Bristol office opened by fast-growing regional strategic consulting firm

September 14, 2018
Bristol office opened by fast-growing regional strategic consulting firm

Strategic consulting firm Whitecap Consulting is to open an office in Bristol in its latest phase of its regional expansion. Whitecap, which was established in 2012, helps clients typically located outside London analyse, develop and implement growth strategies.  Headquartered in Leeds, the firm expanded last year into the North...

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Funding for firm harnessing Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise learning

September 14, 2018
Funding for firm harnessing Artificial Intelligence to revolutionise learning

A business using Artificial Intelligence to develop new methods of teaching and learning has received £150,000 in equity funding from the Bristol Private Equity Club. Fluence, a member of the globally-acclaimed SETsquared business accelerator in Bristol, has also appointed Bristol Private Equity Club member Jez Williams as chairman, giving...

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Experienced tax accountant joins Haines Watts’ Bristol office

September 14, 2018
Experienced tax accountant joins Haines Watts’ Bristol office

The Bristol office of national accountancy group Haines Watts has recruited Paul Bray as a corporate tax partner. Paul, pictured, who joins from Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office, has been appointed as head of tax to work alongside office managing director Matt Bracher. Having been at Smith & Williamson...

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Donations from Womble Bond Dickinson help foodbank cope during school holidays

September 14, 2018
Donations from Womble Bond Dickinson help foodbank cope during school holidays

The Bristol office of transatlantic law firm (WBD) Womble Bond Dickinson has donated around 200kg of food and drinks to East Bristol Foodbank as it faced one of its busiest periods over the summer school holidays. The donation was part of a firm-wide effort to support foodbanks across the...

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Senior associate promotion bolsters Ashfords’ Bristol tech team

September 14, 2018
Senior associate promotion bolsters Ashfords’ Bristol tech team

Regional law firm Ashfords has promoted Suzie Miles, a solicitor in its Bristol technology team, to senior associate. Suzie Miles, pictured, is an expert in IT and technology including software licensing, IT outsourcing, e-commerce and information security. She advises on drafting and negotiating commercial/IT contracts for bespoke software development,...

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Bristol Business Blog: Louise Somerset, Smith & Williamson. The deadline for offshore tax is fast approaching

September 14, 2018
Bristol Business Blog: Louise Somerset, Smith & Williamson. The deadline for offshore tax is fast approaching

By Louise Somerset, Smith & Williamson private client and family office services partner If you who owe tax in relation to offshore assets you need to act now or face a potentially severe fine.  Under the Requirement to Correct (RTC) legislation, taxpayers with outstanding offshore tax liabilities must come forward...

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Bristol expertise helps cutting-edge cyber security firm raise £3.5m

September 13, 2018
cybsafe

Bristol-based advisers at accountancy group Smith & Williamson and law firm Thrings have advised cyber security software firm CybSafe on a £3.5m fundraising. CybSafe, based in London’s Canary Wharf, is an award-winning cloud-based platform which raises awareness of cyber security in organisations through learning materials, risk assessments and analytics....

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Bristol architect appointed to board of directors for global practice BDP

September 12, 2018
Bristol architect appointed to board of directors for global practice BDP

Architect Nick Fairham, who heads global practice BDP’s design studio in Bristol, has been appointed to its board of directors. Nick, pictured, has more than 20 years’ experience in housing, healthcare and mixed-use design and has led the Bristol studio since 2015. He specialises in creating new, sustainable communities...

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Bristol’s only speculative office building sold for £62m as it achieves record city centre rent

September 12, 2018
Bristol’s only speculative office building sold for £62m as it achieves record city centre rent

Newly completed Bristol landmark office building Aurora has been sold for just over £62m after setting the highest-ever rent for the city centre. Following weeks of speculation, contracts have been exchanged on the 95,000 sq ft grade A building at Finzels Reach – more than 85% of which is...

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