Channel 4 teams up with Bristol creative partners to support city’s undiscovered TV drama writers

May 17, 2022
Channel 4 teams up with Bristol creative partners to support city’s undiscovered TV drama writers

Channel 4’s Bristol creative hub has launched a scheme to nurture new TV drama writers from the city and across the South West – with the opportunity of getting feedback on their completed scripts from the broadcaster’s commission editor. The scheme is open to unrepresented writers looking for their...

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Chartered legal executive makes history with promotion to partner at Michelmores

May 17, 2022
Chartered legal executive makes history with promotion to partner at Michelmores

Regional law firm Michelmores has promoted one of its chartered legal executives to partner for the first time in its 135-year history. Caroline Alexander, who works in the firms’ tax, trusts and succession team, is among the latest round of partner promotions at the firm, which also includes four of...

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Former ‘big four’ R&D tax director joins ForrestBrown to work with major clients

May 17, 2022
Former ‘big four’ R&D tax director joins ForrestBrown to work with major clients

Bristol-headquartered R&D tax consultancy ForrestBrown has further strengthened its senior team with the appointment of David Byrne as director. David, pictured, will lead the consultancy’s London office with a focus on supporting local, national and international businesses.  After spending nearly 20 years as an IT professional, designing and developing...

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New mid-corporate market lead for the South West region appointed by Barclays

May 17, 2022
New mid-corporate market lead for the South West region appointed by Barclays

Barclays has appointed Greer Hooper as head of mid-corporate for the South West, a role in which she will lead its offer to businesses turning over between £6.5m and £50m. Greer, pictured, brings nearly 25 years’ banking experience with Barclays to the role, including working with start-up businesses through...

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Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

May 16, 2022
Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, has continued to support a major regional tech awards scheme by returning as its headline sponsor. The firm has been involved with the annual Tech South West Awards since their interception in 2019. Now the awards, which showcase...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 16, 2022
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Monday May 16 Interim: Diploma Tuesday May 17 Finals: Vodafone, DCC, Land Securities Interims: Britvic, Renew Holdings Trading announcement: TI Fluid Systems Wednesday May 18 Finals: Experian, Burberry, British Land, Ninety One, Brown Group Interim: Marstons Thursday May 19 Finals: Investec, National Grid, Qinetiq Group, Royal Mail Friday May 20 Nothing listed    

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Bristol student designs ‘smart socks’ to help dementia patients by tracking their anxiety levels

May 13, 2022
Bristol student designs ‘smart socks’ to help dementia patients by tracking their anxiety levels

‘Smart socks’ developed by a Bristol PhD student could be used to improve the lives of millions of people with dementia, non-verbal autism and other conditions that affect communication. Inventor Dr Zeke Steer quit his job to study at Bristol Robotics Laboratory so he could find a way to...

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Housing firm calls in Bristol-made robots to help with battle against loneliness among residents

May 13, 2022
Housing firm calls in Bristol-made robots to help with battle against loneliness among residents

A housing association is aiming to combat loneliness and help with mental health issues among its residents by giving them Bristol-built robots. Service Robotics has signed a 12-month contract with Cornwall Housing to provide 10 of its specially designed GenieConnect support robots, pictured, to help people live independently in...

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New weapon for doctors in war against rising tide of infections to be marketed by Bristol business

May 13, 2022
New weapon for doctors in war against rising tide of infections to be marketed by Bristol business

Bristol medical devices firm FluoretiQ has launched a new initiative in the fight against AMR (antimicrobial resistance) infections, which are estimated to cause 700,000 deaths a year globally. According to research, that figure could rise to 10m – alongside a cumulative cost of $1trillion – by 2050 if no...

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