Finance

Haines Watts Bristol welcomes first apprentices to join under new scheme with sixth form college

October 4, 2022
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Four apprentices have started training at the Bristol office of accountancy firm Haines Watts as part of a new partnership with the largest sixth form college in the city. The St Brendan’s College students have joined Haines Watts Bristol after a series of open day visits convinced them to choose...

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Leading-edge work in Islamic finance sector earns Foot Anstey top FinTech award

October 3, 2022
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Leading-edge work in Islamic finance sector earns Foot Anstey top FinTech award

National law firm Foot Anstey has been named Fintech Law Firm of the Year 2022 at a prestigious specialist awards scheme – thanks to the efforts of its Bristol-based Islamic finance team. The Islamic Finance News (IFN) Law Awards celebrate and honour the best firms operating in the sector...

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Strong half-year for LDC’s regional team with trio of deals and more support for community groups

September 30, 2022
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Strong half-year for LDC’s regional team with trio of deals and more support for community groups

Mid-market private equity firm LDC’s Bristol-based South West team has completed three deals with a combined enterprise value of over £175m during what it called a “stellar six-month period” while also stepping up its support for local good causes. At the same time it has supported its existing portfolio...

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Cheltenham move for Bishop Fleming as it pursues its plan to double in size within a few years

September 29, 2022
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Cheltenham move for Bishop Fleming as it pursues its plan to double in size within a few years

Regional accountancy and advisory firm Bishop Fleming is to bring a specialist Gloucestershire practice into its business as part of its ambitious strategy aimed at doubling its size over the next few years. Integrating the business of Bespoke Tax Accountants will adding a base in Cheltenham to its existing...

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New head of marketing taken on to support further growth at ICON Corporate Finance

September 28, 2022
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New head of marketing taken on to support further growth at ICON Corporate Finance

Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has appointed Alice Bradshaw-Smith as its new head of marketing. Alice brings wealth of in-house and agency experience across sectors including tech, private equity, property and law to the role and a broad mix of complementary marketing skills to the role, developed...

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Milsted Langdon continues to look to the future with latest intake of new trainees

September 28, 2022
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Milsted Langdon continues to look to the future with latest intake of new trainees

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has welcomed 16 new starters as it continues a history of supporting trainee accountants that stretches back more than three decades. The latest recruits join the firm’s expanding team of professionals across the South West who are supporting the practice’s growing client base. The largest...

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Cautious welcome for Chancellor’s ‘economy-boosting’ investment zone plan for West of England

September 23, 2022
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Cautious welcome for Chancellor’s ‘economy-boosting’ investment zone plan for West of England

Areas in the West of England could become investment zones aimed at driving economic growth and unlocking land for housing under a scheme announced today by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng in his mini-Budget. Businesses in the zones would benefit from lowering taxes and ‘liberalised’ planning frameworks, according to the Treasury. Mr...

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Mini-Budget 2022: Bristol business reaction

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Bristol business reaction

Business groups covering Bristol and the West of England this afternoon largely approved of many of the measures in Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget – but the political reaction was less favourable. Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said the announcements would...

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Temple Bright delivers on sale of £110m Liverpool student accommodation development

September 23, 2022
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Temple Bright delivers on sale of £110m Liverpool student accommodation development

Law firm Temple Bright has advised on the £110m sale of a recently completed, landmark student accommodation development in Liverpool. This is the culmination of two and a half years’ involvement with the project, demonstrating Temple Bright’s ability to deliver on complex projects and to field a team able...

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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng presented his mini-Budget in the House of Commons this morning against a backdrop of high inflation, soaring energy bills and an economy which, according to the Bank of England, could already be in recession. Key points announced by Mr Kwarteng, pictured, were:  Chancellor says a new approach...

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Burges Salmon pensions team in the running for four accolades in prestigious new industry awards

September 23, 2022
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Burges Salmon pensions team in the running for four accolades in prestigious new industry awards

Pensions experts at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon have been shortlisted in four categories of a new industry awards scheme, including for team of the year. The inaugural PMI Pinnacle Awards 2022 are being staged by the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) to celebrate the people and new ideas...

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Funding for biotech innovator on mission to ease the plight of gut inflammation sufferers

September 23, 2022
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Funding for biotech innovator on mission to ease the plight of gut inflammation sufferers

A Bristol-based biotech firm aiming to tackle the lack of satisfactory treatments for gut inflammation has raised £300,000 to get its first production onto the market. University of Bristol spin-out Ferryx is preparing to launch the probiotic as a food supplement while also taking it through a clinical trial...

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Top-ranking performance by Bishop Fleming in inaugural ‘power index’ of mid-tier accountants

September 21, 2022
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Top-ranking performance by Bishop Fleming in inaugural ‘power index’ of mid-tier accountants

Regional audit, accounting, tax, and advisory firm Bishop Fleming, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, has been named among the best mid-size firms in its sector in a new ranking. The inaugural Mid-Tier Power Index has Bishop Fleming in fifth place nationally and the highest...

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