Finance

TEDxBath to look at how global ideas impact on Bath – and vice-versa – for 2020 event

January 3, 2020
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TEDxBath to look at how global ideas impact on Bath – and vice-versa – for 2020 event

International influences on local issues along with global collaborations and ideas are to influence the themes for the third annual TEDxBath event in October. Following the success of the previous two events, organisers of TEDxBath 2020 have promised it will be a bigger, more inclusive and more diverse with a truly international agenda in...

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Regional relationship director appointment for Assetz Capital

January 2, 2020
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Regional relationship director appointment for Assetz Capital

Assetz Capital, the specialist small business lender, has appointed Tony Kear as relationship director as it looks to help more firms across the region access growth funding. Tony, pictured, has 34 years’ experience in banking having worked for NatWest and RBS as head of healthcare and financing businesses across the South West.  He most...

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Lloyds director takes up regional ambassador role to spearhead economic growth plan

January 2, 2020
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Lloyds director takes up regional ambassador role to spearhead economic growth plan

Lloyds Banking Group has appointed long-standing director Jeremy Hayward as its ambassador for the South West to help support social and economic prosperity across the region. Jeremy, pictured, will take the lead on delivering the group’s Helping Britain Prosper plan in the region.  The plan, launched in 2014, sets public targets in areas such...

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Corporate tax expert appointed chair for its South region by KPMG

January 2, 2020
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Corporate tax expert appointed chair for its South region by KPMG

International accountancy group KPMG has promoted Andrew Morgan to chair of its South region, a role that gives him responsibility for strategy in an area that covers Bath and includes its offices in Bristol, Reading, Southampton, Plymouth and Cardiff. Andrew, pictured, succeeds Karen Witton, who has stepped down after four years to focus on...

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New sales manager to drive expansion in funder 1pm’s vehicles division

January 2, 2020
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New sales manager to drive expansion in funder 1pm’s vehicles division

Bath-based specialist lender 1pm has promoted Andrew Gosling to sales manager in its vehicles division.  Andrew, pictured, will be responsible for growing sales and profitability in line with the group’s vision. The appointment follows a restructuring and strengthening of 1pm’s senior management teams, including Mark Burgess becoming head of vehicles and Lorraine Neyland as...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

December 19, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May joins Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at  . . . Expected tax changes in 2020 What are likely to be the personal and business changes for the 2020/21 tax year? Click here for more information Is the...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Corporation Tax planning tips

December 19, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: Corporation Tax planning tips

Corporation Tax certainly made the headlines before the General Election, with Boris Johnson announcing the planned 2% cut rate would not now go ahead in April 2020 – which is anticipated to save the Treasury £6bn in 2020/21, writes Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter. Around 2m trading companies in the UK will be familiar...

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General Election reaction: Business groups look foward to period of stability

December 13, 2019
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General Election reaction: Business groups look foward to period of stability

Business organisations have welcomed the stability that the landslide Conservative General Election victory will bring – but question marks remain over the kind of Brexit deal a Boris Johnson-led government will strike. Business West, the South West’s largest business group which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative,...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

December 5, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May joins Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at  . . . Tax policies of the major parties What are the key General Election tax considerations by the main parties Click here to find out more How to avoid...

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Prestigious British Chambers Award for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

December 4, 2019
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Prestigious British Chambers Award for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign to help firms in the South West prepare for life outside the European Union has earned a major national award for Business West, the region’s biggest business support organisation. Recognising that Brexit represents the single most radical transformation in the way that British businesses trade for decades, Business West – which...

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