Finance

New West of England office senior partner for PwC

November 21, 2019
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PwC, the global accountancy group, has appointed a new senior partner for its West region and filled the newly created role of clients and markets regional lead.  Tom Ayerst, pictured right, who heads PwC’s regional deals business, will fill the Bristol office senior partner (OSP) position left vacant in the summer when Katharine Finn...

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Pearson May Financial Update: How the taxman can help you be generous with your staff Christmas party and gifts

November 12, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: How the taxman can help you be generous with your staff Christmas party and gifts

It won’t be long before your attention is drawn – if it hasn’t been already – to the annual staff Christmas party. But have you considered the tax and National Insurance implications of laying this on for your team? And what about giving gifts to your staff? After all, there’s nothing more festive than...

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Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

November 7, 2019
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Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

SETsquared, the unique enterprise partnership backed by the University of Bath, has been named as the world’s number one university business incubator for the third consecutive time. It beat off challenges from more than 1,500 incubators and accelerator programmes in 78 countries across the globe to claim the title once more in the contest...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

November 7, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May joins Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at  . . . Corporation tax-planning tips Trends to reduce your company's tax liability in 2019/20. Click here to learn more Auto-enrolment: do you know your duties? 17% of micro-employers aren’t...

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More staying visitors boost Bath’s economy – but day-tripper spending remains flat

November 4, 2019
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More staying visitors boost Bath’s economy – but day-tripper spending remains flat

The value of tourism to Bath and North East Somerset’s economy has increased to almost half a billion pounds over the past two years, according to new figures. But while efforts to attract more staying visitors – rather than day trippers – appear to be paying off, one in four tourists to the area...

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Quarry deal to protect natural habitat while triggering more growth for waste group

November 4, 2019
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Quarry deal to protect natural habitat while triggering more growth for waste group

Civil engineering, plant, transport and waste group MJ Church has completed the acquisition of an historic quarry in a deal handled by Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. Ownership of Wick Quarry in South Gloucestershire will enable Marshfield-headquartered MJ Church to take on a large conservation area that includes a nature reserve and wetlands...

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Funding for pioneering Bath firm seeking to harness the power of AI to boost worker productivity

November 1, 2019
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Funding for pioneering Bath firm seeking to harness the power of AI to boost worker productivity

Bath-based Flourish Zone, which aims to revolutionise the global workplace wellbeing and coaching industry with the use of artificial intelligence (AI), is a step closer to realising its ambitions thanks to a £140,000 investment. The firm will use the funds, from the Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC), to add the finishing touches to its proprietary technology,...

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New funding allows MoveGB to shape up for national expansion

November 1, 2019
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New funding allows MoveGB to shape up for national expansion

Bath-based fitness subscription platform MoveGB is on course for a nationwide rollout after securing a multi million pound innovation funding facility with Barclays. The firm, founded in 2013 by serial entrepreneur Alister Rollins, has developed an innovative platform aimed at helping people stay healthy and active for life.  The platform is already the largest...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

October 24, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May joins Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at  . . . HMRC set to launch enhanced CEST tool  The Revenue targets release before the end of 2019. Click here to find out more Proposed probate fee system scrapped...

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Business West sets up support service to help Bath firms prepare for Brexit

October 24, 2019
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Business West sets up support service to help Bath firms prepare for Brexit

Bath firms can get up-to-date information on preparing for Brexit – including the likely impact of a no-deal exit on them – from Business West.  The region’s largest business organisation, Business West is being funded by the government to offer a support and signposting service to firms across the West of England ahead of...

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