Bristol ingredients firm Bart calls on city-based agency to spice up its brand for ‘Gen Z and Millennials’

June 5, 2024
Bristol ingredients firm Bart calls on city-based agency to spice up its brand for ‘Gen Z and Millennials’

Bart, the long-established Bristol herbs and spices manufacturer, has refreshed its brand with a redesign by a city-based creative agency aimed at the ‘modern foodie’. The firm, which was founded in 1963 as a family-owned business and is now the UK’s fastest-growing brand in its category, described the move...

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Further growth in Bristol targeted by PKF Francis Clark as its office in the city marks its fifth birthday

June 5, 2024
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Regional accountancy firm PKF Francis Clark is celebrating its Bristol office’s fifth anniversary with a pledge to continue to expand in the city. The office on Victoria Street, which opened with just three staff, is now home to a team of 75 accountants and tax advisors.  Its steady growth through...

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Expanding financial crime risk firm completes first takeover with help from Osborne Clarke team

June 5, 2024
Expanding financial crime risk firm completes first takeover with help from Osborne Clarke team

Corporate and tax lawyers based in the Bristol office of international legal practice Osborne Clarke have advised on the first acquisition made by a fast-growing niche financial crime risk and compliance consultancy. The team worked with Plenitude, a portfolio company of Growth Capital Partners (GCP), on its takeover of financial...

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Former MoD building to become prime office space as new owner looks to meet demand for quality

June 4, 2024
Former MoD building to become prime office space as new owner looks to meet demand for quality

A North Bristol office building previously occupied by the MoD is to be transformed into premium workspace by its new owner. 1300 Parkway North, pictured, was acquired by Warwickshire-based independent property developer Loxton for just over £2m. The 30,250 sq ft three-storey building is now to be renamed York...

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Grundon appointed by Bristol Zoo Project operator as it ramps up expansion of conservation area

June 4, 2024
Grundon appointed by Bristol Zoo Project operator as it ramps up expansion of conservation area

Conservation and education charity Bristol Zoological Society has chosen Grundon as its waste management partner as it continues to develop a new, world-class zoo on the city’s outskirts. The three-year contract on the Bristol Zoo Project near Cribbs Causeway includes waste management and recycling services in anticipation of a...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 2, 2024
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Monday June 3 Finals: Sirius Real Estate, Genincode Interim: Hollywood Bowl Group Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday June 4 Final: LondonMetric Property Interims: Chemring Group, Gooch & Housego Economic announcements: Retail sales, BRC sales monitor Wednesday June 5 Finals: Ninety One, B&M European Value Retail, Workspace Group, DiscoverIE Group,...

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Innovative academics appointed to help Bristol University researchers get their ideas onto the market

May 31, 2024
Innovative academics appointed to help Bristol University researchers get their ideas onto the market

A University of Bristol scheme aiming to equip its early career researchers with the skills needed to commercialise their projects has signed up 10 ambitious academics as advisers. The academics, who work in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, medical education, composite manufacturing, and next-generation cameras, have become the...

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First two charities to benefit from Bristol drinks firm’s ‘commercially compassionate’ share scheme

May 31, 2024
First two charities to benefit from Bristol drinks firm’s ‘commercially compassionate’ share scheme

Bristol-based soft drinks company Counter Culture Drinks has signed up the first two charities to its pioneering ownership model that commits 51% of the business’s shares to supporting social and environmental causes. The Bedminster firm, which makes a range of kombucha-based drinks, is also donating 5% of total sales...

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Key themes of integrity, values and purpose in leadership to be explored at high-profile event

May 31, 2024
Key themes of integrity, values and purpose in leadership to be explored at high-profile event

Senior figures from the worlds of business, sport and charity will share their perspectives on leading with integrity and purpose at an event hosted by the University of Bath’s School of Management. Taking place in The Forum in central Bath on Wednesday 3 July, Leadership Dialogues @Bath is organised by...

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