Finance

Huboo’s European hubs deliver huge growth as UK brands start to find route back to EU markets

April 19, 2024
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Huboo’s European hubs deliver huge growth as UK brands start to find route back to EU markets

Orders handled by Bristol eCommerce success story Huboo have soared by more than 120% at its German and Dutch bases over the past year – helped by a “tentative” return to the European market by UK firms. The firm launched in 2017 with two safe storage lockers in Bath...

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Impact funding for alternative learning company to support more young people struggling at school

April 19, 2024
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Impact funding for alternative learning company to support more young people struggling at school

Bristol alternative learning provider Urban Pursuit has secured £55,000 from a city-based impact fund to support its work with local young people who are struggling with their education. The investment from BBRC (Bristol & Bath Regional Capital) will enable the community interest company to open a new operating base...

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Bristol workshop will show how to make the most of a King’s Awards for Enterprise application

April 19, 2024
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Bristol workshop will show how to make the most of a King’s Awards for Enterprise application

Ambitious Bristol firms are being invited to join a free workshop in the city next week to learn more about how they can enter the prestigious King’s Awards for Enterprise scheme. The event, on Monday 22 April, will offer advice on how to apply along with tips on how...

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Innovation, skills and technology programme aims to futureproof Bristol’s financial services firms

April 16, 2024
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Innovation, skills and technology programme aims to futureproof Bristol’s financial services firms

Bristol’s financial services businesses are being encouraged to become more innovative through a pioneering programme launched this week by the city’s two universities. The pilot project, which is supported by a number of key tech organisations and businesses in the region, aims to get firms in the sector to...

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£1.3m expansion for transformative investment scheme on a mission to empower Bristol’s social enterprises

April 15, 2024
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£1.3m expansion for transformative investment scheme on a mission to empower Bristol’s social enterprises

An investment programme that has already injected £2.5m into more than 100 Bristol social enterprises is to launch a second transformative round of funding and support to help more businesses in the sector. The additional £1.3m will help the firms become stronger and more sustainable through bespoke investment packages...

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Businesses urged to come to the aid of Bristol refugee charity in race for more space as demand soars

April 15, 2024
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Businesses urged to come to the aid of Bristol refugee charity in race for more space as demand soars

A grassroots refugee charity in Bristol is calling on businesses in the city to help it find a new home for the work it does supporting more than 5,000 displaced and vulnerable people. Aid Box Community (ABC) was founded nine years ago in response to the global refugee crisis....

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Arrival of experienced corporate tax partner boosts Haines Watt’s Bristol office leadership team

April 15, 2024
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Arrival of experienced corporate tax partner boosts Haines Watt’s Bristol office leadership team

Accountancy firm Haines Watts has strengthened its leadership team in Bristol with the appointment of Clare Boden as corporate tax director. Clare, pictured with Haines Watts director Andrew Jordan, managing partner Matthew Bracher and director Conor O’Sullivan, has joined from Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office, where she worked for nearly four years,...

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Funding for start-up on the road to making electric vehicle batteries better, lighter and cheaper

April 12, 2024
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Funding for start-up on the road to making electric vehicle batteries better, lighter and cheaper

A pioneering Bristol-based start-up Celltris has received a second round of funding as it accelerates its mission to develop more effective, cheaper electric vehicle batteries. The £800,000 combined equity and grant investment means the firm has now raised more than £1.3m to launch a battery development and cell prototyping...

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Tickled pink! Regional accountancy firm adopts bold new branding as it looks ahead to a bright future

April 11, 2024
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Tickled pink! Regional accountancy firm adopts bold new branding as it looks ahead to a bright future

Albert Goodman, the fast-growing South West accountancy firm with an office in Bristol, has unveiled new branding which it says better reflects its confidence as a fiercely independent business. The 158-year-old, £15m-plus turnover firm described the new look, pictured, as bold and distinctive and in keeping with its strong...

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Barclays Eagle Lab has landed in Bristol – with a mission to help grow the city’s scale-up ecosystem

April 11, 2024
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Barclays Eagle Lab has landed in Bristol – with a mission to help grow the city’s scale-up ecosystem

Barclays has officially launched its new hub in Bristol offering business expertise, banking services and mentoring and coaching from scale-up specialists. The Eagle Lab, the 37th opened by the bank across the UK, provides start-ups and entrepreneurs in the city with access to a wide range of services.   It...

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Programme launched to give West of England firms the tools to thrive in the evolving digital landscape

April 10, 2024
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Programme launched to give West of England firms the tools to thrive in the evolving digital landscape

Expert support on how to enhance digital presence, adopt new technologies, improve competitiveness and increase productivity is now available to small and medium-sized businesses Bristol firms under a new scheme. Called Tech for Growth, the initiative offers tailored tech adoption consultancy to eligible organisations. It aims to equip businesses...

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New managing partner for RSM UK’s Bristol office seeking to further extend its market presence

April 10, 2024
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New managing partner for RSM UK’s Bristol office seeking to further extend its market presence

Joanne Webber, a Bristol-based tax partner at national audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK, has become managing partner for its office in the city. Joanne, pictured, has more than 21 years’ experience working with organisations on global mobility and global people issues. She also leads the firm’s national...

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PKF Francis Clark strengthens Bristol office with appointment of corporate tax ‘heavyweight’

April 9, 2024
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PKF Francis Clark strengthens Bristol office with appointment of corporate tax ‘heavyweight’

One of the South West’s top tax experts has joined accountancy firm PKF Francis Clark as a partner in its growing Bristol-based corporate tax team. Jonathan Riley, pictured, right, with PKF Francis Clark head of tax John Endacott, was previously head of tax at Grant Thornton UK, where he...

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