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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 16, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Webinar series for professional practice partners to be hosted by Smith & Williamson

September 14, 2021
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Webinar series for professional practice partners to be hosted by Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson, the national accountancy group, is launching a series of webinars for partners in professional practices.   Its autumn series begins next week with a session entitled Introduction to the Partnership. Taking place from 9-10am next Tuesday, September 21,  it will guide newly appointed equity partners through the transition from employee to equity partner. This...

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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

September 14, 2021
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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

The CBI has appointed a new South West team, including a new regional director and deputy regional director, to lead its activities in the region and support member businesses as they look to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19. Ben Rhodes steps up from the deputy director role he has held since 2017 to...

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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

September 13, 2021
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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King’s corporate team has advised the company behind Savvy Investor, the thought-leadership platform for institutional investors, on its acquisition by global business information provider Pageant Media. Savvy Investor pulls together more than 10,000 white papers and other third-party content from across the investment management industry for more than 55,000...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 12, 2021
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Monday September 13 Finals: Abcam, Dianomi, ITM Power Interims: Blackbird, Gaming Realms, Greencoat Rene, Henry Boot, Iqgeo Group, M.P. Evans Group, Spectral MD Holdings, Surface Transforms, Verici DX, Xpediator Trading announcement: AB Foods Tuesday September 14 Finals: Diurnal Group, MJ Gleeson, NCC Group, Petra Diamonds, Thinksmart Interims: Accesso Technology Group, Bluejay Mining, Cloudcall Group, Corero Network Security, EKF Diagnostics,...

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