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Lloyds bank offices in Bristol

Business & Professional Services

“Bristol & Bath is one of the UK’s most productive financial & professional services city regions outside London, employing over 33,500 people”
CityUK, July 2018

Bristol bridge at night

The Bristol & Bath region is now a primary alternative to London with many major national and international companies locating head office functions here. Banks in the region are harnessing the deep pool of technology and digital skills – many businesses located here have successfully developed innovative financial services models.

Harbourside at night

Big players such as Lloyds, AXA, Royal Sun Alliance and NatWest have based themselves in the region and Hargreaves Lansdown and Cheltenham & Gloucester have become major international players from here, employing nearly 20,000 people between them, alongside over 250 other financial and professional organisations. Lloyds, having been established here since 1988, is one of the five largest employers in the region with 3,500 employees based here.


Case Study: NMI

NMI is one of the world’s leading card payment technology companies, with a base in Bristol, processing over 1.2 billion transactions a year from retail POS, ecommerce and self-service terminals.

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Case Study: PushON

PushON are a full-service eCommerce agency. They deliver UX driven Magento eCommerce websites, along with paid media and organic SEO strategies to drive additional revenues. PushON also offer ongoing support through their consultancy services.

Find out more on how we can help you expand in the region.

Case Study: Hargreaves Lansdown

Bristol-based Hargreaves Lansdown (HL) is the UK’s largest direct-to-investor investment and savings service. The company employs over 1,700 people and has around 1,412,000 clients.

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Who's here?

  • AXA
  • Burges Salmon
  • KPMG
  • Hargreaves Lansdown
  • Lloyds
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • RBS
  • EY
  • Deloitte
  • Royal Sun Alliance
  • NatWest
  • PWC