‘Top 50 Most Influential’ advisers recognition for Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth

January 18, 2022
‘Top 50 Most Influential’ advisers recognition for Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth has been named as one of the UK’s leading advisers for the second time in two years. Beatrice Puoti, pictured, appears in the latest eprivateclient 50 Most Influential table, which recognises the key figures in the sector who provide the...

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Beard looks to build on its brand values with new head of people and communications

January 18, 2022
Beard looks to build on its brand values with new head of people and communications

Construction firm Beard, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed Melissa Barber to the newly created role of head of people and communications. The position brings together employee and customer experiences at the family-owned firm, which was established in 1892 and opened its Bristol base in 2015.  The...

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Osborne Clarke looking to grow energy portfolio after taking on sector expert as partner

January 18, 2022
Osborne Clarke looking to grow energy portfolio after taking on sector expert as partner

A legal expert on issues around decarbonisation and low carbon energy has been appointed by international law firm Osborne Clarke as energy and infrastructure partner based in its Bristol office. Hugo Lidbetter, pictured, brings more than 10 years’ experience advising domestic and international clients on policy and legal issues...

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New finance director for Avon Group as it aims for further expansion

January 18, 2022
New finance director for Avon Group as it aims for further expansion

Bristol-based specialist manufacturing and engineering firm Avon Group has appointed Charles Toosey as finance director to support its ambitious growth plans. Charles, pictured, has high-level experience in financial management and business consulting having joined Avon Group from London-based aluminium manufacturer Alvance, where he has spent the past two years...

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Foot Anstey builds on expertise in Islamic finance with £43.6m Saudi-backed property deal

January 17, 2022
Foot Anstey builds on expertise in Islamic finance with £43.6m Saudi-backed property deal

The Bristol-based Islamic finance team at national law firm Foot Anstey has advised Saudi-based investment management firm Sidra Capital on its £43.6m acquisition of a major head office office building occupied by a subsidiary drinks giant Coca-Cola. The 122,000 sq ft building, pictured, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, is let to...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 16, 2022
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Monday January 17 Trading announcement: Ashmore Tuesday January 18 Trading announcement: Hays Wednesday January 19 Trading announcements: BHP Group, Wetherspoon (J.D.), Antofagasta Thursday January 20 Interim: Ilika Trading announcement: AB Foods Friday January 21 Nothing listed

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The LAST WORD: Edward Thompson, partner, Temple Bright, and co-president, Bristol Law Society

January 14, 2022
The LAST WORD: Edward Thompson, partner, Temple Bright, and co-president, Bristol Law Society

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 Edward Thompson, partner at Bristol law firm Temple Bright and co-president of Bristol Law Society, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched?...

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Rapid-growth e-fulfilment firm Huboo poised to create 100-plus jobs with European expansion

January 14, 2022
Rapid-growth e-fulfilment firm Huboo poised to create 100-plus jobs with European expansion

Bristol firms Huboo, which specialises in eCommerce fulfilment, and recruiter EVONA are teaming up to bring more than a hundred software engineering jobs to the city. Huboo plans to recruit an extra 12 staff for its tech department this year as it continues to revolutionise its industry.  The firm,...

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Ovo to slash 1,700 jobs as it combats huge spike in wholesale energy prices

January 14, 2022
Ovo to slash 1,700 jobs as it combats huge spike in wholesale energy prices

Bristol-headquartered energy group Ovo is to axe a quarter of its 6,200-strong workforce to protect the business from soaring costs and ongoing volatility in the market. The Bristol office of the firm, Britain’s third-biggest energy retailer, looks to have escaped the worst of the 1,700 job cuts.  It will...

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