Finance

Double delight for Michelmores in awards celebrating UK’s best private wealth advisers and firms

May 16, 2024
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Double delight for Michelmores in awards celebrating UK’s best private wealth advisers and firms

Regional law firm Michelmores has gained double recognition in a prestigious private wealth awards scheme, winning the Law Firm of the Year – UK category while one of its partners landed the Lawyer of the Year title. The firm, which recently relocated its expanding Bristol office, triumphed in the CityWealth Magic...

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Customer comments help Triodos land national ethical banking award for third time in as many years

May 15, 2024
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Customer comments help Triodos land national ethical banking award for third time in as many years

Bristol-headquartered ethical finance firm Triodos Bank UK has won a top award in its sector for the third consecutive year. The firm was named Best Ethical Financial Provider at the British Bank Awards while it also lined up as a finalist in seven other categories.  The awards are determined...

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New specialist fund for Bristol’s army of artistic freelancers aims to boost city’s creative sector

May 15, 2024
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New specialist fund for Bristol’s army of artistic freelancers aims to boost city’s creative sector

Freelancers working in Bristol’s creative sector can access grants of up to £2,000 to develop their skills or create new work. The payments have been made available under a special £200,000 fund launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA).  With freelancers making up 47% of workers in...

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Student firms with potentially world-changing innovations scoop £100,000 in grant funding

May 10, 2024
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Student firms with potentially world-changing innovations scoop £100,000 in grant funding

Bristol start-ups aiming to reduce the impact of concussions in sportswomen, make seaweed farms more efficient, slash the cost of electrochemical production using 3D printing and treat sewage using light have won a share of grant funding worth £100,000 at a university pitching competition. They were among 12 fledgling firms...

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Bristol firms that treat waste, keep the railways safe and mark football pitches land coveted King’s Awards

May 10, 2024
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Bristol firms that treat waste, keep the railways safe and mark football pitches land coveted King’s Awards

Three very different Bristol firms are among the latest winners in the prestigious King’s Award for Enterprise scheme. ‘Intelligent video’ firm One Big Circle has received its award in the Innovation category while Pitchmark Group, which helps mark the lines on football pitches across the globe, is now the...

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Major lift for Bristol Balloon Fiesta as first tranche of city firms sign up as corporate sponsors

May 10, 2024
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Key organisations in Bristol’s business community have signed up to support the city’s iconic International Balloon Fiesta. Among the firms sponsoring the event, now in its 46th year, are aerospace giant Airbus, which has its main wing design centre at Filton, electric-car manufacturer Tesla and upmarket restaurant chain The...

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Shaggy dog story gives guests at accountancy group’s annual dinner some food for thought

May 10, 2024
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Shaggy dog story gives guests at accountancy group’s annual dinner some food for thought

Ultra-athlete Dion Leonard, who runs distances of 250-plus miles in some of the world’s toughest conditions, has told West of England business leaders they too can overcome huge challenges – if they are determined. Dion, pictured, was guest speaker at accountancy body ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner in...

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Festival of Nature to host staff awaydays and roundtables as it seeks to involve Bristol businesses

May 10, 2024
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Festival of Nature to host staff awaydays and roundtables as it seeks to involve Bristol businesses

Bristol firms are being urged to link up with the UK’s biggest nature festival taking place in the city next month, when they will be able to get involved in a host of activities. Among events targeted at businesses during the 21st annual Festival of Nature will be roundtables on...

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New chair and non-executive director strengthen Foot Anstey’s management board

May 8, 2024
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New chair and non-executive director strengthen Foot Anstey’s management board

Foot Anstey, the national law firm with an office in Bristol, has appointed a new chair and non-executive director to its management board in what it described as an important step in its strategic direction. Existing partner and head of employment/head of commercial, tech & data Karen Bates, pictured,...

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Raft of new promotions at Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office ‘celebrate hard work’ of its teams

May 8, 2024
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Raft of new promotions at Evelyn Partners’ Bristol office ‘celebrate hard work’ of its teams

Evelyn Partners, the national wealth management and professional services group, has made a number of promotions across its professional services teams in Bristol. Those moving up include Rebecca Foley and Stephen Greenaway, who become directors in the business tax team and Paul Stagg, who is now a director in...

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Substantial increase in South West business optimism flagged up by third survey in less than two weeks

May 8, 2024
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Substantial increase in South West business optimism flagged up by third survey in less than two weeks

Another business survey has pointed to a dramatic bounce back in confidence among South West firms as the outlook on inflation and interest rates improves. Results of the quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show optimism levels soared by 40 percentage points to their highest level...

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New tax partner for Milsted Langdon ‘underscores firm’s commitment to excellence’

May 7, 2024
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New tax partner for Milsted Langdon ‘underscores firm’s commitment to excellence’

Experienced Chartered Tax Adviser Ben Branson has been promoted to tax partner at regional accountancy and business advisory firm Milsted Langdon. The firm, which has one of its five offices in Bristol, said Ben’s promotion underscored its commitment to excellence and its reputation as a national leader in tax...

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£1m worth of funding available to encourage innovation among Bristol’s small and mid-sized firms

May 7, 2024
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£1m worth of funding available to encourage innovation among Bristol’s small and mid-sized firms

Bristol’s small and medium-sized firms can secure grants of up to £25,000 to help them innovate and grow under a scheme set up by the West of England Combined Authority. The £1m programme offers eligible firms a one-off grant towards the cost of research and development – with the...

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