Finance

State-of-the-art Bristol office building looks to set standards for smart working

March 16, 2015
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State-of-the-art Bristol office building looks to set standards for smart working

Bristol financial technology firm Momentum Financial Technology has relocated its 40-strong team to new showpiece offices in the city centre and is now embarking on a major recruitment drive. The firm, formerly known as Blue Speck Financial, announced plans to open its new 120-person facility last November. It has...

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Hub will offer city’s entrepreneurs a chance to hatch their start-ups into fully-fledged firms

March 13, 2015
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Hub will offer city’s entrepreneurs a chance to hatch their start-ups into fully-fledged firms

Bristol entrepreneurs are being invited to apply for a place on a free accelerator programme offering support, mentoring, networking and office accommodation in the city. Entrepreneurial Spark, which is backed by NatWest, will open the hub for start-up businesses from all sectors this summer. Applications are now open. Up...

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Senior sales appointment adds to Midlands expansion for Bibby Financial Services

March 12, 2015
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Senior sales appointment adds to Midlands expansion for Bibby Financial Services

Bristol-based specialist funder Bibby Financial Services (BFS) has boosted its trade finance team with the appointment of Robin Crouch as head of sales for its central region. Based at its offices in Leicester and Birmingham as well as Bristol, Robin, pictured, has 20 years’ experience in commercial banking and...

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Map unveiled charting strengths of West of England in innovation and knowledge-based sectors

March 9, 2015
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Map unveiled charting strengths of West of England in innovation and knowledge-based sectors

The West of England’s strength in innovation and its high quality of life are to be showcased in Westminster this afternoon when a giant map is unveiled. Compiled by the area’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the map and accompanying policy document champions the area’s success stories and future opportunities...

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The LAST WORD: Eileen Cronin, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management

March 6, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Eileen Cronin, Barclays Wealth and Investment Management

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Eileen Cronin, regional director of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: The film you watched? Taken 3 with Liam...

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Debate will throw spotlight on how next government could help – or hinder – the green economy

March 6, 2015
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Debate will throw spotlight on how next government could help – or hinder – the green economy

Businesses from Bristol’s environmental and low carbon sectors will gain an insight into the green policies of the political parties at an event next Thursday hosted by Low Carbon South West, PR and parliamentary affairs agency JBP and accountants Smith & Williamson. Bristol may be celebrating its year as...

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Upbeat Smith & Williamson looks for more growth in Bristol as city firms power ahead

March 3, 2015
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Upbeat Smith & Williamson looks for more growth in Bristol as city firms power ahead

National accountancy firm Smith & Williamson has said it expects “significant growth” over the next few years in Bristol following a strong recovery by businesses in the city. The positive outlook came as the firm, which has a 170-strong team based in its Bristol office, reported half-year operating profits...

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Content is king, businesses are told at Barclays social media seminar

February 27, 2015
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Content is king, businesses are told at Barclays social media seminar

All businesses can harness the power of social media to help find new customers and enter new markets – but the key is to have good content. The message was highlighted by experts at a seminar staged by Barclays which looked at how to use some of social media’s...

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Small business funder Ultimate Finance Group expands into Scotland

February 27, 2015
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Small business funder Ultimate Finance Group expands into Scotland

Bristol-based Ultimate Finance Group, which provides funding to small and medium-sized enterprises, has opened its first office in Scotland. Heading the new Glasgow base is Richard Waldman, pictured, who is well known in financial circles having spent more than 20 years in the industry.  For 10 years, he was...

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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

February 27, 2015
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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

Barclays has become the latest blue-chip company to sponsor Business Showcase South West 2015 – the region’s biggest business exhibition which returns for a second year in May. Barclays joins First Great Western and Enterprise Rent-a-car in sponsoring the event staged again at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Following last year’s...

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Smith & Williamson recruits pension specialist to its assurance and business services team

February 26, 2015
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Smith & Williamson recruits pension specialist to its assurance and business services team

Cathy Allen, a pension specialist with more than 20 years’ industry experience, has joined the Bristol office of the accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson. As an associate director in the firm’s assurance and business services team, Cathy, pictured, manages a range of pension scheme audits and...

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Financial planner joins Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office as senior wealth adviser

February 25, 2015
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Financial planner joins Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office as senior wealth adviser

National law firm Bond Dickinson has appointed Greg Moss as a senior wealth adviser based in its Bristol office. Greg, a chartered financial planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society, joins Bond Dickinson Wealth Limited from Bristol firm Paradigm Norton Financial Planning. He will provide financial planning and...

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The LAST WORD: Rebecca Pritchard, Triodos Bank

February 23, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Rebecca Pritchard, Triodos Bank

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Rebecca Pritchard, head of Business Banking at Triodos Bank, answers our 10 questions. What was the last: Film you watched? Gravity – with Sandra Bullock and...

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