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Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

June 10, 2022
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Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

With the Big Tent Ideas Festival taking place in Bristol tomorrow – when politicians, campaign groups and businesses will debate key issues such as net zero, the drive for better public services and achieving a more equitable society – Mayor Marvin Rees here outlines why the city is ideally...

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Bristol partner becomes new head of Ashfords’ corporate team

June 9, 2022
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Bristol partner becomes new head of Ashfords’ corporate team

National law firm Ashfords has appointed Bristol office partner Rory Suggett as head of its corporate team. Rory, pictured, takes over the role from Andrew Betteridge, who continues as the firm’s wider commercial services division head and executive board member.   Rory, who joined Ashfords in 2007, has extensive...

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Good causes invited to apply for grants from Barcan+Kirby’s relaunched community fund

June 8, 2022
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Good causes invited to apply for grants from Barcan+Kirby’s relaunched community fund

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby is inviting grassroots organisations that benefit their communities in parts of Bristol and South Gloucestershire to apply for financial support from its community fund. The fund, now in its second year, provides up to £300 for organisations or charities in areas where Barcan+Kirby has its...

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Promotions strengthen Tilney Smith & Williamson in Bristol as firm gets set for rebrand

June 6, 2022
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Wealth management and professional services group Tilney Smith & Williamson has made 11 promotions in its Bristol office’s business and private client teams ahead of its rebrand to Evelyn Partners later this summer. The promotions include one new partner, five new directors and five new associate directors.  Katherine Colledge,...

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New Bishop Fleming chair takes up role with ambitious aim of doubling firm’s size in the next few years

May 30, 2022
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New Bishop Fleming chair takes up role with ambitious aim of doubling firm’s size in the next few years

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, has appointed tax partner Pippa Clarke as its new chair – a move that coincides with its ambitious plan to double the size of the business over the next few years Pippa, pictured, joined the firm in 2019...

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Relocation to Engine Shed takes pioneering Neighbourly platform back to the future

May 27, 2022
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Bristol community engagement and investment platform Neighbourly is moving to a new base in the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub following another successful funding round that will further accelerate its growth. Now employing 80 people, Neighbourly was set up in 2014 at Engine Shed as part of its SETsquared...

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Lockdown-launched Bristol accountancy firm lands coveted industry newcomer award

May 26, 2022
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Lockdown-launched Bristol accountancy firm lands coveted industry newcomer award

Bristol tax-led accountancy firm Verinder Powell Associates (VPA), which launched on the day the country went into lockdown, has been named ‘Best New Tax Practice’ in a prestigious national awards scheme. The firm received the accolade in the Tolley’s Taxation Awards, which are widely recognised as a mark of...

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‘Outstanding’ tax expert joins Bristol office of PKF Francis Clark

May 26, 2022
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L-R Andrew Richards, Nicola Manclark & John Endacott at PKF Francis Clark

Accountancy group PKF Francis Clark has appointed experienced solicitor and chartered tax adviser Nicola Manclark as a partner in its growing Bristol office. Nicola, pictured, previously worked in the legal sector as a corporate tax partner. She joins from the Bristol office of law firm Ashfords, where she spent nearly...

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Bristol Business Blog: Get more from your savings. Nick Barratt, financial consultant – lead adviser, Whitechurch Financial Consultants

May 25, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Get more from your savings. Nick Barratt, financial consultant – lead adviser, Whitechurch Financial Consultants

Is your money keeping up with inflation? Here we discuss what options are available to make the most out of your savings. You can’t avoid hearing all the stories of rising inflation and the cost of living. This makes it even more important to make sure your savings are...

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Boost for Osborne Clarke’s pensions offering as it snaps up five-strong BDB Pitmans team

May 24, 2022
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International legal practice Osborne Clarke has bolstered its Bristol-based pensions practice by taking over the entire pensions team of top 100 UK law firm BDB Pitmans. The five-strong team will add significantly to Osborne Clarke’s pensions capacity, taking the practice’s headcount to seven partners, 20 lawyers and six specialist...

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Ideas Festival will allow Bristol to shape debates on issues from climate change to cancel culture

May 20, 2022
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Ideas Festival will allow Bristol to shape debates on issues from climate change to cancel culture

A packed programme for Bristol’s Big Tent Ideas Festival has been unveiled, including political debates, arts, a Speaker’s Corner, community fayre and a Dragon’s Den-style pitching competition. Taking part will be government ministers, members of the shadow cabinet and three former Cabinet members, as well the head of the...

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Software that can transform drug dispensing in care homes sold by Bristol healthtech firm

May 20, 2022
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Software that can transform drug dispensing in care homes sold by Bristol healthtech firm

Bristol healthtech pioneer Invatech has sold its ground-breaking care homes software system 20 years after the idea of revolutionising the way they dispense medicines came to its CEO. Pharmacist Tariq Muhammad first spotted a gap in the market for the software in 2002 when he started working with care homes...

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New National Friendly marketing boss vows to raise profile of ‘one of the industry’s best-kept secrets’

May 19, 2022
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New National Friendly marketing boss vows to raise profile of ‘one of the industry’s best-kept secrets’

National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society, has appointed Georgia d’Esterre to the newly created role of executive head of marketing. Georgia, pictured, who will also sit on National Friendly’s executive committee, joins at a critical time for the society as it continues to build on the momentum and progress...

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