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IoD national award shortlisting for South West ‘new director’ category winner

October 11, 2018
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IoD national award shortlisting for South West ‘new director’ category winner

UWE Bristol pro vice-chancellor Donna Whitehead is among a group of business leaders from across the country competing to gain national recognition as one of the UK’s top board-level entrepreneurs. Donna, pictured, who is also executive dean of the university’s Faculty of Business and Law, will line up alongside...

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International firms help Bristol take centre stage for next Global Parliament of Mayors summit

October 5, 2018
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International firms help Bristol take centre stage for next Global Parliament of Mayors summit

Businesses from across the world have signed up to support the Global Parliament of Mayors Annual Summit, which takes place in Bristol later this month. Global development consultants Mott MacDonald and Arup and transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson are among the sponsors while IT provider NEC Corporation –...

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Mad Hatter’s tea party serves up list of region’s most disruptive firms

October 5, 2018
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Mad Hatter’s tea party serves up list of region’s most disruptive firms

Micrima, the innovative Bristol firm developing technology that could revolutionise breast cancer detection, has been named as the region’s top disruptive business. The health tech diagnostic imaging company secured the prestigious top spot on the unique DisruptSW 2018 index, which names the South West’s 25 most innovative businesses.  Micrima’s...

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TV star backs Bristol Giving Day with promise to visit firms dancing, baking and climbing to raise funds

October 5, 2018
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TV star backs Bristol Giving Day with promise to visit firms dancing, baking and climbing to raise funds

TV presenter Miranda Krestovnikoff is to join in the fun during the first Bristol Giving Day, the city-wide fundraising event hosted by Quartet Community Foundation next Wednesday.  Miranda, pictured, known for her natural history and archaeological programmes including BBC2’s Coast series, will visit firms as they raise funds for city...

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Raft of promotions at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office ‘reflect strong culture of reward’

October 5, 2018
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Raft of promotions at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office ‘reflect strong culture of reward’

Louise Thornhill been appointed head of investment management in the Bristol office of Smith & Williamson in the latest round of promotions at the accountancy, investment management and tax group.    Two new partners have also been appointed in Bristol – Faye Hall and John Davies – while Jamie Kirkpatrick and Sarah Bacon, who...

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Senior appointments boost EY’s expanding financial services business in Bristol

October 1, 2018
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Senior appointments boost EY’s expanding financial services business in Bristol

Accountancy group EY is continuing to expand its financial services (FS) business in Bristol and across its South West and Wales region with the appointment of Ed Bujok-Stone as head of financial services advisory and Raj Saundh as head of actuarial. Ed, who has spent the past eight years...

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Top enterprise award for firm launched out of frustration with rural broadband

September 28, 2018
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Top enterprise award for firm launched out of frustration with rural broadband

TrueSpeed Communications, which was started by three investors fed up with poor broadband in their homes, has won the regional stage of a major enterprise award scheme. Having been launched four years ago, Keynsham-based TrueSpeed last year received a £75m investment from insurance giant Aviva which enabled it to...

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Events: Essential training for Bristol businesses

September 28, 2018
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Events: Essential training for Bristol businesses

Bristol not-for-profit business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is running a series of practical training workshops during October to help promote, protect and grow small businesses. The sessions, which are being held at BRAVE’s offices in Upper York Street, include:  Starting in Business Workshop Date: October 24 Time: 10am –...

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Increase in class of 2018 trainee intake at RSM as it aims to become ‘go to’ mid-market firm

September 25, 2018
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Increase in class of 2018 trainee intake at RSM as it aims to become ‘go to’ mid-market firm

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has taken on 13 new trainees in its Bristol office as part of a 13% increase in trainee recruitment across its Southern region. The new Bristol recruits are among 320 new starters appointed nationally by RSM in its 35 UK offices. Almost a...

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New joiners boost WHIreland’s Bristol office as it targets further growth

September 25, 2018
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New joiners boost WHIreland’s Bristol office as it targets further growth

Wealth management and corporate and institutional broking firm WHIreland has made two key appointments in Bristol as it continues to build its team in the city. Chris Savidge joins as a corporate finance executive and Joe Harker as an investment manager on the wealth management side. Chris arrives from...

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New head of small business lending joins Triodos as it targets ethical SME market

September 21, 2018
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New head of small business lending joins Triodos as it targets ethical SME market

Triodos, the ethical bank with its UK headquarters in Bristol, has appointed Rob Keegan to head a team supporting small and medium-sized (SME) enterprises. Rob, pictured, joins as Triodos Bank UK head of small business lending, has 29 years’ experience in SME banking. He joins from RBS where he...

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Events: Business West skills workshops

September 21, 2018
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Events: Business West skills workshops

Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops take place across the West of England and are open to businesses from...

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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

September 20, 2018
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TLT acts for Sussex Place Ventures on latest investment in pioneering cancer care tech firm

The venture capital team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has advised long-standing client Sussex Place Ventures on its part in a $10m (£7.53m) investment in healthcare tech firm Endomag. London-based Sussex Place Ventures joined London and Cambridge-based tech-focused investor Draper Esprit on the C round funding, which Endomag...

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