Finance

‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

April 28, 2017
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‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

A major conference in June will bring together the West of England’s political and business leaders as it faces a period of unprecedented change following the Metro Mayor and national Parliamentary elections. The West of England Economic Growth Conference on June 23 will offer delegates the first opportunity to discuss the region’s economic future...

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Another acquisition clocked up by Bath lender 1pm as it continues to expand portfolio

April 28, 2017
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Another acquisition clocked up by Bath lender 1pm as it continues to expand portfolio

Bath-based specialist lending group 1pm has hit the acquisition trail again – snapping up an independent funder of hard assets as it continues its fast-paced growth. 1pm is paying £2.3m for Warwickshire-based Bell Finance, which has been lending to firms in the construction and manufacturing sectors mainly against business-critical equipment such as plant, machinery...

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Chase de Vere teams up with Inspire to offer membership benefits

April 28, 2017
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Chase de Vere teams up with Inspire to offer membership benefits

Chase de Vere, the national firm of independent financial advisers with an office in Bath, has formed a partnership with Inspire – the trading name of the Wessex Chamber of Commerce – to offer employee benefits advice to members. It will also supply personal independent financial advice to business owners, senior executives and management...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

April 27, 2017
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath Business News and Pearson May bring you the top national finance stories. Managing cashflow for small businesses Think of cashflow as a balancing act to get your house in order. Read the full story here Completing your auto-enrolment duties Important procedures for completing your auto-enrolment duties. Read the full story here...

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Tax advisor promoted to director at Richardson Swift as growth gathers pace

April 26, 2017
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Tax advisor promoted to director at Richardson Swift as growth gathers pace

Bath accountancy firm Richardson Swift has boosted its senior management team with the appointment of Calvin Healy as a director. Calvin, pictured, has been promoted following a record year for the firm, during which its turnover grew by 25%. The qualified chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser joined the practice in 2014 having spent...

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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

April 26, 2017
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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

The West of England’s largest business organisation has called on all candidates in next week’s Metro Mayor election to show they will deliver long-term economic growth for the region. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative and the chambers of commerce for Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire, has...

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Scrapping of ‘rushed’ digital tax scheme welcomed by accountancy firm

April 26, 2017
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Scrapping of ‘rushed’ digital tax scheme welcomed by accountancy firm

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has welcomed the scrapping of the government’s controversial plans to digitalise the tax system and force business to make quarterly online returns. The scheme, which was due to be introduced in April next year have been dropped due to the upcoming General Election. Bishop Fleming, which has an office...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, demands Bath Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Bath that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking a General Election on June 8,...

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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

April 17, 2017
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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner – one of the most popular events in the region’s business calendar. More than 400 business figures and guests from the accountancy, professional services and wider business community will attend the dinner, which takes place...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Spring Budget tax changes

April 7, 2017
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Pearson May Financial Update: Spring Budget tax changes

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first – and last – Spring Budget on March 8 as the tax policy-making process will move over to a single main Autumn Budget later this year with a Spring Statement expected in 2018, writes Pearson May partner Nick Oliver. Possibly as a result of this, and with one...

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