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‘Utter dismay’ among Bristol bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

December 11, 2018
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‘Utter dismay’ among Bristol bosses at latest Brexit delay, says Business West

Company bosses from Bristol and across the West of England are “intensely frustrated” with the latest delay affecting Brexit, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – said time was now running out for a managed...

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End of the road for Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project as administrators pull plug

December 7, 2018
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End of the road for Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project as administrators pull plug

Bristol’s Bloodhound supersonic car project – which had hoped to set a world land vehicle record of 1,000mph – has been axed after hitting a cash crisis. Administrators for the firm behind the Avonmouth-based project, Bloodhound Programme, today effectively pulled the plug on the bid after failing to secure...

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£35m investment to put Bristol firm’s innovative ‘virtual-touch’ tech on world stage

December 7, 2018
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£35m investment to put Bristol firm’s innovative ‘virtual-touch’ tech on world stage

Bristol-based Ultrahaptics, the world leader in mid-air touch technology, is poised for further growth after completing a £35m Series C round of investment. The funding will enable the University of Bristol spin-out to further develop and commercialise its revolutionary ‘haptic’ technology into new markets. The new funding was led by...

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Raft of new appointments and promotions at EY’s Bristol office as expansion gathers pace

December 6, 2018
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Raft of new appointments and promotions at EY’s Bristol office as expansion gathers pace

International accountancy group EY has continued to expand its Bristol office with 10 senior appointments and 119 promotions as it looks to increase staffing levels to 500 by 2020. The office, which is the base for its South West & Wales practice, has grown rapidly in recent years and...

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Record year for BGF in South West following move to new Bristol office

December 5, 2018
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Record year for BGF in South West following move to new Bristol office

Investment group BGF is celebrating its best ever year for deals across the South West and South Wales handled by its Bristol office. The group, the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested more than £50m across seven new businesses and two existing portfolio companies over the...

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Capital gain for R&D tax specialist as it aims high with move into City skyscrapper

November 30, 2018
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Capital gain for R&D tax specialist as it aims high with move into City skyscrapper

ForrestBrown, the Bristol-based specialist R&D tax credit consultancy that has grown into the largest of its kind in the UK, has expanded into London by opening an office in a landmark building in the heart of the City. The move, which aims to boost its already strong links in...

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Boost for Grant Thornton’s regional tax team as VAT expert takes up top post

November 30, 2018
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Boost for Grant Thornton’s regional tax team as VAT expert takes up top post

National accountancy group Grant Thornton has appointed Karen Robb to head the VAT team in its South region, which covers Bristol. Karen, pictured, joins from the firm’s London office, where she led its VAT, customs and indirect tax practice for the UK and EMEA. Grant Thornton said her relocation...

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Bishop Fleming limbering up for centenary celebrations next year with Bath Half sponsorship

November 30, 2018
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Bishop Fleming limbering up for centenary celebrations next year with Bath Half sponsorship

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, is preparing to celebrate its centenary next year by becoming the official title sponsor of the 2019 Bath Half Marathon. The partnership is the first of a series of major initiatives and activities which the firm plans...

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Generous business leaders raise record amount for The Prince’s Trust at seventh annual Red Dinner

November 29, 2018
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Generous business leaders raise record amount for The Prince’s Trust at seventh annual Red Dinner

Unemployed young people across the South West will get more help into work, training or education, thanks to the generosity of business leaders and philanthropists who raised an amazing £150,000 for The Prince’s Trust in just one night. The charity’s annual Red Dinner in Bristol is its biggest regional...

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VWV wins prestigious award for the high quality of its client care

November 29, 2018
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VWV wins prestigious award for the high quality of its client care

Excellence in the provision of client care has earned VWV, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, a major accolade. The firm, which also has offices in London, Watford and Birmingham, scooped the LawNet Annual Conference 2018 Excellence in Client Care award last weekend. The nationally recognised award is given to...

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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

November 23, 2018
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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

West of England businesses with ambitious growth plans will be able to get grant funding and relevant, high-quality support and training under a new programme launched by UWE Bristol, NatWest and regional law firm Foot Anstey. S4G (Scale Up 4 Growth) is open to businesses in any sector that...

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Events: BRAVE to share cost-effective marketing tips with Bristol businesses

November 19, 2018
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Events: BRAVE to share cost-effective marketing tips with Bristol businesses

Small business owners and those planning to go self-employed can learn how about promotion on a shoestring at a series of events staged by BRAVE Enterprise in Bristol in December. The sessions, which are being held at the not-for-profit business advice organisation’s offices in Upper York Street, include:  Effective...

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Firms back Bristol’s first Equality Charter to help unlock opportunities across the whole city

November 16, 2018
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Firms back Bristol’s first Equality Charter to help unlock opportunities across the whole city

Businesses and organisations from across Bristol have joined together to launch the city’s first collective agreement to promote the values of equality, diversity and inclusion. The Bristol Equality Charter was launched at M Shed on Monday with original signatories and supporting organisations gathered to show their commitment to promoting...

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