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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 17, 2019
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Monday February 18 Final: Reckitt Benckiser Tuesday February 19 Finals: HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Interims: BHP Billiton, Walmart Economic announcement: Employment data (December: unemployment and average earnings) Wednesday February 20 Finals: Lloyds, Glencore, Hochschild Mining, Intu Trading updates: First Group, Babcock Thursday February 21 Finals: Anglo American, BAE Systems, Barclays, Serco, Rathbone, Relx, Centrica Interims:...

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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

February 14, 2019
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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

The region’s most ethical organisations will be celebrated next month when the South West Fair Trade Business Awards are staged for the seventh year. Tickets are selling fast for the ceremony on March 8, which will be hosted by Countdown presenter Nick Hewer and takes place in Bristol’s magnificent Arnos Vale cemetery heritage site. ...

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KPMG boosts its regional restructuring team with business development appointment

February 14, 2019
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KPMG boosts its regional restructuring team with business development appointment

International accountancy group KPMG has hired Elizabeth Lewis as its first business development associate director for the region. Elizabeth, pictured, joins the regional office in Bristol from recruitment group Michael Page’s base in the city, where she was responsible for business development and recruiting senior finance and human resource professionals across the region. KPMG...

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CBI warns post-Brexit immigration policies could stop West firms recruiting enough workers

February 12, 2019
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CBI warns post-Brexit immigration policies could stop West firms recruiting enough workers

Firms across the West of England could face “severe difficulties” in employing enough staff to stay in business if government post-Brexit plans to restrict overseas workers come into effect, according to the CBI. An immigration visa system now under consultation could prevent firms employing workers on salaries of less than £30,000 for more than...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 10, 2019
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Monday February 11 Finals: Acacia Mining, Michelin Economic announcement: Trade balance (December) Tuesday February 12 Interims: Metro, TUI Trading update: AA Wednesday February 13 Finals: Tullow Oil, Heineken Interims: Galliford Try, Dunelm Economic announcement: CPI January Thursday February 14 Finals: AstraZeneca, Micro Focus, MoneySupermarket.com, Credit Suisse, Credit Agricole, Renault, Nestle Interims: Ashmore, Safestore, Coca-Cola...

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Ryanair goes head to head with rivals as it launches new routes from Bristol Airport

February 7, 2019
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Ryanair goes head to head with rivals as it launches new routes from Bristol Airport

Competition on two popular city break routes from Bristol Airport has increased with the latest announcement of new flights from budget airline Ryanair. The Irish no-frills carrier is to introduce a twice-weekly service to Milan’s Malpensa airport, starting on May 26, as part of its summer 2019 schedule from Bristol. Ryanair already flies to...

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