Finance

West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
By
West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and...

Read more »

Interest rate rise would choke off recovery, Business West says, despite fall in jobless

January 23, 2014
By
Interest rate rise would choke off recovery, Business West says, despite fall in jobless

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, has called on the Bank of England not to raise interest rates despite a further fall in unemployment across the UK. Welcoming the latest labour market figures – which show the national unemployment rate has fallen to 7.1%, its lowest level since April 2009 –...

Read more »

Specialist funder 1pm clocks up huge increase in profits as new business soars

January 21, 2014
By

Profits have soared by 84% at 1pm, the Bath-based firm providing finance to small and medium-sized businesses, after it signed up a record number of new customers. Total revenue for the six months to November 30 rose by 37% to £1.95m compared with the same period last year with pre-profits reaching £609,000. The firm,...

Read more »

Regional Adviser of the Year title collected by Epoch Wealth Management

January 15, 2014
By
Regional Adviser of the Year title collected by Epoch Wealth Management

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has been awarded the title Adviser of the Year 2014 for the South West region by respected industry magazine New Model Adviser. Epoch beat off competition from four other shortlisted firms to win the prestigious award at the New Model Adviser Conference in London. This followed an extensive vetting process...

Read more »

GE aims for more NHS work after snapping up UK healthcare consultants

January 10, 2014
By

Health and social care consultancy Finnamore, which has an office near Bath, has been acquired by GE Healthcare, part of the global GE group. Under the deal, financial details of which have not been released, GE Healthcare’s UK consultancy arm, formerly Performance Solutions UK, becomes GE Healthcare Finnamore. Joint staffing has reached 70, many...

Read more »

Record number of trainees taken on by accountants Bishop Fleming’s Bath office

January 8, 2014
By
Record number of trainees taken on by accountants Bishop Fleming’s Bath office

The Bath office of West accountants Bishop Fleming has appointed a record number of trainees. The six join shortly after the firm gained the title of Britain’s fourth best accountancy employer. Iain Parnell and Joshua Goode have been appointed as graduate trainees for the three-year qualification as chartered accountants. School leavers Mem Bradley and...

Read more »

Novia sells web development joint venture to insurance giant Aegon

December 31, 2013
By
Novia sells web development joint venture to insurance giant Aegon

Bath-based Novia Financial Holdings has sold its Novia Investment Services joint venture to partner Aegon UK, part of one of the world’s largest life insurance and pensions groups. The deal, for an undisclosed sum and subject to regulatory approval, means development work on Aegon’s website Aegon Retirement Choices will be taken in-house. Novia Investment Services...

Read more »

Monahans’ webinar will tease out the devil in the detail of Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

December 18, 2013
By
Monahans’ webinar will tease out the devil in the detail of Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

West accountancy firm Monahans is to stage a webinar dedicated to examining the finer details of Chancellor George Osborne’s recent Autumn Statement. The webinar will be broadcast live on Thursday January 16 at 12:30pm, allowing participants to interact directly with Monahans corporate tax partner Dominic Bourquin, pictured, and ask him questions. The free, 15-minute...

Read more »

Firms still concerned about inflation despite fall, says Business West

December 18, 2013
By
Firms still concerned about inflation despite fall, says Business West

Inflation remains a concern for West businesses despite November’s small decrease, according to the region’s largest business organisation. The annual rate of inflation dropped from 2.2% to 2.1% last month as falls in the cost of food, gas and electricity prices took effect. But Phil Smith, pictured, managing director of Business West, which runs...

Read more »

Strong bounce back by businesses points to steady growth in 2014

December 16, 2013
By
Strong bounce back by businesses points to steady growth in 2014

Business confidence is running at its highest level for more than three years as the recovery gathers pace and firms put austerity behind them at last. Manufacturers in particular are upbeat about their prospects going into the new year, according to the latest Business Trends report by accountants BDO. Optimism among manufacturers, driven by...

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.