Finance

£40m funding line for Paintworks developer to build more family homes and student flats in region

February 5, 2021
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£40m funding line for Paintworks developer to build more family homes and student flats in region

The property development firm behind the final phase of Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter has secured a £40m finance agreement to fund a new raft of developments across the South West. Rengen, a Bath-based subsidiary of Bristol group Iesis, has arranged the debt funding with the real estate division of Intermediate Capital...

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SETsquared Bristol firms secure investments worth £40m despite Covid slowing down funding

February 5, 2021
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SETsquared Bristol firms secure investments worth £40m despite Covid slowing down funding

Businesses based at SETsquared Bristol, the city’s acclaimed incubator, last year attracted investments worth a total of £40.2m – equivalent to more than 10% of the total raised by the South West region for the third year in a row. The achievement came despite the region’s investment market slowing...

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Financial injection for cutting-edge pharmacy software as pandemic uncovers sector’s outdated methods

February 4, 2021
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Financial injection for cutting-edge pharmacy software as pandemic uncovers sector’s outdated methods

Bristol-based specialist software firm Invatech Health has received another financial shot in the arm as it looks to revolutionise the pharmacy sector with its pioneering technology. The firm has been awarded £900,000 award from the government-backed Innovate UK agency under a competitive programme to support game-changing tech innovations in small...

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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

February 4, 2021
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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

Bristol legal firm GL Law has started an initiative to support businesses in the city in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The free Covid Impact Review will help owners and directors build back better by highlighting the parts of the business that need attention and set out steps...

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Osborne Clarke team steers client Clean Growth Fund in £6m investment in e-mobility firm

February 3, 2021
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Osborne Clarke team steers client Clean Growth Fund in £6m investment in e-mobility firm

Bristol-based lawyers at international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on a £6m investment in Indra, the UK’s leading smart charging tech firm. The funding from the Clean Growth Fund and Gulf Oil International follows  seed capital and technical support provided to Indra by Bristol-based energy firm OVO via its Kaluza...

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Key themes for business covered in Bristol-China Bureau’s schedule of 2021 online events

February 2, 2021
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Key themes for business covered in Bristol-China Bureau’s schedule of 2021 online events

China’s booming Shandong province will be the subject of the next webinar to be staged by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau. It has set out a year-long programme of online events co-ordinated and hosted by Hewlett Rand, a long-term bureau member.  Having focused on the vibrant tech...

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More growth for Bishop Fleming as it makes double partner promotion

February 2, 2021
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Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bristol, has promoted two directors to partner as it continues its growth strategy despite the challenges presented by the coronavirus pandemic. Dan White and Rob Pearce’s promotions will bring the firm’s partner group to 34 and, with a record...

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Event: ICON webinar will give the lowdown on selling a tech business in a time of crisis

January 29, 2021
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Event: ICON webinar will give the lowdown on selling a tech business in a time of crisis

Some of the tech sector’s top dealmakers, including the UK’s busiest acquirer and the Bristol-based entrepreneur who sold his start-up to Twitter, are to give tips on how to successfully exit a business at webinar next week. Hosted by Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance, it will also...

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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

January 29, 2021
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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

Business confidence among South West firms has slumped to the lowest in England as the latest lockdown pushes sales down further and puts more pressure on staffing levels. Just 11% for businesses in the region expect trading levels to have returned to pre-pandemic levels by this time next year...

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Networking event will look at key issues for Bristol’s black-owned businesses

January 29, 2021
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Networking event will look at key issues for Bristol’s black-owned businesses

Black-owned Bristol businesses will be encouraged to create connections that will help them to start up, grow, adapt and thrive in a free online event hosted by Lloyds Banking Group. The event, which is being supported by Bristol West MP Thangam Debbonaire, pictured, will bring together Black business owners...

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Bristol businesses to get more help on road to post-Covid recovery in new WECA campaign

January 28, 2021
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Bristol businesses to get more help on road to post-Covid recovery in new WECA campaign

A campaign to help Bristol businesses recover from the impact coronavirus by connecting them with essential support and guidance has been launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). Called Together West of England, the campaign is part of a plan for a long-term, post-Covid recovery drawn up...

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More growth for PwC in Bristol with six new directors and raft of senior promotions

January 28, 2021
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More growth for PwC in Bristol with six new directors and raft of senior promotions

PwC, the Global accountancy group, has promoted five senior managers into director roles in its West & Wales practice and hired a sixth as it continues its investment in the region. The group, which covers from the region from offices in Bristol and Cardiff, has also made 15 promotions...

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Westerleigh kicks-off new link-up with Robins Foundation through £3,000 donation

January 28, 2021
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Westerleigh kicks-off new link-up with Robins Foundation through £3,000 donation

Crematoria and cemeteries group Westerleigh has handed over £3,000 from its metal recycling scheme to launch a new partnership with the Bristol City Football Club Robins Foundation. The scheme uses money raised from the recycling of metals recovered during cremation, with the consent of the families involved, to support...

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