Finance

Former ‘big four’ R&D tax director joins ForrestBrown to work with major clients

May 17, 2022
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Former ‘big four’ R&D tax director joins ForrestBrown to work with major clients

Bristol-headquartered R&D tax consultancy ForrestBrown has further strengthened its senior team with the appointment of David Byrne as director. David, pictured, will lead the consultancy’s London office with a focus on supporting local, national and international businesses.  After spending nearly 20 years as an IT professional, designing and developing...

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New mid-corporate market lead for the South West region appointed by Barclays

May 17, 2022
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New mid-corporate market lead for the South West region appointed by Barclays

Barclays has appointed Greer Hooper as head of mid-corporate for the South West, a role in which she will lead its offer to businesses turning over between £6.5m and £50m. Greer, pictured, brings nearly 25 years’ banking experience with Barclays to the role, including working with start-up businesses through...

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Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

May 16, 2022
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Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, has continued to support a major regional tech awards scheme by returning as its headline sponsor. The firm has been involved with the annual Tech South West Awards since their interception in 2019. Now the awards, which showcase...

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Trio of new trustees bring additional skills to Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity’s board

May 12, 2022
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Trio of new trustees bring additional skills to Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity’s board

Three new trustees have been appointed to the board of Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, the official charity partner for University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust. The charity, formed last year through the merger of Above & Beyond and Weston Area Charitable Trust, was keen to add...

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Bristol Business Blog: Susannah Adams, partner, Harbourside Corporate Finance. Preparing your business for sale

May 11, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Susannah Adams, partner, Harbourside Corporate Finance. Preparing your business for sale

Have you asked yourself when you want to sell your business and why? Some entrepreneurs may have one eye on their next venture, while others may simply be aiming to retire early. Whatever the reason, the fundamentals of a business sale remain the same.  In this blog, we look...

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Accountants inspired by astronaut Tim Peake’s out-of-this-world talk at their first gathering in two years

May 6, 2022
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Accountants inspired by astronaut Tim Peake’s out-of-this-world talk at their first gathering in two years

Bristol accountants gathered with colleagues from across the region in the city last night for their professional organisation’s first annual dinner for two years – with guest speaker British astronaut Major Tim Peake sharing inspirational stories about his six months on board the International Space Station. The event, staged...

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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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