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£3.5m government funding secured by Temple Bright to remove cladding at London housing scheme

April 21, 2022
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£3.5m government funding secured by Temple Bright to remove cladding at London housing scheme

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has achieved a £3.5m funding application for fire safety remediation work at a development in the capital, including removing and replacing its cladding. Completion of the grant funding agreement with the Greater London Authority enabled building contracts to be signed the following...

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‘Extensive’ launch aims to build National Friendly’s presence in private medical insurance market

April 21, 2022
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‘Extensive’ launch aims to build National Friendly’s presence in private medical insurance market

Bristol health and protection insurer National Friendly has maintained its strategy of expanding its coverage in the private medical insurance (PMI) market with the launch of a new flagship policy. ‘Extensive’ offers policyholders unlimited cover and what the mutual society describes as excellent service and is tailored to the...

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Specialist printing firm sale reflects high demand from foreign buyers for UK businesses, says ICON

April 20, 2022
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Specialist printing firm sale reflects high demand from foreign buyers for UK businesses, says ICON

Bristol-based tech-focussed investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has advised on the sale of a printing and packaging specialist to global sector leader Canon. The deal involving Hampshire-based Edale is the latest in a string of international deals advised on by ICON, which said it reflected the continuing attractiveness of...

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Foot Anstey Bristol office trio made partners as firm looks ahead to further growth

April 19, 2022
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Law firm Foot Anstey has promoted three of its Bristol-based lawyers – Rebecca Kibby, Mark Li and Christian Silk – into its partnership. Their appointments – along with those of John Catchpole from its Truro office and Exeter-based Adam McKenna – take effect from 1 May and will increase...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Bracher, managing director, Haines Watts Bristol. The tax implications of investing in crypto

April 12, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Bracher, managing director, Haines Watts Bristol. The tax implications of investing in crypto

The conversation around investing in what is known as a ‘cryptoasset’ is becoming more popular and high profile. In the UK alone estimates suggest that more than 2m people currently have an investment in cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.  This is certainly a different market in which to...

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Tilney Smith & Williamson Bristol team contribute to guide to the UK for international fintech firms

April 11, 2022
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Tilney Smith & Williamson Bristol team contribute to guide to the UK for international fintech firms

Experts from the Bristol office of accountancy group Tilney Smith & Williamson have joined forces with the Department for International Trade (DIT) to produce a guide to setting up in the UK  for international fintech firms. Called Doing business inthe UK – A guide for fintech businesses, it provides expert...

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Top investors back breastfeeding and early parenthood support app in seed funding round

April 8, 2022
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Top investors back breastfeeding and early parenthood support app in seed funding round

Bristol-based breastfeeding and early parenthood support innovator LatchAid is poised for further growth after closing its seed funding round, taking its total investments to £1m and bringing in some high-profile backers. The fundraising round was led by super angel and former Google UK & Ireland managing director Dan Cobley and...

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£3.3m secured from government to expand WECA’s Skills Bootcamps scheme

April 8, 2022
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£3.3m secured from government to expand WECA’s Skills Bootcamps scheme

A successful Skills Bootcamp programme for the unemployed and those seeking to change their career is to be extended following the allocation of £3.3m in new government funding. The money, which will enable a further 1,200 learners to take part in the scheme across the West of England, was...

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Acquisition of five site investigation businesses handled by Tilney Smith & Williamson Bristol team

April 7, 2022
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Acquisition of five site investigation businesses handled by Tilney Smith & Williamson Bristol team

Bristol-based experts at national accountancy group Tilney Smith & Williamson have advised on a deal that greatly expands the services of a firm specialising in site exploration, including unexploded mines. The acquisition by Queen’s Award for Enterprise winner SafeLane involved five businesses within the Raeburn Group. The move expands...

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Major US group snaps up Bristol firm behind innovative analytical tech used in global pharma sector

April 7, 2022
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Major US group snaps up Bristol firm behind innovative analytical tech used in global pharma sector

A Bristol-based firm supplying pioneering analytical technology to the global pharmaceutical industry has been sold to a major US biotech group in a deal handled by a team from law firm Thrings. Optimal Industrial Automation and Technologies’ acquisition by Massachusetts-based Bruker Corporation opens up new markets for both firms.  Founded...

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Head of PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol business services team among latest promotions at firm

April 5, 2022
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Four newly promoted partners and directors are embarking on the next stage of their careers at South West accountancy firm PKF Francis Clark. Ben Lee and Ryan Prynne, pictured right, have become partners in the firm’s latest round of promotions, while tax adviser Rob Deare and legal sector specialist...

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Funding for Bristol firm aiming to disrupt the outdated employee benefits tech marketplace

April 1, 2022
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Cloud8, the Bristol firm that has developed an innovative digital employee benefits platform, has raised £750,000 to further enhance its product. The investment from from Mercia, which recently launched an office in Bristol, will enable Cloud8 to further build its team and boost its sales and marketing activity as...

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Investment will help growth-hungry Bristol cake maker rise to challenge of further expansion

April 1, 2022
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Investment will help growth-hungry Bristol cake maker rise to challenge of further expansion

Bristol-based handmade cake firm Cakesmiths has secured investment from mid-market private equity firm LDC to support the next stage of its rapid growth. Cakesmiths supplies its range of artisan cakes to independent customers across the UK through its direct-to-market online platform.  It caters to a wide range of palates,...

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