Finance

Bath’s first investment management conference to be staged by city firms

January 8, 2016
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Bath’s first investment management conference to be staged by city firms

A range of Bath firms have teamed up to stage the city’s first investment management conference to promote the sector and provide expert advice for investors. The inaugural Bath Investment Management Conference, which takes place at Assembly Rooms on Friday January 22, will also provide a unique networking forum for city-based industry figures and...

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More Old Mill staff become equity holders as it looks to break with sector tradition

January 7, 2016
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More Old Mill staff become equity holders as it looks to break with sector tradition

West Country accountancy and financial planning firm Old Mill has more than doubled the number of staff owning an equity stake in the business – with almost a fifth of its 250-strong workforce now shareholders. Some 23 additional staff members became shareholders on January 1 – taking the total number of shareholders up to 44...

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Appointment strengthens Lloyds’ trade and working capital team

January 6, 2016
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Appointment strengthens Lloyds’ trade and working capital team

Lloyds Bank has bolstered its asset-based lending offering to mid-market South West firms with the appointment of Kelly Henney as director, business development. Kelly, pictured, joins the bank’s global transaction banking division after 16 years at RBS, where she originated and completed new business opportunities for ambitious small and medium-sized firms. She will be...

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‘Best company to work for’ accolade for Bishop Fleming as it hits acquisition trail again

January 4, 2016
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‘Best company to work for’ accolade for Bishop Fleming as it hits acquisition trail again

West of England accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has been named as one of the UK’s best employers. The firm has gone straight into the Sunday Times list of the 100 best companies to work for on its first application. Britain’s first accountants to gain the Investors in People...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bath Business News

December 24, 2015
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bath Business News

Bath Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We will continue to provide the city’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next weekly Bath Business News e-bulletin will be published on Friday, January 8.

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Recent arrivals boost Monahans’ Trowbridge team

December 23, 2015
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Recent arrivals boost Monahans’ Trowbridge team

West of England chartered accountancy firm Monahans has strengthened its Trowbridge office with two recent appointments. Client portfolio manager Katherine Richards and tax technician David Wright recently joined the firm to work with private and corporate clients. Katherine, pictured, who previously worked at accountants Old Mill’s Melksham office, is advising small and medium-sized businesses...

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Key post-Christmas date in self-assessment calendar could help spread a little New Year tax cheer

December 22, 2015
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Key post-Christmas date in self-assessment calendar could help spread a little New Year tax cheer

Many thousands of people who owe extra tax can effectively ask the taxman to spread the cost – interest free – over 12 months provided they file their online return by December 30. According to experts at accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson, many of those who pay tax under self-assessment...

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Rapid expansion this year by Bath SME lender 1pm paves way for more growth in 2016

December 21, 2015
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Bath-based specialist lender 1pm, which has grown rapidly this year, is forecasting further expansion in 2016 on the back of a positive trading update and a better-than-expected contribution from its first acquisition. The firm, which provides finance for small and medium-sized enterprises, said in a trading statement that it wrote new lease and hire...

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NatWest funding for Curo’s Working Well project to help vulnerable young people

December 21, 2015
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NatWest funding for Curo’s Working Well project to help vulnerable young people

Bath-based housing and support organisation Curo is to launch a programme of activities for 100 vulnerable young people who are not in education, employment or training after securing finance from a special fund run by NatWest. The Working Well programme will aim to improve participants’ wellbeing and employability through coaching in cooking, employment goals,...

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‘Transformative’ £132.2m deal completed by Alliance Pharma

December 18, 2015
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‘Transformative’ £132.2m deal completed by Alliance Pharma

Alliance Pharma, the speciality pharmaceutical firm, has completed the £132.2m acquisition of rival Sinclair IS Pharma’s range of skincare products – a move that effectively doubles the size of the business. Exports of the 27 products will widen Chippenham-based Alliance’s global reach from 30 countries to 85. Alliance’s 85 staff in Chippenham will grow...

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