Firm harnessing robotics to solve the elderly care crisis moves into Bristol’s health-tech innovation hub

November 2, 2018
Firm harnessing robotics to solve the elderly care crisis moves into Bristol’s health-tech innovation hub

Bristol start-up Service Robotics, which is developing a robot companion service for the elderly, has chosen the tech and health innovation hub Future Space at UWE as its new base. The firm’s engineer/entrepreneurs Rob Parkes and Tim Morgan are devising a robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI) called ‘Genie’...

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Afrika Eye, Bristol’s unique showcase of African cinema and culture, returns next weekend

November 2, 2018
Afrika Eye, Bristol’s unique showcase of African cinema and culture, returns next weekend

The South West’s biggest celebration of African cinema and culture takes place next weekend, bringing a wide-ranging programme of films, talks and workshops to Bristol. Afrika Eye was created 13 years ago to challenge the stereotypes, dispel the myths and explore the traditions and transformations in the ever-changing social...

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Silicon Valley digital transformation group snaps up innovative Bristol cloud firm

November 2, 2018
Silicon Valley digital transformation group snaps up innovative Bristol cloud firm

Bristol cloud hosting firm Evolved Intelligence, which works with many of the world’s largest telecom networks, is poised for a new phase of growth after being acquired by US tech business Mobileum. Evolved Intelligence, based in Bradley Stoke, specialises in roaming value-added services, fraud and security and analytics for...

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EY signals major growth of Bristol office with 150 more staff by 2020

November 2, 2018
EY signals major growth of Bristol office with 150 more staff by 2020

International accountancy group EY is to double the size of its Bristol-based advisory team to 100 people over the next 12 months as it continues to grow its staffing levels in the city. The group also said it plans to increase its total head count in Bristol from 350...

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Super-budget group sees room for further growth in Bristol’s busy city centre hotel market

November 2, 2018
Super-budget group sees room for further growth in Bristol’s busy city centre hotel market

The ‘super-budget’ chain easyHotel has become the latest operator to announce plans to open on a site on the edge of Bristol city centre. The firm has acquired land in Old Market to build a £12m, 145-bedroom outlet, which it plans to open in 2020 subject to planning consent. ...

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Top speakers lined up for this year’s Festival of Economics

November 2, 2018
Top speakers lined up for this year’s Festival of Economics

The Bank of England’s chief economist and one of its former deputy governors are among speakers at this year’s Festival of Economics in Bristol. One of the largest events of its kind in the UK, the festival takes place in between next Wednesday, November 7 and Saturday November 10....

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TLT and KPMG Bristol teams handle sale of Somerset minerals firm to Swedish group

November 2, 2018
TLT and KPMG Bristol teams handle sale of Somerset minerals firm to Swedish group

The corporate team in the Bristol head office of national law firm TLT and accountancy group KPMG’s corporate finance team in the city have advised on a major and highly complex transaction in the industrial minerals market. The sale of Somerset-headquartered family business Francis Flower to Swedish state-owned LKAB...

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Ashfords continues to strengthen Bristol office with trio of new joiners from rival firms

November 2, 2018
Ashfords continues to strengthen Bristol office with trio of new joiners from rival firms

Three more lateral hires from rival Bristol firms have joined regional law firm Ashfords’ office in the city as it continues its strong growth. Derek Moore joins the social housing team as a legal director from TLT, while Michael Duncan arrives from Womble Bond Dickinson to become a member...

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Legal director appointment latest lateral hire for Foot Anstey as it continues to grow Bristol office

November 1, 2018
Legal director appointment latest lateral hire for Foot Anstey as it continues to grow Bristol office

The Bristol office of South West law firm Foot Anstey has appointed Mark Li as a legal director in its commercial property team – its second lateral hire from rival Womble Bond Dickinson in a month. Mark, pictured, spent more than 15 years at Womble Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office,...

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