New showpiece head office gives ForrestBrown room for yet more growth

July 5, 2019
New showpiece head office gives ForrestBrown room for yet more growth

Fast-growing specialist R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown has relocated its Bristol head office, giving it enough space to more than double its staff numbers again. The firm, the UK’s largest of its kind, has increased its headcount by more than 100% since 2017 and is expected to carry on...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards

July 5, 2019
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The Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards celebrated best business practice, with the winners demonstrating the breadth and depth of talent in the region’s boardrooms. Winners ranged from the West of England’s largest bus operator to a recycling firm behind a state-of-the-art waste handling centre...

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Profit and revenue growth maintained at Bevan Brittan as its move into new markets pays off

July 5, 2019
Profit and revenue growth maintained at Bevan Brittan as its move into new markets pays off

Expansion into new markets has helped national law firm Bevan Brittan, which has an office in Bristol, maintain strong growth, with annual revenue, profits and investment all increasing. Net profit rose by 4.2% to £9.97m on turnover up 4.5% at £46m for the financial year 2018/19.  Its Bristol office,...

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Burges Salmon helps National Express get on board with new banking product trial

July 5, 2019
Burges Salmon helps National Express get on board with new banking product trial

The banking team from Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised long-standing transport client National Express on a ground-breaking finance deal – the first of its kind for the UK banking sector. National Express’s SONIA (Sterling Overnight Index Average) loan from NatWest is the first in the pilot...

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Gold standard recognition for Womble Bond Dickinson’s approach to gender equality

July 5, 2019
Gold standard recognition for Womble Bond Dickinson’s approach to gender equality

Womble Bond Dickinson, the transatlantic law firm with a major office in Bristol, is among the first UK law firms to be recognised in a new certification scheme for its approach to gender equality and diversity. Launched by the Women in Law Empowerment Forum (WILEF), the gold standard champions...

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Bristol property dispute lawyer opens city office for High Court enforcement firm

July 4, 2019
Bristol property dispute lawyer opens city office for High Court enforcement firm

High Court enforcement office Andrew Wilson & Co has continued its nationwide expansion by opening a base in Bristol headed by property dispute solicitor Ellie Kouzaris. The Manchester-headquartered firm, which also has offices in Leeds, Birmingham and London, works with law firms, businesses, lenders, local authorities, landlords, property agents,...

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Fast-growing ETP welcomes new staff and graduate surveyor’s qualification

July 4, 2019
Fast-growing ETP welcomes new staff and graduate surveyor’s qualification

Regional private commercial property consultancy ETP has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new staff members and the qualification to fully qualified chartered surveyor of another. Based in Clifton with an office in Chepstow, ETP has achieved steady growth over the past two years, which has prompted...

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Smiles all round as Meade King helps Bristol dental group hit acquisition trail again

July 3, 2019
Smiles all round as Meade King helps Bristol dental group hit acquisition trail again

Bristol-based dental group Dentina has acquired its sixth practice – with expert advice from city-based commercial law firm Meade King – and also launched a new specialist referral centre. Dentina’s takeover of the Clifton Dental Surgery in Clifton Village – which specialises in general, cosmetic and implant surgery –...

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BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

July 3, 2019
BrandSoup: Three stripes and you’re out

Adidas likes to think of itself as synonymous with its famous logo – so much so that its founder, Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler, referred to it as the “three-stripe company”. From early days, Adi was concerned to give his products a distinctive look. Very much ahead of his time, he...

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