Finance

New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in Bristol

October 8, 2019
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New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in Bristol

International accountancy group Deloitte has appointed Lizzie Hill as a partner in its South West practice to help ‘supercharge’ the growth of its family-owned and entrepreneurial business clients in the region. Lizzie, pictured, who was previously based in its Cambridge office, now heads the Deloitte Private team in the...

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Second build-to-rent scheme planned as first is fully let after just four months

October 4, 2019
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Second build-to-rent scheme planned as first is fully let after just four months

Grainger, the UK’s leading provider of rental homes, is to develop its second build-to-rent scheme in Bristol following the success of its first. The London-based firm’s 194-apartment Hawkins & George scheme at Finzels Reach is fully leased less than four months after opening its doors.  Now Finzels Reach developer...

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Smith & Williamson hosts prestigious reception for RWA’s Annual Open Exhibition

October 4, 2019
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Smith & Williamson hosts prestigious reception for RWA’s Annual Open Exhibition

Hundreds of people attended a reception at Bristol’s Royal West of England Academy for a private view of its Annual Open Exhibition, courtesy of the city office of national financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson. Now in its 167th year, the exhibition takes submissions from artists at any stage of...

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Let battle commence! Bristol firms prepare for return of Ping Pong Fight Club

October 3, 2019
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Let battle commence! Bristol firms prepare for return of Ping Pong Fight Club

Bristol firms are lining up to take to the tables for the return of the city’s Ping Pong Fight Club next month. Bristol Airport, Unite Students and Sustain IT Solutions are among the local businesses to have already signed up for the tournament and party on November 7, while...

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Latest cohort of young recruits helps lift PwC’s regional staffing by 10.5%

October 2, 2019
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Latest cohort of young recruits helps lift PwC’s regional staffing by 10.5%

Global accountancy group PwC has increased the workforce in its West and Wales region by 10.5% over the past year to 860 people, including its latest intake of 82 graduates and school leavers. The young recruits, pictured below, have joined the firm’s offices in Bristol and Cardiff – with...

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Second ex-taxman joins ForrestBrown as it bolsters team advising on HMRC inquiries

October 1, 2019
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Second ex-taxman joins ForrestBrown as it bolsters team advising on HMRC inquiries

Former HM Revenue & Customs inspector Mark Andrew has joined ForrestBrown, the Bristol-based research and development tax credit consultancy, as a senior tax specialist. Mark, pictured, worked at the Revenue for nearly 35 years, specialising in HMRC inquiries. He brings a wealth of experience, in particular having worked for...

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Dad-and-son swimwear firm raises funds to make a splash in European market

September 27, 2019
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Dad-and-son swimwear firm raises funds to make a splash in European market

A Bristol firm producing matching beachwear for fathers and sons has raised finance from a group of city entrepreneurs to sell into the European market. Henbury-based Tom & Teddy was the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Jelle de Jong and Michelle L’Huillier, who were inspired by the beach lifestyle of...

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Eco-producer acquired by Bristol kitchenware firm as war against single-use plastics heats up

September 27, 2019
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Eco-producer acquired by Bristol kitchenware firm as war against single-use plastics heats up

Bristol-based kitchenware supplier Horwood has bought an Australian eco-business as the hospitality market continues to look for alternatives to single-use plastic. EcoSouLife, based in Melbourne, produces disposable and reusable alternatives to plastic and foam housewares such as cups, mugs, bowls and lunchboxes out of agricultural waste.  Horwood, one of...

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Event: Drive for Success promises the ultimate guide to the business journey

September 27, 2019
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Event: Drive for Success promises the ultimate guide to the business journey

Firms will be able to get expert advice on a range of typical issues affecting growing businesses – ranging from finance to exporting , employing staff and finding premises – at an event in Bristol next month. Organisers of Drive for Success promises to provide businesses with the ultimate...

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New head of business banking bolsters Barclays support for Bristol’s small firms

September 26, 2019
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New head of business banking bolsters Barclays support for Bristol’s small firms

Barclays has appointed Steven Beavan to the newly created role of head of business banking for Bristol and the West of England, strengthening its commitment to the region’s small and medium-sized enterprises. Steven, pictured, will lead a 45-strong team of relationship managers responsible for supporting Barclays business customers turning over...

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Tax and succession expert joins Thrings’ private client team

September 24, 2019
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Tax and succession expert joins Thrings’ private client team

Law firm Thrings has appointed inheritance and tax planning specialist Penny Munro as a senior associate in a move that further strengthens its private client team. Penny, pictured, has joined from Dorset & Wiltshire firm Farnfields Solicitors, where she worked for nearly seven years.  She has more than 20...

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More cranes on the horizon as property developers fund city centre office and housing schemes

September 23, 2019
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More cranes on the horizon as property developers fund city centre office and housing schemes

Bristol city centre is undergoing its biggest phase of property development in more than a decade as investment for new offices and homes continues to pour in. The latest scheme to be announced is a 33,750 sq ft showpiece office building next to 100 Temple Street and fronting onto...

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Bristol finance and legal experts act for Welsh software firm on sale to Japanese group

September 20, 2019
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Bristol finance and legal experts act for Welsh software firm on sale to Japanese group

The Bristol offices of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson and law firm Clarke Willmott have advised a Welsh specialist software firm on its major cross-border acquisition by a multi-billion dollar Japanese industrial group. Swansea-based RAP International specialises in risk assessment software used in high hazard industries by a client base comprising many...

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