Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

January 17, 2020
Bank of England economic overview launches Gregg Latchams’ 2020 construction breakfasts

Bristol-based law firm Gregg Latchams has kicked off its packed 2020 programme of construction breakfasts with a typically insightful presentation from the Bank of England’s agent for the South West. Donna Kehoe, pictured, provided the room of industry professionals with an update on the state of the UK economy...

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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

January 16, 2020
West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

A pioneering programme to help catalyse investment into some of the West of England’s fastest-growing start-ups has been launched by TechSPARK, the region’s tech sector information hub. The first of its kind in the UK, the Investment Activator Programme (IAP) will include activities to increase the flow of money...

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Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

January 16, 2020
Business Improvement District plan for city’s high-growth commercial heart

Bristol could get another Business Improvement District (BID) later this year if a majority of firms in one of the city’s fastest-growing commercial areas vote in favour. Bristol already has five BIDs in operation with a sixth – covering the Redcliffe and Temple areas – proposed by Destination Bristol,...

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Call for council powers to clamp down on Airbnb abuses backed by city’s hotels

January 16, 2020
Call for council powers to clamp down on Airbnb abuses backed by city’s hotels

Bristol hoteliers have welcomed a motion passed by the city council demanding powers to regulate sector disruptors such as Airbnb due to the threat they pose to established local businesses. Many hospitality businesses across the UK have suffered a fall-off in trade since the short-term letting craze led by...

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Bishop Fleming staff run, climb and cycle to beat centenary year fundraising target by £50,000

January 16, 2020
Bishop Fleming staff run, climb and cycle to beat centenary year fundraising target by £50,000

More than 60 charities are to benefit from regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming’s grand total of £150,000 raised during its centenary year – £50,000 more than the amount it set itself at the beginning of 2019. The £100,000 target was achieved halfway through the year as the firm’s staff...

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North Somerset care home sale arranged by Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team

January 16, 2020
North Somerset care home sale arranged by Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team

The Bristol-based corporate finance team of South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has completed the sale of a care home in Clevedon. Oak Tree Lodge owners Richard and Sue Pike sold the family-run care home for an undisclosed sum after deciding to retire. The Pike family successfully built up...

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Top wealth manager rejoins fast-growing online investment innovator Parmenion

January 15, 2020
Top wealth manager rejoins fast-growing online investment innovator Parmenion

Bristol-based fintech innovator Parmenion has welcomed back Harry Garrett to his former role as an investment manager after he spent six months working at a start-up in the city. Harry, pictured, left fast-growing Parmenion last August after six years to become head of investment at Adalpha Solutions, an investment...

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Key associate promotion boost for Hollis’s Bristol office

January 15, 2020
Key associate promotion boost for Hollis’s Bristol office

Independent commercial building consultancy Hollis has promoted Gavin Scriven to the role of Associate in Bristol. Gavin, pictured, who was previously a senior chartered building surveyor, has been part of the Hollis team for nearly six years, and specialises in landlord and tenant matters, working with clients such as...

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Graduate surveyor appointment boosts Knight Frank’s Bristol office

January 14, 2020
Graduate surveyor appointment boosts Knight Frank’s Bristol office

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has recruited Lewys Charles as a graduate surveyor to further strengthen its Bristol commercial property team. Lewys, pictured, gained a degree in Geography from Cardiff University and a Master’s in Real Estate from UWE.  Over the next two years he will study for his...

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