Finance

Bristol audit partner appointment strengthens PKF Francis Clark’s offering to owner-managed firms

October 26, 2022
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Regional accountancy group PKF Francis Clark has appointed an experienced audit partner to serve its growing client base of owner-managed businesses in Bristol. Rob Whitehead has relocated from Yorkshire, where he gained more than 30 years’ experience in audit, accounts, business planning and tax, and was most recently a...

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Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

October 21, 2022
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Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

Bristol businesses are being invited to sign up to an innovative project that aims to help close the equality gap in the city and create a fairer future for its young people. Launching next month, OurCity2030 will support young people from low-income households in inner-city Bristol to secure meaningful...

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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

October 21, 2022
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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

A campaign to help businesses across the West of England reduce their reliance on dirty fossil fuels and embrace a greener future through simple, practical steps has been launched. Bristol-based Action Net Zero’s Beacon of Hope initiative will reach out to firms, as well as communities and individuals, to...

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Bristol Business Blog: Investing in Turbulent Times. Whitechurch Securities’ advisory team explains

October 21, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Investing in Turbulent Times. Whitechurch Securities’ advisory team explains

The current volatility of markets is likely to have most investors concerned, especially if you are already feeling worried about the increasing cost of living. Navigating times like these can be difficult and everyone will need to take different action depending on their personal circumstances. However, there is one...

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Property fund to demolish outdated business park offices and build hi-tech warehouse as demand changes

October 21, 2022
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Property fund to demolish outdated business park offices and build hi-tech warehouse as demand changes

Two empty office buildings on Bristol’s Aztec West business park are to be knocked down and replaced by an industrial warehouse in what is believed to be the first property deal of its kind in the city. Cascade 1 and 2, pictured, which together occupy a 1.96-acre site on...

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‘Calm and competent government’ now needed, says Business West following PM Truss’s departure

October 20, 2022
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‘Calm and competent government’ now needed, says Business West following PM Truss’s departure

The organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce has called for an end to instability at the heart of government following Liz Truss’s resignation, warning that it was harming business’s prospects at an already difficult time. Business West, the region’s largest business group, also said it was crucial the...

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New Shaw & Co executive bolsters its mergers and acquisitions capability

October 20, 2022
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New Shaw & Co executive bolsters its mergers and acquisitions capability

Bristol-based specialist corporate finance advisory firm Shaw & Co has appointed Marcus Harrison as an executive in its mergers and acquisitions (M&A) division. Marcus, pictured, joins from Saffery Champness, one of the UK’s oldest accountancy firms, where he was an auditor responsible for SME audits across a range of industries, business valuations,...

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Another takeover for finance firm – and more on the way – as it hits £1bn of assets under management

October 14, 2022
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Another takeover for finance firm – and more on the way – as it hits £1bn of assets under management

Clifton Asset Management, the Bristol-based financial services provider, has completed its third acquisition in as many months, bringing its assets under management to more than £1bn for the first time. The takeover of Caerphilly-based financial advisers Mark Phillips Ltd is the latest in Clifton’s ‘buy and build’ strategy since...

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TLT team works with rapid-growth smart money fintech to bring in its latest $35m investment

October 12, 2022
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TLT team works with rapid-growth smart money fintech to bring in its latest $35m investment

Lawyers from the Bristol HQ of TLT have advised leading pan-European fintech Monese on a $35m (£31.6m) investment from HSBC aimed at spurring further expansion for the pioneering business. London and Tallinn-based Monese offers smart money services to millions of consumers across Europe.  The HSBC funding is part of...

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Pioneering new technology for Bristol exporters to help cut through Brexit-linked red tape

October 11, 2022
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Pioneering new technology for Bristol exporters to help cut through Brexit-linked red tape

A Bristol-based firm and the organisation behind the city’s chamber of commerce have become the first in the country to use a revolutionary new on-line customs tool that can ease post-Brexit complications when exporting to the Europe.  Called Genesis, the system validates the origin of goods to make EU...

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Bristol accountancy firm moves with the times as it aims to become city’s leading independent practice

October 11, 2022
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Independent Bristol accountancy practice Corrigan has relocated across the city centre to new offices – a move that follows its recent rebrand. The firm has swapped its previous home in Lower Park Row for the first floor of 25 King Street in readiness for further expansion.  The new office...

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Business confidence plunges as region’s firms face uncertain winter amid soaring energy costs

October 6, 2022
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Business confidence plunges as region’s firms face uncertain winter amid soaring energy costs

Fewer than one in 10 businesses in the South West have confidence in the UK’s economic prospects, with a record 73% fearful over the impact of inflation, according to new survey. At the same time the number of firms concerned about exchange rates has doubled, with a third of...

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New West of England Combined Authority grants to help small businesses adapt and grow

October 5, 2022
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New West of England Combined Authority grants to help small businesses adapt and grow

Bristol’s small businesses and their supply chains can get help to adapt to the new economic and regulatory landscape thanks to a £1.5m fund from the West of England Combined Authority. The Business Growth and Adaptions Grant, which opens for a second round of applications from 19 October, is...

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