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Bloom & Wild picks PKF Bristol team again to support its rapid growth with second acquisition

July 30, 2021
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Bloom & Wild picks PKF Bristol team again to support its rapid growth with second acquisition

The Bristol office of South West accountancy group PKF Francis Clark has advised Bloom & Wild, the fast-growing flower delivery business, on a second international acquisition in three months. The acquisition of leading French online florist Very Bloom SAS, which trades as Bergamotte, for an undisclosed sum, continues the...

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Osborne Clarke helps pay-as-you-fly drone insurer land £12m to swoop on connected vehicle market

July 30, 2021
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Osborne Clarke helps pay-as-you-fly drone insurer land £12m to swoop on connected vehicle market

Lawyers in the Bristol office of global law firm Osborne Clarke have advised a start-up aiming to revolutionise the use of real-time data in insurance on its £12m investment.  London-based Flock said the Series A funding marked a major milestone in building a global, fully digital insurance company for...

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Pioneering app that supports breastfeeding mums to launch during World Breastfeeding Week

July 30, 2021
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Pioneering app that supports breastfeeding mums to launch during World Breastfeeding Week

LatchAid, the Bristol firm using innovative technology to revolutionise breastfeeding, is expanding further by launching its new app during World Breastfeeding Week. LatchAid, which is part of the SETsquared Bristol incubator, was set up by Dr Chen Mao Davies, an Oscar and BAFTA-winning expert in computer graphics and animation,...

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Four-year growth strategy announced by TLT after annual revenues climb by 11%

July 30, 2021
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Four-year growth strategy announced by TLT after annual revenues climb by 11%

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT is to accelerate its growth in the UK and overseas, including providing non-legal support to clients in areas such as sustainability, diversity and wellness,  after posting a 11.3% increase in its annual revenues to £110m. Its expansion over the past 12 months – its...

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Creative college’s £4.5m extension slots into place in ex-amusement arcade and music venue building

July 30, 2021
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Creative college’s £4.5m extension slots into place in ex-amusement arcade and music venue building

A former city centre amusement arcade will fittingly become a hub for students to learn creative computing, software development and games art when it reopens in September as part of an extension to Bristol’s Access Creative College. Phase 2 of the college’s Bristol city centre campus on All Saints Street,...

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Aer Lingus’s Dublin flights to take off again as Bristol Airport inches back from impact of pandemic

July 30, 2021
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Aer Lingus’s Dublin flights to take off again as Bristol Airport inches back from impact of pandemic

Flights operated by Irish airline Aer Lingus from Bristol Airport to Dublin restart this weekend, opening up Ireland again to fully vaccinated British citizens and paving the way for convenient transatlantic services when unfettered travel to the US returns. Ireland is the first country in Europe to allow people...

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Book publishing giant opens Bristol office ‘to get closer to local readers, writers and booksellers’

July 30, 2021
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Book publishing giant opens Bristol office ‘to get closer to local readers, writers and booksellers’

Hachette UK, one of the country’s largest publishers, has opened an office in Bristol as it looks to break out of the ‘London bubble’ and increase the diversity of its workforce. The office is one of  five new bases the publisher is launching over the next three months. Manchester...

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Half of region’s tech firms now doing better than in pre-Covid times, survey reveals

July 29, 2021
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Half of region’s tech firms now doing better than in pre-Covid times, survey reveals

The South West’s tech businesses have bounced back strongly from the pandemic, according to a new survey, with more than half saying they are now performing better than their pre-Covid levels. Some 96% of tech firm leaders, including founders and directors, said they were optimistic about the future with...

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Pioneering Bristol firms could miss out under Govt’s new Innovation Strategy, warns Metro Mayor

July 29, 2021
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Pioneering Bristol firms could miss out under Govt’s new Innovation Strategy, warns Metro Mayor

The government’s new Innovation Strategy, which aims to turbo charge the UK’s most pioneering businesses, will fall flat unless its key decisions are devolved to the regions, according to West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris. In his latest broadside against what he sees as over control by Westminster,...

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Intensive digital marketing bootcamps launched to help close Bristol’s skills gap in the sector

July 29, 2021
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Intensive digital marketing bootcamps launched to help close Bristol’s skills gap in the sector

Bootcamps for people looking for new and additional skills to embark on a career in marketing or business development are to be launched across the West of England – and employers are being urged to get involved to help the students. Supported by the West of England Combined Authority...

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New Bristol base for Vantage Building Consultancy as it continues expansion across the UK

July 28, 2021
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New Bristol base for Vantage Building Consultancy as it continues expansion across the UK

National building consultancy Vantage has opened an office in Bristol and appointed two staff members to kick off its expansion into the South West. The office, the firm’s fourth, will be used as a springboard into the region for the Manchester-headquartered group, which specialises in office, retail and warehouse...

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Bristol Business Blog: Rob Brown, tax partner, Milsted Langdon. Post-Covid changes to taxation now seem increasingly likely

July 28, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Rob Brown, tax partner, Milsted Langdon. Post-Covid changes to taxation now seem increasingly likely

To date, the government has spent more than £372bn on the nation’s response to Covid-19 and while much of the financial support on offer is due to end in a few months’ time, the spiralling costs have had a heavy hit on the public finances. That is why we...

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Partner and associate partner promotions strengthen EY’s Bristol office

July 28, 2021
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Partner and associate partner promotions strengthen EY’s Bristol office

Global accountancy group EY has made a series of senior appointments in its Bristol office, including a partner and three associate partners, as it continues to invest in its South West and Wales region. Robin Enstone has been promoted to equity partner while there are also promotions to associate...

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