Finance

Senior banking duo get new roles in HSBC’s Bristol corporate team

November 15, 2013
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Senior banking duo get new roles in HSBC’s Bristol corporate team

HSBC has made two senior promotions in its West and Wales team with Paul Crocker moving to the role of deputy head of corporate and Rhys Jones becoming head of leverage finance for the region. Paul, pictured, has been with HSBC for nearly eight years and previously held the West and Wales head of leverage finance role. Rhys has...

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Seminar will alert West firms to dangers of bribery and corruption when trading overseas

November 8, 2013
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Seminar will alert West firms to dangers of bribery and corruption when trading overseas

Businesses operating overseas, and particularly new entrants to international markets, need to protect themselves against bribery and corruption, a top West forensic accountant will warn at an exporting event next week. David Alexander, partner at Bristol-based business advisers Smith & Williamson, will say that even if a firm is...

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Merger number two adds up to further growth for Milsted Langdon

November 4, 2013
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Merger number two adds up to further growth for Milsted Langdon

Bristol-based chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has completed its second merger in six months as part of its expansion strategy. Smaller Bristol practice David Cottrell & Co completed the tie-up with Milsted Langdon last Friday and its staff have relocated from its Westbury-on-Trym base into Milsted Langdon’s offices at...

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Chancellor calls in West finance experts to help with taxing task of simplification

October 31, 2013
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Chancellor calls in West finance experts to help with taxing task of simplification

Both of West accountants Bishop Fleming’s technical tax directors have been appointed as advisors to Chancellor George Osborne as part of his drive for tax simplification. Andy Richens has been engaged by the Chancellor’s Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to advise on tax issues for small businesses, and is...

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Bank finance helps fund Friska’s appetite for further growth

October 31, 2013
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Bank finance helps fund Friska’s appetite for further growth

Bristol healthy fast food restaurant group Friska has secured a £65,000 funding deal with Santander to help finance further growth. Launched in 2009 by University of Bath economics graduates Griff Holland and Ed Brown, Friska has since grown from one to four restaurants around Bristol. The new finance agreement...

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Direction acquisition points to further growth for Paradigm Norton

October 29, 2013
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Direction acquisition points to further growth for Paradigm Norton

Paradigm Norton, the Bristol-based financial planning firm, has taken over one of its appointed representative businesses as it continues its strategy of growth through acquisition. Direction Financial Planning, founded by Jane Wheeler, teamed up with Paradigm Norton in June to sell its products and services to her clients. Now...

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Consultant joins Bishop Fleming’s independent financial advice business

October 25, 2013
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Consultant joins Bishop Fleming’s independent financial advice business

Bishop Fleming Independent Financial Advisers, part of fast-growing West accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, has appointed Darren Steadman as a financial planning consultant to serve clients across Bristol and Bath. Mr Steadman, who was educated in Bristol, spent 20 years with AXA Sun Life in the city, rising to implementation...

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Business West and Virgin team up to help the next generation of Bransons

October 25, 2013
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Business West and Virgin team up to help the next generation of Bransons

Young entrepreneurs are to benefit from a new support and advice service launched yesterday as a partnership between Virgin and Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Virgin StartUp will offer financial support, mentoring and business advice to thousands of young people across the country who...

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Gulf investors linked with £2bn Hinkley C funding

October 23, 2013
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Gulf investors linked with £2bn Hinkley C funding

The multi-billion pound funding gap in the £16bn Hinkley C nuclear power plant project could be filled by investment from Gulf state governments, according to media reports. A consortium led by French energy giant EDF was given the go-ahead on Monday to build two reactors at Hinkley Point in...

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‘Exceptional’ school student gains scholarship from Whyatt Pakeman

October 22, 2013
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‘Exceptional’ school student gains scholarship from Whyatt Pakeman

Clifton chartered accountancy firm Whyatt Pakeman Partners has presented Bristol Grammar School student Sonny Chiba with an annual scholarship. Sonny received the sponsorship package from the firm’s partners at a special presentation earlier this month in recognition of his achievements in all aspects of his economics course. Partner Richard...

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Finance group looks at the positives as it overcomes tough trading conditions

October 21, 2013
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Finance group looks at the positives as it overcomes tough trading conditions

Independent Clifton and Chipping Sodbury-based financial consultancy Jelf has shrugged off what it admitted were “challenging” market conditions to enjoy a positive start to the second half of the year. As a result it expects its results for the year to September 30 to be in line with market...

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Time is right to enter Chinese market, says Grant Thornton Masterclass

October 18, 2013
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Time is right to enter Chinese market, says Grant Thornton Masterclass

West firms will now find it easier to follow in the footsteps of Chancellor George Osborne and head east to seek business opportunities in China. Changes recently made in the fast-developing country – the world’s second-largest economy with annual growth of 7.8% according to new figures released today –...

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Bishop Fleming aims to add to its record-breaking awards haul

October 18, 2013
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Bishop Fleming aims to add to its record-breaking awards haul

South West accountancy firm Bishop Fleming is hoping to gain another two national awards next month to take its tally for the year to a record of six. The firm, which has an office in Bristol, is shortlisted in two categories in the National Accountancy Awards – Best Mid-Tier...

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