Finance

New hires and move to bigger office ‘demonstrates commitment to Bristol’ says LDC

March 22, 2024
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New hires and move to bigger office ‘demonstrates commitment to Bristol’ says LDC

Private equity investor LDC has relocated its Bristol base to a larger office and made two new appointments in a move it said underlined its long-term commitment to the city. The firm, owned by Lloyds Banking Group, has appointed Vera Kuehne as an investment manager and Sally Tam as...

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Refurbished Bristol office building attracts city insurance group as latest new tenant

March 22, 2024
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Refurbished Bristol office building attracts city insurance group as latest new tenant

Hayes Parsons. Bristol’s largest independent insurance broker, has become the latest firm to move into a landmark city office building following its substantial refurbishment. The firm, one of the UK’s leading independent providers of specialist insurance and risk management services, has taken just over 4,000 sq ft of grade...

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Former Dyson finance boss gets on board at Loungers as CFO as its rapid roll-out gathers pace

March 22, 2024
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Former Dyson finance boss gets on board at Loungers as CFO as its rapid roll-out gathers pace

Loungers, the rapid-growth Bristol-based all-day café/bar group, has appointed one of the Bristol area’s most experienced finance directors as its new CFO. Stephen Marshall, pictured, will join the group, which opened its 250th outlet in January, following a career that has included senior roles at supermarket chain Somerfield, household...

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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech cluster invited to enter sector’s most-coveted awards

March 22, 2024
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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech cluster invited to enter sector’s most-coveted awards

Nominations have opened for this year’s SPARKies, the pioneering awards that shine a light on the best individuals, products and firms that make up the West of England’s tech sector. Launched in 2012, the annual awards have grown to become the best-respected tech accolades in the region, attracting hundreds...

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Tech and net zero will help drive new sustainable growth blueprint for Western ‘super-region’

March 21, 2024
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Tech and net zero will help drive new sustainable growth blueprint for Western ‘super-region’

Harnessing the potential of the West of England in areas such as cyber, tech and net zero will underpin a new pan-regional plan for sustainable growth to be launched this summer. The economic blueprint will form the basis of a conference led by the Western Gateway, the partnership covering...

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Promotion of Bristol-based partner with wealth of experience boosts EY’s audit team in the South West

March 20, 2024
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Accountancy group EY has strengthened its audit team in Bristol with the promotion of Jemma Inker to partner. Jemma, pictured, originally joined EY in 2011 as an audit senior, going on to become a senior audit manager and director. In total she has more than 15 years’ experience.  During...

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Arrival of new director strengthens RSM UK’s solutions practice in its Bristol office

March 19, 2024
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National audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK’s Bristol office has appointed Martin Brown as share schemes director in its employer solutions team. Martin, pictured, specialises in advising firms on designing and implementing employee share plans, workplace incentives and employee ownership trusts.  He also has tax expertise in employment-related...

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Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

March 18, 2024
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Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

Bristol Business News has teamed up with city-based specialist communications consultancy Distinctive Communications to discuss how to engage with journalists to promote your business at an event tomorrow. Hosted by Distinctive founder Ben Lowndes, the free webinar will hear from Bristol Business News editor Robert Buckland on why some stories get coverage and...

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More funding for Bristol firm plugging into the power of graphene to drive down EV battery costs

March 15, 2024
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More funding for Bristol firm plugging into the power of graphene to drive down EV battery costs

The Bristol company behind pioneering technology that aims to reduce electric vehicle (EV) battery charging times while also cutting manufacturing costs has received more funding to further develop the system. Anaphite’s latest £1.6m round, which has come from a range of backers and Innovate UK, follows an injection of...

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Bristol academics get millions in funding to lead research in areas such as AI, digital health and cyber

March 15, 2024
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Bristol academics get millions in funding to lead research in areas such as AI, digital health and cyber

Bristol’s status as a leading centre for cutting-edge academic research was boosted this week as it joined a new innovative digital health hub while also receiving £57m to train a new generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers. The University of Bristol and UWE Bristol have become part of the...

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Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

March 15, 2024
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Webinar: Understanding the media with Bristol Business News and Distinctive Communications

Bristol Business News has teamed up with city-based specialist communications consultancy Distinctive Communications to discuss how to engage with journalists to promote your business at an event next week. Hosted by Distinctive founder Ben Lowndes, the free webinar will hear from Bristol Business News editor Robert Buckland on why some...

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Pulling power of Bristol’s film and TV locations boosts city’s tourism sector’s post-Covid recovery

March 15, 2024
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Pulling power of Bristol’s film and TV locations boosts city’s tourism sector’s post-Covid recovery

Nearly a third of tourists visiting Bristol and the West of England have been influenced by seeing the region on screen in shows such as Doctor Who and Skins, according to new research. Visit West, the region’s destination marketing organisation, said 30% of visitors were attracted by films or...

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Another accolade for SETsquared as FT-backed report ranks it UK’s top start-up hub and third in Europe

March 14, 2024
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Another accolade for SETsquared as FT-backed report ranks it UK’s top start-up hub and third in Europe

The SETsquared Partnership, the pioneering tech incubator backed by the University of Bristol, has been named as the UK’s leading start-up hub and third best in Europe. No stranger to awards – it has been ranked best in the world by the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index three times...

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