Finance

Awards launched to showcase businesses that are the bee’s knees at caring for region’s pollinators

February 29, 2024
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Awards launched to showcase businesses that are the bee’s knees at caring for region’s pollinators

An awards scheme that champions the West of England’s best bee-friendly businesses is back – with some of the region’s biggest firms promising to create some extra buzz around it. The first Bee Bold Awards were held last year to champion the region’s pollinator champions. Winners included a digital tech...

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Evelyn Partners Bristol staff to walk, run, cycle, dance and swim for charity in memory of late colleague

February 29, 2024
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Evelyn Partners Bristol staff to walk, run, cycle, dance and swim for charity in memory of late colleague

Staff in the Bristol office of wealth management and professional services group Evelyn Partners have launched a charity fundraising challenge in memory of their late colleague and partner Dave Mouncey. Dave, pictured, a well-known and respected figure in Bristol’s business scene, died suddenly last December aged 63.  A past...

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New round of promotions at DWF recognise ‘outstanding service’ of its Bristol office

February 28, 2024
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Global provider of integrated legal and business services DWF has made eight promotions in its Bristol office, including a new partner. The firm provides claims handling and dispute resolution services from the office in Redcliffe Quay for a variety of clients based across the UK & Ireland and internationally. ...

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Live webinar: Power to Your Business – Solar from Start to Finish

February 28, 2024
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Thousands of UK businesses have already switched to solar PV to reduce their carbon emissions and cut costs – are you missing out? For the third webinar in its Power to Your Business series, Solarsense will next week bring together a panel of industry leaders and sustainability experts to...

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Young professionals’ group looking to make this year its most successful yet for fundraising

February 23, 2024
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Young professionals’ group looking to make this year its most successful yet for fundraising

A Bristol informal networking organisation set up following drinks between friends in 2005 and which has grown to almost 2,000 members is celebrating another year of supporting good causes in the city. Bristol Young Professionals (BYP) has awarded grants totalling more than £37,000 since its launch. Now the group,...

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Big rise in annual revenues at solar panel installation firm as spiralling electricity prices fuel take up

February 23, 2024
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Big rise in annual revenues at solar panel installation firm as spiralling electricity prices fuel take up

Annual revenues at renewable energy specialist Solarsense have powered ahead by 40% as it enjoyed its busiest-ever year. The PV system design and installation firm, which was launched 30 years ago – well ahead of the renewable energy curve – said it had benefited from an eagerness among organisations...

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Funding boost for Japanese dumpling street food group with an appetite for growth

February 23, 2024
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Funding boost for Japanese dumpling street food group with an appetite for growth

Fast-growing Bristol-based Japanese street food firm Eatchu has received a £100,000 investment to drive further expansion. The firm, best known for its gyoza, rice and noodles, secured the investment from alternative regional funder SWIG Finance to open its third venue on The Triangle in Clifton, pictured. Eatchu was launched...

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Michelmores hosts event for female founders and angel investors ahead of International Women’s Day

February 22, 2024
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Michelmores hosts event for female founders and angel investors ahead of International Women’s Day

Law firm Michelmores’ angel investor network is to stage an event in Bristol next week during which four female-founded businesses will be given the chance to pitch for investment. The event, on Tuesday 27 February, is also aimed at recruiting more female angel investors as well as helping accelerate the...

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FRP Bristol corporate finance team helps drive expansion for motor dealer with acquisition

February 22, 2024
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FRP Bristol corporate finance team helps drive expansion for motor dealer with acquisition

The Bristol office of FRP Corporate Finance has advised on a deal that adds two new car dealerships to the one of the region’s largest motor group’s portfolio. The acquisition of Pebley Beach by Wiltshire-headquartered Platinum Motor Group means it now has outlets in Swindon and Cirencester alongside its...

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Bristol pharmtech firm’s £54k donation fully funds vital new medical centre in crisis-hit Syria

February 21, 2024
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Bristol pharmtech firm’s £54k donation fully funds vital new medical centre in crisis-hit Syria

A medical centre for families displaced by war and disaster in Northern Syria is being paid for by Bristol pharmacy tech business Invatech Health. The firm has donated £54,000 to fully fund the facility in a new village being built by UK charity and NGO Action for Humanity. The...

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Bristol battery storage developer powers ahead with £20m investment from its new owner

February 16, 2024
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Bristol battery storage developer powers ahead with £20m investment from its new owner

Fig Power, the Bristol-based energy storage and generation systems developer, is looking to expand further after being acquired by a green investment company. New owner The Renewables Infrastructure Group (TRIG), a FTSE 250 investment company which mostly invests in wind and solar power, is to invest £20m into Fig...

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‘Amazement park’ secures impact funding to support its mission to widen access to Bristol’s creativity

February 15, 2024
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‘Amazement park’ secures impact funding to support its mission to widen access to Bristol’s creativity

Bristol impact investor BBRC (Bristol & Bath Regional Capital) has backed the city’s unique Wake The Tiger immersive visitor attraction with funding worth £350,000 to support the next stage of its ambitious growth. The ‘amazement park’, pictured, opened its long-awaited 1,000 sq m OUTERverse second phase to the public...

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Takeover that keeps vital air ambulances flying is put together by Bristol professional advisers

February 15, 2024
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Takeover that keeps vital air ambulances flying is put together by Bristol professional advisers

The Bristol offices of international law firm Osborne Clarke and accountants FRP Advisory have teamed up to secure a deal that keeps critical air ambulances operating across a large part of southern England. The team from Osborne Clarke advised Specialist Aviation Services Limited (SAS), and its joint administrators from...

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