Finance

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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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

April 23, 2021
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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

Time is running out to register for Bristol Business News’ exclusive webinar aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain time. Staged with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox , Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. It takes place next...

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PKF’s Bristol office helps Bloom & Wild blossom in European market with Dutch takeover

April 23, 2021
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PKF’s Bristol office helps Bloom & Wild blossom in European market with Dutch takeover

The Bristol office of South West accountancy group PKF Francis Clark has advised fast-growing flower delivery business Bloom & Wild on its first acquisition, the takeover of Dutch rival Bloomon. The high-profile deal, for an undisclosed sum, quadruples the size of the UK’s leading online flower and gifting platform’s European footprint and...

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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

April 22, 2021
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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

Bristol’s Architecture Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary by unveiling ambitious plans to transform its Harbourside base into a vibrant home for design and placemaking. The new café and cultural and education space will bring new life to the venue this summer, opening up its doors to debate the...

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TLT helps secure £370k seed funding for Bristol pioneering greentech start-up

April 22, 2021
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TLT helps secure £370k seed funding for Bristol pioneering greentech start-up

University of Bristol spin-out Albotherm, which is developing green technologies for the agriculture and buildings sector, has been advised by law firm TLT on its £370,000 seed investment round. The funding will help Albotherm tackle climate change by fuelling the development of its Variable Shading System, a glass coating...

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