Finance

Spotlight to be thrown onto charity finances at Monahans seminar

October 14, 2014
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Spotlight to be thrown onto charity finances at Monahans seminar

The issues faced by charities and their finances will be put under the microscope at a special seminar to be staged by accountants Monahans next month. The Monahans Charity Seminar, which takes place at Chippenham Golf Club on November 13, will examine a range of relevant topics including the latest charity SORPs (Statements of...

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Coveted financial planning award won by accountants Old Mill

October 10, 2014
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Coveted financial planning award won by accountants Old Mill

Accountancy firm Old Mill has won one of the financial planning profession’s highest accolades – the prestigious Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) David Norton award for building excellence. The award, considered by many to be the most important in the profession, is made to those firms judged as building excellence in their financial planning...

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More growth on the way at accountants BDO as new South West lead partner takes the reins

October 8, 2014
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More growth on the way at accountants BDO as new South West lead partner takes the reins

Accountancy firm BDO has appointed a new lead partner for the South West as it prepares to grow its staff by a fifth and expand its regional head office. Andrea Bishop, an experienced audit partner who has been at the firm for 10 years, has taken over from Graham Randall, who has led the...

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£1.25m investment puts Bath graduates’ fresh fast food chain on road to national expansion

October 7, 2014
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£1.25m investment puts Bath graduates’ fresh fast food chain on road to national expansion

Friska, the healthy fast food group started by two University of Bath graduates, has secured an investment of £1.25m towards its long-term goal of becoming a national chain. The money, raised through two angel investors and Santander, will allow Bristol-based Friska to open 10 new sites in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. It forms the...

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Bath’s historic St John’s Hospital looks to the future with fund to boost social enterprise

September 26, 2014
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Bath’s historic St John’s Hospital looks to the future with fund to boost social enterprise

A Bath charity that has been helping disadvantaged people in the city since 1174 wants to hear from social enterprises and other charities that could benefit from a new £4m lending fund. The St John’s Hospital Social Investment programme is designed to support growth and development of social enterprises and charitable organisations with social,...

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Client wins spark further growth for Bishop Fleming’s Bath office

September 25, 2014
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Client wins spark further growth for Bishop Fleming’s Bath office

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has strengthened its Bath office following recent client wins. Scott Woolley has been appointed to the tax department while accounting technician Julia Dickens has joined the business services team. Both will now train to become Chartered Accountants. Samantha Ford and Paul Smith have recently completed their training to become chartered...

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£4m share issue announced by Bath finance firm 1pm to fund more growth

September 22, 2014
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£4m share issue announced by Bath finance firm 1pm to fund more growth

Fast-growing Bath-based specialist finance provider 1pm plans to raise just over £4m in new funding to meet ambitious expansion plans, including recruiting more staff and moving to larger offices in the city. The firm, which lends to small and medium-sized businesses, launched the share issue this week to coincide with results showing it achieved...

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South West corporate finance team at BDO strengthened by three new arrivals

September 22, 2014
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South West corporate finance team at BDO strengthened by three new arrivals

The South West office of accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has strengthened its corporate finance division with three new appointments. James Thomas has joined as director after 13 years at ICON Corporate Finance in Bristol. His appointment bolsters the firm’s expertise in the South West to facilitate deals in the broader cleantech and...

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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bath Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

September 17, 2014
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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

Bristol Airport has a new owner following a deal announced this week in which a Canadian pension fund bought out the airport’s Australian co-shareholder. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which already held a 50% stake in the airport, acquired the remaining 50% from Australian asset manager Macquarie Group. The airport, the UK’s ninth busiest, is...

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