Finance

Bristol’s China Bureau to celebrate traditional Mid-Autumn Festival with fact-finding session

September 6, 2019
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Bristol’s China Bureau to celebrate traditional Mid-Autumn Festival with fact-finding session

Businesses have an opportunity to find out more about the work of the Bristol and West of England China Bureau and mark the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival at a special event in the city next week. The Moon Cake Festival will be celebrated at the old Harveys Wine Cellars below Wongs...

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Investment-hungry firms boost Bristol’s standing as one of UK’s top three tech hotspots

September 6, 2019
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Investment-hungry firms boost Bristol’s standing as one of UK’s top three tech hotspots

Businesses in Bristol’s rapid-growth tech sector have raised nearly £248m so far this year to fund their expansion – making the city the UK’s third busiest hi-tech hub. The figure is not far behind the total of £235m raised in the whole of 2018, according to new research by...

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Bishop Fleming strengthens its commitment to young people with record trainee intake

September 5, 2019
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Bishop Fleming strengthens its commitment to young people with record trainee intake

A record number of graduates and school leavers have been taken on this year by expanding regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol. The 34 trainees have joined the firm as it marks its centenary with further expansion. The 25 graduates, seven school leavers...

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Former Burges Salmon senior associate joins ForrestBrown to develop its HMRC inquiry service

September 5, 2019
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Former Burges Salmon senior associate joins ForrestBrown to develop its HMRC inquiry service

Bristol-based research and development tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown has appointed James Dudbridge to the newly created role of associate director. James, pictured, will take responsibility for advisory service in the company, the UK’s largest business of its kind.  Working with ForrestBrown’s most specialist and experienced consultants, he will provide...

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Thrings Bristol team helps Wiltshire property developer build its portfolio

September 4, 2019
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Thrings Bristol team helps Wiltshire property developer build its portfolio

Experts in the Bristol office of law firm Thrings have helped an award-winning building company continue its fast-paced growth by securing funds for a new housing development in a Wiltshire village. Stonewood Builders, which specialises in high-specification refurbishment, conversion and new build projects, has secured the funding through Housing...

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RWA Open Exhibition backed by Smith & Williamson for fifth year

September 4, 2019
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RWA Open Exhibition backed by Smith & Williamson for fifth year

The Bristol office of national financial and professional services group Smith & Williamson is once again sponsoring this year’s Annual Open Exhibition at Bristol’s RWA (The Royal West of England Academy). The region’s original and longest-running open exhibition and now in its 167th year, the exhibition takes submissions from artists at any stage of their career...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI claims. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and...

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Ping Pong Fight Club returns to Bristol and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

August 30, 2019
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Ping Pong Fight Club returns to Bristol and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

Ping Pong Fight Club, the uber-cool inter-company tournament and party, returns to Bristol in November – and the gauntlet has been thrown down to city firms to come and battle it out on the tables. Last year’s inaugural event witnessed some incredible table-top action from a clutch of Bristol...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers...

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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts its presence in the regions

August 30, 2019
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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts its presence in the regions

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed five new directors to its West and Wales region as part of a continued investment in its offices outside London. The group said new offices, new technology and new ways of working introduced in recent years had led to more than half of...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your financial odyssey (part two)

August 30, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Your financial odyssey (part two)

Whitechurch Financial Consultants continues their series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Bristol Business News by taking another look at the importance of financial planning at each stage of life. Please click on the image to read more

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Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its...

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UWE announces line-up for latest Distinguished Address Series

August 29, 2019
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The rise of the UK as a fintech hub, the changing retail landscape and how to get ahead in business in a disruptive environment are among the topics as UWE Bristol’s Distinguished Address Series returns for its 10th year.  The Wednesday evening lectures take place between October 9 to...

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