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Pearson May financial round up

May 19, 2023
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Pearson May financial round up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May teams up with Bath Business News to bring you the top national finance stories. VAT registration helpline set to close HMRC will prioritise registration applications. Click here for more information Company insolvencies fall in April Figures remain higher than pre-pandemic levels.  Find out more here  

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Housebuilding sector specialist rejoins Goughs Solicitors as a partner

May 18, 2023
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Housebuilding  sector specialist rejoins Goughs Solicitors as a partner

Regional law firm Goughs has appointed Dan Shaw as a partner in its nationally accredited housebuilding, land and development team in a move that continues its expansion. Dan, pictured, has rejoined the firm, which has seven offices across Wiltshire, including in Chippenham, Trowbridge, Melksham and Corsham, having been an associate there for nearly three...

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Nash Partnership associate behind major low-carbon housing schemes becomes director of sustainability

May 17, 2023
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Nash Partnership associate behind major low-carbon housing schemes becomes director of sustainability

Bath-headquartered design and planning consultancy Nash Partnership has promoted associate architect Paul Miller to director of sustainability in a move that reflects the practice’s long-term approach. A qualified architect with more than 20 years’ experience gained in London and the South West, Paul, pictured, will lead and shape Nash Partnership’s existing sustainability strategy, which...

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Former PwC partner takes up role as regional finance group SWIG’s first group CEO

May 17, 2023
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Former PwC partner takes up role as regional finance group SWIG’s first group CEO

Regional alternative finance lender South West Investment Group (SWIG) has appointed former mergers & acquisitions partner at global accountancy firm PwC Chris Butters as its first group CEO. Chris, pictured, who has been a non-executive director of SWIG for more than two years, will lead on the organisation’s growth aspirations of SWIG.  This will include...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 14, 2023
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Monday May 15 Finals: Westminster Group, Instem Interims: Diploma, Centralnic Group Tuesday May 16 Finals: DCC, Angling Direct, Likewise Group, Cornerstone FS, Smartspace Software Interims: Marstons, Britvic, Renew Holdings, Imperial Brands Trading announcement: Greggs Economic announcements: Claimant count rate, Unemployment rate Wednesday May 17 Finals: Ninety one, Experian, Aurrigo International strong>Interims: Sage Group, Auction Technology Group, Redx Pharma, Mitchells & Butlers Q1 result: Bank...

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Wessex Water says it is ‘fully transparent’ as it responds to environmental charity’s claims

May 12, 2023
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Wessex Water says it is ‘fully transparent’ as it responds to environmental charity’s claims

Wessex Water has responded to claims by charity Surfers Against Sewage that questioned levels of trust in the Bath-headquartered company and suggested it “fails to adhere to minimum environmental standards”. The water company told Bath Business News that it was fully transparent when it came to storm overflows automatically operated to protect properties from...

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Boost for Bath’s EV charging network as Metro Mayor drives ahead with ‘electric car revolution’

May 12, 2023
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Boost for Bath’s EV charging network as Metro Mayor drives ahead with ‘electric car revolution’

Hundreds more electric vehicle charging points are set to be installed across the West of England after £7m was secured by its combined authority to make plugging in as easy as filling up at the pumps. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) will get up to £6.6m to buy and instal the charging points and a...

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Lidl puts plans for new superstore at Lambridge out for public comment

May 12, 2023
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Lidl puts plans for new superstore at Lambridge out for public comment

The public are getting a chance to have their say on draft plans to build a supermarket on land alongside the sports training facilities at Lambridge. Discount supermarket group Lidl GB bought the site from Bath Rugby last October.  The club then permanently transferred the neighbouring training pitches and clubhouse to Bath RFC, securing...

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Coveted B Corp status secured by renewables firm on a mission to create better access to clean energy

May 12, 2023
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Coveted B Corp status secured by renewables firm on a mission to create better access to clean energy

Renewable energy project developer and installer Your Eco has been certified as a B Corp, recognising its commitment to operating as a force for good. The Frome-based firm, which provides renewable energy services in the new-build and retrofit markets, is the latest from the Bath area to gain the coveted accreditation, strengthening the city’s...

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Goughs Solicitors staff ready to walk, run and skydive for firm’s new charity of the year

May 12, 2023
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Goughs Solicitors staff ready to walk, run and skydive for firm’s new charity of the year

A charity working to break the cycle of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking has been selected by law firm Goughs Solicitors as its charity of the year. FearLess, based in Trowbridge, supports more than 3,500 adults and children every year – not only keeping them safe but helping them to rebuild their lives...

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