Creative/Media

RSM and Osborne Clarke advise scientific publisher’s shareholders on major private equity investment

February 5, 2021
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RSM and Osborne Clarke advise scientific publisher’s shareholders on major private equity investment

The Bristol offices of national accountancy firm RSM and global law firm Osborne Clarke have acted for the shareholders of specialist online publisher SelectScience on a major private equity investment in the business. Bath-based SelectScience was formed in 1998 by Arif and Louise Butt with a mission to introduce...

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SETsquared Bristol firms secure investments worth £40m despite Covid slowing down funding

February 5, 2021
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SETsquared Bristol firms secure investments worth £40m despite Covid slowing down funding

Businesses based at SETsquared Bristol, the city’s acclaimed incubator, last year attracted investments worth a total of £40.2m – equivalent to more than 10% of the total raised by the South West region for the third year in a row. The achievement came despite the region’s investment market slowing...

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Print group Latcham takes direct route to rebranding to reflect its transformation

February 5, 2021
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Print group Latcham takes direct route to rebranding to reflect its transformation

Bristol-based Latcham Direct, one of the UK’s leading print and communications firms, has rebranded as Latcham with a new look and website after celebrating its 10th anniversary last year. The firm, which operates from an 82,000 sq ft purpose-built head office in Hengrove with a satellite base in Crawley,...

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New regional convention bureau to give Bristol higher global profile as conference location

February 5, 2021
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New regional convention bureau to give Bristol higher global profile as conference location

Bristol’s promotion as a prime location for international conferences and business events is to be stepped up with the launch of a new regional convention bureau. Instead of marketing the city as a standalone location to the global meetings industry, it will be promoted alongside Bath and the wider...

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Top firms target Bristol graduates more than most other universities, report shows

February 4, 2021
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Top firms target Bristol graduates more than most other universities, report shows

Graduates from the University of Bristol are among the most sought after by top employers, a major new report has found – and in some cases can command starting salaries of more than £45,000. The ‘Graduate Market in 2021’ survey asked the Britain’s top 100 employers which graduates they...

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St Mary le Port developer looks to the past to shape future of city’s birthplace

February 4, 2021
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St Mary le Port developer looks to the past to shape future of city’s birthplace

Archaeological investigation work underway at St Mary le Port in Bristol city centre could shape the future development of the historic area. Site development manager MEPC, which is planning to redevelop the high-profile but neglected area, said the dig – being staged in collaboration with Bristol City Council –...

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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

February 4, 2021
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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

Bristol legal firm GL Law has started an initiative to support businesses in the city in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The free Covid Impact Review will help owners and directors build back better by highlighting the parts of the business that need attention and set out steps...

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Virtual trade missions to open up new markets for South West ‘tech-for-good’ firms

February 4, 2021
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Virtual trade missions to open up new markets for South West ‘tech-for-good’ firms

Nearly 50 technology firms from across the South West are to explore potential business deals in the US, India and Singapore as part of a virtual trade mission promoting the region as a ‘tech-for-good’ hotspot. The companies have been selected to take part in Tech 4 Good South West,...

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Renewable Energy Award wins for Bristol’s ethical bank and pioneering ‘poo bus’ firm

February 3, 2021
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Renewable Energy Award wins for Bristol’s ethical bank and pioneering ‘poo bus’ firm

Two Bristol-based businesses’ achievements in renewable energy and cleantech projects have earned them accolades in a major national awards scheme. Ethical lender Triodos Bank UK and GENeco, the renewable energy and recycling company best known for its poo-powered Bio-Bus, were among the winners at this year’s British Renewable Energy Awards,...

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Key themes for business covered in Bristol-China Bureau’s schedule of 2021 online events

February 2, 2021
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Key themes for business covered in Bristol-China Bureau’s schedule of 2021 online events

China’s booming Shandong province will be the subject of the next webinar to be staged by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau. It has set out a year-long programme of online events co-ordinated and hosted by Hewlett Rand, a long-term bureau member.  Having focused on the vibrant tech...

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Major boost for Bristol’s TV and film industry as Bottle Yard Studios’ £11.7m expansion gets green light

January 29, 2021
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Major boost for Bristol’s TV and film industry as Bottle Yard Studios’ £11.7m expansion gets green light

Bristol’s highly successful Bottle Yard studio complex is to be expanded, creating around 1,000 jobs over the next 10 years and boosting the city’s status as a prime location for film and TV production. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) today approved £11.73m for the Bristol City Council-owned studio to...

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Event: ICON webinar will give the lowdown on selling a tech business in a time of crisis

January 29, 2021
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Event: ICON webinar will give the lowdown on selling a tech business in a time of crisis

Some of the tech sector’s top dealmakers, including the UK’s busiest acquirer and the Bristol-based entrepreneur who sold his start-up to Twitter, are to give tips on how to successfully exit a business at webinar next week. Hosted by Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance, it will also...

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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

January 29, 2021
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Gloomy South West firms see no short-term relief from Covid-19 but vaccine roll-out lifts spirits of some

Business confidence among South West firms has slumped to the lowest in England as the latest lockdown pushes sales down further and puts more pressure on staffing levels. Just 11% for businesses in the region expect trading levels to have returned to pre-pandemic levels by this time next year...

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