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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 16, 2021
Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring the top national finance stories. Employers and employees to pay 1.25% more NICs  Rise in National Insurance to fund development of the health and social care tax. Find out more here Shareholders and directors hit by dividend tax rate rise The three dividend...

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Up-and-coming accountants take up trainee roles at Milsted Langdon

September 16, 2021
Up-and-coming accountants take up trainee roles at Milsted Langdon

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has welcomed 14 new trainees, including one in its Bath office, as part of its commitment to train the next generation of tax and accounting experts. The firm, which also has offices in Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil, said it had selected some of the best students from the region’s...

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New PwC risk leader will help region’s firms emerge stronger from the pandemic

September 16, 2021
New PwC risk leader will help region’s firms emerge stronger from the pandemic

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed Bristol-based partner Richard Cleary to the role of risk leader for its West & Wales region. Richard, pictured, has more than 20 years’ major transformation programme experience across numerous sectors, including retail, utilities and defence, and is PwC’s commercial markets leader nationally for technology and data.  His focus in...

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Actual Experience prepares to welcome new chair as it enters next stage of development

September 15, 2021
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A non-executive director of Actual Experience, the Bath advanced analytics firm, has put herself forward to take over as its chair next year when Stephen Davidson, who has been in the role for more than seven years, retires. Kirsten English, pictured, who has held executives roles in FTSE 25 and global small, medium and...

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Acquisition puts Wincanton in fast lane of rapid-growth digital and eFulfilment sector

September 15, 2021
Acquisition puts Wincanton in fast lane of rapid-growth digital and eFulfilment sector

Logistics group Wincanton has boosted its presence in the fast-growing eCommerce market with the acquisition of a major player in the sector. Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton said the takeover of Cygnia would open up new growth opportunities in the sector while also “significantly enhancing” its growing digital and eFulfilment business division.  The move follows Wincanton’s investment...

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Rotork appoints global engineering and tech industry figure as non-executive director

September 14, 2021
Rotork appoints global engineering and tech industry figure as non-executive director

Vodafone Group’s senior vice president has joined the board of Rotork, the Bath-based global flow control and instrumentation group, as an independent non-executive director. Karin Meurk-Harvey has an international background in engineering, technology and telecoms spanning more than 30 years. Rotork said her appointment added further commercial expertise to its board, particularly in emerging...

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