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Risk assurance chief joins Bishop Fleming as it continues to grow its assurance and advisory services

January 20, 2020
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Risk assurance chief joins Bishop Fleming as it continues to grow its assurance and advisory services

Bishop Fleming, the regional accountancy firm with its largest office in Bristol, has continued its growth with the appointment of a new head of risk assurance. Alastair Campbell, pictured, left, with Bishop Fleming partner Joe Scaife, joins from rival RSM, where he worked for more than 20 years, most...

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Bristol’s booming tech sector earns city place among global investment hotspots

January 17, 2020
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Bristol’s booming tech sector earns city place among global investment hotspots

Bristol is one of the 15 top destinations in the world for venture capital investment in tech businesses, beating cities such as Oslo and Dublin and second only to London in the UK, according to new research. A report prepared for the Digital Economy Council by Tech Nation and...

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More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

January 17, 2020
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More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

Bristol vertical and indoor farming innovator LettUs Grow has secured £2.35m in seed funding to scale-up delivery of its game-changing technology to farmers across the UK. LettUs Grow’s award-winning indoor farming system for greenhouses and vertical farms aims to address global food security and sustainability concerns.  These indoor farms...

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£5m more funding for Bristol firm developing subsea robots for oil and gas industry

January 17, 2020
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£5m more funding for Bristol firm developing subsea robots for oil and gas industry

Bristol subsea technology firm Rovco, which is revolutionising the way costly underwater repair, maintenance and inspection work is performed, has received a further £5m in its latest finance round. Established in 2015, the firm is pushing the boundaries of subsea technology by investing heavily in the development of an...

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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

January 17, 2020
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Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams has kicked off its packed 2020 programme of construction breakfasts with a typically insightful presentation from the Bank of England’s agent for the South West. Donna Kehoe, pictured, provided the room of industry professionals with an update on the state of the UK economy...

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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

January 16, 2020
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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

A pioneering programme to help catalyse investment into some of the West of England’s fastest-growing start-ups has been launched by TechSPARK, the region’s tech sector information hub. The first of its kind in the UK, the Investment Activator Programme (IAP) will include activities to increase the flow of money...

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Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

January 16, 2020
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Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

Bristol could get another Business Improvement District (BID) later this year if a majority of firms in one of the city’s fastest-growing commercial areas vote in favour. Bristol already has five BIDs in operation with a sixth – covering the Redcliffe and Temple areas – proposed by Destination Bristol,...

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Bishop Fleming staff run, climb and cycle to beat centenary year fundraising target by £50,000

January 16, 2020
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Bishop Fleming staff run, climb and cycle to beat centenary year fundraising target by £50,000

More than 60 charities are to benefit from regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming’s grand total of £150,000 raised during its centenary year – £50,000 more than the amount it set itself at the beginning of 2019. The £100,000 target was achieved halfway through the year as the firm’s staff...

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North Somerset care home sale arranged by Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team

January 16, 2020
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North Somerset care home sale arranged by Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team

The Bristol-based corporate finance team of South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has completed the sale of a care home in Clevedon. Oak Tree Lodge owners Richard and Sue Pike sold the family-run care home for an undisclosed sum after deciding to retire. The Pike family successfully built up...

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Top wealth manager rejoins fast-growing online investment innovator Parmenion

January 15, 2020
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Top wealth manager rejoins fast-growing online investment innovator Parmenion

Bristol-based fintech innovator Parmenion has welcomed back Harry Garrett to his former role as an investment manager after he spent six months working at a start-up in the city. Harry, pictured, left fast-growing Parmenion last August after six years to become head of investment at Adalpha Solutions, an investment...

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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

January 10, 2020
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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

The South West needs its own government minister to champion the case for more funding and spur its economic growth, the CBI’s director general said on a visit to Bristol today. Such a move – along with more autonomy for the West of England’s Metro Mayor over government funding...

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Bristol office relocation for Bishop Fleming gives it prime space to grow further

January 10, 2020
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Bristol office relocation for Bishop Fleming gives it prime space to grow further

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming has become the latest professional services firm to announce it is relocating its Bristol base to one of the city’s flagship office schemes. The firm is to move from Queen Square to take 13,000 sq ft in 10 Templeback, pictured, including the whole top...

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Burges Salmon in running for awards for wealth management, pensions and diversity

January 10, 2020
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Burges Salmon in running for awards for wealth management, pensions and diversity

Citywealth, the magazine for private wealth management professionals, has named Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon as a finalist in both its annual Magic Circle and Powerwomen awards. Burges Salmon’s private wealth team is shortlisted in the Law Firm of the Year – London category in the 2020 Magic...

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