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Epic treks by Epoch staff raise £49,000 for good causes

January 11, 2018
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Epic treks by Epoch staff raise £49,000 for good causes

Super fit staff at Bath wealth management firm Epoch have raised tens of thousands of pounds for charity by tackling some of the world’s toughest and remotest terrain. Managing partner Barry Newbury and co-founding partner Jon Rolfe have just returned from Central America where they completed a gruelling challenge in aid of The Lewis...

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Pearson May Financial Update: The tax benefits of making pension contributions

January 10, 2018
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Pearson May Financial Update: The tax benefits of making pension contributions

The tax benefits of making pension contributions can be significant and although there have not been any major changes in this area in recent years – despite speculation that the government would do so – it is always useful to recap the main tax benefits, writes Pearson May partner David Richards BA (Hons) ACA...

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Bishop Fleming appoints Bath office chief as new managing partner in management shake-up

January 10, 2018
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Bishop Fleming appoints Bath office chief as new managing partner in management shake-up

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming’s Bath office partner Andrew Sandiford has been promoted  to managing partner and will now lead a newly constituted management board. Andrew, who is also head of the firm’s corporate and business services group,  takes over from Matthew Lee, who held the post since 2001. Under Matthew’s leadership the firm has...

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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

January 9, 2018
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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

Law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has appointed commercial property expert Fionnuala Nolan as a partner to advise its fast-growing portfolio of real estate sector clients. Fionnuala, pictured, who joined from City law firm Banks Kelly Solicitors, has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of retail, property development and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 7, 2018
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Monday January 8 Interim: Micro Focus Tuesday January 9 Trading updates: Persimmon, Morrisons, Big Yellow, GoCompare, Topps Tiles, Majestic Wine, Stock Spirits Wednesday January 10 Interim: SuperGroup Trading updates: Sainsbury’s, Taylor Wimpey, Cineword, Devro, Foxtons, Interserve, McBride, Page Group, Ted Baker Economic announcement: UK Trade balance (November) Thursday January 11 Trading updates: Sports Direct,...

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Pioneering hub to fast track sustainable tech firms launched by University of Bath

January 5, 2018
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Pioneering hub to fast track sustainable tech firms launched by University of Bath

The University of Bath has officially launched the UK’s first business acceleration hub dedicated to helping set up and grow a new generation of innovative small firms in the sustainable technologies sector. The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub, based in the university’s existing city centre innovative unit, aims to develop more than 130 small...

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Bath Half Marathon event urges city firms to step up to the challenge and have a run for their money

January 5, 2018
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Bath Half Marathon event urges city firms to step up to the challenge and have a run for their money

Members of Bath’s business community have heard how they can support the Bath Half Marathon, the city’s biggest annual fundraising event.  More than 40 businesses attended a networking breakfast organised by the Half Marathon team in the Pump Room to find out more about the opportunities linked to the race. Many firms use the...

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Less than a week left for firms to help shape major development blueprint for the West of England

January 5, 2018
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Less than a week left for firms to help shape major development blueprint for the West of England

Bath businesses are being urged to have their say on a major planning blueprint that will determine where future development takes place across the West of England over the next 20 years. The public engagement process on the final draft of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) closes next Wednesday, January 10, before it is...

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Bath animation firm calls on Mowbray Woodwards to handle its $4m sale to US giant

January 5, 2018
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Bath animation firm calls on Mowbray Woodwards to handle its $4m sale to US giant

Bath law firm Mowbray Woodwards has recently acted for the owners of city-based animation and design studio A Large Evil Corporation on its sale to US giant Funko for $4m (£2.98m). Since its foundation by owners Guy Thomson and Seth Watkins in 2006, A Large Evil Corporation -also known as Evilcorp – has developed...

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Business growth programme helps glassware designer sparkle in US

January 4, 2018
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Business growth programme helps glassware designer sparkle in US

Glassware designer Phaedra Politis is now exhibiting her colourful creations in a US art gallery after seeking free business advice from growth consultancy Cool Ventures. Phaedra, founder of Phaedra Glass, specialises in making kiln fired glassware and gifts at her art studio in Wingfield near Trowbridge and at the Owl Gallery in Frome. Her...

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