Finance

Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

May 22, 2018
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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

The managing director of the West of England’s largest business group today joined more than 50 other chamber of commerce leaders to urge the Prime Minister to take radical action and ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the UK economy. Phil Smith from Business West – the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce – is one...

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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

May 20, 2018
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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

Lloyds Bank has launched a £100m fund to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities linked to the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. The fund, which opened today, will help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK access discounted lending and become involved in one of...

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University of Bath aims to power new generation of high-growth companies

May 18, 2018
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University of Bath aims to power new generation of high-growth companies

A programme to enable some of the UK’s best tech scale-up companies become the sector giants of tomorrow has been launched by the University of Bath. The programme, part of a national project, is supported by £5m of government money through Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund. It will enable 240 of the most innovative...

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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into region to advise firms on all things Brexit

May 18, 2018
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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into region to advise firms on all things Brexit

Businesses in the Bath area are to be helped prepare for the challenges and opportunities that Brexit will bring when an Export for Growth roadshow tours the region this summer.   The day-long Trade Horizons events are to be staged by Business West – the region’s largest business advice group, which also runs Bath...

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More growth on cards at wedding gift firm as Barclays presents it with innovation loan

May 17, 2018
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More growth on cards at wedding gift firm as Barclays presents it with innovation loan

Bath-based online wedding gift list group Prezola is looking to unwrap further expansion after receiving an innovation loan from Barclays. The group has grown rapidly since it was founded in 2010 by husband-and-wife team Dom and Ali Beaven and now employs 50 people. In 2016 it acquired Getting Married – the UK’s most popular wedding...

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Bath bosses line up against rivals from across the South West in region’s Director of the Year Awards

May 16, 2018
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Bath bosses line up against rivals from across the South West in region’s Director of the Year Awards

A former Google industry head and the founder of a childcare business are flying the flag for Bath in one of the region’s top award schemes for boardroom excellence. The Institute of Directors (IoD) has named the shortlist for its annual South West Director of the Year Awards having received the highest-ever number of nominations...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

May 10, 2018
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath Business News teams up with Bath accountancy firm Pearson May to bring you the top national finance stories.  Handling late payments Nearly half of small frms have been ‘menaced’ by late payments. Read how to handle it in your business here Savings for children How will a child’s savings be taxed?...

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IoD lands Flybe chief as headline speaker at its Directors of the Year Awards dinner

May 8, 2018
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IoD lands Flybe chief as headline speaker at its Directors of the Year Awards dinner

The CEO of regional airline Flybe is to be headline speaker at the IoD South West Director of the Year Awards next month. Christine Ourmières-Widener, pictured, who took up the role at the Devon-based carrier in January last year, will share her experiences in an interview with the event’s host, BBC Radio Devon’s Janet Kipling.  The...

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£500,000 funding to help Bath scale-ups reach next stage of growth

May 4, 2018
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£500,000 funding to help Bath scale-ups reach next stage of growth

Ambitious Bath businesses with at least two years of sustained growth are being invited to apply for grants of £5,000 to accelerate their expansion. Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has £500,000 worth of funding available to aspiring scale-up businesses through its new High Impact Scale-Up Coaching Grants programme. Building on the success...

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Pearson May continues tradition of growing and developing its own staff with latest partner promotion

May 3, 2018
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Pearson May continues tradition of growing and developing its own staff with latest partner promotion

Bath-based chartered accountancy firm Pearson May has promoted Matthew Rutter to partner. Matthew joined the leading regional practice in 2004 after completing a degree in Mathematics at the University of Bristol. He went on to qualify as a chartered accountant and passed the Institute of Taxation exams in 2011.   Pearson May partner Nick Oliver...

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