Finance

£2m finance deal for firm keeping supermarket fridges ice-cold during lockdown

July 10, 2020
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£2m finance deal for firm keeping supermarket fridges ice-cold during lockdown

A Bristol refrigeration firm that has helped keep food retailers operating safely during the coronavirus crisis has secured a £2m finance facility from HSBC. A1 Engineering, which works predominantly for large supermarkets, has used the funding to continue operating its service and repair service for them while other parts...

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Bristol Business Blog: What is the relative cost of improper probate property advice? Adam Cole, Aventria Property

July 10, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: What is the relative cost of improper probate property advice? Adam Cole, Aventria Property

Property is often the single largest asset for most people handling deceased’s estates. It therefore makes sense to seek the best advice and avoid the common pitfalls that many people run into when dealing with probate properties. There are a number of ways in which the beneficiary’s outcome can...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Hotel industry reaction

July 10, 2020
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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Hotel industry reaction

Hotels in Bristol have welcomed the temporary cut in VAT for the hospitality sector in the summer economic statement – and are delighted that it was lower than they expected. The Bristol Hoteliers Association (BHA), which represents 40 major hotels in the city, has been calling on the government...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Experts’ reaction

July 10, 2020
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Bristol accounting and legal experts have broadly welcomed the Chancellor’s measures to boost the economy – but fear some may do more harm than good. David Gage, pictured, director, business tax at accountants Smith & Williamson in Bristol, said the cut in VAT from 20% to 5% until January...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Housing market reaction

July 10, 2020
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Mill Brook, Westbury, David WIlson Homes South West

Rishi Sunak’s efforts to kickstart to boost the housing market as it emerges from lockdown have been welcomed by the area’s residential property industry – with reservations over how effective they will be in the long term. David Westgate, chief executive of Keynsham-headquartered estate agency and property group Andrews,...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: National business reaction

July 8, 2020
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak was “absolutely right” to prioritise jobs in his summer statement. Director-general Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, pictured, said: “Flattening the daunting unemployment curve about to hit our country could not be more important. Joblessness scars lives and hits the young and most disadvantaged hardest.  “The...

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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Bristol business reaction

July 8, 2020
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Chancellor’s summer economic statement: Bristol business reaction

Measures to address the huge economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic announced this week by Chancellor Rishi Sunak have been welcomed by Business West, the region’s largest business group. Matt Griffith, director of policy at Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described them as impressive...

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National Friendly supports reading during lockdown for Bristol primary school pupils with £1,000 donation

July 7, 2020
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National Friendly supports reading during lockdown for Bristol primary school pupils with £1,000 donation

Children at an inner city Bristol school are enjoying reading books at home during lockdown thanks to the support of National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society. It is supporting Stories at Home, a Bristol City Council initiative which has been providing vulnerable families and disadvantaged pupils with access to books in...

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$2m funding for pioneering start-up that helps firms engage with their deskless staff

July 3, 2020
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$2m funding for pioneering start-up that helps firms engage with their deskless staff

Bristol-based start-up OurPeople, which has built a team communication and engagement platform for deskless workers, has raised $2m (£1.61m) in funding. Leading the Series A round is Alpine Meridian, a New York-based  investment firm specialising in digital media, e-commerce and healthcare, along with entrepreneur Robert Neveu, who has joined OurPeople...

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Gloom lifts slightly as survey shows marked bounce back in business confidence in South West

July 3, 2020
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Gloom lifts slightly as survey shows marked bounce back in business confidence in South West

Business confidence has bounced back stronger in the South West than any other part of the UK, according to a new survey – but many firms remain gloomy and one in 10 expects to stay closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The monthly Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial...

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Smith & Williamson Bristol team help graduate recruitment platform with £3.5m investment

July 3, 2020
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Smith & Williamson Bristol team help graduate recruitment platform with £3.5m investment

The Bristol office of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson has advised Bright Network, the platform that connects employers with graduates, on its £3.5m fundraising.  The investment from Maven Capital Partners will support smart matching technology capabilities and enhancing sales and marketing resources at London-based Bright Network....

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Financial resilience programme launched to prepare small firms for post Covid-19 business life

July 2, 2020
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Financial resilience programme launched to prepare small firms for post Covid-19 business life

Bristol’s small businesses are being offered the chance to get free help to manage their finances in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to a new programme launched by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles. The accountancy support programme is being delivered in partnership with the Institute of...

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Milsted Langdon’s Bristol office promotes experienced tax advisor to director

July 2, 2020
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Milsted Langdon’s Bristol office promotes experienced tax advisor to director

Tax advisor Vanessa Clark has been promoted to the position of director in regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon’s Bristol office. Vanessa, pictured, manages a diverse portfolio of personal clients, including self-employed people, directors of owner-managed businesses, trusts and high net worth individuals, dealing with all aspects of their tax...

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