Risk assurance chief joins Bishop Fleming as it continues to grow its assurance and advisory services

January 20, 2020
Risk assurance chief joins Bishop Fleming as it continues to grow its assurance and advisory services

Bishop Fleming, the regional accountancy firm with its largest office in Bristol, has continued its growth with the appointment of a new head of risk assurance. Alastair Campbell, pictured, left, with Bishop Fleming partner Joe Scaife, joins from rival RSM, where he worked for more than 20 years, most...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 19, 2020
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Monday January 20 Trading announcements: Audioboom Group, Etalon S, Henry Boot Tuesday January 21 Interims: IG Group Holdings, Joules Group, Sensyne Health Economic announcement: Consumer price index Trading announcement: Dixons Carphone Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, Claimant count rate Wednesday January 22 Interim: Van Elle Trading announcements: Close Bros, Sage...

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Bristol’s creative sector welcomes Channel 4 with pledge to support city’s diverse talent pool

January 17, 2020
Bristol’s creative sector welcomes Channel 4 with pledge to support city’s diverse talent pool

Channel 4’s arrival in Bristol will open up new opportunities for the city’s creative talent and widen access to jobs in the media sector, Mayor Marvin Rees told the official launch party for the TV firm’s Bristol base. He said the campaign to attract Channel 4 to the city...

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Bristol’s booming tech sector earns city place among global investment hotspots

January 17, 2020
Bristol’s booming tech sector earns city place among global investment hotspots

Bristol is one of the 15 top destinations in the world for venture capital investment in tech businesses, beating cities such as Oslo and Dublin and second only to London in the UK, according to new research. A report prepared for the Digital Economy Council by Tech Nation and...

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More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

January 17, 2020
More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

Bristol vertical and indoor farming innovator LettUs Grow has secured £2.35m in seed funding to scale-up delivery of its game-changing technology to farmers across the UK. LettUs Grow’s award-winning indoor farming system for greenhouses and vertical farms aims to address global food security and sustainability concerns.  These indoor farms...

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£5m more funding for Bristol firm developing subsea robots for oil and gas industry

January 17, 2020
£5m more funding for Bristol firm developing subsea robots for oil and gas industry

Bristol subsea technology firm Rovco, which is revolutionising the way costly underwater repair, maintenance and inspection work is performed, has received a further £5m in its latest finance round. Established in 2015, the firm is pushing the boundaries of subsea technology by investing heavily in the development of an...

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Inspiring speakers from Bristol lined up for Bath hotel’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

January 17, 2020
Inspiring speakers from Bristol lined up for Bath hotel’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

Some of Bristol’s most inspiring businesswomen will share their experiences in the latest series of Phenomenal Women talks staged by a top Bath hotel. Now in its third year, the series at The Gainsborough Bath Spa aims to celebrate, support and inspire. Each event is delivered by a high-profile...

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Practical insight and expert speakers lined up for MEET South West’s educational programme

January 17, 2020
Practical insight and expert speakers lined up for MEET South West’s educational programme

The speaker line-up for MEET South West 2020, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry, has been confirmed – with attendees promised a day full of expert advice, industry updates and practical support. Subjects will range from future trends and sustainable events to utilising tech and...

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MIND Mondays launched by Bristol pub chain to help raise awareness of mental health

January 17, 2020
MIND Mondays launched by Bristol pub chain to help raise awareness of mental health

Butcombe, the brewery and pub chain based just outside Bristol, has teamed up with charity MIND to increase awareness of mental health issues among its customers and staff. The pair are launching MIND Mondays – weekly coffee afternoons to encourage people to meet, talk more and enjoy a free...

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