New commercial director takes helm at SS Great Britain to steer its ambitious growth plans

January 8, 2019
New commercial director takes helm at SS Great Britain to steer its ambitious growth plans

Bristol most-popular visitor attraction, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, has appointed Phil Smith as its new commercial director to strengthen its senior management team. Mr Smith’s arrival from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum near Telford, where he was deputy chief executive, coincides with SS Great Britain’s nomination for the prestigious European...

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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s Bristol industrial & logistics team

January 7, 2019
Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s Bristol industrial & logistics team

The Bristol office of national commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Rhys Jones as a graduate surveyor in its industrial & logistics team. Rhys, pictured, joins from Bruton Knowles in Bristol, where he spent two years in the agency department after graduating from the UWE in Real Estate....

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 7, 2019
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Monday January 7 Nothing listed Tuesday January 8 Final: Safestore Trading updates: WM Morrison, SIG, Majestic Wine, Carr’s Group Wednesday January 9 Final: Shoe Zone Interims: Constellation Brands, Bed Bath & Beyond Trading updates: Sainsbury’s, Big Yellow, Superdry, Ted Baker, Taylor Wimpey, Greggs, Topps Tiles Thursday January 10 Interim:...

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The LAST WORD: Ned Dorbin, investor, BGF

January 4, 2019
The LAST WORD: Ned Dorbin, investor, BGF

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 Ned Dorbin, investor in the South West office of BGF, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Darkest Hour Book you read?...

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More jobs on the way at R&D tax consultancy ForrestBrown as it unveils 2019 growth plans

January 4, 2019
More jobs on the way at R&D tax consultancy ForrestBrown as it unveils 2019 growth plans

Further growth is planned at Bristol-based specialist R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown this year as it prepares to take on more than 40 new staff and expand its tax associate programme. The firm, which became the UK’s largest business of its kind in 2018 just five years after its...

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Capital move for Marco Pierre White’s fast-growing hospitality group as it takes over iconic hotel

January 4, 2019
Capital move for Marco Pierre White’s fast-growing hospitality group as it takes over iconic hotel

Black and White Hospitality, the North Somerset-headquartered hotel and hospitality management company, has added an iconic London venue to its fast-growing portfolio. The firm, co-founded by chef Marco Pierre White, has taken over the day-to-day operation of the 29-bedroom Lansbury Heritage Hotel, close to Canary Wharf, pictured. It will...

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Future trade links to be explored as Bristol China Bureau returns to city for first gathering of 2019

January 4, 2019
Future trade links to be explored as Bristol China Bureau returns to city for first gathering of 2019

Bristol and West of England China Bureau members will return to their roots for the first China Pow Wow of 2019 next week following a series of outreach events held across the region.  The special celebration at Bristol’s M Shed on Thursday evening will review progress made last year and outline the bureau’s visions for...

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Former KPMG director joins The BD Consultancy in business development role

January 4, 2019
Former KPMG director joins The BD Consultancy in business development role

The BD Consultancy, the Bristol-based business development group, has appointed Catriona Tully as a business development consultant. Catriona, pictured, has 18 years’ experience as a business development and marketing director in professional services firms such as global accountancy group KPMG, where she was a director for nine years in...

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RWA abstract expressionism exhibition sponsorship launches Bishop Fleming’s centenary year

January 4, 2019
RWA abstract expressionism exhibition sponsorship launches Bishop Fleming’s centenary year

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, has boosted its backing for the arts in the city by sponsoring the latest exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). The Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism show The New American Painting...

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