Finance

Search starts to find Bristol’s outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs

February 18, 2016
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Search starts to find Bristol’s outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs

Bristol business leaders are being urged to enter one of the top business awards schemes recognising excellence and enterprise in the region’s boardrooms. The annual Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards showcase outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region. Over recent...

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Bristol-China Bureau appoints director of market insights to further strengthen business links

February 17, 2016
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Bristol-China Bureau appoints director of market insights to further strengthen business links

A Bristol-based market researcher and business consultant specialising in China and other fast-growing markets has been appointed to the board of the Bristol and West of England China Bureau. Pete Read, chief executive officer of Global Growth Markets, has taken up the voluntary post of director of market insights...

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A tale of three cities – Bristol, Newport and Cardiff team up to bring Western Powerhouse closer

February 12, 2016
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A tale of three cities – Bristol, Newport and Cardiff team up to bring Western Powerhouse closer

A Western Powerhouse to rival that of the North of England came a step closer today when Bristol, Cardiff and Newport unveiled the results of a major research project underpinning the concept. The three – working together under the title Great Western Cities (GWC) – commissioned the research to...

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Concern over global economy pushes down business confidence, Smith & Williamson survey reveals

February 12, 2016
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Concern over global economy pushes down business confidence, Smith & Williamson survey reveals

Business confidence has tumbled on the back of worldwide economic instability and fears that the Chancellor has become less business-friendly, according to a survey by accountancy group Smith & Williamson, which has a large office in Bristol. The firm’s latest Enterprise Index shows expectations that the economy will improve...

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Bishop Fleming awarded Xero Gold Partner status for helping its clients get ahead in the cloud

February 11, 2016
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Bishop Fleming awarded Xero Gold Partner status for helping its clients get ahead in the cloud

A rush by its clients to do their accounts in the cloud has earned West of England accountancy firm Bishop Fleming coveted Gold Partner status with global cloud-based accounting software Xero. Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bristol, chose Xero to provide its cloud platform as part of...

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Events: BRAVE training courses and workshops

February 8, 2016
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Events: BRAVE training courses and workshops

BRAVE Enterprise, the independent, not-for-profit business advice organisation based in Bristol, stages a comprehensive programme of training courses and workshops. Introduction to bookkeeping Presenter: Sarah Batorijs Date: Tuesday March 8 Time: 9.45am – 12.45pm Cost: £54 (inc VAT) per workshop Whether you are running a new business and have...

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European Green Capital year ends with plea to Bristol businesses to continue sustainable innovation

February 5, 2016
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European Green Capital year ends with plea to Bristol businesses to continue sustainable innovation

Bristol’s year as European Green Capital officially ended this afternoon with a pledge by its key players to keep the city at the leading edge of sustainable business innovation. A closing ceremony staged at Colston Hall looked back over Bristol’s year in the green spotlight and at its legacy....

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Osborne Clarke team goes global to advise on €800m international property fund closure

February 5, 2016
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Osborne Clarke team goes global to advise on €800m international property fund closure

The Bristol office of international law firm Osborne Clarke has demonstrated its global reach by advising on the closure of a major cross-border property fund. A team led by Bristol-based partner Tim Simmonds, pictured, worked with Nordic real estate private equity firm Niam on the close of its €800m...

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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

February 5, 2016
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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

Bristol firms can get instant access to an extensive network of business knowledge and skills partners through a new growth hub launched by Business West. The region’s largest business group – and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – wants the portal to be...

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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

February 4, 2016
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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

The latest deal by BGF, the independent fund that backs small and medium-sized firms with strong growth potential, has taken its total investment in the South West past the £100m mark. The £4.43m equity funding in marketing technology software and service firm Adestra means BGF’s Bristol office has now...

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More growth at Corrigan Associates with appointment of new associate partner

February 4, 2016
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More growth at Corrigan Associates with appointment of new associate partner

Experienced accountant Andrew Jordan has joined fast-growing Bristol accountancy firm Corrigan Associates. Andrew has worked as a consultant for the past 18 months and before that worked with national accountancy firm Baker Tilly for 10 years. Corrigan Associates was formed in 2009 by Edward Corrigan and two former colleagues...

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Assistant director appointment bolsters RBS’ structured finance team in Bristol

February 3, 2016
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Assistant director appointment bolsters RBS’ structured finance team in Bristol

RBS has appointed Rhys Morgan as assistant director in its Bristol-based structured finance team to work on deals across the South of England and South Wales. Rhys, pictured, who has worked for Finance Wales and global accountancy firm KPMG, joins RBS from Gloucester-based tax advisers and chartered accountants Hazlewoods,...

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Double top for Smith & Williamson auditor Holly in accountancy exams

February 1, 2016
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Double top for Smith & Williamson auditor Holly in accountancy exams

An auditor from the Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson has achieved the highest marks in the West of England in her final accounting exams. Holly Szoke, pictured, who has been working in Smith & Williamson’s audit team at for the past three...

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