Finance

Start-up behind pioneering ‘robot companion’ to combat loneliness beats crowdfunding target

March 29, 2019
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Start-up behind pioneering ‘robot companion’ to combat loneliness beats crowdfunding target

Bristol start-up Service Robotics has exceeded the crowdfunding target for its first product, a robot companion service that has been developed for the elderly to help them to live independently. GenieConnect also aims to alleviate loneliness – something which Age UK estimates affects more than 1.4m people in the...

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National wellbeing at work seminar to hear from Bristol firm behind Happiest Workplace contest

March 29, 2019
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National wellbeing at work seminar to hear from Bristol firm behind Happiest Workplace contest

A competition that champions the West of England’s happiest workplaces has gained national recognition for the Bristol firm that launched it five years ago. Workplace design company Wylde has been invited to talk about the competition at a seminar in London next week staged by the Institution of Occupational...

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Green values add up to reductions in energy, paper and mileage at Bishop Fleming

March 28, 2019
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Green values add up to reductions in energy, paper and mileage at Bishop Fleming

Paper usage, energy bills and mileage costs have been cut again at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming as it embeds its green values further into the business. The firm, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, saved the equivalent of 110 trees last year by cutting...

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Construction equipment group builds its UK coverage further with Scottish acquisition

March 28, 2019
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Construction equipment group builds its UK coverage further with Scottish acquisition

An acquisition in Scotland supported by long-term legal advisers TLT has continued Bristol-based Molson Construction Equipment’s fast-paced expansion. Molson, the UK’s largest independent construction equipment supplier, has taken over Finlay Scotland in a move that gives it the distribution rights for Terex Finlay mobile crushing, screening and conveying equipment...

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Pensions giant Aegon appoints Sanderson to manage its contract and temp workforce

March 27, 2019
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Pensions giant Aegon appoints Sanderson to manage its contract and temp workforce

Bristol-based independent resourcing specialist Sanderson has been selected by pensions and investment provider Aegon UK to act as its recruiting partner for contractors and consultants. Under the three-year contract Sanderson, one of the UK’s leading outsource providers for IT and financial services, will manage Aegon UK’s entire contractor and...

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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Bristol’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories...

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Northern expansion for Optimum Finance gives it UK-wide cover

March 26, 2019
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Northern expansion for Optimum Finance gives it UK-wide cover

Bristol-based invoice finance firm Optimum Finance has appointed Lynn-Marie Stephenson as regional sales director for the North, highlighting its continued nationwide growth. Lynn-Marie, pictured, will be based in Harrogate and will drive business development across a significant geographical region stretching from North Wales to Manchester, Liverpool and Newcastle, as...

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Triodos Bank aiming to strike right note with focus on harmony at its annual meeting

March 22, 2019
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Triodos Bank aiming to strike right note with focus on harmony at its annual meeting

Sustainability leaders will join business changemakers at Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos’ annual meeting in the city next month. The event on April 24 will be staged at iconic Bristol concert venue St George’s and will be hosted by author and broadcaster June Sarpong MBE, pictured. Speakers will include Natalie...

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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

March 22, 2019
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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

Bristol area businesses have today been recognised as ‘export champions’ by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Thatchers Cider, advanced engineering group Renishaw and cheese maker Lye Cross Farm are among 15 leading exporters from across the South West to appear at an...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Investing for Good

March 22, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Investing for Good

Please click on the image to read about Investing For Good with Whitechurch Financial Consultants in the latest of a series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Bristol Business News

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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns to Bristol in June

March 21, 2019
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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns to Bristol in June

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – returns in June with the promise of an unparalleled range of seminars, workshops, speeches and networking opportunities. The event, the ninth since it launched in 2014, again takes place in Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and will...

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Top forensic accountancy award reflects ‘expertise and dedication’ of Milsted Langdon partner

March 21, 2019
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Top forensic accountancy award reflects ‘expertise and dedication’ of Milsted Langdon partner

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon’s Bristol-based partner Roger Isaacs has been recognised in a top national awards scheme for his forensic accounting expertise and for promoting the benefits of it to the legal profession. In the past year, Roger, pictured, has given expert evidence to clients in London, the...

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No half measures as 100-plus Bishop Fleming staff raise charity cash in gruelling 13.1km road race

March 18, 2019
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No half measures as 100-plus Bishop Fleming staff raise charity cash in gruelling 13.1km road race

Staff from across regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming’s seven offices, including Bristol, have raised more than £30,000 for charity by taking part in the Bath Half Marathon. More than 100 Bishop Fleming employees completed the course while the firm was also the official title sponsor of the annual event,...

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