Finance

Inaugural Which? Sustainability Champion Award pitches Triodos Bank against owner of Zap-Map

May 6, 2022
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Inaugural Which? Sustainability Champion Award pitches Triodos Bank against owner of Zap-Map

Bristol-headquartered ethical bank Triodos is to go head-to-head against the parent company of city-based electric vehicle charge point mapping app Zap-Map in the battle for a prestigious Which? Award. Triodos UK, which employs around 200 staff in Bristol, London and Edinburgh, and Good Energy, the renewable power firm that...

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ICON Corporate Finance plays key role in strategically significant AI and data tech deal

May 6, 2022
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ICON Corporate Finance plays key role in strategically significant AI and data tech deal

ICON Corporate Finance, the Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank, has advised on an international deal that it says is set to transform the global artificial intelligence (AI) and data technologies sector. The acquisition of US and European firm ForePaas, which has developed a platform that simplifies and accelerates companies’ transition...

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Cancer charity offering a chance for Bristol businesses to take office space in its HQ

May 4, 2022
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Bristol firms have an opportunity to move into an impressive office building in the countryside on the city’s outskirts and know the rent they pay is directly supporting people with cancer. The space is being offered at Ham Green House in Pill, pictured, alongside the headquarters of Penny Brohn...

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Director promotion at Harbourside Corporate Finance as it looks ahead to further growth

May 3, 2022
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Director promotion at Harbourside Corporate Finance as it looks ahead to further growth

Bristol-based Harbourside Corporate Finance has promoted Ricki Critchell to director to support its ongoing expansion. Launched last autumn as the South West’s newest corporate finance boutique, Harbourside is built around regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon’s experienced team.  Ricki, pictured, joined this team as a manager just over five years...

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Optimum Finance team set up fintech to ‘turn small firms’ late-payment misery on its head’

April 29, 2022
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Optimum Finance team set up fintech to ‘turn small firms’ late-payment misery on its head’

A Bristol fintech start-up has opened its doors with a mission to help businesses improve cashflow, strengthen supply chain relationships and have more certainty over their payments. Through a series of innovative new products and a different way of thinking, Saltare – which means ‘to leap’ in Italian – is looking...

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Latest joiners take this year’s new arrivals at PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol office into double figures

April 26, 2022
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South West accountancy firm PKF Francis Clark’s Bristol office has appointed two new managers, taking its total of new recruits this year to 10 as it continues its rapid growth. The office, which opened just over three years ago, now has a staffing of 46 following the latest arrivals...

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ICON looking to accelerate its growth in global mobility sector after taking on industry expert

April 26, 2022
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ICON looking to accelerate its growth in global mobility sector after taking on industry expert

Bristol-based tech-focussed investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has hired mobility sector expert Sumeet Pillai. With a background in venture capital, investment banking and corporate development, Sumeet, pictured, has partnered with companies and investors throughout the growth lifecycle from series A and mid-to-late-stage growth to publicly listed companies.  He brings...

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New Bristol director strengthens Tilney Smith & Williamson’s advisory consulting practice

April 25, 2022
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New Bristol director strengthens Tilney Smith & Williamson’s advisory consulting practice

The advisory consulting practice in the Bristol office of accountancy group Tilney Smith & Williamson has been boosted with the appointment of Lynne Blakey as a director. Lynne, pictured, has 20 years’ experience across restructuring, advisory, audit, risk and internal audit.   Most recently she spent four years in...

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Doing the double in prestigious Queen’s Awards scheme proves child’s play for baby rocker firm

April 22, 2022
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Doing the double in prestigious Queen’s Awards scheme proves child’s play for baby rocker firm

Three firms from the Bristol area have won coveted Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, with one of them – the firm behind the innovative Rockit portable baby rocker – collecting two in different categories. N2M, which trades as Rockit and designs, manufactures and markets sleep aid devices for babies and...

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England’s tallest wind turbine to be built in Bristol with funding from city-based investment firm

April 22, 2022
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England’s tallest wind turbine to be built in Bristol with funding from city-based investment firm

Bristol-based renewable energy investment company Thrive Renewables has provided a £4m loan to help build the country’s tallest wind turbine in its home city. With the funding now in place, the community interest company behind the scheme – Ambition Community Energy – can move ahead with its construction.  Groundwork...

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£3.5m government funding secured by Temple Bright to remove cladding at London housing scheme

April 21, 2022
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£3.5m government funding secured by Temple Bright to remove cladding at London housing scheme

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has achieved a £3.5m funding application for fire safety remediation work at a development in the capital, including removing and replacing its cladding. Completion of the grant funding agreement with the Greater London Authority enabled building contracts to be signed the following...

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‘Extensive’ launch aims to build National Friendly’s presence in private medical insurance market

April 21, 2022
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‘Extensive’ launch aims to build National Friendly’s presence in private medical insurance market

Bristol health and protection insurer National Friendly has maintained its strategy of expanding its coverage in the private medical insurance (PMI) market with the launch of a new flagship policy. ‘Extensive’ offers policyholders unlimited cover and what the mutual society describes as excellent service and is tailored to the...

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Specialist printing firm sale reflects high demand from foreign buyers for UK businesses, says ICON

April 20, 2022
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Specialist printing firm sale reflects high demand from foreign buyers for UK businesses, says ICON

Bristol-based tech-focussed investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has advised on the sale of a printing and packaging specialist to global sector leader Canon. The deal involving Hampshire-based Edale is the latest in a string of international deals advised on by ICON, which said it reflected the continuing attractiveness of...

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