Finance

New partner promotion and senior general practice manager appointment at Milsted Langdon

May 6, 2021
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New partner promotion and senior general practice manager appointment at Milsted Langdon

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has promoted Guy Armitage-Norton to partner in recognition of his work and commitment to adding value to the businesses he advises. Guy, pictured, works across the firm’s Bath and Bristol offices providing pragmatic support on accounting, auditing and financial reporting tailored to the specific...

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Partner promotions at Foot Anstey boosts its Bristol office

May 6, 2021
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Partner promotions at Foot Anstey boosts its Bristol office

Organic growth in the Bristol office of law firm Foot Anstey has continued with the appointment of two new partners. The firm, which also has offices in Exeter, London, Plymouth, Southampton, Taunton and Truro, said the promotions of Zahir Nayani and Alexandra Hammond were the result of investment in...

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UK’s oldest privately-owned bank establishes regional presence with high net worth advisor hire

May 6, 2021
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Privately-owned bank C. Hoare & Co. has appointed high net worth client specialist Emily Corbett as a senior relationship manager to lead its growth in the South West. The appointment forms part of the London-based bank’s broader strategy to expand its presence and customer base in the UK’s regions and...

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Bristol-based regional broking director taken on by insurance group Gallagher

May 5, 2021
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Bristol-based regional broking director taken on by insurance group Gallagher

Insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firm Gallagher has boosted its presence in the South West with the appointment of Richard Horne as regional broking director in its Bristol office. Richard, pictured, will report to Stephen Smith, who leads Gallagher’s South of England broking & placement team, which supports regional...

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Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

April 30, 2021
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Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has used the ratification of UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) to renew its plea for help for firms hit by Brexit-related red tape. The TCA, the blueprint for free trade between following the UK’s departure from the EU, had been signed...

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Milsted Langdon co-founder to retire from firm he set up more than 30 years ago

April 30, 2021
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Milsted Langdon co-founder to retire from firm he set up more than 30 years ago

Jonathan Langdon, the co-founder of regional accountancy group Milsted Langdon, is to step down after 33 years. Jonathan, pictured, co-founded the firm in 1988 with fellow University of Bath graduate Simon Milsted. He had qualified with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in Bristol before managing its business services group, Milsted Langdon...

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Experienced audit manager joins Bristol office of Milsted Langdon

April 28, 2021
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Experienced audit manager joins Bristol office of Milsted Langdon

The Bristol office of regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has appointed experienced accountant Mark Birchenough as a senior general practice manager. Mark, pictured, joins from rival regional accountants Bishop Fleming, where he worked at just over 15 years, most recently as senior audit manager.  Prior to that he was an...

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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

April 28, 2021
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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

Small business confidence has staged a dramatic recovery in the South West, according to the results of a new survey, as firms look head to life after lockdown. The latest quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), conducted among its members last month, reveals levels of optimism...

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Piper calls on WBD’s Bristol corporate team again as it invests in health supplement innovator

April 27, 2021
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Piper calls on WBD’s Bristol corporate team again as it invests in health supplement innovator

The corporate practice in international law firm Womble Bond Dickinson’s (WBD) Bristol office has advised longstanding private equity client Piper as it backs another fast-growing consumer brand. Piper’s £5m investment in natural health supplements firm Wild Nutrition is the latest in a series of deals supported by WBD’s corporate...

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Bristol Business Blog: Helen Bassett and Mo Salim, Smith & Williamson. Will RPA change the future of outsourcing?

April 26, 2021
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Being tied down with day-to-day administration can be frustrating, particularly when you would rather be developing your business. Whether you are a busy finance director or an entrepreneur growing a business, keeping your accounting and compliance requirements on track is essential to your success. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) can...

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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

April 23, 2021
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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

Candidates standing to be the next Mayor of Bristol have been issued with a ‘business challenge’ to ensure the voice of local firms remain central to the election campaign. Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West has produced the manifesto for the contenders in the race for...

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Survey will shed light on how Bristol’s small manufacturers have coped with Covid

April 23, 2021
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Survey will shed light on how Bristol’s small manufacturers have coped with Covid

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Bristol’s small and medium-sized manufacturers and their efforts to overcome it will be revealed when the results of the largest survey of its kind are published next month. The city’s manufacturers are being urged to take part in the research, which will...

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£1.2m investment for Bristol firm looking to plug into the power of graphene to boost battery life

April 23, 2021
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£1.2m investment for Bristol firm looking to plug into the power of graphene to boost battery life

Anaphite, the Bristol-based firm launched by two university graduates to look at ways of exploiting the potential of graphene in batteries, has raised £1.2m to step up its innovative work. The firm, founded by scientists Sam Burrow and Alexander Hewitt after they left university, has already developed techniques to...

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