Staff wellbeing and sustainability take priority as Clarke Willmott showcases its new Bristol base

May 10, 2024
Staff wellbeing and sustainability take priority as Clarke Willmott showcases its new Bristol base

National law firm Clarke Willmott has celebrated the relocation of its Bristol office, saying the move demonstrated its commitment to sustainability and staff wellbeing. Its 300 Bristol-based staff recently took up residence in the state-of-the-art office on the top two floors of the 11-storey Assembly Building C on Cheese...

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Double delight for trio of Bristol law firms as their ESG strategies are recognised at inaugural awards

May 10, 2024
Double delight for trio of Bristol law firms as their ESG strategies are recognised at inaugural awards

Three Bristol law firms were among the winners in an inaugural awards scheme celebrating the most impactful ESG (environmental, social, and governance) initiatives across the UK legal sector. Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD), Burges Salmon and Osborne Clarke – all with major offices in the city – won two categories...

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Jet2 extends sunshine destinations from Bristol Airport as summer holiday competition heats up

May 9, 2024
Jet2 extends sunshine destinations from Bristol Airport as summer holiday competition heats up

Airline and holiday group Jet2 has added three more summer destinations to its route network from Bristol Airport. The company, the UK’s largest tour operator and third largest airline, introduced flights to Bourgas in Bulgaria this week.  Later this month it will launch its services to Costa de Almeria in Spain and...

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

May 8, 2024
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
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
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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Ashfords re-elects its CEO for a second term after ‘transformational’ first four years leading the firm

May 7, 2024
Ashfords re-elects its CEO for a second term after ‘transformational’ first four years leading the firm

Louise Workman has been re-elected CEO of national law firm Ashfords for a second four-year term, having overseen consistent revenue growth, greater profitability and a strengthened balance sheet. Louise, pictured, was first elected as CEO of the firm, which has an office in Bristol, in 2020.  As well as...

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

May 7, 2024
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
£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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