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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office in healthcare sector role

January 12, 2017
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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office in healthcare sector role

International property agency Cushman & Wakefield has appointed experienced healthcare sector specialist Sophia Sham as an associate in its South West office. Sophia, pictured, joins the firm’s UK healthcare advisory team in Bristol. Her arrival further boosts the team, which was formed in April last year and has already valued or advised on assets worth more than...

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Warning not to let a post-Christmas divorce become a business matter as well as a legal one

January 12, 2017
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Warning not to let a post-Christmas divorce become a business matter as well as a legal one

Business owners who fear their marriages are heading for the post-Christmas rocks are being urged to tread carefully as their assets and income will be two of the main negotiating points in any impending divorce. Lawyers traditionally receive around twice the number of divorce inquiries in the first weeks of January compared with other...

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Stone King to offer free advice to separating couples as part of Family Mediation Week

January 11, 2017
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Stone King to offer free advice to separating couples as part of Family Mediation Week

Law firm Stone King’s Bath-based family law team is offering free mediation information sessions to couples facing new year separation as an alternative to potentially painful court disputes. The firm is staging the free half-hour appointments to coincide with Family Mediation Week, which runs from January 23 to 27. Organised by the Family Mediators...

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New chair for Bishop Fleming as firm aims for further growth

January 11, 2017
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New chair for Bishop Fleming as firm aims for further growth

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has a large office in Bath, has appointed Ian Smith as chair. He succeeds Jerry O’Sullivan, who recently completed his six-year term in the role. Ian, pictured, who took up the post on January 1, is a corporate and business services partner who was partner in charge of the...

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Mr B & Friends’ brand refresh for Bath tech provider stresses its people as well as its products

January 9, 2017
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Mr B & Friends’ brand refresh for Bath tech provider stresses its people as well as its products

Bath brand and digital agency Mr B & Friends has developed a refreshed identity and e-commerce site for employee benefits provider TechBenefits, which is also based in the city. TechBenefits allows businesses’ employees to select what tech they want from an online shop, including laptops, speakers, headphones and TVs. Employees can then pay monthly...

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Somerset Chamber of Commerce elects recruitment firm boss as vice chair

January 9, 2017
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Somerset Chamber of Commerce elects recruitment firm boss as vice chair

Recruitment firm managing director Helen Lacey has been elected as the new vice chair of Somerset Chamber of Commerce. Helen, pictured, who founded Red Berry Recruitment in 2007, was unanimously voted in by the Chamber’s board of directors at its December meeting. Red Berry, which specialises in supplying temporary, permanent and contract staff to...

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Bath’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 9, 2017
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Bath’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Bath firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business are being invited to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their fifth year, the coveted awards champion businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting fairtrade and supporting fair and ethical business practices. Bath organisations have traditionally been among...

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Second merger in two months strengthens Monahans in Somerset market

January 9, 2017
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Second merger in two months strengthens Monahans in Somerset market

Regional accountancy firm Monahans has extended its reach further into the South West by merging with a long-established Taunton firm. BJ DixonWalsh’s three partners and 25 staff have joined Monahans, which opened in Bath 10 years ago and also has offices in Chippenham, Frome, Glastonbury, Trowbridge and Swindon. The move follows November’s merger with Bath...

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Music magazines go back to Future as publisher snaps up former titles from Team Rock administrators

January 9, 2017
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Music magazines go back to Future as publisher snaps up former titles from Team Rock administrators

Bath media group Future has snapped up music magazines Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog for £800,000 – less than four years after selling them for more than £10m. Future bought the magazines from the administrators of debt-ridden publisher Team Rock, which collapsed shortly before Christmas. Glasgow and London-based Team Rock, which was founded...

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Bishop Fleming pay roll team earn highest score in national assessment

January 8, 2017
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Bishop Fleming pay roll team earn highest score in national assessment

The payroll services team at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has been awarded the highest possible mark in its recent assessment under a major national scheme. The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals’ (CIPP) Payroll Assurance Scheme, the professional body for the payroll industry, introduced its Payroll Assurance Scheme (PAS)...

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