Bristol-based top-40 accountants Bishop Fleming have taken to the skies to highlight the city’s rising ambitions, and to encourage local businesses to exceed their own expectations in generating growth and opportunities for the area.

The firm, which is a leading provider of professional services to businesses in the city, says there is no limit to what someone can achieve with drive and determination.

Hosting the first ever “Bristol in the Sky” breakfast in the city’s harbour on 7 September, suspended 100ft in the air, Bishop Fleming provided business leaders with a taste of the high life over a hearty, four-course meal to set up the day.

The 22 guests were securely fastened into their seats before the table was winched skyward for the once-in-a-lifetime breakfast experience amongst the clouds, with spectacular views of Bristol Harbour.

The middle of the breakfast table was cut out and replaced with a platform on which stood an oven, three waiters and the chef. They were all strapped into harnesses.

Bishop Fleming Partner, Alex Robins (pictured centre), who thankfully does not suffer from vertigo, commented: “After about 5 minutes in the air, I relaxed and embraced the experience. It’s rather like getting a business project off the ground; the hardest part is at the start, but once you are flying, you really enjoy the journey.”

The Bishop Fleming Partner noted that the breakfast in the sky had tasted good, though wondered whether an element of fear had made the food taste even better.

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