Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

November 11, 2022
Govt must change airport growth policy, says Metro Mayor, as Bristol expansion appeal goes to court

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has urged the government to bring in a national policy on airport growth as campaigners against Bristol Airport’s expansion headed to the High Court to get it overturned. Mayor Norris, pictured, joined protestors against the expansion outside the court in Bristol as the hearing got under...

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£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

November 11, 2022
£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

Science Creates Ventures, the Bristol-headquartered specialist early-stage investor, has been awarded up to £15m to invest in some of the South West’s most promising deep tech innovations. The commitment from British Business Investments will allow Science Creates Ventures (SCV) to invest in pioneering companies at the pre-seed, seed and...

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‘Etsy of home cooking’ to launch outside Bristol as it expands its platform that caters for foodies

November 10, 2022
‘Etsy of home cooking’ to launch outside Bristol as it expands its platform that caters for foodies

A Bristol-based online marketplace that connects talented home-cooks with food lovers in their neighbourhoods has launched in Bath following successful trials in its home city. Likened to the Etsy of home cooking, All About The Cooks empowers trained chefs and passionate cooks to share their authentic food with local people....

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Beauty firm’s London head office acquisition supported by Burges Salmon lawyers

November 10, 2022
Beauty firm’s London head office acquisition supported by Burges Salmon lawyers

The tenant advisory team at Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon has advised high-end brand Beauty Pie on its acquisition of new London head office. The UK’s first luxury beauty buyers’ club, Beauty Pie has grown rapidly in recent years by selling products at cost price to its members. ...

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Apprentice winner’s Sugar-backed dessert parlour concept brought to life by Bristol creative agency

November 10, 2022
Apprentice winner’s Sugar-backed dessert parlour concept brought to life by Bristol creative agency

Bristol-based specialist design agency Phoenix Wharf has worked with the winner of this year’s The Apprentice to create a dessert parlour – with the TV series’ host Lord Sugar helping fund the project. The 55-cover Oh So Yum! in Bradford will become the flagship venue for a brand that...

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Promotion to associate director for Haines Watts rising start who joined its Bristol office as a trainee

November 10, 2022
Promotion to associate director for Haines Watts rising start who joined its Bristol office as a trainee

The Bristol office of national accountancy firm Haines Watts has promoted Conor O’Sullivan to associate director. Conor, pictured, has worked with the specialist accountancy practice for the past six years, having joined as a trainee following an apprenticeship with a small local firm.  He now joins two other associate...

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First South West-focussed dedicated transaction diligence partner taken on by EY

November 10, 2022
First South West-focussed dedicated transaction diligence partner taken on by EY

Accountancy group EY has strengthened its presence in the South West with the appointment of its first dedicated transaction diligence partner focused on the region. Marcus Graham, pictured, will provide financial due diligence on mid-market transactions in Bristol and across the South West, with the aim of building EY’s...

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New partner for Clarke Willmott’s Bristol-based family law team

November 10, 2022
New partner for Clarke Willmott’s Bristol-based family law team

Experienced family lawyer Philippa Yeo has joined national law firm Clarke Willmott as a partner, based in its Bristol and Taunton offices. Philippa, pictured, has expertise in agriculture and specialises in resolving high net worth financial cases involving complex trust assets, farms and businesses.  She is a qualified family mediator...

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TLT expands its real estate offering with appointment of public sector expert

November 7, 2022
TLT expands its real estate offering with appointment of public sector expert

The breadth of services offered to public sector clients by Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has widen following the appointment of a new partner in its real estate team. David Meecham, pictured, joins after nearly 20 years at Pinsent Masons, where he and led its national public sector development...

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