St Peter’s Hospice’s ‘profound impact’ spurs Barcan+Kirby to make it firm’s charity of the year

April 9, 2024
St Peter’s Hospice’s ‘profound impact’ spurs Barcan+Kirby to make it firm’s charity of the year

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has chosen the city’s St Peter’s Hospice as its charity of the year for 2024. The hospice helps thousands of patients and their families, providing support with managing pain, bereavement support and providing relief from symptoms all year round.  It needs around £24,000 a day...

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PKF Francis Clark strengthens Bristol office with appointment of corporate tax ‘heavyweight’

April 9, 2024
PKF Francis Clark strengthens Bristol office with appointment of corporate tax ‘heavyweight’

One of the South West’s top tax experts has joined accountancy firm PKF Francis Clark as a partner in its growing Bristol-based corporate tax team. Jonathan Riley, pictured, right, with PKF Francis Clark head of tax John Endacott, was previously head of tax at Grant Thornton UK, where he...

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Bristol eco-homes pioneer attracts former UBS and Student Loans Company boss as its new chair

April 9, 2024
Bristol eco-homes pioneer attracts former UBS and Student Loans Company boss as its new chair

A former vice-chair of global finance giant UBS has become non-executive chair of Agile Homes, the Bristol-based specialist provider of low-carbon, affordable homes. Christian Brodie, pictured, has extensive non-executive chair experience in a wide range of sectors spanning education, regional development, sport and charities as well as working in...

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Mid-market sector specialist joins Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office as partner in its growing audit team

April 8, 2024
Mid-market sector specialist joins Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office as partner in its growing audit team

National wealth management and professional services group Evelyn Partners has appointed John Howarth as audit partner in its Bristol office. John, pictured with Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office head Helen Bassett, has mainly focused during his career on advising dynamic mid-market businesses across a range of sectors.  He has extensive experience of working...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 7, 2024
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Monday April 8 Finals: Bango, Globaltrans Investment Economic announcement: BRC shop price index Tuesday April 9 Finals: JTC, Animalcare Group, 88 Energy, Alliance Pharma, Distribution Finance Capital, Hvivo, Microlise Group Interim: Ultimate Products Economic announcement: BRC sales monitor Wednesday April 10 Finals: Tesco, Epwin Group, M&C Saatchi, Futura Medical, Churchill China, IQE...

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Balloon Fiesta puts fine dining on the menu in link-up with high-flying Bristol restaurant group

April 5, 2024
Balloon Fiesta puts fine dining on the menu in link-up with high-flying Bristol restaurant group

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta has teamed up with the city’s Pasture restaurant group to take the iconic event’s hospitality offering to new heights. Pasture, which was launched by chef-owner Sam Elliott in Bristol in 2018 with a vision to create memorable dining experiences, will operate an on-site restaurant during...

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Bristol Junior Chamber’s new president looking to build on its community and charity support

April 5, 2024
Bristol Junior Chamber’s new president looking to build on its community and charity support

Connecting communities across the city and supporting charities will be the key themes of the Bristol Junior Chamber over the next 12 months, its newly elected president has said. Emma Carter, pictured, outlined her priorities for the coming year after assumed the role at the organisation’s AGM, when a new council...

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Project to build a fairer future for Bristol’s young people launched with backing of key organisations

April 5, 2024
Project to build a fairer future for Bristol’s young people launched with backing of key organisations

An innovative social mobility model to address inequality and deprivation is underway in Bristol, with nine major city institutions already signed up to it. The project, led by Bristol social enterprise and youth empowerment organisation Babbasa, has the long-term vision of advancing 2,030 underrepresented young people from low-income households...

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Pair of new partnerships put Bristol van leasing firm in the fast lane to further expansion

April 5, 2024
Pair of new partnerships put Bristol van leasing firm in the fast lane to further expansion

Bristol specialist vehicle leasing firm Vanaways has struck two new partnerships as its growth continues to accelerate. The firm, which is on track to sell more than 6,000 vehicles this year, has signed deals with fuel and fleet cost reduction specialist Fleetmaxx and Veriforce CHAS, the UK’s leading provider...

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