Finance

Partnership between Smith & Williamson and Innovate Finance aims to boost fintech sector

January 26, 2022
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Partnership between Smith & Williamson and Innovate Finance aims to boost fintech sector

National accountancy group Smith & Williamson, which has a Bristol office, is to partner with fintech group Innovate Finance to provide its members with professional and financial services insights to help them grow and develop their businesses. Under the year-long tie-up, the two will collaborate on a series of...

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Deloitte’s M&A team in Bristol hails ‘fantastic’ year for dealmaking with total of 17 completed

January 26, 2022
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Deloitte’s M&A team in Bristol hails ‘fantastic’ year for dealmaking with total of 17 completed

Dealmakers from accountancy firm Deloitte’s Bristol-based mergers & acquisitions team completed a record number 17 deals last year – four of them in just three weeks during December. The total number, with a collective value of just under £2bn, was almost double that of 2020, when the team completed...

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Milsted Langdon boosts its commitment to its staff by signing the National Menopause Pledge

January 24, 2022
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Milsted Langdon boosts its commitment to its staff by signing the National Menopause Pledge

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bristol, has become the latest business to support the Menopause Workplace Pledge. The move follows latest statistics showing that almost 900,000 women in the UK quit their jobs due to the menopause. Milsted Langdon said that, while it was...

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Children’s hospice business club shows the power of bringing companies together

January 21, 2022
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Children’s hospice business club shows the power of bringing companies together

Bristol firms are being invited to join Children’s Hospice South West’s Business Club as it aims to raise £90,000 from the initiative to support it in helping make a difference to young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The charity needs around £11m a year to run its...

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BGF Bristol office invests record £115m in high-growth business in 2021

January 20, 2022
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BGF Bristol office invests record £115m in high-growth business in 2021

Investments by the Bristol team of growth finance group BGF passed the £100m mark for the first time last year as it continued its strong run of funding ambitious businesses. The team injected £115m of equity into firms in 2021 – a 72% increase on 2020’s total and more...

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Hybrid working here to stay, research shows, but most firms are struggling to make it a success

January 20, 2022
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Hybrid working here to stay, research shows, but most firms are struggling to make it a success

More than nine in 10 of mid-market businesses in the South West have adopted hybrid or remote working as a way of overcoming the impact of the pandemic – but many are struggling to make it a success, according to a new survey. Research by accountancy firm Grant Thornton,...

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Recognition for Clarke Willmott’s debt recovery team in credit management benchmark scheme

January 19, 2022
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Recognition for Clarke Willmott’s debt recovery team in credit management benchmark scheme

National law firm Clarke Willmott, which has an office in Bristol, has become the first client-servicing solicitors’ practice to gain accreditation for best practice in the credit management industry. The CICMQ quality accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) provides formal recognition for the firm’s commitment to...

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‘Top 50 Most Influential’ advisers recognition for Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth

January 18, 2022
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‘Top 50 Most Influential’ advisers recognition for Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth

Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon’s head of private wealth has been named as one of the UK’s leading advisers for the second time in two years. Beatrice Puoti, pictured, appears in the latest eprivateclient 50 Most Influential table, which recognises the key figures in the sector who provide the...

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New finance director for Avon Group as it aims for further expansion

January 18, 2022
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New finance director for Avon Group as it aims for further expansion

Bristol-based specialist manufacturing and engineering firm Avon Group has appointed Charles Toosey as finance director to support its ambitious growth plans. Charles, pictured, has high-level experience in financial management and business consulting having joined Avon Group from London-based aluminium manufacturer Alvance, where he has spent the past two years...

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Foot Anstey builds on expertise in Islamic finance with £43.6m Saudi-backed property deal

January 17, 2022
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Foot Anstey builds on expertise in Islamic finance with £43.6m Saudi-backed property deal

The Bristol-based Islamic finance team at national law firm Foot Anstey has advised Saudi-based investment management firm Sidra Capital on its £43.6m acquisition of a major head office office building occupied by a subsidiary drinks giant Coca-Cola. The 122,000 sq ft building, pictured, in Uxbridge, Middlesex, is let to...

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Most bosses of South West tech firms value purpose above money, survey reveals

January 13, 2022
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Most bosses of South West tech firms value purpose above money, survey reveals

Nearly three-quarters of tech firm executives in the South West put purpose before profits while just under 80% prioritise relationships over success, according to a new survey. The region also boasts a far higher number of female tech entrepreneurs than the national average – 36% against 22% for the...

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New managing director and head of region strengthen Quantuma’s Bristol office

January 13, 2022
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New managing director and head of region strengthen Quantuma’s Bristol office

Business advisory firm Quantuma has appointed Tim Sloggett as managing director to further strengthen its offering in the South West and Wales region. Tim, pictured, has more than 20 years’ experience of helping businesses that are underperforming or facing a crisis, across a range of sectors and from local owner-managed...

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LDC hails successful 2021 and looks to invest in more mid-market South West firms this year

January 13, 2022
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LDC hails successful 2021 and looks to invest in more mid-market South West firms this year

The Bristol office of LDC, the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firm, is to increase its support to businesses this year after completing transactions with a combined value of more than £280m in 2021. LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, said it is aiming to invest...

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