Finance

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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Business groups urge Chancellor to boost economy not play politics in next week’s Autumn Statement

November 27, 2014
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Business groups urge Chancellor to boost economy not play politics in next week’s Autumn Statement

Chancellor George Osborne has been asked to play Santa in next week’s Autumn Statement and give Bath firms three early Christmas presents – action on business rates, infrastructure and apprenticeships. The wish-list comes from Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce. It wants to see the Chancellor build on the improving...

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Monahans workshop to help business owners tackle underperformance

November 26, 2014
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Accountancy firm Monahans is staging a free workshop next Tuesday to help owner-managed businesses handle staff underperformance in the workplace. Called Are you dealing with under-performance or hoping it will go away?, delegates at the event will learn how to: Deal with issues before they become problems Design a performance Improvement Plan Focus on...

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Epoch PA Helen’s epic Kilimanjaro charity climb raises thousands for children’s hospice

November 26, 2014
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Epoch PA Helen’s epic Kilimanjaro charity climb raises thousands for children’s hospice

PA Helen Witcombe, who works at Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management, has raised £4,650 for children with life-limiting conditions by scaling Africa’s highest mountain. Helen’s ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro raised much-needed funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), which supports young people who have a shortened life expectancy and their families. Helen spent six days...

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The LAST WORD: David Goodall, corporate director, Barclays

November 20, 2014
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The LAST WORD: David Goodall, corporate director, Barclays

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week David Goodall, corporate director for Barclays, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? It was a wet Sunday afternoon and I was persuaded by my youngest daughter...

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