Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team becomes independent boutique firm

November 5, 2021
Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team becomes independent boutique firm

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has spun out its corporate finance team into a new business in a move it says will allow it to have full operational autonomy. Harbourside Corporate Finance, which is based in the same Bristol office as Milsted Langdon, will primarily work with small and...

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Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

November 4, 2021
Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed former defence electronics industry executive Steve Hill as the new chair of its South West region. Steve, pictured, has been vice-chair since July and succeeds Muir Macdonald following the completion of his three-year term as chair.  In his new role Steve will...

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Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

November 4, 2021
Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

Three hundred firms from across the South West are being sought to join the region’s children’s hospice business club and support it in helping make a difference to young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) set up the club earlier this year...

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Chancellor gave us cold shoulder in Budget, Bristol hotel bosses say as their costs continue to spiral

November 3, 2021
Chancellor gave us cold shoulder in Budget, Bristol hotel bosses say as their costs continue to spiral

Hotel bosses in Bristol have hit out at Chancellor Rishi Sunak, accusing him of offering them nothing but cold comfort for the winter in last week’s Budget. Like many businesses in the hospitality sector, they had hoped for an extension to the reduced VAT rate.  But while Mr Sunak...

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Experienced risk advisor takes up director role in Tilney Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

November 3, 2021
Experienced risk advisor takes up director role in Tilney Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of management and professional services group Tilney Smith & Williamson has appointed Amanda Smith as a director in its fast-growing risk advisory practice. Amanda, pictured, has nearly 20 years’ professional experience leading on risk, assurance, and controls transformation and has worked across a range of clients...

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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

November 3, 2021
Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

An insolvency expert has urged Bristol’s directors to seek advice at the first signs of business distress following the release of statistics showing corporate failures have risen by more than 40% over the past year. Philip Winterborne, South West chair of trade body R3, made the plea after third...

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Atkins senior transport strategy advisor named as co-chair of key city-region business group

November 2, 2021
Atkins senior transport strategy advisor named as co-chair of key city-region business group

The group that provides a voice for business on planning and transport infrastructure issues in the Bristol area has a new co-chair. Jonathan Foster-Clark, pictured, senior transport strategy advisor in the Bristol office of consulting engineering group Atkins, is co-chairing the Business West Planning, Transport and Climate Group, working...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 31, 2021
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Monday November 1 Finals: K3 Capital Group, Lok’N Store Group Q3 results: Argo Blockchain, Gran Tierra Energy Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday November 2 Finals: Oncimmune Holdings, Up Global Sourcing Holdings Interim: FD Technologies Q3 results: BP, Standard Chartered Trading announcement: Flutter Entertainment Wednesday November 3 Final: Nanoco Group...

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Strong recovery for city’s Covid-hit TV and film industry as another Bristol-made drama hits the screen

October 29, 2021
Strong recovery for city’s Covid-hit TV and film industry as another Bristol-made drama hits the screen

Another filmed-in-Bristol TV drama gets underway this weekend as new figures from the city’s film office reveal it bounced back quickly from the impact of Covid on the industry last year. Set in Bristol as well as being shot in the city, Showtrial was made by the production team...

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