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Tax advisor promoted to director at Richardson Swift as growth gathers pace

April 26, 2017
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Tax advisor promoted to director at Richardson Swift as growth gathers pace

Bath accountancy firm Richardson Swift has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of Calvin Healy as a director. Calvin, pictured, has been promoted following a record year for the firm, during which its turnover grew by 25%. The qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser joined the practice in 2014 having spent...

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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

April 26, 2017
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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

The West of England’s largest business organisation has called on all candidates in next week’s Metro Mayor election to show they will deliver long-term economic growth for the region. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative and the chambers of commerce for Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire, has...

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Scrapping of ‘rushed’ digital tax scheme welcomed by accountancy firm

April 26, 2017
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Scrapping of ‘rushed’ digital tax scheme welcomed by accountancy firm

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has welcomed the scrapping of the government’s controversial plans to digitalise the tax system and force business to make quarterly online returns. The scheme, which was due to be introduced in April next year have been dropped due to the upcoming General Election. Bishop Fleming, which has an office...

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Inaugural awards offer chance for the Bath area’s aerospace star performers to shine

April 24, 2017
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Inaugural awards offer chance for the Bath area’s aerospace star performers to shine

The cream of the region’s aerospace and defence sectors will be showcased for the first time when the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) stages its inaugural Aerospace Ambassadors Awards this summer. The awards aim to celebrate individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the industries in a region that boasts the UK’s...

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Bath firms sought to adopt trailblazing role in using business as a force for good

April 24, 2017
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Bath firms sought to adopt trailblazing role in using business as a force for good

Bath firms are being urged to build on the South West’s reputation for sustainable and ethical business by joining the growing band of companies gaining B Corp certification. While Bristol is now the second largest certified B Corp beacon in the UK, with six certified businesses, and a further 65 are in the pipeline across...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 24, 2017
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Monday 24 April Interim: Lok’nStore Final: Nasstar Trading statements: Anglo American, Petra Diamonds AGMs: Anglo African Agriculture, Anglo American, Biome Technologies, ECR Minerals, LXB Retail Properties, Microgen, Totally EGM: Corero Network Security Economics: CBI trends – selling prices, total orders, business optimism Tuesday 25 April Interims: AB Dynamics, Connect Finals: Circassia Pharmaceuticals, Havelock Europa,...

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Creative Bath Awards deadline extended to Monday – so get your skates on and enter

April 21, 2017
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Creative Bath Awards deadline extended to Monday – so get your skates on and enter

Bath’s creative talent has a few more days to send in their nominations for the prestigious Creative Bath Awards after the deadline was extended. Submission can now be made up to 3pm on Monday – a move made following requests that the Easter break had interrupted some individuals and agencies’ plans to enter. Organisers...

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Property group Andrews rebrand lands prestigious European visual identity award

April 19, 2017
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Property group Andrews rebrand lands prestigious European visual identity award

A new corporate identity launched by Keynsham-based estate agency and property group Andrews and created by the London office of international branding agency Siegel+Gale has landed a major accolade. The rebranding was among the winners at the prestigious Transform Awards Europe, which celebrate excellence and innovation in branding across the continent. It collected ‘silver’...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, demands Bath Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Bath that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking a General Election on June 8,...

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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

April 17, 2017
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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner – one of the most popular events in the region’s business calendar. More than 400 business figures and guests from the accountancy, professional services and wider business community will attend the dinner, which takes place...

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