Bristol office move for Grant Thornton employee benefits chief as he is promoted to partner

January 12, 2022
Bristol office move for Grant Thornton employee benefits chief as he is promoted to partner

National accountancy group Grant Thornton’s head of employee benefits Ben Rowntree has been promoted to partner and has relocated from London to join the firm’s Bristol office. Ben, pictured, who heads the national consultancy team supporting 120 clients, has more than 20 years’ experience in people advisory roles.  He...

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Work experience programmes set up by Foot Anstey to find next generation of lawyers

January 12, 2022
Work experience programmes set up by Foot Anstey to find next generation of lawyers

Foot Anstey, the national law firm with an office in Bristol, has launched two work experience programmes aimed at creating a new generation of lawyers and improving diversity in the profession. The firm’s Activate Programme is open to all sixth formers (year 12 and 13 students), while its Accelerate...

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Experienced tech procurement specialist joins TLT to boost its public sector team

January 11, 2022
Experienced tech procurement specialist joins TLT to boost its public sector team

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has strengthened its public sector offering with the appointment of Gemma Townley as a partner in its technology, IP and data team. Gemma, pictured, joins from London-based public law firm Sharpe Pritchard, where she specialised in technology procurement and commercial contracts.  Her experience includes...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 10, 2022
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Monday January 10 Nothing listed Tuesday January 11 Nothing listed Wednesday January 12 Interim: Gateley Holdings Trading announcements: Sainsbury (J), Nichols Thursday January 13 Trading announcements: Hilton Foods, Tesco, Halfords Friday January 14 Trading announcement: Bellway

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New funding for Bristol’s innovative heat network will connect it to city’s major development areas

January 7, 2022
New funding for Bristol’s innovative heat network will connect it to city’s major development areas

Bristol’s pioneering heat network system, a key element in the city achieving carbon neutrality by 2030, has received further investment to extend it to key development areas. The existing network – which uses a number of different methods of extracting waste heat, including from the Floating Harbour – already...

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The LAST WORD: Helen Bassett, partner, Smith & Williamson

January 7, 2022
The LAST WORD: Helen Bassett, partner, Smith & Williamson

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 Helen Bassett, a partner leading Smith & Williamson’s business outsourcing services team in Bristol, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? This...

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‘Rising Star’ recognition for three of Bristol’s best fledgling tech pioneers

January 7, 2022
‘Rising Star’ recognition for three of Bristol’s best fledgling tech pioneers

Three Bristol early-stage tech companies have been named among the country’s latest ‘Rising Stars’ of the sector. All About The Cooks, itsettled, and Lumio feature on the list complied by Tech Nation, which recognises the UK’s early-stage tech scaleups with the highest potential.  Lumio allows customers to instantly track...

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Top award for fast-growing IT recruitment firm on a mission to shake up the industry

January 7, 2022
Top award for fast-growing IT recruitment firm on a mission to shake up the industry

A Bristol-based recruitment firm that has achieved a 700%-plus growth rate since its launch three years ago has landed a prestigious national award. Foxtek Recruitment, which specialises in the Dutch IT market, was founded by Tom Baker and Tom Page, who previously worked together at Bristol firm g2 Recruitment...

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New-look management team for Stuff Advertising as it prepares for expansion and rebrand

January 7, 2022
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Stuff Advertising, one of Bristol’s longest-established and independent creative communication agencies, has promoted Joe Baker to managing director. The move is part of wider changes in directors’ responsibilities aimed at shaping the business for the future and comes ahead of a rebrand later this year.  CEO Jonnie Galvin-Wright will...

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