Finance

Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

September 21, 2022
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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

The government’s energy support scheme for firms has been welcomed by business groups in Bristol as giving them vital breathing space in the face of soaring bills. But Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, urged ministers to provide more details...

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Boost for Evelyn Partners’ Bristol financial services team with arrival of new director

September 20, 2022
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Boost for Evelyn Partners’ Bristol financial services team with arrival of new director

Wealth management and professional services firm Evelyn Partners has recruited Paul Morris to its financial services team in Bristol as it looks to grow the business across the South West. Paul who joins as director, financial planning, is a chartered wealth manager with 25 years’ experience in the industry,...

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Business West calls for government to shed light on its energy price pledge for inflation-hit firms

September 15, 2022
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Business West calls for government to shed light on its energy price pledge for inflation-hit firms

The government has been urged to give more details about how it intends to help struggling businesses with soaring energy bills a week after assurances its price guarantee plan for consumers would also apply to them. Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber...

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Record-breaking intake of apprentices at Bishop Fleming as it looks to double its size

September 14, 2022
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Bishop Fleming Induction Week

Regional accountancy and advisory firm Bishop Fleming has welcomed its highest ever number of apprentices into the business. The 60-strong intake – made up of 42 university graduates and 18 school leavers – represents a third year of successive growth in apprentice numbers at the firm, which has the...

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Burges Salmon private wealth advisor named among up-and-coming stars of the sector

September 14, 2022
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Burges Salmon private wealth advisor named among up-and-coming stars of the sector

A senior associate from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon’s tax, trusts, and family team has been recognised as a rising star of the private wealth sector for the second year running. Ronnie Myers is named among eprivateclient’s Top 35 Under 35, the definitive and original list of the...

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Clifton Asset Management steps up its growth strategy with second takeover of the summer

September 13, 2022
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Clifton Asset Management steps up its growth strategy with second takeover of the summer

Bristol-based financial services provider Clifton Asset Management has made another acquisition as it accelerates its ‘buy and build’ strategy. The addition of Stroud-based financial advisers Noble James Associates is the second since it secured substantial funding earlier this summer from Boost&Co for its takeover spree. At the time Clifton,...

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£1.1m funding for Bristol meditech firm pioneering needle-free blood sugar monitor

September 12, 2022
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£1.1m funding for Bristol meditech firm pioneering needle-free blood sugar monitor

A Bristol firm is to commercialise its world-beating 100% needle-free blood sugar monitor in a move that could have huge applications for chronic diseases such as diabetes. Transdermal Diagnostics, which was launched in March, has raised £1.1m in a pre-seed round investment to further develop and bring to market...

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Chance for firms to be ahead of the herd as unicorn sculptures head to Bristol for next charity arts trail

September 9, 2022
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Chance for firms to be ahead of the herd as unicorn sculptures head to Bristol for next charity arts trail

Bristol firms are being offer the chance to take part in the city’s next public sculpture trail by sponsoring one of 50 unicorns that will be sited around the city next year. The project, which follows the highly successful Wow! Gorillas of 2011 and the two Gromit Unleashed trails...

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‘A symbol of strength, courage, and grace’. Bristol business and political leaders pay tribute to the Queen

September 9, 2022
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‘A symbol of strength, courage, and grace’. Bristol business and political leaders pay tribute to the Queen

Business, civic and academic leaders from Bristol today joined the nation in mourning the death yesterday afternoon of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, paying tribute to her life and selfless service. The Union and St George’s flags outside City Hall and flags at civic buildings across the city are...

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Foot Anstey team helps Italian aerospace group gain national security approval for UK takeover

September 6, 2022
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Foot Anstey team helps Italian aerospace group gain national security approval for UK takeover

National law firm Foot Anstey has worked with Italian aviation group Magnaghi Aeronautica Group on its acquisition of a UK specialist in manufacturing components and supplier of surface treatments for the aerospace industry, including receiving national security clearance. Magnaghi, which is headquartered in Naples, said the takeover of Gloucestershire-based Five...

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More growth for Evelyn Partners’ ABS team with latest intake of graduates and school leavers

September 6, 2022
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Eight recent graduates and three apprentice school leavers have become associates in wealth management and professional services firm Evelyn Partners’ fast-growing assurance and business services (ABS) team in Bristol.  The 11-strong cohort will now take part in a training programme to become Chartered Accountants.  Staffing levels in the team have...

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FSB launches annual awards scheme to showcase region’s top small and medium-sized firms

September 6, 2022
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FSB launches annual awards scheme to showcase region’s top small and medium-sized firms

The search is on again to find the South West’s best and brightest small companies as Britain’s biggest business representation group launches its annual awards. The FSB’s (Federation of Small Businesses) Celebrating Small Business Awards showcase small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from across the region and are open to...

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Government pledge on help for firms’ soaring energy bills this winter welcomed by Business West

September 5, 2022
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Government pledge on help for firms’ soaring energy bills this winter welcomed by Business West

The South West’s largest business organisation has ‘warmly welcomed’ the government’s promise to help firms with spiralling energy bills this winter – but called for it to regulate the market to ensure stability in the future. Prime Minister Liz Truss’s energy price freeze announced yesterday means households bills will be capped...

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