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Andrews builds a brighter future for its charitable trusts with £1m dividend payout

September 23, 2018
Andrews builds a brighter future for its charitable trusts with £1m dividend payout

Regional estate agent and property group Andrews has made its largest dividend payment to shareholders in 14 years – giving its pioneering charitable trusts a £1m boost. When founder Cecil Jackson Cole set up the Keynsham-headquartered business in 1946 he structured it to share a minimum of 35% of its profits each year with...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 23, 2018
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Monday September 24 Trading update: Pennon Tuesday September 25 Finals: Close Brothers, Hotel Chocolat Interims: Next, AG Barr, Card Factory, Moss Bros, Nike Trading updates: Carnival, Thomas Cook, United Utilities Wednesday September 26 Interims: AA, Boohoo.com, Bed Bath & Beyond Trading updates: Mitie, Grainger, PZ Cussons Thursday September 27 Interims: CMC Markets, H&M, Accenture...

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National accountancy league table reveals further progress for Bath firms

September 21, 2018
National accountancy league table reveals further progress for Bath firms

Two regional accountancy firms with offices in Bath have moved up a prestigious national league table for the sector. Bishop Fleming, which operates Bath’s largest accountants’ office, has risen by one place from 30th to 29th in the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 rankings while MHA Monahans also moved up one slot, from 58 to...

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1pm clocks up more strong growth as ‘buy-and-build’ acquisition strategy pays off

September 18, 2018
1pm clocks up more strong growth as ‘buy-and-build’ acquisition strategy pays off

Annual pre-tax profits at Bath-based specialist lender 1pm have shot up by 93% on the back of a move to widen its markets. The £7.9m profit was achieved on a 78% increase in sales to £30m for the year to May 31, some 31% of which was organic growth. The group’s combined gross lending...

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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

September 18, 2018
SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

Specialist IT group SCISYS has secured work worth £2m on a project aimed at improving bus services in London through the use of emerging technology. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, is to provide software design, development and support services to Transport for London (TfL) for timetabling and scheduling...

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Bath’s five-star Gainsborough climbs rankings of ‘best of the best’ UK hotels and spas

September 18, 2018
Bath’s five-star Gainsborough climbs rankings of ‘best of the best’ UK hotels and spas

The Gainsborough Bath Spa has again been awarded three prestigious placings in the latest Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards, which rank the world’s best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines and cruise lines. The five-star hotel was ranked second in Top UK Hotel Spas category, ninth in Top UK Holiday Hotels and also included...

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