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Investors in People success for care firm that cares for its staff

May 31, 2016
Investors in People success for care firm that cares for its staff

Butterfly, the Bath-based company that cares for older people and those with physical and mental difficulties in their own homes, has been awarded the coveted Investors in People accreditation. The firm, formed eight years ago by husband-and-wife team Anne and Eric Pelling, places continuous professional development of staff at the heart of its business...

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Embrace the spirit of Glastonbury to build a stronger region, new ICAEW president tells members

May 30, 2016
Embrace the spirit of Glastonbury to build a stronger region, new ICAEW president tells members

The newly appointed West of England president of accountancy body ICAEW is to use his term in office to support projects that prepare young people for work, create growth opportunities for all businesses and encourage the wider profession to do more in the local community. Duncan Stratford, a director at leading professional services firm...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 30, 2016
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Monday 30 May Bank Holiday Tuesday 31 May Finals: Evgen Pharma, HaiKe Chemical, Kainos, Renold Trading statement: IG AGMs: Parity, XLMedia  Wednesday 1 June Interim: Fusionex International Finals: Acal, Halfords, LondonMetric Property, Telford Homes Trading statement: Wolseley AGMs: AG Barr, EnQuest, Flowtech Fluidpower, Mears Economics: BRC shop price index, Net consumer credit, Net lending...

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Half-year sales growth of 48% ‘not reflecting our potential’ says Bath tech innovator

May 27, 2016
Half-year sales growth of 48% ‘not reflecting our potential’ says Bath tech innovator

Bath digital pioneer Actual Experience believes it is on the cusp of major growth after clocking up a 48% increase in half-year revenues. The advanced analytics firm, which signed a five-year framework agreement with Vodafone in March, said its financial results for the six months to the end of March did not reflect its...

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Simple matter of sales growth as Bath Ales plays to its strengths

May 27, 2016
Simple matter of sales growth as Bath Ales plays to its strengths

Annual sales have grown by 7% to £15.6m at Bath Ales – with the brewer and pub company crediting its success on keeping things simple. The firm, based between Bath and Bristol at Warmley and best known for its flagship Gem bitter, has simplified its management reporting lines, reduced its supplier base and focused...

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Business Growth Fund marks fifth birthday with commitment to future investments in South West

May 27, 2016
Business Growth Fund marks fifth birthday with commitment to future investments in South West

The Business Growth Fund (BGF), the UK’s most active provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses, has celebrated its fifth anniversary by increasing its South West team. Set up in May 2011 to fill a funding gap, BGF has since invested nearly £120m in 17 of the South West’s most ambitious companies,...

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