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Sponsored editorial. New rules, new opportunities for businesses

March 19, 2021
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Sponsored editorial. New rules, new opportunities for businesses

Many businesses across the West of England are facing uncertainty and challenges that could not have been foreseen a year ago when the pandemic hit our economy and livelihoods. With our new relationship with Europe, we also know that doing business with Europe has changed. This has meant adapting...

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Five deals in five weeks for Deloitte’s Bristol M&A team as market shrugs off pandemic

March 17, 2021
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Martyn Gregory

Accountancy group Deloitte’s Bristol-based mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team has completed five deals in just five weeks, including a successful refinancing of iconic Somerset shoe brand Clarks. The South & Wales team worked with private companies and private equity houses on the deals, which span the consumer products, industrial...

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Professional practices webinar series launched by Smith & Williamson

March 16, 2021
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Professional practices webinar series launched by Smith & Williamson

National accountancy firm Smith & Williamson is launching a series of webinars for partners in professional practices later this month. The series begins on Thursday, March 25, with ‘Introduction to the Partnership,’ which will guide newly appointed equity partners through the transition from employee to equity partner. This will...

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Bristol fintech firm Parmenion’s new private equity owners promise to maintain its rapid growth

March 12, 2021
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Bristol fintech firm Parmenion’s new private equity owners promise to maintain its rapid growth

Bosses at fast-growing Bristol fintech innovator Parmenion are looking ahead to further expansion following its £102m sale this week by Standard Life Aberdeen to a private equity firm. London-based Preservation Capital Partners (PCP) said it would back Parmenion’s management team in their expansion ambitions.  Parmenion, which has developed market-leading discretionary...

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Bristol to get major biotech research centre after city firm receives £12m investment

March 12, 2021
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Bristol to get major biotech research centre after city firm receives £12m investment

A dedicated cell and gene therapy centre is to be set up in Bristol by city-based bio-pharmaceutical consultancy eXmoor in a move that will increase its staffing from 40 to around 200. In a major boost for Bristol’s emerging biotech sector, the 50,000 sq ft cell and gene therapy...

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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

March 12, 2021
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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

Cyber technology, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and the green economy should be harnessed to drive recovery and growth in the Western Gateway, the regional powerhouse that includes Bristol, the West of England and South Wales. The recommendation comes in an independent report published this week which also suggests the region...

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Former Begbies Traynor insolvency manager returns to firm as Bristol office partner

March 11, 2021
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Former Begbies Traynor insolvency manager returns to firm as Bristol office partner

Insolvency and restructuring firm Begbies Traynor has bolstered its senior team in Bristol with the appointment of a new partner. Dan James, pictured, rejoins the firm having left in 2018 to work at the Bath office of regional accountants MHA Monahans as senior manager – business recovery and insolvency. ...

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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, national advisory consulting partner, Smith & Williamson. Building back better

March 10, 2021
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Bristol Business Blog: Claire Burden, national advisory consulting partner, Smith & Williamson. Building back better

The pandemic has created a vast agile working experiment that may permanently change the office environment. The past 12 months have seen companies scramble to put technology in place to allow employees to work remotely and to allow businesses to continue as normal, but it has also brought acceptance...

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New partner boosts TLT’s real estate and financial services offering

March 9, 2021
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New partner boosts TLT’s real estate and financial services offering

The real estate group at Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has been strengthened with the appointment of Ranjeev Kumar as partner. Ranjeev, pictured, joins from international firm Watson Farley Williams, where worked for six years, establishing and leading the firm’s real estate finance offering in London.  Last summer he...

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BUDGET 2021: Analysis – Rob Chedzoy, general practice partner, Milsted Langdon

March 5, 2021
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BUDGET 2021: Analysis – Rob Chedzoy, general practice partner, Milsted Langdon

The events of the past year have led the UK to spend more than £280bn protecting jobs and businesses, with this week’s Budget promising a further £65bn of spending through new loans, grants and the extension of several important schemes. The measures confirmed in the Chancellor’s speech will play...

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BUDGET 2021: West of England Combined Authority reaction

March 5, 2021
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BUDGET 2021: West of England Combined Authority reaction

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) welcomed an extra £4.1m investment announced in the Budget to support its efforts to reduce car usage and improve air quality by getting more people to walk, cycle and use public transport. This new money, for the year 2021-22, comes as WECA continues to develop its...

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VWV corporate team act for insurance broker’s founders on sale to acquisitive national group

March 5, 2021
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VWV corporate team act for insurance broker’s founders on sale to acquisitive national group

Bristol law firm VWV has advised the founding shareholders of a specialist personal and commercial insurance broker on its acquisition by a fast-growing national group. Following the deal, Wiltshire-based Advance Insurance Agencies is now part of the Jensten Group. It is Jensten’s second acquisition this year and the latest...

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BGF helps regional property developer build for the future with £15.5m investment

March 5, 2021
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BGF helps regional property developer build for the future with £15.5m investment

The Bristol office of finance group BGF has invested £15.5m in South West property developer Burrington Estates to support its ambitious growth plans in housing and commercial projects. Exeter-based Burrington’s new homes business has built more than 400 properties worth £120m across the South West since its launch in 2016.  Its commercial industrial...

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