Finance

Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

November 12, 2021
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Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

Quartet, the community foundation covering Bristol and the West of England, has launched its annual Surviving Winter appeal with a warning that this year it will be needed more than ever. With many households already struggling to make ends meet, sharply rising fuel and food prices rise and a...

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Bristol Business Blog: Geoff Speirs, director, Haines Watts Bristol. Probate and the importance of forward planning

November 12, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Geoff Speirs, director, Haines Watts Bristol. Probate and the importance of forward planning

Probate. It’s a word most people have heard of but I suspect few have deep understanding of, especially when it comes to putting theory into practice. So we thought it would be helpful to offer some insights gathered from dealing with probate matters, and how we can make life...

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Burges Salmon launches innovative tax app to help clients negotiate complex UK resident rules

November 11, 2021
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Burges Salmon launches innovative tax app to help clients negotiate complex UK resident rules

Clients of Burges Salmon can work out whether they are tax-resident in the UK, thanks to a new app developed by the Bristol-headquartered national law firm. Called ResiCheck, the app is designed to help clients understand the UK’s Statutory Residence Test.  Users complete a simple questionnaire and receive an...

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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

November 11, 2021
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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

Music festivals could boost their revenue and slash their carbon output by using the pioneering women’s urinal developed by Bristol University spin-out PEEQUAL, research has shown. Some 5,000 women have now tested PEEQUAL’s innovative toilets following trials this summer at festivals including Shambala, Valley Fest and The Bristol Comedy...

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New joiners for Grant Thornton’s Bristol corporate finance advisory team after record year

November 11, 2021
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New joiners for Grant Thornton’s Bristol corporate finance advisory team after record year

National accountancy firm Grant Thornton has expanded its South West and Wales corporate finance advisory team after what it described as an exceptional period of deal activity. Adam Hughes has joined the team from NatWest Structured Finance to lead its debt advisory function while two young dealmakers, James Smart...

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Optimum Finance looking to scale the heights as part of Innovate UK’s fast-growth programme

November 10, 2021
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Optimum Finance looking to scale the heights as part of Innovate UK’s fast-growth programme

Bristol-based invoice finance provider Optimum Finance has been selected to take part in a government-backed programme that aims to help a small group of companies reach exponential growth. The Innovate UK Scaleup Programme is designed to support innovative, ambitious and high-growth oriented companies.  The businesses are already scaling, have...

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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

November 9, 2021
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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

Bristol firms thinking of exporting or taking their international expansion to the next level can sign up to a week of special events hosted by experts. The Department for International Trade (DIT) will stage the first International Trade Week next week, with events – most of them virtual –...

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£32m fund for Bristol firms to upgrade their vehicles for city’s new Clean Air Zone

November 5, 2021
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£32m fund for Bristol firms to upgrade their vehicles for city’s new Clean Air Zone

Some £32m is to be made available for businesses to make sure their vehicles comply with Bristol’s Clean Air Zone, which will come into effect next summer, it emerged today. The figure, which will cover HGVs, LGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles, forms the lion’s share of £42m the...

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Firm pioneering use of AI in healthcare backed by Bristol’s ICON in £6.2m funding round

November 5, 2021
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Firm pioneering use of AI in healthcare backed by Bristol’s ICON in £6.2m funding round

Bristol-based, tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance has acted as exclusive financial adviser to a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence to the UK healthcare industry in a £6.2m scale-up funding round. Founded in 2017, London-based RwHealth’s platform combines AI machine learning and data science to give healthcare providers access...

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£100,000 appeal to help vulnerable communities in Bristol fight food insecurity backed by Burges Salmon

November 5, 2021
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£100,000 appeal to help vulnerable communities in Bristol fight food insecurity backed by Burges Salmon

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, is supporting a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for community food projects in the city and help them fight food insecurity. Bristol Local Food Fund (BLFF), which was founded in July 2020 during the first lockdown and is run by volunteers, is...

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National Icon of the Year title for entrepreneur on mission to make Bristol global centre for deep tech

November 5, 2021
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National Icon of the Year title for entrepreneur on mission to make Bristol global centre for deep tech

Bristol-based scientist, entrepreneur and founder of the city’s Science Creates deep-tech centre, Dr Harry Destecroix, has won a major national enterprise award. Harry, pictured, has been named Barclays Entrepreneur Icon of the Year, a title that recognises entrepreneurs who have successfully turned their vision into reality.  The accolade, one...

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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

November 5, 2021
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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

Two-thirds of small firms in the South West have no active plan to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a new survey, with many arguing they should receive tax breaks, grants or low interest loans to help them go green. The report by the Federation of Small...

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Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team becomes independent boutique firm

November 5, 2021
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Milsted Langdon’s corporate finance team becomes independent boutique firm

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has spun out its corporate finance team into a new business in a move it says will allow it to have full operational autonomy. Harbourside Corporate Finance, which is based in the same Bristol office as Milsted Langdon, will primarily work with small and...

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