Finance

Eight senior promotions boost Deloitte’s South West practice

June 24, 2019
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Accountancy giant Deloitte has promoted eight senior staff across its South West practice, with two becoming partners and six appointed as directors. The new partners are Tess Williams and James Hunter, pictured below, while the six new directors are from three business areas and include Joanne Hale, Dan Pople, Tom Smith (all tax); James...

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The SPARKies are back next week – with Bath’s top tech talent hoping to shine on the night

June 21, 2019
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The SPARKies are back next week – with Bath’s top tech talent hoping to shine on the night

The leading lights of Bath’s tech scene go head-to-head with rivals from Bristol and across the West of England next week at the region’s top sector-specific awards. The SPARKies – which are staged by TechSPARK, the information hub for all things tech in Bristol, Bath and the West of England – recognise the businesses...

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Rapid-growth Bath spectacle firm ‘eyes £170m stock market listing’

June 21, 2019
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Rapid-growth Bath spectacle firm ‘eyes £170m stock market listing’

Fast-growing Bath eyewear design house INSPECS could float on the London Stock Exchange with a value of around £170m, according to reports. The firm, recently named as the ‘number 1 business to watch’ in a ranking of the UK’s best-performing private companies, has appointed broker Peel Hunt to advise it on a potential listing...

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Students to WizeUp to money in workshops sponsored by Bath Building Society

June 20, 2019
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Students to WizeUp to money in workshops sponsored by Bath Building Society

Bath Building Society is to sponsor a financial education programme for secondary school and sixth form students in the city.  The programme of workshops is designed to help young people understand the practicalities of managing money and give them confidence to make informed financial decisions.  According to statistics from Young Enterprise, four in 10...

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Bath firms battle it out to claim title of city’s netball champs and raise cash for Dorothy House Hospice

June 20, 2019
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Bath firms battle it out to claim title of city’s netball champs and raise cash for Dorothy House Hospice

The Bath office of regional law firm Mogers Drewett has raised more than £2,000 for Dorothy House Hospice by hosting its second annual charity netball tournament. Eight teams from city-based businesses took part in the event, which was supported by Team Bath Netball and hosted in the University of Bath’s sports training village.  Each...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

June 20, 2019
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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 . . . Saving on summer childcare costs   Government schemes to help pay for childcare this summer. Click here for an update Reverse charge VAT for construction services...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Making a gift? Don’t forget to tell the taxman!

June 20, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: Making a gift? Don’t forget to tell the taxman!

Most people have probably heard of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) but how much do they know about the situations in which CGT is charged? Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden explains. You could be forgiven for thinking that CGT is only payable when you sell an asset which is chargeable to CGT (e.g. a rental...

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Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

June 14, 2019
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Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

Bath-based digital media buying and analytics agency SearchStar, which launched 14 years ago as a one-man band, has been acquired by a major US group.  Buyer Welocalize is a global leader in multilingual content and data transformation to help companies capture international demand. SearchStar employs around 60 people at its offices in Railway Place,...

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New funding to be available to help Bath firms become more energy efficient

June 6, 2019
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New funding to be available to help Bath firms become more energy efficient

Bath’s small and medium-sized businesses are to be offered funding to improve their energy efficiency under a new scheme to be launched by the West of England Combined Authority. The West of England Low Carbon Challenge Fund, which will run over the next three years, will also support community energy projects.   Applications for...

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Head of IT appointment bolsters 1pm’s new-look senior management team

June 6, 2019
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Head of IT appointment bolsters 1pm’s new-look senior management team

Bath-based specialist lender 1pm has completed a two-year restructuring and strengthening of its senior management team with the appointment of David Jones to head its group IT, systems and innovation function. David, pictured, has had a career in IT spanning 30 years, having held a variety of senior IT roles for the past 20...

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