Finance

Top industry awards in the sights of Nine Feet Tall consultants

April 2, 2014
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Top industry awards in the sights of Nine Feet Tall consultants

Two consultants from Bath-based change management consultancy Nine Feet Tall have been shortlisted in a prestigious national awards scheme staged by industry body, the Management Consultancies Association (MCA). Kim Hannon and Aileen Davis are in the running for Consultant of the Year and Young Consultant of the Year respectively in the MCA’s nationwide annual...

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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

March 31, 2014
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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

The blueprint for job creation and economic growth in Bath and the West of England was unveiled this morning with a clear message to the Government – come and back our vision for success. The Strategic Economic Plan identifies the city-region’s key growth sectors and sets out 122 ways that growth can be accelerated....

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Recovery triggers pick up in activity for West’s buyout market

March 31, 2014
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Recovery triggers pick up in activity for West’s buyout market

Buyout activity in the South West is growing at a “steady rate” with five deals worth £25m completed so far this year and a healthy pipeline waiting for completion, according to new research. The figures, published by the Centre for Management Buyout Research (CMBOR), show growth in completions across the UK as the market...

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£30m finance deal with Lloyds funds major growth at Bath Spa University

March 26, 2014
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£30m finance deal with Lloyds funds major growth at Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University has secured a £30m finance package from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to help support the next phase of its estates development strategy on its main Newton Park site. The bank has provided the funding under the Government’s Funding for Lending scheme, which offers customers discounts of 1% for the life of...

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Epoch Wealth Management backs fundraising dinner for Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge

March 26, 2014
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Epoch Wealth Management backs fundraising dinner for Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management, the fast-growing provider of specialist investment and tax planning services, is to be the main sponsor of a special fundraising dinner to support the Precious Lives Atlantic Challenge.  The dinner – at Prior Park College in Bath on April 5 – will help raise valuable funds for Children’s Hospice South...

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Higos Insurance brand taken in new direction by Bath agency The House

March 26, 2014
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Higos Insurance brand taken in new direction by Bath agency The House

Bath creative agency The House has worked with Wells-based insurance broker Higos Insurance Services to reposition its commercial insurance brand by establishing a new brand direction, visual representation and corporate brochure. The House established that Higos Insurance’s clear distinguishing brand features were its people and promise. The tag line ‘Insurance without doubt’  is at...

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Ambitious West firms invited to apply for cash aid from £25m growth fund

March 23, 2014
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Ambitious West firms invited to apply for cash aid from £25m growth fund

Bath firms with expansion potential can apply for growth funding to a £25m pot of Government cash launched this week. The West of England Growth Fund aims to bring about job creation and private sector investment that would otherwise not have happened, or that can be accelerated through public sector grant support. Some £15m...

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BUDGET 2014: National business reaction

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: National business reaction

National business groups welcomed today’s Budget, particularly the measures aimed at boosting manufacturing and lower energy costs. The CBI, which had called it a “make-or-break” Budget, said it “will put wind in the sails of business investment, especially for manufacturers”. Director-general John Cridland, pictured, said it had come at a critical time in the...

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BUDGET 2014 in numbers

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014 in numbers

55 Minutes the Chancellor took making his Budget speech today 5 It was Mr Obsorne’s fifth Budget since he became Chancellor in 2010 £2,000 The amount that working families will be able to claim to subsidise their childcare, announced yesterday ahead of the Budget £6.50 New rate for the National Minimum Wage to be...

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BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

March 19, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Business wish-list

Business West has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use today’s Budget to focus on youth employment, training and enterprise – all crucial to securing future growth and avoiding a ‘lost generation’ as the UK economy continues to recover, it says. In its 2014 Budget submission, the business support organisation, which runs the Bath...

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