Triodos sets up new UK subsidiary to prepare for Brexit-linked regulation changes

June 21, 2019

Dutch-owned ethical banking group Triodos, which has its UK head office in Bristol, has created a new wholly owned UK subsidiary to avoid any fallout from Brexit. The bank called in legal experts from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT to handle the highly complex and costly procedure, which involved...

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Finance deal whets appetite for growth at exporter of iconic British food and drink brands

June 21, 2019
Finance deal whets appetite for growth at exporter of iconic British food and drink brands

Bristol-based British Corner Shop, which sells much-loved UK food and drink products such as Bird’s custard and Marmite around the world, is on course for further growth after securing a £2.73m finance facility from HSBC. The firm will use the funding to further develop its export activities, helping it...

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Ashfords’ Bristol team act for guitar maker in majority stake sale to Muse frontman

June 21, 2019
Ashfords’ Bristol team act for guitar maker in majority stake sale to Muse frontman

Lawyers in the Bristol office of national firm Ashfords have helped one of the UK’s top guitar manufacturers sell shares to the frontman of rock band Muse. Matt Bellamy bought the stake from Hugh Manson and Adrian Ashton of Devon-based Manson Guitar Works, giving the singer, guitarist and songwriter...

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Three senior promotions boost Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

June 20, 2019
Three senior promotions boost Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

Financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson has strengthened its senior team in Bristol with three promotions. Helen Bassett and Marcus Graham have been promoted to director in the firm’s assurance and business services and transaction services teams respectively, while David Gage has been appointed an associate director in...

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Pioneering Bristol youth programme gains continued backing of Womble Bond Dickinson

June 20, 2019
Pioneering Bristol youth programme gains continued backing of Womble Bond Dickinson

Transatlantic law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s (WBD) Bristol office is to continue to support a community apprentice programme that helps develop young people’s employability by empowering them to tackle real-life social problems. Run by national organisation Envision, the programme is an inter-school competition aimed at 14 and 15 year...

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Insurer Admiral gets Bristol ad agency on board to create nostalgic animated brand campaign

June 18, 2019
Insurer Admiral gets Bristol ad agency on board to create nostalgic animated brand campaign

Creative agency McCann Bristol has created an animated TV advert for insurance group Admiral in a major departure from its previous broadcast campaigns. Created in partnership with London-based production company Studio AKA, the advert launches an entirely new animated brand campaign for Admiral that will run across integrated media....

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 17, 2019
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Monday June 17 Nothing listed Tuesday June 18 Finals: Ashtead Group, NextEnergy Solar Fund, TechFinancials, Telecom Plus Interims: Safestore Holdings, Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust Wednesday June 19 Finals: Severfield, ULS Technology Interim: Standard Life Private Equity Trust Economic announcements: Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Retail Price...

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Director Awards recognise bosses who are in the driving seat of business transformation

June 14, 2019
Director Awards recognise bosses who are in the driving seat of business transformation

The bosses of Bristol businesses ranging from the West of England’s largest bus operator to a recycling firm behind a state-of-the-art waste handling centre and a fast-growing recruitment firm have been named among the region’s top directors. First West of England managing director James Freeman won the Institute of...

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Clifton Asset Management hits acquisition trail to launch regional advisor network

June 14, 2019
Clifton Asset Management hits acquisition trail to launch regional advisor network

Bristol-based pension-led funding specialists Clifton Asset Management has made the first of a series of targeted acquisitions to create a regional network of small financial advisory businesses. The addition of Shrewsbury-based Plan For Life Wealth Management is the first step in Clifton’s ‘blueprint for the future’ which will focus...

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