Finance

Franchise plan to open more Bristol branches for rapidly-growing takeaway chain Hotcha

July 1, 2014
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Franchise plan to open more Bristol branches for rapidly-growing takeaway chain Hotcha

Fast-growing Chinese takeaway chain Hotcha is to open up to three more outlets in its home city of Bristol as part of its ongoing expansion programme. The announcement follows last week’s launch of a franchise scheme to establish Hotcha as a national brand and the first UK-wide Chinese takeaway...

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Baker Tilly boosts Bristol office’s business advisory team with associate director hire

June 27, 2014
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Baker Tilly boosts Bristol office’s business advisory team with associate director hire

Mark Powell has joined the Bristol and Bath offices of accountancy firm Baker Tilly as an associate director as part of a significant investment in the firm's regional talent pool. Mark, pictured, joins the accountancy and business advisory department, strengthening the experience of the team with his knowledge of...

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Temple Bright team drives City fintech deal for pioneering eCo

June 27, 2014
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Temple Bright team drives City fintech deal for pioneering eCo

A ground-breaking online marketplace for banks and others in financial services to share source code and unlock cost savings has been launched with the support of Bristol law firm Temple Bright. London-based eCo Financial Technology, which is designed to match buyers and sellers of financial services software code and...

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Strong employment growth triggers prospect of new skills shortages

June 16, 2014
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Strong employment growth triggers prospect of new skills shortages

The number of businesses expecting to recruit more staff has almost returned to the pre-recession levels of 2007 new figures released this week show. But while the data is welcome news for job seekers, some business analysts are warning that it could signal looming skills shortages. The latest Business...

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Edward Corrigan takes up role as president of the West of England Society of Chartered Accountants

June 13, 2014
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Edward Corrigan takes up role as president of the West of England Society of Chartered Accountants

The West of England Society of Chartered Accountants has appointed Edward Corrigan, founding partner of Bristol firm Corrigan Associates, as its president. Edward, pictured, an ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) chartered accountant, will represent the society’s members across Bristol, Gloucestershire, North Wiltshire and North Somerset....

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Living Wage introduced for staff at Bristol’s ‘green’ bank Triodos

June 13, 2014
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Living Wage introduced for staff at Bristol’s ‘green’ bank Triodos

Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos has become one of only 13 businesses in the city to be accredited as a Living Wage employer. Awarded by the Living Wage Foundation, the accreditation guarantees that everyone working at the bank, including permanent employees, third-party contractors and suppliers, receives a minimum hourly wage...

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Bristol bosses go head-to-head this evening in coveted SW Institute of Directors awards

June 12, 2014
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Seven directors running businesses based in and around Bristol will this evening find out if they have been successful in the prestigious South West Institute of Directors (IoD) awards. Competing for the awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom, are Nick Sturge, co-founder of the enterprise hub The Engine...

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Senior promotions at the double at Grant Thornton’s regional public sector assurance team

June 10, 2014
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Senior promotions at the double at Grant Thornton’s regional public sector assurance team

Business and financial advice firm Grant Thornton has promoted two managers in its South West public sector assurance (PSA) team to senior positions. Alex Walling and Geraldine Daly have been appointed associate directors in the practice, which provides external audit services to NHS bodies and local authorities. Alex, based...

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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

June 9, 2014
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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

Bristol is one of the UK’s most successful cities for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and is helping the South West outperform most other regions in a highly-competitive market, according to new research published today. Bristol is ranked sixth in a list of leading UK cities in global accountants...

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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

June 6, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog. Paul Wilson, LEP. We’re leading the way, but is the Government keeping up?

By Paul Wilson, chief executive, West of England Local Enterprise Partnership Bristol is on a roll. It’s the best place to live in the country. The 100,000 people who engaged in the art of sliding down Park Street sparked a national debate on modernising city centre management. Bristol Food...

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Top 25 listings for Smith & Williamson recognises strength of its private client work

June 3, 2014
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Top 25 listings for Smith & Williamson recognises strength of its private client work

Accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson, which has an office in Bristol, has been named among the UK’s top accountants and trust firms for private clients. More than 100 accountancy firms were surveyed for this year’s Private Client Practitioner’s Top 25 Trust Companies and Top 25 Accountancy...

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Double top performances from Smith & Williamson trainee accountants

May 30, 2014
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Double top performances from Smith & Williamson trainee accountants

Two graduate trainees from the Bristol office of accountancy and investment management firm Smith & Williamson have achieved top grades in their chartered accountancy exams. Thomas Millership and Lucy Fowler were placed first in the Case Study and Business Reporting papers respectively in the West of England Society of...

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New regional head of financial services for Grant Thornton

May 30, 2014
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New regional head of financial services for Grant Thornton

Accountancy and financial advice firm Grant Thornton has appointed Paul Rodwell as the new head of financial services advisory for the South West. Paul, pictured, joined Grant Thornton’s financial services group last year as part of its acquisition of Navigant Financial Services UK and brings with him a broad...

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