Finance

Financial planner joins Old Mill to strengthen its wealth management offering

January 21, 2020
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Financial planner joins Old Mill to strengthen its wealth management offering

The wealth management team at accountants Old Mill has been boosted with the arrival of chartered financial planner Neil Rushton. Neil, pictured, has more than 18 years’ experience in financial services having held roles across the sector.  He joins Old Mill from independent financial planning firm Citimark’s office at Flax Bourton, near Bristol, where...

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Risk assurance chief joins Bishop Fleming as it continues to grow its assurance and advisory services

January 20, 2020
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Risk assurance chief joins Bishop Fleming as it continues to grow its assurance and advisory services

Bishop Fleming, the regional accountancy firm with an office in Bath, has continued its growth with the appointment of a new head of risk assurance. Alastair Campbell, pictured, left, with Bishop Fleming partner Joe Scaife, joins from rival RSM, where he worked for more than 20 years, most recently as a senior manager.  He has...

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Client portfolio manager hire boosts MHA Monahans’ Bath office

January 17, 2020
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Client portfolio manager hire boosts MHA Monahans’ Bath office

Regional accountancy group MHA Monahans has strengthened the team in its Bath office with the appointment of Carmelo Lattuca as client portfolio manager.   Carmelo, pictured, has joined from the Bristol office of regional accountants Milsted Langdon, where he spent nearly two years as a senior general practice manager.  He has also worked for Bristol...

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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

January 16, 2020
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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

A pioneering programme to help catalyse investment into some of the West of England’s fastest-growing start-ups has been launched by TechSPARK, the region’s tech sector information hub. The first of its kind in the UK, the Investment Activator Programme (IAP) will include activities to increase the flow of money into the area and showcase...

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Bishop Fleming staff run, climb and cycle to beat centenary year fundraising target by £50,000

January 16, 2020
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Bishop Fleming staff run, climb and cycle to beat centenary year fundraising target by £50,000

More than 60 charities are to benefit from regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming’s grand total of £150,000 raised during its centenary year – £50,000 more than the amount it set itself at the beginning of 2019. The £100,000 target was achieved halfway through the year as the firm’s staff took up the challenge with...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Residential property and Capital Gains Tax

January 15, 2020
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Pearson May Financial Update: Residential property and Capital Gains Tax

If you’re a landlord or second-home owner, it can feel like the tax rules and regulations that apply to you are constantly in flux, writes Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden.   In the past few years, we’ve seen changes to mortgage interest relief, the introduction of a stamp duty surcharge, a ban on letting fees,...

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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

January 13, 2020
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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

The South West needs its own government minister to champion the case for more funding and spur its economic growth, the CBI’s director general said on a visit to the region. Such a move – along with more autonomy for the West of England’s Metro Mayor over government funding – would ‘power up’ the...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

January 13, 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  . . . Rising living wage set to drive up employer costs Tax cuts could help businesses absorb costs. Click here for more information Residence nil-rate band set...

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Business and cultural ties to be celebrated at West of England’s Chinese New Year banquet

January 8, 2020
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Leading figures from the West of England’s business community will gather next month for the region’s annual banquet to mark the Chinese New Year. Organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, the high-profile event not only celebrates the most important date in the Chinese calendar but acts as a showcase for...

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Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

January 8, 2020
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Good Energy FD takes up chief financial officer role as green power pioneer prepares for new decade

Renewable power firm Good Energy has promoted its finance director Rupert Sanderson to the executive director role of chief financial officer. Rupert, pictured, joined Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy in February 2017 in an interim role and was appointed finance director 11 months later.  Now a member of the London Stock Exchange-listed firm’s board, he is...

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