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Events: Business West skills workshops in Bath

September 25, 2018
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Events: Business West skills workshops in Bath

Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops in Bath throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops are free and open to businesses from any sector or industry.  Title: Diversifying your recruitment; unlocking...

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National accountancy league table reveals further progress for Bath firms

September 21, 2018
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National accountancy league table reveals further progress for Bath firms

Two regional accountancy firms with offices in Bath have moved up a prestigious national league table for the sector. Bishop Fleming, which operates Bath’s largest accountants’ office, has risen by one place from 30th to 29th in the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 rankings while MHA Monahans also moved up one slot, from 58 to...

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1pm clocks up more strong growth as ‘buy-and-build’ acquisition strategy pays off

September 18, 2018
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1pm clocks up more strong growth as ‘buy-and-build’ acquisition strategy pays off

Annual pre-tax profits at Bath-based specialist lender 1pm have shot up by 93% on the back of a move to widen its markets. The £7.9m profit was achieved on a 78% increase in sales to £30m for the year to May 31, some 31% of which was organic growth. The group’s combined gross lending...

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New partner to spearhead MHA Monahans’ growth in Somerset

September 17, 2018
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New partner to spearhead MHA Monahans’ growth in Somerset

Regional chartered accountancy firm MHA Monahans has appointed James Keeton as a partner in a role that looks to develop the business further in Somerset.   The firm acquired long-established Taunton firm BJ DixonWalsh 18 months ago and has since looked to build a client base further into the South West from its traditional...

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‘Tube map’ helps Bath’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

September 17, 2018
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‘Tube map’ helps Bath’s high-growth firms make connections with area’s key organisations

A snapshot of Bath’s start-up and scale-up ecosystem has been produced in an easy-to-use format to show where high-growth businesses can find essential support, information and advice. The innovative Growth Map – illustrated like a London Tube map and thought to be the UK’s first of its kind – has been launched by the...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 13, 2018
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up each week to bring you the top national finance stories.  Understanding the marriage allowance How to make this tax break work for you. Click here to learn how Three things to consider before you invest What to think about before you start investing....

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Senior appointments boost Richardson Swift’s tax and audit teams

September 13, 2018
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Senior appointments boost Richardson Swift’s tax and audit teams

Bath-based chartered accountancy firm Richardson Swift has strengthened its tax and audit teams with two senior appointments. Deborah Sawyer has joined as a personal tax manager while Catherine Edwards has been promoted to director of audit services. The appointments follow another year of strong growth at Richardson Swift, the largest independent firm of chartered...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid position aims to promote awareness...

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Disruptive Bath gym membership firm muscles into fast-growth tech league table

September 7, 2018
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Disruptive Bath gym membership firm muscles into fast-growth tech league table

A growth rate of 95% over the past three years has propelled Bath-based MoveGB, the UK’s largest fitness marketplace, into a league table of the country’s fastest-growing private tech, media and telecoms firms for the first time. The firm, which was founded in 2013 and promotes itself as the ‘ultimate gym membership’, appears at...

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£6m investment puts pioneering personal data tech firm on path to becoming world leader

September 7, 2018
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£6m investment puts pioneering personal data tech firm on path to becoming world leader

Bath-based tech firm MyLife Digital is to roll out its innovative personal data platforms to international markets following a £6m investment. The move puts the four-year-old firm, whose products help organisation manage and protect huge amounts of personal data, on target to grow its annual turnover to £120m within three years.  MyLife Digital’s world-leading...

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