New Business West directory offers support and opportunities for firms as Covid and Brexit hit home

October 8, 2020
New Business West directory offers support and opportunities for firms as Covid and Brexit hit home

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has launched a directory service to help signpost firms to vital advice, opportunities and support services. Back to Business is an evolution of Business West’s highly successful Trading Through Coronavirus platform, which has been visited by more than 100,000 businesses across the...

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‘Transformational’ datatech deal sealed by ICON Corporate Finance boosts industry pioneer

October 8, 2020
‘Transformational’ datatech deal sealed by ICON Corporate Finance boosts industry pioneer

Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has advised on a strategic investment in one of the UK’s top datatech firms in a deal it described as transformational for the industry. Bath-based Event Store, which has been a market leader in event sourcing and event-driven architecture used by developers since...

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Engine Shed and SETsquared mark Ada Lovelace Day with panel discussion and coding workshop

October 7, 2020
Engine Shed and SETsquared mark Ada Lovelace Day with panel discussion and coding workshop

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub and the city’s SETsquared tech incubator are teaming up to bring together a panel of women to talk about their entrepreneurial tech careers followed by a coding workshop. The virtual ‘Inspiring women and girls in STEAM’ panel event takes place from 4pm next Tuesday, October 13, to celebrate Ada...

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Acquisition of global expansion specialist handled by Ashfords’ Bristol corporate team

October 7, 2020
Acquisition of global expansion specialist handled by Ashfords’ Bristol corporate team

Law firm Ashfords’ Bristol corporate team has advised London-based global expansion specialist Fitzgerald & Law on its takeover by an international provider of corporate, fund and active wealth services. ZEDRA’s acquisition of Fitzgerald & Law (F&L) will boost the fast-growing firm’s offering to its international corporate clients as well...

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Zoom-ing in on potential trade links with China’s hypergrowth Greater Bay Area

October 7, 2020
Zoom-ing in on potential trade links with China’s hypergrowth Greater Bay Area

Opportunities for Bristol firms in the world’s largest economic zone – China’s Greater Bay Area – have been highlighted at an online gathering led by West of England experts. Invest Bristol & Bath (IBB), the inward investment arm of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) teamed up with...

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New MD takes up post at Bristol Energy as new owner looks to the future

October 7, 2020
New MD takes up post at Bristol Energy as new owner looks to the future

Bristol Energy has promoted its head of information services to managing director following its sale by Bristol City Council last month. Richard Orna, pictured,  spent 10 months as part of the troubled firm’s executive team leading up to its acquisition by Together Energy. Ethical energy firm Together Energy, based...

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Firms urged to hurry up and claim £1m capital allowances before they disappear

October 6, 2020
Firms urged to hurry up and claim £1m capital allowances before they disappear

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bristol, is encouraging businesses to take advantage of up to £1m in tax relief before it runs out. The Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) for capital allowances was increased to £1m a year for expenditure from January 1, 2019.  However, from...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 5, 2020
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Monday October 5 Finals: Mulberry Group, Quadrise Fuels International Economic announcements: PMI services Tuesday October 6 Finals: Smartspace Software, YouGov Interims: Harworth Group, Inspiration Healthcare Economic announcements: Retail sales, PMI construction Wednesday October 7 Interim: Tesco Trading announcements: Phosagro, Sirius Real Estate Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Thursday October 8 Final: Volution Group Interim: Phoenix Global Resources...

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Restaurant chain opens showpiece venue in Bristol with promise to defy the gloom in the sector

October 2, 2020
Restaurant chain opens showpiece venue in Bristol with promise to defy the gloom in the sector

Restaurant chain D&D London today officially opening its £2m Klosterhaus restaurant in central Bristol – a move its directors view as a timely vote of confidence in the city’s ever-expanding food scene. Despite bars, cafés and restaurants having to adapt to changing Covid-linked restrictions – and some closing down completely...

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