VWV corporate team act for insurance broker’s founders on sale to acquisitive national group

March 5, 2021
VWV corporate team act for insurance broker’s founders on sale to acquisitive national group

Bristol law firm VWV has advised the founding shareholders of a specialist personal and commercial insurance broker on its acquisition by a fast-growing national group. Following the deal, Wiltshire-based Advance Insurance Agencies is now part of the Jensten Group. It is Jensten’s second acquisition this year and the latest...

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BGF helps regional property developer build for the future with £15.5m investment

March 5, 2021
BGF helps regional property developer build for the future with £15.5m investment

The Bristol office of finance group BGF has invested £15.5m in South West property developer Burrington Estates to support its ambitious growth plans in housing and commercial projects. Exeter-based Burrington’s new homes business has built more than 400 properties worth £120m across the South West since its launch in 2016.  Its commercial industrial...

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TLT advises housing association on site acquisition for large-scale affordable homes and retail scheme

March 4, 2021
TLT advises housing association on site acquisition for large-scale affordable homes and retail scheme

A team from Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has helped a leading housing association complete the acquisition of a derelict site, allowing it to build 100 much-needed affordable homes as well as job-creating retail space. TLT advised Network Homes on all aspects of the complex acquisition of the site...

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New record for Alder King as it celebrates 20 years as South West’s busiest agency

March 4, 2021
New record for Alder King as it celebrates 20 years as South West’s busiest agency

Bristol-headquartered regional property consultancy Alder King has been acclaimed as the South West’s most active agent for the 20th year in succession. As well as winning the overall title in the annual deals competition, staged by industry publication Estates Gazette, Alder King also again topped the office and industrial sectors. ...

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Bristol being ignored in government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda, says city’s Chamber of Commerce

March 3, 2021
Bristol being ignored in government’s ‘levelling-up’ agenda, says city’s Chamber of Commerce

Significant private sector investment in the Bristol is being held back by the lack of government support for major infrastructure projects around the city, it was claimed this afternoon. After a Budget this week in which Bristol was absent from the list of UK’s first ‘freeports’ - despite a bid...

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BUDGET 2021: Bristol business reaction

March 3, 2021
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Bristol business leaders have given many of the measures in today’s Budget a warm welcome – especially the previously-trailed furlough extension – but there was also concern over the delayed Corporation Tax increase. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said businesses would welcome the extension of the...

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BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

March 3, 2021
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to hike Corporation Tax to 25% in one leap – the first increase since 1974 – would “cause a sharp intake of breath” for many businesses. It also warned that the move – which is planned to come into effect in 2023...

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BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

March 3, 2021
BUDGET 2021: Key points  . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Budget this afternoon. The main points are:  No rise in VAT, income tax or national insurance  Corporation tax to rise from 19% to 25% from 2023 but only 10% largest companies will pay, Chancellor claims  Two-year ‘super deduction’ in tax for companies that invest...

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Mazars’ new Bristol office managing partner to focus on growth

March 3, 2021
Mazars’ new Bristol office managing partner to focus on growth

International tax, audit and advisory firm Mazars has appointed Amy Reynolds as its office managing partner in Bristol. Amy, pictured, succeeds Tim Ball, who was responsible for overseeing a strong period of growth during his four-year tenure in the role.  Amy joined Mazars in 2011 and has more than...

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