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Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

February 10, 2015
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Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

Firms in the Bristol area are being urged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 seek to recognise outstanding business people and focus UK-wide attention on success in...

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Hargreaves Lansdown shares under pressure as it announces small fall in profits

February 4, 2015
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Hargreaves Lansdown shares under pressure as it announces small fall in profits

Nearly £300m was wiped off the value of Bristol-based fund manager Hargreaves Lansdown after it revealed a slight fall in pre-tax profits. The firm, one of lynchpin of the city’s financial services sector, is traditionally a stellar performer on the London Stock Exchange. But its shares came under pressure...

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Smith & Williamson advises on major agricultural industry deal

January 30, 2015
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Smith & Williamson advises on major agricultural industry deal

Food and agriculture sector specialists at the Bristol office of Smith & Williamson have acted as financial advisers to Openfield, the UK’s leading farmer-owned grain marketing co-operative, on its acquisition of Countrywide Farmers’ grain business. Openfield collects, stores, distributes and markets more than 4.5m tonnes of grain every year...

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Regional director returns to Ultimate Finance as it enjoys strong growth

January 30, 2015
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Regional director returns to Ultimate Finance as it enjoys strong growth

Ultimate Finance Group, which provides funding to small and medium-sized firms, has welcomed back Mark Bennett to its Bristol head office. Mark, pictured, returns as a regional director having left the company in January 2010 to join a rival. With almost 20 years’ experience within the industry he specialises...

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TLT team handles BGL’s £26.6m motorbike insurance sale to Saga

January 30, 2015
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TLT team handles BGL’s £26.6m motorbike insurance sale to Saga

Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has advised BGL Group, one of the UK’s largest consumer insurance groups, on the sale of the country’s number one specialist motorbike insurer Bennetts. Saga is paying £26.6m to acquire Bennetts, which covers more than 200,000 motorbike enthusiasts – almost half over the age of...

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Chairman role at Bristol R&D tax credit firm for city tech entrepreneur Mark Mason

January 27, 2015
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Chairman role at Bristol R&D tax credit firm for city tech entrepreneur Mark Mason

Bristol digital entrepreneur Mark Mason has joined the leadership team of city-based research and development tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown to help it continue to grow. He will also seek to improve access for tech firms to the high levels of tax relief they may be eligible to claim against...

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Associate director promotions at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

January 26, 2015
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Associate director promotions at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has made two senior promotions. Rebecca Tippet, who works in the assurance and business services team, and John Davies, a private client and charities investment specialist, have been promoted to associate director. Rebecca has been with Smith...

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Bristol placed among top UK cities for innovation and business growth in major new report

January 23, 2015
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Bristol placed among top UK cities for innovation and business growth in major new report

Bristol’s standing as one of the UK’s most innovative cities has been recognised in a major new report which also highlights the strength of its economy. The latest report from respected urban think tank Centre for Cities places Bristol ninth in the table of the leading UK cities for...

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Join us in helping combat poverty in Africa, microfinance charity Deki urges Bristol businesses

January 23, 2015
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Join us in helping combat poverty in Africa, microfinance charity Deki urges Bristol businesses

Innovative Bristol microfinance charity Deki is calling on businesses in the city to help it fight poverty in Africa by joining it in a unique partnership. Deki’s crowdfunding website deki.org.uk offers long-term solutions to poverty by giving entrepreneurs in the developing world access to small loans and business training....

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for social enterprise promoting diversity in Bristol’s creative sector

January 23, 2015
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Crowdfunding campaign launched for social enterprise promoting diversity in Bristol’s creative sector

Bristol social enterprise Represent has kicked off its crowdfunding campaign to support its mission of improving diversity, inclusion and equality in the region’s creative sector. It has set a target of £15,000 and is offering a range of rewards for supporters with pledges of support starting from as little...

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New partner joins EY’s expanding Bristol tax practice

January 20, 2015
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New partner joins EY’s expanding Bristol tax practice

Big Four accountancy firm EY has appointed Karen Kirkwood as a partner to lead its Bristol tax practice as it continues to expand the team in the region. Karen, pictured, has 20 years’ experience providing tax advice to a broad range of companies and private equity backed businesses. She...

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Former head of BDO Bristol appointed to lead restructuring firm Quantuma’s move into South West

January 16, 2015
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Former head of BDO Bristol appointed to lead restructuring firm Quantuma’s move into South West

Specialist restructuring firm Quantuma has expanded into the South West by opening an office in Bristol headed by former BDO practice head Graham Randall. The firm, which operates from bases in Southampton, Marlow, London and Brighton, provides specialised restructuring advice on all forms of insolvency procedures. Until recently Mr...

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Former Elizabeth Shaw boss joins regional investment firm as it targets Bristol businesses

January 16, 2015
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Former Elizabeth Shaw boss joins regional investment firm as it targets Bristol businesses

The former managing director of Bristol-based chocolate manufacturer Elizabeth Shaw has been appointed by alternative finance provider South West Investment Group (SWIG) Capital as a non-executive director to the board of its fund-holding arm. Malachy McReynolds, pictured, join the group, which since 1996 has invested £15m in to more...

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