Business regulation and the criminal law expert joins Burges Salmon as its 100th partner

May 4, 2021
Business regulation and the criminal law expert joins Burges Salmon as its 100th partner

Burges Salmon, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has appointed  Guy Bastable to lead its corporate crime team. Guy, pictured, also becomes the firm’s 100th partner.  In his new role at Burges Salmon, he will lead the firm’s head of corporate crime, which sits within its wider business crime and regulatory...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 3, 2021
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Monday May 3 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday May 4 Finals: Camellia, Frenkel Topping Group, Microsaic Systems AGMs: Apax Global Alpha, Hammerson, Plus500 Economic announcements: Mortgage approvals, PMI manufacturing, M4 money supply, Consumer credit Wednesday May 5 Final: Wandisco Interims: Cambria Auto, Smiths News, Virgin Money UK Q1 result: Amryt Pharma Trading announcements: Direct Line, Smith...

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Bristol office market buoyed by return to work and clutch of new schemes coming on stream

April 30, 2021
Bristol office market buoyed by return to work and clutch of new schemes coming on stream

Bristol’s office market is continuing to shrug off the impact of the pandemic with a number of new much-needed schemes about to get underway, deals taking place for existing buildings and a healthy pipeline of activity, according to property agents. They say Bristol, which performed better than any other...

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Old Market mixed-use scheme gets green light from council after developer increases homes by 50%

April 30, 2021
Old Market mixed-use scheme gets green light from council after developer increases homes by 50%

The £175m Soapworks development in Old Market – which will regenerate the former Gardiner Haskins department store site – is to go ahead after its developer increased the number of homes by nearly 50%. As reported by Bristol Business News last week, First Base was initially refused planning consent...

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‘Best UK workplace’ accolade for Xledger as it develops hybrid Bristol tech hub

April 30, 2021
‘Best UK workplace’ accolade for Xledger as it develops hybrid Bristol tech hub

Xledger, the global cloud-based finance software provider with its UK headquarters in Bristol, has been named as the country’s third best small company to work for. The firm, which has more than 10,000 mid-market customers in 60-plus countries, appears in the 2021 edition of the UK’s Best Workplaces publication. It is...

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From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

April 30, 2021
From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

A unique research project to explore what publishing means in the 21st century has been launched in the West of England, a region with a long history and reputation for innovation in the industry. The Amplified Publishing project will look at areas as diverse as children’s animation, gaming, social inclusion,...

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Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

April 30, 2021
Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has used the ratification of UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) to renew its plea for help for firms hit by Brexit-related red tape. The TCA, the blueprint for free trade between following the UK’s departure from the EU, had been signed...

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Milsted Langdon co-founder to retire from firm he set up more than 30 years ago

April 30, 2021
Milsted Langdon co-founder to retire from firm he set up more than 30 years ago

Jonathan Langdon, the co-founder of regional accountancy group Milsted Langdon, is to step down after 33 years. Jonathan, pictured, co-founded the firm in 1988 with fellow University of Bath graduate Simon Milsted. He had qualified with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in Bristol before managing its business services group, Milsted Langdon...

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New director appointments will boost China Bureau’s community outreach programme

April 30, 2021
New director appointments will boost China Bureau’s community outreach programme

The Bristol and West of England China Bureau, the organisation that promotes links business and cultural links between the region and China, has appointed three new directors. The arrival of Dennis Hu, Stella Wang and Phoebe Westwood strengthen the bureau’s community outreach programmes, especially through its student and young professional communities...

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