Former Burges Salmon senior associate joins ForrestBrown to develop its HMRC inquiry service

September 5, 2019
Former Burges Salmon senior associate joins ForrestBrown to develop its HMRC inquiry service

Bristol-based research and development tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown has appointed James Dudbridge to the newly created role of associate director. James, pictured, will take responsibility for advisory service in the company, the UK’s largest business if its kind.  Working with ForrestBrown’s most specialist and experienced consultants, he will provide...

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Thrings Bristol team helps Wiltshire property developer build its portfolio

September 4, 2019
Thrings Bristol team helps Wiltshire property developer build its portfolio

Experts in the Bristol office of law firm Thrings have helped an award-winning building company continue its fast-paced growth by securing funds for a new housing development in a Wiltshire village. Stonewood Builders, which specialises in high-specification refurbishment, conversion and new build projects, has secured the funding through Housing...

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Fast-growing North West creative agency chooses Bristol as base for its second office

September 4, 2019
Fast-growing North West creative agency chooses Bristol as base for its second office

Film and content production company The Gate has opened an office in Bristol as it continues to expand following a management buyout and a £500,000 investment earlier this year. The 22-year-old, Manchester-based already has links to Bristol’s creative sector, having worked with local agencies such as McCann, Bray Leino...

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Trio of associate promotions boost Ashfords’ Bristol office

September 4, 2019
Trio of associate promotions boost Ashfords’ Bristol office

Law firm Ashfords has made up three of its Bristol-based lawyers to associate as part of a round of promotions across four of its offices. The firm, which has bases in Bristol, Exeter, London, Taunton, Tiverton and Plymouth, has promoted Jack Baumgardt (business risk and regulation), Alex Aisthorpe (company...

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RWA Open Exhibition backed by Smith & Williamson for fifth year

September 4, 2019
RWA Open Exhibition backed by Smith & Williamson for fifth year

The Bristol office of national financial and professional services group Smith & Williamson is once again sponsoring this year’s Annual Open Exhibition at Bristol’s RWA (The Royal West of England Academy). The region’s original and longest-running open exhibition and now in its 167th year, the exhibition takes submissions from artists at any stage of their career...

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Pair of new partners appointed alongside other promotions in Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office

September 3, 2019
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The Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott has made a series of internal promotions, including the appointment of two new partners. Jess Flanagan and Ruth Hartnell-Thorne are among six lawyers made up to partner by the firm, which has seven offices across England and Wales.  Jess, pictured...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI claims. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 1, 2019
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Monday September 2 Final: Dechra Interims: CentralNic, Globaltrans Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday September 3 Finals: Accrol Group, Craneware, Mattioli, RenalytixAI, Supermarket Inc Interims: Dalata Hotel Group, Frenkel Topping, Gamma Coms, Highland Gold, Hydrogen, Impact Health, India Cap, IQE, Johnson Service, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, Restaurant Group, Styg, Wentworth Res Economic announcement: Retail sales, PMI...

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The LAST WORD: Conal Dodds, co-founder, Crosstown Concerts

August 30, 2019
The LAST WORD: Conal Dodds, co-founder, Crosstown Concerts

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 Conal Dodds, co-founder of Crosstown Concerts – which is organising this weekend’s Downs concerts – answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched?...

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