ICON and TLT bring together panel of leading international acquirers for ‘buy-and-build’ webinar

October 12, 2020
ICON and TLT bring together panel of leading international acquirers for ‘buy-and-build’ webinar

Buy-and-build opportunities for tech firms in the post-Covid world are to be explored at a webinar jointly staged by Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance and city-headquartered national law firm TLT. A panel of leading international acquirers will look at tactics and best practices, as well-capitalised private equity...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 12, 2020
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Monday October 12 Interim: E-therapeutics Trading announcements: Argentex Group, Ariana Resources, Cake Box Holdings, Eddie Stobart, Great Portland Estates, Network International, Science Group, The Panoply Holdings, XP Power Tuesday October 13 Finals: Essensys, Nanoco, Netcall Interims: BP Marsh & Partners, Lidco Group, Onthemarket Trading announcement: PJCS Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works Economic announcements: Retail...

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Bristol office market holds strong despite impact of Covid, say agents

October 9, 2020
Bristol office market holds strong despite impact of Covid, say agents

Bristol’s office market is proving resilient despite uncertainties triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report, with take-up so far this year in line with the five-year average. Latest figures from the Bristol Office Agents Society show strong demand for good quality space and suggest that occupiers...

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Business West welcomes Chancellor’s latest support measures for firms closed by Covid

October 9, 2020
Business West welcomes Chancellor’s latest support measures for firms closed by Covid

New support for firms forced to close by law because of coronavirus restrictions announced this afternoon by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been welcomed by Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce. The scheme, under which the government will pay two-thirds of the wages of staff working for...

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Momentum Corporate Finance secures sale of Bristol customer experience services firm

October 9, 2020
Momentum Corporate Finance secures sale of Bristol customer experience services firm

Bristol-based customer experience services firm Anana has been sold to a fast-growing group aiming to be the leading player in the industry across the European market in a deal secured by Momentum Corporate Finance. Anana, which was founded in 2001 and now employs more than 100 people at its...

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Virtual offering launched by event industry firms to maintain ‘sense of togetherness’ for clients

October 9, 2020
Virtual offering launched by event industry firms to maintain ‘sense of togetherness’ for clients

A pair of Bristol-based event industry businesses have joined forces to stage virtual corporate events as Covid-19 continues to put paid to physical gatherings. Technical event supplier SLX Hire & Events and event management company Alastair Currie Events have already received bookings for the service, which they say keeps...

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Bristol tech firm hands a lifeline to touch-screen machines shunned by Covid-anxious consumers

October 9, 2020
Bristol tech firm hands a lifeline to touch-screen machines shunned by Covid-anxious consumers

Bristol-based Ultraleap has launched a new tool that harnesses its pioneering touchless technology to eliminate the need for people to touch interactive screens to buy tickets and other products in places such as railway stations, hotels and airports. With the majority of people anxious about touching screens due to...

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Govt’s travel taskforce welcomed by Bristol Airport as first step towards passenger testing

October 8, 2020
Govt’s travel taskforce welcomed by Bristol Airport as first step towards passenger testing

Bristol Airport, airlines and regional business leaders have welcomed the government’s decision to launch a global travel taskforce to investigate ways of introducing Covid-19 testing for travellers arriving at UK airports. But there has also been criticism of delays by ministers in getting to this stage when other countries,...

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New division launched by fast-growing Mobius Works as it targets larger projects

October 8, 2020
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Bristol integrated services group Mobius Works has launched a new branch of the business to specialise in larger projects as main contractor. Mobius Construct, which will operate across the south of England, will allow the group to deliver projects valued at £400,000-plus, including building, construction, refurbishment, interiors and fit-out,...

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