Finance

‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

April 12, 2019
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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

The West of England’s top accountants have been advised to have ‘micro-adventures’ such as skinny dipping in a river while on their way to a meeting or sleeping outside on a hill in summer. The unusual plea was made to the 400 guests at the profession’s regional annual dinner by guest speaker National Geographic...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in the red. Export sales and...

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Medical leadership charity forms partnership with Chase de Vere

April 12, 2019
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Medical leadership charity forms partnership with Chase de Vere

Chase de Vere Medical, the specialist arm of the national independent financial advisory firm with an office in Bath, is extending its offering to more doctors and healthcare workers following the launch of a new partnership. It has teamed up with the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM) to offer its members expert...

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Artist and schoolchildren help accountants go the egg-stra mile for Bath theatre appeal

April 12, 2019
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Artist and schoolchildren help accountants go the egg-stra mile for Bath theatre appeal

The Bath office of regional accountancy group MHA Monahans has teamed up with artist Jo McCarron and children from a city primary school to create a design for a giant Easter egg. The firm is sponsoring the egg as part of the Theatre Royal’s annual Great Big Egg Hunt.  The after-school club at St...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

April 11, 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 . . . Making Tax Digital for VAT comes into force One million businesses mandated into digital tax scheme. Click here to find out what’s changed Rising probate...

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Funding sought by Bath firm that aims to cut the cost – and waste – of minor car repairs

April 11, 2019
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Funding sought by Bath firm that aims to cut the cost – and waste – of minor car repairs

A Bath-based business innovating the way plastic car parts can be repaired is seeking investment to take it to the next level. Pinweld, based at the University of Bath Innovation Centre, is exploring the use of precision weld technology to fix plastic bumpers and other parts that are easily damaged but expensive to repair. ...

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Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

April 5, 2019
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Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

More than 900 private firms in the South West have the potential to grow exponentially and create thousands of jobs, according to new research. These 937 businesses have generated £2.8bn of turnover growth and created nearly 13,500 jobs in the past three years, the report by investment group BGF shows.  The research identified nearly...

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Successful premium networking group to launch in Bath next month

April 5, 2019
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Successful premium networking group to launch in Bath next month

A new style of premium business networking comes to Bath next month when a highly successful Bristol group holds its first meeting in the area. EVO (Evolution Business Networking) has earned a reputation as the South West’s freshest business networking company since launching in Bristol three years ago.  The membership-based network has already attracted...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Five important changes in the new tax year

April 4, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: Five important changes in the new tax year

Although Brexit continues to dominate the headlines, the start of the new financial year on April 6 always brings with it a number of changes to various tax thresholds, some of which may make the headlines and others which may not, but all of which will be important to most taxpayers and employers alike....

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Online investment platform launched by SETsquared to help its scale-ups find funding

April 2, 2019
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Online investment platform launched by SETsquared to help its scale-ups find funding

Global number one business incubator network the SETsquared Partnership, which is backed by the University of Bath, has boosted its services to scale-ups by starting an online investment platform. The network has teamed up with London-based Envestors,the fintech for fundraising company, to help its scale-ups secure financial backing.  Founded in 2002 and also backed...

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