Former eCommerce agency boss joins Manchester firm to launch its new Bristol office

January 8, 2021
Former eCommerce agency boss joins Manchester firm to launch its new Bristol office

Full-service eCommerce firm PushON has opened an office in Bristol after recruiting the co-founder of one of the city’s most-successful Magento agencies. Tim Willis, former client services director of C3 Media, is now heading PushON’s new office at Bristol’s Runway East creative hub.  PushON was founded in Manchester in...

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Export Academy set up to give Bristol firms help selling to overseas markets

January 8, 2021
Export Academy set up to give Bristol firms help selling to overseas markets

Bristol’s small businesses can access help and advice to grow internationally through a new, free, post-Brexit programme. The Export Academy involves overseas trade experts from the Department for International Trade (DIT) hosting a series of online workshops and events offering advice and support directly to business owners.  The programme...

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Thrive Renewables plugs into its first battery storage scheme, with support from TLT

January 7, 2021
Thrive Renewables plugs into its first battery storage scheme, with support from TLT

Bristol-based specialist energy investment company Thrive Renewables has invested in its first battery storage project in a deal handled by city-headquartered national law firm TLT. Construction of the 5MW scheme at Wicken, just outside Milton Keynes, is due to complete this summer.   Thrive and other firms in the...

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Smith & Williamson webinar will showcase entrepreneur who turned to philanthropy

January 7, 2021
Smith & Williamson webinar will showcase entrepreneur who turned to philanthropy

An inspirational entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist will talk about her career – including building up and selling Europe’s first holiday rental website – in a webinar to be hosted by the Bristol office of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson. Marcelle Speller OBE, pictured, who lives near Bath, is appearing at the online event, called An Entrepreneur’s Journey Through Business...

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Former World Bank lead economist to become next chair of alternative regional lender SWIG Finance

January 6, 2021
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Malachy McReynolds, the chair of regional alternative finance lender SWIG Finance, is to step down in March after five years in the role. He will be replaced by Christine Allison, a former lead economist for the World Bank, who has been a non-executive director of SWIG Finance for the...

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Webinar will put spotlight on opportunities in China’s booming Greater Bay Area

January 5, 2021
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The Greater Bay Area of China will come under the spotlight at a webinar to be hosted by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau next week. The free Zoom event takes place between 9am and 10.30am on Tuesday, January 12, and will give an overview of the...

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New ‘body blow’ for Bristol businesses as UK enters third national lockdown

January 5, 2021
New ‘body blow’ for Bristol businesses as UK enters third national lockdown

The latest lockdown will be another “body blow” to Bristol firms, coming after the uncertainty caused by Brexit and lost trade in the run-up to Christmas, the region’s biggest business group has warned. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said firms that had survived so far with...

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Smith & Williamson’s corporate finance team end 2020 on a high with two major deals

January 4, 2021
Smith & Williamson’s corporate finance team end 2020 on a high with two major deals

The Bristol office of national accountancy group Smith & Williamson capped off a successful 2020 by completing two deals – a management buyout at a robotics firm and a sale of an e-learning business. The management buyout at Gloucester-based CKF Systems secures the future of the 30-year-old business, which...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 3, 2021
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Monday January 4 Economic announcements: PMI manufacturing, M4 money supply  Tuesday January 5 Trading announcements: Morrison (WM), Next AGM: Edenville Wednesday January 6 Trading announcement: Greggs Economic announcements: BRC shop price index, PMI services Thursday January 7 AGMs: Cambria Auto, Global Petroleum, Ormonde Mining Economic announcement: PMI construction Friday January 8 Final: Intermediate...

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