Finance

Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

July 7, 2014
By
Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

Business West, the organisation that runs the Bath Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the allocation of £86.2m of Government investment to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs in the area. But it said the city’s business community still needed to make sure future funding was secured under the Local Growth Deal to secure long-term...

Read more »

From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
By
From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £86.2m for the West of England under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects to start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. The key projects to benefit will be: Terabit West – £15m A world-first project to ensure that the West is positioned at the forefront of groundbreaking,...

Read more »

£86m for West of England economy to create thousands of jobs – but Bath’s Innovation Quay misses out

July 7, 2014
By
£86m for West of England economy to create thousands of jobs – but Bath’s Innovation Quay misses out

The Bristol and Bath area is to receive £86.2m of Government funding to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs. The investment, under the Government’s first Local Growth Deal, will go to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to spend on key economy-boosting projects. In the Bath area these will include a...

Read more »

New South West practice head for Grant Thornton as it starts fresh phase of investment in region

July 7, 2014
By
New South West practice head for Grant Thornton as it starts fresh phase of investment in region

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has appointed Tim Lincoln as practice leader for the South West region. He succeeds John Golding, who will continue to lead the firm’s South West public sector assurance practice. Meanwhile Allister Weir, a director in the firm’s regional tax team, becomes a partner. The changes mark the beginning of a...

Read more »

Good Energy in running for region’s most powerful business award

July 4, 2014
By
Good Energy in running for region’s most powerful business award

Chippenham-based green energy pioneer Good Energy will find out next week if it has joined the ranks of the West of England’s top companies by winning the region’s most-coveted business award. The fast-growing firm is among the six finalists competing for the prestigious title of West of England Business of the Year, sponsored by...

Read more »

Baker Tilly boosts Bath office’s business advisory team with associate director hire

July 1, 2014
By
Baker Tilly boosts Bath office’s business advisory team with associate director hire

Mark Powell has joined the Bath and Bristol offices of accountancy firm Baker Tilly as an associate director as part of a significant investment in the firm's regional talent pool. Mark, pictured, joins the accountancy and business advisory department, strengthening the experience of the team with his knowledge of IFRS and working with international...

Read more »

Bath Rugby on hunt for new main sponsor after Novia steps down

June 24, 2014
By
Bath Rugby on hunt for new main sponsor after Novia steps down

Bath-based wealth management company Novia has relinquished its role as Bath Rugby’s main partner but will become an official partner and continue to have a “heavy involvement” with the club. Novia has been involved with the club since 2011 and among its roles has provided work experience for players and raised more than £100,000...

Read more »

Monahans seminar to shed light on issues faced by academy schools

June 20, 2014
By
Monahans seminar to shed light on issues faced by academy schools

Issues facing academy schools across the UK are to be tackled at a seminar staged by West accountancy firm Monahans next month. The event, at the Stanton Manor Hotel, near Chippenham, on July 9, will look at fraud indicators and internal controls, capital maintenance funding and year-end procedures will all be up for discussion....

Read more »

Strong employment growth triggers prospect of new skills shortages

June 16, 2014
By
Strong employment growth triggers prospect of new skills shortages

The number of businesses expecting to recruit more staff has almost returned to the pre-recession levels of 2007 new figures released today show. But while the data is welcome news for job seekers, some business analysts are warning that it could signal looming skills shortages. The latest Business Trends report by accountants and business...

Read more »

Specialist lender 1pm clocks up higher-than-expected growth on small business recovery

June 13, 2014
By
Specialist lender 1pm clocks up higher-than-expected growth on small business recovery

Annual financial results at 1pm, the Bath-based specialist lender to small and medium-sized firms, are expected to be slightly ahead of market expectations following its fourth consecutive year of organic growth, it said yesterday. The firm, quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, said in a trading update demand for finance from SMEs...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across the Bath area for just £75 a month. Email info@bath-business.net for more information.