Finance

Prestigious elevator pitch award for software start-up tackling unconscious bias in marketing

July 1, 2022
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Prestigious elevator pitch award for software start-up tackling unconscious bias in marketing

Bristol start-up Inclued, which has developed software that helps content creators identify bias as it happens, has won an ‘elevator pitch’ contest that traditionally opens doors to potential investors. Inclued’s AI-based technology helps marketers connect with their audience by spotting and removing unconscious biases in digital content, as well as...

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Xledger takes up new position as ‘team behind the team’ for Bristol Sport as it widens sponsorship deal

July 1, 2022
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Xledger takes up new position as ‘team behind the team’ for Bristol Sport as it widens sponsorship deal

Xledger, the Bristol-headquartered finance software company, has extended and broadened its sponsorship with Bristol Sport by becoming the group’s official finance solutions provider. The move means Xledger, which provides cloud-based finance software for more than 10,000 mid-market customers in 60-plus countries, continues as back-of-shirt sponsor for Bears Men, Bears Women, Bears...

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Investment in Bristol specialist travel firm sets it on path to growth as tourist markets open up again

July 1, 2022
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Investment in Bristol specialist travel firm sets it on path to growth as tourist markets open up again

Bristol-based specialist tour firm Inside Travel Group is on the way to further expansion after receiving significant new investment. The firm, which specialises in key Asian markets, is readying itself for a new era of travel as restrictions end across the continent and Japan’s borders open again.  Inside Travel...

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Bristol accountants prepare to go head to head in prestigious national award scheme

July 1, 2022
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Bristol accountants prepare to go head to head in prestigious national award scheme

Two of the West of England’s largest regional accountancy firms Milsted Langdon and Bishop Fleming, which both have large offices in Bristol, are to battle it out as finalists in a major awards scheme that champions the growth and achievements of practices across the UK. It is the second year in...

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Most firms forced to raise prices as they struggle with ‘uncharted territory’ of soaring inflation

July 1, 2022
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Most firms forced to raise prices as they struggle with ‘uncharted territory’ of soaring inflation

Spiralling inflation has become the biggest issue for firms in Bristol and across the South West, with nearly 70% saying they are worried about its impact on their business, according to a new survey. Big rises in labour costs and utility bills – which have helped take inflation to...

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Foot Anstey helps private equity investors get a GRIP on their portfolios with new product

June 30, 2022
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Foot Anstey helps private equity investors get a GRIP on their portfolios with new product

Private equity investors and their portfolio companies can now track their performance and access relevant compliance documents under a new tech-enabled scheme launched by national law firm Foot Anstey. The firm, which has an office in Bristol, says the GRIP (Governance Reporting Information Portal) scheme will give users a...

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Extended run for project to tackle loneliness staged by The Bristol Hippodrome and National Friendly

June 27, 2022
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Extended run for project to tackle loneliness staged by The Bristol Hippodrome and National Friendly

An award-winning loneliness awareness campaign staged by The Bristol Hippodrome and supported by city-based specialist insurer National Friendly and Age UK Bristol has been extended. The campaign, which aim to raise awareness of loneliness and reduce the stigma surrounding it, brings together theatre lovers aged 60 and above who would...

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Bristol Innovations project aims to boost business by harnessing university’s research prowess

June 24, 2022
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Bristol Innovations project aims to boost business by harnessing university’s research prowess

The University of Bristol is to combine its far-reaching research expertise with the industry know-how of major global partners under a new project launched today which will also be the first to open on its new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. Called Bristol Innovations, it will be a virtual network...

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SETsquared to stage first face-to-face Sustainability Workout for business founders

June 24, 2022
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SETsquared to stage first face-to-face Sustainability Workout for business founders

Bristol business founders looking to develop their sustainability credentials are invited to take part in a new support programme. Staged by the city’s SETsquared incubator, the fully funded Sustainability Workout was launched during the pandemic and has already supported 40 businesses.  So far it has been delivered online but...

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Bristol firms urged to sign up to gift card scheme aimed at boosting spending in the city centre

June 24, 2022
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Bristol firms urged to sign up to gift card scheme aimed at boosting spending in the city centre

Bristol’s three business improvement districts (BIDs) are encouraging city centre businesses to sign up to a new gift card initiative designed to strengthen the area’s post-pandemic recovery. Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe & Temple and Broadmead BIDs are co-ordinating the launch of the Love Bristol Gift Card, with all sizes...

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Cruse Bereavement Support chosen by National Friendly as its charity of the year

June 24, 2022
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Cruse Bereavement Support chosen by National Friendly as its charity of the year

Bristol-based mutual insurer National Friendly has joined forces with the Cruse Bereavement Support charity to develop a partnership which aims to help people through one of the most painful times in life – the loss of a loved one. As its charity of the year, National Friendly will fundraising...

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Award shortlisting recognises success across the board of Burges Salmon’s private wealth team

June 24, 2022
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Award shortlisting recognises success across the board of Burges Salmon’s private wealth team

Burges Salmon has been named among the finalists in an award scheme that showcases the outstanding achievements of firms across the UK and offshore legal, tax, fiduciary and advisory professions. Entry to the eprivateclient Excellence Awards is by invitation-only and finalists are required to demonstrate a wide range of...

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Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office to stage seminar on business exit planning

June 24, 2022
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Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office to stage seminar on business exit planning

The founder of one of the UK’s largest quarrying groups will be the keynote speaker at an event for Bristol business owners considering an exit. The seminar, staged by wealth management and professional services group Evelyn Partners’ office in the city, will hear from Nicholas Johnston, who sold the...

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