Finance

New business development manager to drive further growth in South West for Grant Thornton

December 8, 2014
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New business development manager to drive further growth in South West for Grant Thornton

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Adina Watt as business development manager for the South West. Adina, pictured, moves to the region from the North West where she was the firm’s business development manager in its Manchester and Liverpool offices. Prior to joining Grant Thornton she held the same position at one of Manchester’s...

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UK fast-growth league table debut for Bath superfoods firm

December 4, 2014
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UK fast-growth league table debut for Bath superfoods firm

Bath-based health food wholesaler Supernutrients has leapt into a widely-respected league table of the country’s fastest-growing private businesses. The family-owned firm, formed in 2006 and based at South Stoke, is one of Europe’s largest importers and wholesalers of superfoods such as Goji berries, coconut oil and wheatgrass. Its 89% average annual sales growth over...

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Innovation partnership SETsquared’s £3.8bn boost to economy creates 9,000 jobs

December 4, 2014
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Innovation partnership SETsquared’s £3.8bn boost to economy creates 9,000 jobs

Hi-tech start-ups incubated by SETsquared, the innovation hub backed by the University of Bath, have created 9,000 jobs and contributed a staggering £3.8bn to the UK economy, research released today shows. The figures, which emerge from a study commissioned from Warwick Economics & Development, are based on the 1,041 companies that have benefitted from...

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Bath Business Expo to return next March with pledge to be bigger and better

December 4, 2014
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Bath Business Expo to return next March with pledge to be bigger and better

The Bath Business Expo returns next spring – and after the success of this year’s event it promises to be bigger and better represent the city’s dynamic business scene. All 72 stands at this July’s Expo, held at the Guildhall, were sold out and more than 400 visitors attended the all-day event. Next year’s...

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Bath’s DWP PR gains two finance industry award nominations for client Clifton Asset Management

December 4, 2014
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Bath’s DWP PR gains two finance industry award nominations for client Clifton Asset Management

Bath-based PR firm DWP Public Relations has helped its client Clifton Asset Management reach the finals of the prestigious Business Moneyfacts Awards. Clifton has been shortlisted in two categories – Best Alternative Funding Provider 2015 for its pensionledfunding.com site and Innovation in the SME Finance Sector award for the alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk portal. Clifton and pensionledfunding.com...

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Corporate tax specialist joins Bath accountants Richardson Swift

December 4, 2014
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Corporate tax specialist joins Bath accountants Richardson Swift

Bath accountancy firm Richardson Swift has strengthened its growing business and tax advisory team with the appointment of corporate tax specialist Geoff Don. Geoff, pictured, joins from rivals Monahans where he was director of tax consultancy services in Bath for eight years. Prior to this he spent 20 years in London working for national...

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Autumn Statement: Bath Business reaction

December 3, 2014
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The Chancellor produced a balanced Autumn Statement yesterday that addressed business concerns around rates reform and finance, Bath business leaders said. Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, described it as a “crowd-pleasing” set of proposals for business, particularly its pledge for a major review into the “iniquitous...

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Accountants Bishop Fleming’s award-winning tax team boosted by arrival of new director

December 1, 2014
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Accountants Bishop Fleming’s award-winning tax team boosted by arrival of new director

Fast-growing West of England accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has added another tax director to the team which holds the title of ‘Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm’. The latest recruit is Isobel Savage, previously head of the tax at Old Mill in Exeter. Isobel trained with Big...

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Bath Business Blog: Charlotte Hopley, West of England LEP. Why robust evidence is key in business decision making

November 30, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Charlotte Hopley, West of England LEP. Why robust evidence is key in business decision making

Charlotte Hopley, senior economic intelligence officer at the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), explains the importance of a robust evidence as the basis for business decision making. At a time when resources are being stripped back it is vital that we target our efforts in the right places, whether that’s where the...

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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

November 27, 2014
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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

Stands for The Business Showcase South West – the major business event which celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise – are now on sale and pre-registration for delegates has also gone live. Following the huge success of the inaugural event in April this year, The Business Showcase South West returns...

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