Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 24, 2022
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Monday July 25 Interims: AJ Bell, Sthree, Science Group Tuesday July 26 Finals: Trifast, Games Workshop Group, Gore Street Energy Storage Fund Interims: Unilever, Franchise Brands, Gresham Technologies Trading updates: Compass Group, Greencore Group, Medica Group Economic announcements: Claimant count rate, Unemployment rate Wednesday July 27 Finals: Hargreaves Services, Yourgene Health Interims: Ibstock, Smurfit Kappa,...

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The LAST WORD: Charlotte Geeves, executive director, Bristol Old Vic

July 22, 2022
The LAST WORD: Charlotte Geeves, executive director, Bristol Old Vic

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Charlotte Geeves, executive director of Bristol Old Vic, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, with my eight-year-old son....

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Recognition for Bristol’s brightest tech stars in this year’s coveted SPARKies awards

July 22, 2022
Recognition for Bristol’s brightest tech stars in this year’s coveted SPARKies awards

Bristol’s tech talent has shone brightly at The SPARKies, the awards that champion the best of the West of England’s tech and digital community. The 17 awards, which celebrate the best start-ups, designs, hardware, people and more, were handed out at a lively ceremony at Bristol event space Propyard...

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Tech firm to take on up to 150 staff in Bristol just 18 months after moving to the city

July 22, 2022
Tech firm to take on up to 150 staff in Bristol just 18 months after moving to the city

US cloud-based technology company Pax8 is aiming to create up to 150 jobs in Bristol after achieving 800% annual growth. The global business, which has created a marketplace for IT professionals to buy cloud-based tech products, has already secured coveted unicorn status as a privately held start-up company valued...

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Planning consultancy finds Bristol fertile ground for expansion after opening office in the city

July 22, 2022
Planning consultancy finds Bristol fertile ground for expansion after opening office in the city

Independent planning and research consultancy Nexus Planning is celebrating the success of its new Bristol office, which opened earlier this year and has already generated strong business for the national firm. Nexus, which has four other offices across the UK, opened the base in The Programme Building on All...

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Gorilla marketing: Huge sculpture installed at Bristol Zoo as clock ticks down to its closure

July 22, 2022
Gorilla marketing: Huge sculpture installed at Bristol Zoo as clock ticks down to its closure

A giant interactive gorilla sculpture made in Bristol from sustainable wood has been unveiled to mark the countdown to the closure of the city’s iconic Zoo Gardens in just six weeks’ time. At nearly 7m high and sitting on the zoo’s main lawn, the ‘gorilla mum’ is taller than...

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Finance group’s acquisition ‘first of four or five’ by end of 2022 as it targets raft of growth opportunities

July 22, 2022
Finance group’s acquisition ‘first of four or five’ by end of 2022 as it targets raft of growth opportunities

Clifton Asset Management, the Bristol-based financial services provider, has hit the acquisition trail just weeks after securing substantial funding to support its ‘buy-and-build’ strategy. The firm has snapped up Aberdeen-based Burnett & Reid Wealth Management in what it said could be the first of four or five acquisitions financed...

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New Bristol PR agency launched by ex-Social regional office MD as he takes over its team and clients

July 22, 2022
New Bristol PR agency launched by ex-Social regional office MD as he takes over its team and clients

The former South West managing director of national PR firm Social has launched a new communications consultancy aimed at place-makers, purposeful businesses and public bodies. Bristol-based Distinctive Communications has been founded by Ben Lowndes, who has taken on all five staff members of Social’s South West team.  Under an...

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Temple Bright advises traffic tech market leader SRL on its ambitious national expansion drive

July 22, 2022
Temple Bright advises traffic tech market leader SRL on its ambitious national expansion drive

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has advised portable traffic equipment firm SRL Traffic Systems through a three-year program of rapid national expansion. Temple Bright’s main role has involved assisting with SRL’s acquisition and management of premises, including depots, across the country.  Headquartered in Cheshire, SRL manufactures and...

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