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“A geographically and culturally diverse region with growing urban centres and strong offerings across many industries, including financial services, high-end engineering and consumer products.”

Andrew Perkins, Senior Partner
South West and Wales

Welcome to EY Bristol

We are a fast-growing office covering financial and business services. Our Bristol based team has grown to around 400 people servicing the South West and South Wales markets. Our people are well connected to EY’s international network, giving us access to the latest regulatory requirements and a global breadth that provides confidence in an increasingly international, complex regulatory world.

We are focused on working as a team to provide an integrated service to our clients, who range from significant start-ups to large private and listed organisations.

Rebalancing the economy

Our Economics for Business programme supports the region’s changing economic landscape. Over the coming years, the political and economic structure of the South West and South Wales will change dramatically as the regions undergo fundamental change through devolution.

Our programme provides knowledge, analysis and insight to help businesses understand the economic environments they operate in, and plan accordingly. We work with both private and public sectors, facilitating the debate between business and government, supporting economic development, growth and regeneration.

EY’s Attractiveness Survey

Our Attractiveness Survey programme focuses on insights derived from understanding growth from a foreign direct investment (FDI) perspective into countries and regions across the globe.

Our 2019 survey finds the UK remained the number one FDI destination in Europe in 2018, but saw a 13% drop in projects and a decline in investor sentiment.

UK Attractiveness Survey special report: Bridging the gap

Our December 2018 special report shows the disparity of FDI flows into the UK, which are dominated by its largest cities and towns at the expense of the areas around them.

Rebalancing: UK region and city economic forecast 2018

Our latest Regional Economic Forecast finds UK growth will be more geographically balanced over the next three years, but cautions that rebalancing is a complex challenge. Find out more

Accelerating growth

Across the South West and South Wales with its vibrant, thriving entrepreneurial culture, the middle market in particular is having a significant impact on growth.

This success, however, also brings business leaders the daily challenges of securing growth capital, keeping abreast of the latest technology changes, perfecting internal management structures, and getting the right tools to expand.

Many middle market companies need to become more strategic in their planning and thinking, and in implementing tools such as data analytics and social media presence. These dynamic businesses are export orientated, and hungry for success and expansion – but they also need the right tools to help them succeed.

EY has been active in this market for a long time, and is in it for the long term. We have a long standing presence as a trusted advisor to mid-market businesses through our focus on entrepreneurship and fast-growth. We have strong links with businesses in the region through our Entrepreneur Of The Year awards programme, which in recent years has seen entrants from the South West and South Wales; Flybe Plc, St Austell Brewery, Opus Professional Services, and Smart Solutions.

In 2018, the programme celebrates its 20th anniversary, giving us two decades of experience working alongside the UK’s fastest growing companies, and understanding how to help high-growth entrepreneurship leaders accelerate growth. To find out more about Entrepreneur Of The Year, contact Jeanette Cadogan.

Entrepreneur Of The Year

Sponsorships and events

Innovation South West Digital Conference

We recently worked with Business West to deliver ‘Innovation South West’ which brought together leaders from business and academia to explore practical ways that digital and technological advancement can be used to gain competitive advantage and avoid risk.

Speakers included Ash Ali, architect of Just Eat’s record breaking £1.5bn tech IPO, and EY’s Chief Innovation Officer, Harry Gaskell. The audience had the opportunity to break into smaller “solution circles”, each led by a subject matter expert who delivered practical advice on topics including behavioural science, intelligent automation, data sharing and predictive analytics, Internet of Things, fintech and digital selling.

Watch a short video of this first class event on 14 June 2018.

Tech Nation

EY is proud to sponsor this year’s annual Tech Nation report and 11-city tour. This year the report found that the tech sector is worth nearly £184bn to the UK economy, up from £170bn in 2016. Find out how the South West and Wales are performing in tech.

‘Tech Nation on Tour’ hits in Bristol on 12 September 2018 and Cardiff on 11 October 2018. Register now.

Gromit Unleashed 2

EY - Gromit Unleashed 2

We are proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Gromit Unleashed 2 trail, the third of its kind in Bristol. The trail includes 67 giant sculptures across the city to raise money for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children’s Hospital Charity. EY is sponsoring a Feathers McGraw sculpture painted by local artist Emily Ketteringham which can be found outside the Wills Memorial Building.

Andrew Perkins, Managing Partner at EY in Bristol, says: “At EY, we’re passionate about supporting the local community, so we’re thrilled to be involved in this fantastic local charity initiative for a second time. The Bristol Children’s Hospital plays a phenomenal role in the community helping sick children and their families across the South West region and beyond. It’s great to see local businesses and the Bristol community coming together to support a local charity, and we’re proud to be part of that.”

Leadership team

Our Bristol leadership team provide local and international advice and talent:

EY - Andrew Perkins

Andrew Perkins

Senior Partner
+44 (0)117 981 2325
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EY - Andy Blackmore

Andy Blackmore

Head of Financial
+44 (0)7951 571 801
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EY - Paul Mapleston

Paul Mapleston

Head of Audit
+44 (0)117 981 2579
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EY - Karen Kirkwood

Karen Kirkwood

Head of Tax
+44 (0)117 981 2573
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EY - Giles Capon

Giles Capon

Head of People Advisory
+44 (0)117 981 2073
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EY - John Howarth

John Howarth

Head of Entrepreneurial
+44 (0)117 917 8653
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EY - Josephine Bush

Josephine Bush

Power and Utilities Sector Partner
+44 (0)117 981 2071
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EY - Chris Eastman

Chris Eastman

Head of Mergers & Acquisitions
+44 (0)117 917 8693
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EY - Guy Turner

Guy Turner

Head of Business and Risk Advisory
+44 (0)7787 848247
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EY - Ed Bujok-Stone

Ed Bujok-Stone

Head of FS Advisory
+44 (0)117 981 2512
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EY - Shannon Ramnarine

Shannon Ramnarine

Head of FS Accounting and Advisory
+44 (0)7920 806 317
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EY - Allan Noble

Allan Noble

Head of Transaction Support
+44 (0)117 981 2124
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EY - Elsa Littlewood

Elsa Littlewood

Head of Private Client Services
+44 (0)117 981 2267
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EY - Jeanette Cadogan

Jeanette Cadogan

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EY - Hannah Forrester

Hannah Forrester

Media Relations
+44 (0)121 535 2997
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EY - Jennifer O’Connell

Jennifer O’Connell

Client Services Director
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