Finance

Promotion to associate director for Haines Watts rising start who joined its Bristol office as a trainee

November 10, 2022
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Promotion to associate director for Haines Watts rising start who joined its Bristol office as a trainee

The Bristol office of national accountancy firm Haines Watts has promoted Conor O’Sullivan to associate director. Conor, pictured, has worked with the specialist accountancy practice for the past six years, having joined as a trainee following an apprenticeship with a small local firm.  He now joins two other associate...

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First South West-focussed dedicated transaction diligence partner taken on by EY

November 10, 2022
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First South West-focussed dedicated transaction diligence partner taken on by EY

Accountancy group EY has strengthened its presence in the South West with the appointment of its first dedicated transaction diligence partner focused on the region. Marcus Graham, pictured, will provide financial due diligence on mid-market transactions in Bristol and across the South West, with the aim of building EY’s...

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Bristol construction equipment group builds its presence in the US with second takeover in six months

November 4, 2022
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Bristol construction equipment group builds its presence in the US with second takeover in six months

Bristol-based Molson Group, the UK’s largest independent distributor of capital equipment to the construction and waste management sectors, has expanded in the US with its second acquisition in just over six months. In a deal supported by Bristol-based advisors, the firm snapped up Powerscreen of Washington State, giving it...

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Bristol Business Blog: The major revenue potential of materials recycling. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

November 4, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: The major revenue potential of materials recycling. Daniel Peacey, regional sales manager, Grundon

The way we think about and treat our waste has changed dramatically in recent years. Whereas once we threw it out with barely a second thought, today we are increasingly seeing waste as a valuable commodity that can help save money, boost environmental credentials and be good for the planet...

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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

November 4, 2022
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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

Confidence among small business in the South West has fallen to a record low as fears grow about rising costs – with the region now the most pessimistic of any part of the country. The gloomy outlook comes from the latest survey by the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses),...

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ICON research points to continued growth in the cybersecurity sector as threat level increases for firms

November 3, 2022
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ICON research points to continued growth in the cybersecurity sector as threat level increases for firms

The cybersecurity sector is proving recession-proof and remains a vital growth area with strong merger & acquisition and fundraising activity, according to research by Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance. Its latest Cybersecurity report shows deal activity in the sector was up by 60% between January and September this year...

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More expansion for KPMG in Bristol and across the South West with raft of new promotions

November 2, 2022
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More expansion for KPMG in Bristol and across the South West with raft of new promotions

Accountancy group KPMG has made 59 promotions across its Bristol and Plymouth offices, including a new director, in a move it said demonstrates its continued investment in its future leaders in the South West. Rob Andrews has been made a director in its audit function while 14 further employees...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

November 1, 2022
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

James Durie, the chief executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, is to step down from his role after 21 years at the end of this year. James, pictured, who is also an executive director of Business West, the chamber’s parent group and the region’s largest business...

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The LAST WORD: Alan Bristow, CEO and founder, ICON Corporate Finance

October 28, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Alan Bristow, CEO and founder, ICON Corporate Finance

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Alan Bristow, CEO and founder of ICON Corporate Finance, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Alpinist. I would never have come across this had it...

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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

October 28, 2022
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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

Purposeful Bristol businesses, charities and social enterprises can find out more about place-based impact investment and how it can help tackle local issues and build a thriving regional economy at an event next week. Hosted by Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), the free event takes place on Thursday,...

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£35m funding for Bristol fintech Moneyhub as it prepares for more growth

October 28, 2022
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£35m funding for Bristol fintech Moneyhub as it prepares for more growth

Bristol-based open finance, open data and payments platform Moneyhub has secured funding of £35m from two high-profile financial sector investors as it looks for further expansion. Moneyhub works with more than 100 blue-chip firms in financial services, retail and telecoms sectors, helping them unlock opportunities by creating personalised products...

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More growth for Bristol sustainable fashion brand after it bags six-figure investment

October 28, 2022
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More growth for Bristol sustainable fashion brand after it bags six-figure investment

A sustainable handbag brand founded by a former Bristol lawyer is to expand and take on more staff after receiving a six-figure investment package. Keri Andriana, a graduate of both the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, hit on the idea of creating affordable vegan luxury products in 2016...

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German launch for Bristol tech firm’s innovative self-monitoring eye app after £2m investment

October 28, 2022
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German launch for Bristol tech firm’s innovative self-monitoring eye app after £2m investment

A Bristol healthtech firm developing a self-monitoring app for people with serious eye conditions has secured £2m to launch it in Germany. Founded in 2018, OKKO Health has pioneered a range of apps for sufferers of Macular disease, the leading cause of sight loss in developed nations. It affects more...

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