Finance

Bristol eco-homes pioneer attracts former UBS and Student Loans Company boss as its new chair

April 9, 2024
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Bristol eco-homes pioneer attracts former UBS and Student Loans Company boss as its new chair

A former vice-chair of global finance giant UBS has become non-executive chair of Agile Homes, the Bristol-based specialist provider of low-carbon, affordable homes. Christian Brodie, pictured, has extensive non-executive chair experience in a wide range of sectors spanning education, regional development, sport and charities as well as working in...

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Mid-market sector specialist joins Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office as partner in its growing audit team

April 8, 2024
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Mid-market sector specialist joins Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office as partner in its growing audit team

National wealth management and professional services group Evelyn Partners has appointed John Howarth as audit partner in its Bristol office. John, pictured with Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office head Helen Bassett, has mainly focused during his career on advising dynamic mid-market businesses across a range of sectors.  He has extensive experience of working...

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Bristol Junior Chamber’s new president looking to build on its community and charity support

April 5, 2024
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Bristol Junior Chamber’s new president looking to build on its community and charity support

Connecting communities across the city and supporting charities will be the key themes of the Bristol Junior Chamber over the next 12 months, its newly elected president has said. Emma Carter, pictured, outlined her priorities for the coming year after assumed the role at the organisation’s AGM, when a new council...

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Project to build a fairer future for Bristol’s young people launched with backing of key organisations

April 5, 2024
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Project to build a fairer future for Bristol’s young people launched with backing of key organisations

An innovative social mobility model to address inequality and deprivation is underway in Bristol, with nine major city institutions already signed up to it. The project, led by Bristol social enterprise and youth empowerment organisation Babbasa, has the long-term vision of advancing 2,030 underrepresented young people from low-income households...

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Business saver account launched for firms looking to invest in positive social value in the region

April 5, 2024
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Business saver account launched for firms looking to invest in positive social value in the region

Bristol firms are now able to put surplus funds into a specialist savings account while also supporting a city-run organisation that gives access to affordable loans to individuals at risk of financial exclusion. Great Western Credit Union’s (GWCU) Business Saver is aimed at businesses that are looking to earn...

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UK’s economic outlook worsening, say region’s firms, despite most expecting higher sales this year

April 4, 2024
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UK’s economic outlook worsening, say region’s firms, despite most expecting higher sales this year

Confidence in the UK’s economic prospects among West of England bosses has continued to fall despite most expecting their own business to prosper this year. The latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) from Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, shows just 16% of firms in the region think...

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Greenbank investor day to tap into the challenges and opportunities of a water-scarce world

April 2, 2024
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The social, environmental and economic risks posed by water scarcity will go under the spotlight at Bristol-based green investment firm Greenbank’s latest annual investor day later this month. Titled ‘Water Under Pressure’, the online event on 24 April will focus on risks and opportunities in a water-scarce future and...

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Trio of new arrivals strengthens PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol-based corporate tax team

April 2, 2024
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Trio of new arrivals strengthens PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol-based corporate tax team

Regional accountancy firm PKF Francis Clark has bolstered its corporate tax team in Bristol with three recent appointments. Senior manager Rhiannon Baynham has joined from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), manager Robert Waterhouse previously worked at research and development (R&D) tax credit firm ForrestBrown, and assistant manager Joe Martin has...

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Experienced litigator joins VWV as partner to strengthen its Bristol-based commercial litigation team

March 27, 2024
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Experienced litigator joins VWV as partner to strengthen its Bristol-based commercial litigation team

VWV, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has bolstered the commercial litigation team in its Bristol office with the appointment of Terence Dickens as a partner. Terence, pictured, right, with VWV partner Ed Husband, has 20 years’ experience working with clients spanning financial services firms, corporates, private individuals and public...

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Deloitte’s new practice senior partner for South West will focus on innovation, technology and talent

March 26, 2024
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Deloitte’s new practice senior partner for South West will focus on innovation, technology and talent

Accountancy group Deloitte has appointed Dave Tansley as its new practice senior partner for the South West and Wales to lead a team of more than 2,300 people. Dave, pictured, will take over the role from Lizzie Hill, who is relocating to Deloitte Cambridge.  A chartered engineer who spent...

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New hires and move to bigger office ‘demonstrates commitment to Bristol’ says LDC

March 22, 2024
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New hires and move to bigger office ‘demonstrates commitment to Bristol’ says LDC

Private equity investor LDC has relocated its Bristol base to a larger office and made two new appointments in a move it said underlined its long-term commitment to the city. The firm, owned by Lloyds Banking Group, has appointed Vera Kuehne as an investment manager and Sally Tam as...

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Refurbished Bristol office building attracts city insurance group as latest new tenant

March 22, 2024
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Refurbished Bristol office building attracts city insurance group as latest new tenant

Hayes Parsons. Bristol’s largest independent insurance broker, has become the latest firm to move into a landmark city office building following its substantial refurbishment. The firm, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist insurance and risk management services, has taken just over 4,000 sq ft of grade...

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Former Dyson finance boss gets on board at Loungers as CFO as its rapid roll-out gathers pace

March 22, 2024
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Former Dyson finance boss gets on board at Loungers as CFO as its rapid roll-out gathers pace

Loungers, the rapid-growth Bristol-based all-day café/bar group, has appointed one of the Bristol area’s most experienced finance directors as its new CFO. Stephen Marshall, pictured, will join the group, which opened its 250th outlet in January, following a career that has included senior roles at supermarket chain Somerfield, household...

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