Bristol Technology Festival gets underway with a mission to change the face of tech

October 11, 2021
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The annual Bristol Technology Festival starts today with the first of more than 50 highly anticipated events over the next five days. The festival, launched in 2019, aims to showcase the sheer scale of technology emerging from Bristol’s ecosystem while also sharing the stories of the entrepreneurs, engineers and...

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Students’ talent on display as creative college’s £4.5m phase two officially comes into play

October 10, 2021
Students’ talent on display as creative college’s £4.5m phase two officially comes into play

Access Creative College has officially opened phase two of its Bristol city centre campus with a launch event that not only showed off the new space in all its glory but also paid homage to the site’s previous life as a legendary music venue and amusement arcade. The building...

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Pioneering Tech for Growth programme extended to help more firms ramp up their digital activity

October 8, 2021
Pioneering Tech for Growth programme extended to help more firms ramp up their digital activity

Small businesses in Bristol and across the West of England are being offered help to improve their digital presence to enable them to grow. The Tech for Growth programme will match businesses with a consultant and support them with up to four days of hands-on assistance to develop and...

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Foot Anstey helps acquisition-hungry IT services firm snap up two more businesses

October 8, 2021
Foot Anstey helps acquisition-hungry IT services firm snap up two more businesses

The corporate team at national law firm Foot Anstey has advised on two major deals for rapidly expanding managed service provider Air IT. The acquisitions of MFG UK and Infinity IT Solutions are the latest in a string of takeovers by Nottingham-based Air IT, which provides a portfolio of...

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Burges Salmon launches BScale platform to support innovative new tech firms

October 8, 2021
Burges Salmon launches BScale platform to support innovative new tech firms

An innovative technology platform to provide legal services to fast-growth companies in the tech sector throughout their life-cycle has been started by Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon. Aimed at start-ups, scale-ups, founders and investors, BScale will offer a depth of knowledge to enable them to work through mission-critical funding rounds, the inevitable...

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TLT partner achieves career-long ambition with appointment as an Employment Tribunal judge

October 8, 2021
TLT partner achieves career-long ambition with appointment as an Employment Tribunal judge

Siobhan Fitzgerald, a partner in Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT’s national employment team, has been appointed a fee-paid judge of the Employment Tribunal by the Lord Chancellor. Siobhan, pictured, who will continue in her current role as a partner at TLT, will work as a judge in the Employment Tribunal’s...

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The HR Dept to become owned by its staff in move founder says will safeguard its culture

October 8, 2021
The HR Dept to become owned by its staff in move founder says will safeguard its culture

Employees of Bristol-based outsourced human resources franchise firm The HR Dept are to take over ownership of the business in a succession plan drawn up by its founder. Sue Tumelty, who launched the firm in 2002, said the move would safeguard its vision and culture.  Having started out as...

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New head of commercial property takes up role at BLB Solicitors

October 7, 2021
New head of commercial property takes up role at BLB Solicitors

Regional law firm BLB Solicitors, which has offices in and around Bristol, has appointed Caroline Entwistle as its new head of commercial property. The role became vacant earlier this year when the firm’s previous head of commercial property Richard Bowater was promoted to joint managing partner.  Caroline, pictured, joined...

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Bristol utility firms power up partnership with largest student accommodation search platform

October 7, 2021
Bristol utility firms power up partnership with largest student accommodation search platform

Bristol-based utilities scale-up The Bunch and Glide, the Clevedon-headquartered utilities and bill splitting company, have partnered with StuRents, the UK’s largest student accommodation search platform, to provide its users with all-inclusive utility packages directly through its site.  The Bunch was launched in 2017 by then-student Elliott Herrod-Taylor and consolidates...

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