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New West of England office senior partner for PwC

November 21, 2019
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PwC, the global accountancy group, has appointed a new senior partner for its West region and filled the newly created role of clients and markets regional lead.  Tom Ayerst, pictured right, who heads PwC’s regional deals business, will fill the Bristol office senior partner (OSP) position left vacant in the summer when Katharine Finn...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 17, 2019
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Monday November 18 Final: Diploma Interims: Chamberlain & Hill, McKay Securities, Mirada Trading announcement: DWF Group Tuesday November 19 Interims: Big Yellow, CML Microcircuits, Halma, Homeserve, Palace Capital, Scapa, SRT Marine Systems, Telecoms Plus, Trifast Q3 results: MHP Reg S Wednesday November 20 Finals: Mitchells & Butlers, SSP Group Interims: Alpha FMC, Argentex Group, Creightons,...

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Red is the colour for Mulberry as UK retail meltdown counters stronger global sales

November 13, 2019
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Red is the colour for Mulberry as UK retail meltdown counters stronger global sales

The tough UK retail market has again pushed Somerset-based luxury fashion brand Mulberry, best known for its designer bags, into the red. But the firm, which has its global headquarters and a factory at Chilcompton, said it expects to be profitable again next year as ongoing investment in its international operations pay off.  Mulberry...

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EasyJet looks to add more flights from Bristol Airport after snapping up former Thomas Cook slots

November 12, 2019
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EasyJet looks to add more flights from Bristol Airport after snapping up former Thomas Cook slots

Low-cost airline easyJet, the largest operator from Bristol Airport, is to expand further there following the acquisition of take-off and landing slots formerly owned by defunct travel group Thomas Cook. The airline is paying £36m for the six summer slot pairs and one winter slot pair at Bristol along with 20 slots at Gatwick...

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Pearson May Financial Update: How the taxman can help you be generous with your staff Christmas party and gifts

November 12, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: How the taxman can help you be generous with your staff Christmas party and gifts

It won’t be long before your attention is drawn – if it hasn’t been already – to the annual staff Christmas party. But have you considered the tax and National Insurance implications of laying this on for your team? And what about giving gifts to your staff? After all, there’s nothing more festive than...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 11, 2019
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Monday November 11 Finals: Beximco Pharma, Carrs Group, Wey Education Interims: Kainos Group, Tatton Asset Management Trading announcement: Dignity Economic announcements: GDP (prelim), Index of services, Manufacturing production, Industrial production Tuesday November 12 Interims: Adept Tech, Aveva Group, Electrocomponents, Geat4music, Land Securities, Premier Foods Q3 results: Arrow Global Economic announcement: Claimant count rate Wednesday...

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Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

November 7, 2019
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Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

SETsquared, the unique enterprise partnership backed by the University of Bath, has been named as the world’s number one university business incubator for the third consecutive time. It beat off challenges from more than 1,500 incubators and accelerator programmes in 78 countries across the globe to claim the title once more in the contest...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

November 7, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May joins Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at  . . . Corporation tax-planning tips Trends to reduce your company's tax liability in 2019/20. Click here to learn more Auto-enrolment: do you know your duties? 17% of micro-employers aren’t...

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Bath law firms’ merger to create major regional private client practice

November 4, 2019
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Independent Bath law firm Mowbray Woodwards is to join national firm Stone King’s private client team in the city in a move that creates one of the largest practices of its kind in the South West. The merger – which becomes effective on December 1 – involves the entire Mowbray Woodwards operation. The single...

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More staying visitors boost Bath’s economy – but day-tripper spending remains flat

November 4, 2019
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More staying visitors boost Bath’s economy – but day-tripper spending remains flat

The value of tourism to Bath and North East Somerset’s economy has increased to almost half a billion pounds over the past two years, according to new figures. But while efforts to attract more staying visitors – rather than day trippers – appear to be paying off, one in four tourists to the area...

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