBd founder to speak at Bristol’s Venturefest innovation showcase

The founder of IMDb, the Bristol-based website that has become the world’s most online popular source of movie information, has joined the speaker line-up for this summer’s Venturefest innovation event in the city. Col Needham, pictured, will be joined by Scott Wilcox, the director of technology of SXSW Eco...

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Firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 24, 2015
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Firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Anticipation is building ahead of next month’s Business Showcase South West 2015 and firms are being warned not to miss out on unparalleled sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for what will be the region’s biggest business show this year. The two-day staged at Bristol’s Colston Hall on May...

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Don’t believe the polls – Tories are on course for majority government, Ann Widdecombe tells West bosses

April 24, 2015
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Don’t believe the polls – Tories are on course for majority government, Ann Widdecombe tells West bosses

David Cameron will be returned to Downing Street as the leader of a Conservative government with a very small majority, former Tory minister turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe predicted at a business event in Bristol last night. That, she said, could pave the way for the new...

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Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in Bristol’s boardrooms

April 17, 2015
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Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in Bristol’s boardrooms

Bristol executive Search firm Moon Consulting and Bristol Business News have teamed up again to seek the opinions of business leaders across the South West and find out more about the diverse attitudes and leadership abilities of the region’s boardrooms. The South West Board Effectiveness Survey 2015 enables board directors...

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Further expansion at Cambridge & Counties Bank’s Bristol office in first year of business

April 17, 2015
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Further expansion at Cambridge & Counties Bank’s Bristol office in first year of business

Property finance provider Cambridge & Counties Bank is gearing up for growth in the South West by hiring a new staff member and promoting another in its Bristol-based business development team. Paul Howard, pictured right, who opened the bank’s South West office last year, is promoted to senior business...

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Ann Widdecombe to serve up insight into election campaign at regional ICAEW annual dinner

April 17, 2015
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Ann Widdecombe to serve up insight into election campaign at regional ICAEW annual dinner

Former Conservative minister turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe will give financial directors and accountants an insight into General Election when she speaks at a major business event in Bristol next week. Bath-born Ms Widdecombe, pictured, is guest speaker at the ICAEW West of England Annual Dinner, which...

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Bristol advisors help deliver sale of Somerset haulage firm

April 10, 2015
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Bristol advisors help deliver sale of Somerset haulage firm

The Bristol offices of accountants Baker Tilly and law firm Ashfords have advised on the sale of Shepton Mallet-based haulage firm Framptons Transport Services to a larger rival. Devon-based heavyweight Gregory Distribution Framptons Transport Services paid an undisclosed sum to acquire Framptons, which has an annual turnover of around...

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