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Grant Thornton’s West tax team boosted with new director appointment

January 18, 2013
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Grant Thornton’s West tax team boosted with new director appointment

Business and financial advisory firm Grant Thornton has appointed Allister Weir as a director in its South West tax team. Allister, pictured, will lead the firm’s corporate tax advisory and compliance practice across the region. A history graduate from the University of Birmingham, Allister has 12 years’ corporate tax experience with a Big Four...

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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Your reputation is hard to build, but quick to lose

December 12, 2012
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Bath Business News Expert Panel – Your reputation is hard to build, but quick to lose

What value should a business place on its corporation reputation? In the latest of Bath Business News’ weekly Expert Panel series, Linda Donaldson, director at Bath-based Geometry PR, provides the answer. Having a good reputation is something every business craves. Being known for providing a quality service or product is one thing, but building...

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Signs of optimism from South West manufacturers

November 5, 2012
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Some 58% of South West manufacturers expect to increase sales over the next six months, up 7% on the last quarter and 10% higher than in the same period last year, according to the latest South West Barometer from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS).  Manufacturers’ confidence is further reflected in an appetite for investment with...

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CFH expands by acquiring Slough print firm

November 2, 2012
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Radstock-based print and mail company CFH has acquired the shares and assets of Print For Business (PFB), a £4.5m turnover print and mail business based in Slough. The acquisition is CFH’s second in the past 12 months. A year it took over FST Technologies, a print and mail business based in Livingston and East Kilbride,...

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Withy King to stage free exporting seminars for Bath businesses

October 31, 2012
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Free legal advice clinics are being offered to small and medium-sized businesses considering exporting their goods and services. Bath-based law firm Withy King will be providing free one-to-one advice clinics during UK Trade & Investment’s Export Week, which runs from November 12 to 16. The firm’s technology and media partners, Jessica Bent (pictured) and...

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Bagpipe welcome for first Aberdeen-Bristol flight

October 29, 2012
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Passengers on the first bmi regional service from Aberdeen to Bristol Airport were met by a band of bagpipes as they disembarked today. The airline has launched a twice daily direct jet service linking the South West with the Scottish city – one of the first new routes announced following bmi regional’s acquisition by...

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Public consultation on major Chippenham development site

October 29, 2012
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Central Chippenham Partnership (CCP), the joint venture between two major property investment funds (Aberdeen Property UK Retail Parks Trust and Ashtenne Industrial Fund), has revealed dates for a community consultation exhibition to invite feedback from the community on its emerging plans for substantial investment and regeneration of a 54 acre site, adjacent to Chippenham...

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Ask the Expert: What is the Regional Growth Fund and how do I access it?

October 23, 2012
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The Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is a £2.4bn Government fund to which businesses across England can apply for grants and loans. The RGF, which was launched in 2011 and will run until 2015, supports projects offering significant potential for sustainable economic growth and which will create new jobs – and safeguard existing ones –...

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Swindon & Wiltshire LEP looking for new board member after resignation

October 16, 2012
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Swindon & Wiltshire LEP looking for new board member after resignation

Jane James, managing director of Chippenham-based community health and social care group HFH, has stepped down from the board of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) due to an increasing workload at HFH. This has meant that she has been unable to play as full a part as she wanted in making...

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GALLERY: Opening night party at Carluccio’s, Bath

September 26, 2012
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Italian restaurant and deli chain Carluccio’s opened its new Bath outlet with a glittering party attended by figures from the city’s tourism, cultural and heritage sectors. Antonio Carluccio, the ‘godfather’ of Italian cuisine in the UK, welcomed guests to the 66th restaurant bearing his name. Guests included the Mayor and Mayoress of Bath and...

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