Finance

Bath spectacle design firm boss shares his vision for further growth ahead of Stock Exchange listing

February 21, 2020
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Bath spectacle design firm boss shares his vision for further growth ahead of Stock Exchange listing

The founder of fast-growing Bath eyewear design house Inspecs sees a bright future for the business as it prepares for the start of trading in its shares on the London Stock Exchange next week. Former bond trader Robin Totterman set up the business in 1988 after he failed to find a pair of glasses...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

February 20, 2020
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . Setting and reviewing pay in 2020  Are your employees in line for a pay rise this year? Click here for more information Govt. urged to allow...

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Coveted award recognises Old Mill as one of best financial advisers to work for

February 20, 2020
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South West accountancy and finance firm Old Mill has been named as one of the UK’s best financial advisers to work for in a prestigious awards scheme. The accolade formed part of the annual Professional Adviser Awards and is aimed identifying and recognising the best employers in the UK’s financial advice sector.  Old Mill,...

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Nine Feet Tall partners with Jessie May to celebrate Year of the Nurse and Midwife

February 18, 2020
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Nine Feet Tall partners with Jessie May to celebrate Year of the Nurse and Midwife

Bath project management consultancy Nine Feet Tall is to support local charity Jessie May this year in a move that coincides with the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring 2020 the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. The partnership will involve Nine Feet Tall raising funds for Jessie May through sponsored events as well...

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Bath Business Blog: Malindi Myers, deputy regional agent, Bank of England. Encouraging signs emerging for the UK economy

February 17, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Malindi Myers, deputy regional agent, Bank of England. Encouraging signs emerging for the UK economy

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met last month to decide on the appropriate level of bank rate – the official base rate of interest in the UK. The MPC also updated its forecasts for economic growth and inflation – these show UK economic growth picking up steadily over the next few...

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Bath glasses design firm confirms £138m stock market listing is in the frame

February 14, 2020
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Bath glasses design firm confirms £138m stock market listing is in the frame

Inspecs, the fast-growing Bath eyewear design house, has confirmed it is looking to float on the London Stock Exchange in a move that could value the business at £138m. The firm, set up in 1988 by former bond trader Robin Totterman after he failed to find a pair of glasses he liked, last week...

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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

February 14, 2020
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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

The CBI has urged the Chancellor to take bold action on skills, innovation and infrastructure in his Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West’s economy. The seven-point plea was made before Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor and was replaced by Rishi Sunak – throwing into doubt whether the Budget will go ahead, as planned, on...

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West of England leading the UK in growth of its fintech sector, report shows

February 14, 2020
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West of England leading the UK in growth of its fintech sector, report shows

Bath’s burgeoning fintech businesses are helping make the West of England the UK’s leading hotspot for the fast-growing sector, according to a new report published this week. It shows that the Bristol and Bath area has one of the strongest fintech ecosystems in the country, with a high number of fast-growing start-ups and scale-ups.  The research, by...

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Strong international growth earns printer place in exporting league table

February 14, 2020
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Strong international growth earns printer place in exporting league table

A specialist printing firm that supplies government documents to countries as far apart as Mongolia, Ghana and Qatar has been named as one of the UK’s fastest-growing exporters. Integrity Print, based in Midsomer Norton, has achieved annual international sales growth of 67% over the past two years – a record that has earned it 55th...

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Fresh appeal to Bath businesses as cancer charity celebrates reaching £5m milestone

February 12, 2020
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Fresh appeal to Bath businesses as cancer charity celebrates reaching £5m milestone

A Bath charity has praised businesses across the city for their “amazing” efforts to help it raise an impressive £5m. Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG) has reached the milestone having raised funds for the cancer unit at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) since 1985.  It is now appealing for new corporate sponsors and...

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