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KPMG boosts its regional restructuring team with business development appointment

February 14, 2019
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KPMG boosts its regional restructuring team with business development appointment

International accountancy group KPMG has hired Elizabeth Lewis as its first business development associate director for the region. Elizabeth, pictured, joins the regional office in Bristol from recruitment group Michael Page’s base in the city, where she was responsible for business development and recruiting senior finance and human resource professionals across the region. KPMG...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

February 14, 2019
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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 you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . The risks of a tax investigation Will HMRC come knocking on your door? Here’s what you need to know Have you used your ISA allowance...

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Highlight lands Half Moon PR account to promote its extended range of licensed giftware

February 13, 2019
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Highlight lands Half Moon PR account to promote its extended range of licensed giftware

Bath-based licensed giftware firm Half Moon Bay has appointed specialist licensing public relations agency Highlight, also based in the city, to manage its national PR. The move comes as Half Moon Bay seeks to build on its market-leading position for entertainment brands such as Harry Potter, Disney, Marvel and Star Wars.  Last week it...

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CBI warns post-Brexit immigration policies could stop West firms recruiting enough workers

February 12, 2019
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CBI warns post-Brexit immigration policies could stop West firms recruiting enough workers

Firms across the West of England could face “severe difficulties” in employing enough staff to stay in business if government post-Brexit plans to restrict overseas workers come into effect, according to the CBI. An immigration visa system now under consultation could prevent firms employing workers on salaries of less than £30,000 for more than...

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Coveted accolade for Old Mill recognises its excellent financial advice

February 11, 2019
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Coveted accolade for Old Mill recognises its excellent financial advice

Regional financial planners and accountants Old Mill has been named as South West Adviser Firm of the Year in one of the profession’s most coveted awards. Old Mill – which has offices in Melksham, Wells, Yeovil and Exeter – collected the prestigious prize at the Professional Adviser Awards in London last week. Now in...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 10, 2019
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Monday February 11 Finals: Acacia Mining, Michelin Economic announcement: Trade balance (December) Tuesday February 12 Interims: Metro, TUI Trading update: AA Wednesday February 13 Finals: Tullow Oil, Heineken Interims: Galliford Try, Dunelm Economic announcement: CPI January Thursday February 14 Finals: AstraZeneca, Micro Focus, MoneySupermarket.com, Credit Suisse, Credit Agricole, Renault, Nestle Interims: Ashmore, Safestore, Coca-Cola...

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The LAST WORD: Rob Suchet, founder, HEALTH and CLASS

February 8, 2019
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The LAST WORD: Rob Suchet, founder, HEALTH and CLASS

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Rob Suchet, founder of HEALTH and co-founder of Bath’s new boutique fitness club CLASS, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Bohemian Rhapsody Book you read? 21 Lessons for the 21st Century...

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New group aims to reinvigorate Bath’s economy by making it financial centre of excellence

February 8, 2019
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New group aims to reinvigorate Bath’s economy by making it financial centre of excellence

Bath can become an international centre of excellence for financial services by playing to its strengths as a great place to live and run a business, a new sector group has heard. Launched last night to industry leaders, the Bath Financial Forum aims to grow the city’s reputation as fertile ground for finance firms. ...

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Bath’s 30-year wait for new city centre offices nearly over as contractor prepares to start work

February 8, 2019
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Bath’s 30-year wait for new city centre offices nearly over as contractor prepares to start work

Construction work is to start this spring on the first new major office development in Bath city centre for three decades – paving the way for the creation of a long-awaited new business quarter for the city. Building group BAM was this week appointed as main contractor for the 45,000 sq ft office scheme...

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Bath-based showbiz gossip website makes its own news with takeover and Stock Exchange listing

February 8, 2019
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Bath-based showbiz gossip website makes its own news with takeover and Stock Exchange listing

The Bath-based owner of online celebrity news site Entertainment Daily has snapped up satirical news site The Daily Mash as the first in what is promises to be a series of acquisitions. Digitalbox Publishing also today announced it is to list on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market next month via a £10m reverse takeover...

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