Finance

Two new joiners boost Clarke Willmott’s private capital team in Bristol

April 16, 2020
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The Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott has expanded its private capital team with the appointment of two solicitors. Jacqui Lazare joins as a senior associate while Georgia Collier has been appointed as a solicitor.  Jacqui, pictured right, specialises in estate planning, will drafting and all aspects...

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Coronavirus follows Brexit uncertainty to force closure of truck driver training firm

April 15, 2020
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Coronavirus follows Brexit uncertainty to force closure of truck driver training firm

A Bristol-based transport training business has gone into liquidation after being hit by a combination of last year’s economic uncertainty around Brexit and, more recently, the coronavirus outbreak. PB Transport Solutions, based on the Pucklechurch Trading Estate, ceased trading on March 20 and all 11 employees were made redundant. ...

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Bristol Business Blog: Sound financial management for professional practices in tough times. Fiona Westwood, partner, Smith & Williamson Bristol

April 15, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Sound financial management for professional practices in tough times. Fiona Westwood, partner, Smith & Williamson Bristol

In light of the challenging and fast-moving environment professional practices are operating in during the Covid-19 crisis, Fiona Westwood, partner and head of professional practices in Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office, gives a summary of some key areas to focus on. Cash For firms operating as LLPs (and those...

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Michelmores appoints top cross-border lawyer as new partner in its family team

April 15, 2020
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Michelmores appoints top cross-border lawyer as new partner in its family team

International family law specialist Daniel Eames has joined regional law firm Michelmores as a partner to lead its award-winning family team. Ranked in Tier 1 (South West) by respected directory Legal 500, the team operates across Michelmore’s offices in Bristol, London and Exeter.  Daniel, pictured, will also work closely...

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Coronavirus update: Careers and coaching support announced for crisis-affected Bristol workers

April 9, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Careers and coaching support announced for crisis-affected Bristol workers

A career and coaching scheme set up to boost the skills of workers in Bristol has been expanded to help people whose jobs and income have been affected by coronavirus. Future Bright was set up two years ago by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to improve the...

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Coronavirus update: South West manufacturers fear widespread job cuts as sales and orders plummet

April 8, 2020
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Coronavirus update: South West manufacturers fear widespread job cuts as sales and orders plummet

Nearly nine out of 10 South West manufacturers expect the coronavirus pandemic to hit their sales over the next six months, with half saying they will need to axe staff to stay in business. And despite action by the government to support businesses during the crisis, three-quarters of manufacturers...

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Coronavirus update: Revised Govt measures will not save many small firms, warns finance firm boss

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Revised Govt measures will not save many small firms, warns finance firm boss

The entrepreneur behind two of Bristol’s most successful invoice finance firms is claiming the government’s newly-amended package of business support will still not be enough to save many small firms. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the measures yesterday amid widespread criticism that they were not assisting enough businesses...

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Bristol Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. Your insights help us understand the impact of the Covid-19 crisis

April 3, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. Your insights help us understand the impact of the Covid-19 crisis

The people of the UK are making extraordinary efforts to limit the health impact of Covid-19. NHS staff, aided by carers and volunteers, are doing sterling work in the face of unprecedented pressures. Families, friends, and neighbours are rallying round those who are ill or isolating themselves. And thousands...

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Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Hospitals charity calls on home workers to donate money saved on commuting

Bristol firms with staff working from home as a result of the coronavirus outbreak are being urged to help them ‘donate their commute’ to city centre hospitals charity Above & Beyond. They can set up a virtual collection tin via the JustGiving app for their team to give the...

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Bristol Business Blog: Louise Somerset, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme

April 2, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog:   Louise Somerset, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme

Louise Somerset, partner and head of private client tax services at Smith & Williamson in Bristol, explains the government’s self-employed income support scheme. The Chancellor has announced an income support scheme to help the self-employed through the current financial crisis, designed to be on a par with support for...

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Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

March 31, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Profit warnings soar as firms start to feel financial impact of pandemic

Warnings about future profits made by South West companies listed on the London Stock Exchange have soared by 75% compared to this time last year – with most of them blaming the coronavirus pandemic. The latest analysis from international accountancy group EY shows there have been 14 profit warnings...

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Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

March 30, 2020
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Burges Salmon strengthens its partnership with six new appointments

Six new partners have been appointed by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon across a number of its key teams, including private client, healthcare, real estate, dispute resolution and employment. The firm said the move, which will take its total number of partners to 96 from May 1, reflected...

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Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

March 30, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Business West welcomes new insolvency and red tape measures

The latest moves by the government to support businesses, including relaxing the insolvency laws and removing some red tape, have been given the thumbs up by the region’s largest business organisation. Business West described the measures, announced by Business Secretary Alok Sharma on Friday evening, as sensible steps that...

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