Finance

New funding to be available to help Bristol firms become more energy efficient

June 6, 2019
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New funding to be available to help Bristol firms become more energy efficient

Bristol’s small and medium-sized businesses are to be offered funding to improve their energy efficiency under a new scheme to be launched by the West of England Combined Authority. The West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund, which will run over the next three years, will also support community...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Fund Managers vs Index Trackers

June 5, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Fund Managers vs Index Trackers

Whitechurch Financial Consultants continues their series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Bristol Business News by exploring the question of Passive Funds vs Active Funds. Please click on the image to read more

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Powerful business and civic delegation to build transatlantic ties on visit to US East Coast

May 31, 2019
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Powerful business and civic delegation to build transatlantic ties on visit to US East Coast

A high-powered delegation of business and civic leaders heads to the US this weekend to promote Bristol as a vibrant business, creative and cultural hub. Led by Mayor Marvin Rees and West of England Metro Mayor Tim Bowles, the seven-day trip will include high-profile meetings with business, civic and...

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Pair of senior promotions strengthen FRP Advisory’s Bristol office

May 30, 2019
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Pair of senior promotions strengthen FRP Advisory’s Bristol office

Specialist business advisory firm FRP Advisory has made two senior promotions in its Bristol office following a year of significant investment in its people and services. Corporate restructuring team members Susan Evans and Matt Whitchurch have been made a director and senior manager respectively. Together they have more than...

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Fintech master’s to be launched by UWE as sector continues to gather strength in Bristol

May 30, 2019
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Fintech master’s to be launched by UWE as sector continues to gather strength in Bristol

UWE is to start a master’s degree in fintech in September to prepare students for the regulatory and ethical challenges likely to arise from the mass take-up of new disruptive technologies. It will also give them the chance to gain in-depth knowledge on subjects including cryptocurrencies, Blockchain technology and...

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Smith & Williamson and Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

May 28, 2019
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Smith & Williamson and Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

The Bristol office of accountancy group Smith & Williamson and regional law firm Thrings have advised the family shareholders of a leading holiday cottage agency on its sale to the UK’s market leader in self-catering breaks in an all-West Country deal. Dorset Coastal Cottages’ acquisition by The Travel Chapter...

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Bristol office opening for BOOST&Co as it looks to support city’s fast-growing businesses

May 24, 2019
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Bristol office opening for BOOST&Co as it looks to support city’s fast-growing businesses

Independent asset management firm BOOST&Co has officially opened its Bristol office to offer growth capital to fast-growing and hi-tech small and medium-sized businesses across the South West. The office, in Orchard Street in the city centre, is led by principal Lauren Couch, pictured, who has 17 years’ experience in...

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VC investment puts specialist Bristol holiday firm en route to becoming global brand

May 24, 2019
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VC investment puts specialist Bristol holiday firm en route to becoming global brand

TravelLocal, the specialist Bristol firm that connects travellers with local experts in destinations around the world, is aiming to build itself into a global brand after receiving venture capital funding. The firm was launched in 2012 to empower travellers to create their own tailored holidays – a segment of...

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Former RSM tax partner joins BDO’s Bristol office in same role

May 23, 2019
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Former RSM tax partner joins BDO’s Bristol office in same role

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has appointed Matthew Sewell as a tax partner in its Bristol office. Matthew, pictured, joins the firm following 10 years at rival RSM’s Bristol office where, over a period of 10 years, he held a number of senior positions, most recently tax partner....

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New head of risk and compliance for National Friendly ahead of raft of product launches

May 22, 2019
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New head of risk and compliance for National Friendly ahead of raft of product launches

National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society, has appointed Lisa de-Laune as its new head of risk and compliance. Lisa, pictured, has more than 20 years’ industry experience, specialising in risk and assurance. She will be responsible for shaping the vision and strategy of the risk and compliance function.  Prior...

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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

May 22, 2019
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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed private client, succession and tax specialist Douglas Smith as partner. Douglas, pictured, has more than 30 years’ experience of acting for UK and non-UK domiciliaries on tax planning, preparing wills and trusts, and probate work involving the...

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Smith & Williamson Bristol partners promoted to head service lines

May 21, 2019
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Smith & Williamson Bristol partners promoted to head service lines

The Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson has promoted two partners to head two of its major service lines. Nigel Hardy has been appointed head of assurance and business services while Zoe Thomas becomes head of business tax services. Nigel, who joined Smith & Williamson last year from RSM’s Bristol...

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Firms urged to help Bristol set the gold standard as UK’s most sustainable food city

May 17, 2019
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Firms urged to help Bristol set the gold standard as UK’s most sustainable food city

Businesses are being invited to get behind Bristol’s bid to become the UK’s first Gold Sustainable Food City by promoting healthy eating and supporting a better local food system. Bristol is already a recognised trailblazer in food-related projects and practices – often leading the world with its innovative. It...

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