Finance

Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from the Bath area are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

August 1, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . Tax implications of home working  Key considerations when it comes to working from home. Click here to find out if this applies to you The...

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Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

July 25, 2019
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Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has been accredited as a ‘Plastic Free Champion’ by conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage. The accolade recognises the firm’s efforts to remove all single-use and avoidable plastics from across its office network.  Bishop Fleming, which employs nearly 350 staff, has taken just six...

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New PwC West and Wales chief says he’s “coming home” to share his passion for the region

July 24, 2019
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New PwC West and Wales chief says he’s “coming home” to share his passion for the region

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed a new regional leader for the West and Wales. John-Paul (JP) Barker, who has led PwC UK’s strategy & consulting practice, replaces Katharine Finn, who has been in the role for four years. JP, pictured with Katharine, was also a member of the global strategy & leadership team...

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Chase de Vere expands advice to medical professions with Royal College of Surgeons agreement

July 19, 2019
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Chase de Vere expands advice to medical professions with Royal College of Surgeons agreement

Chase de Vere Medical, which has an office in Bath, is working with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) to provide specialist advice to its 27,000-plus members. The new arrangement will mean that, as part of their membership benefits package, RCS members and fellows will benefit from expert independent financial advice from...

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No half measures as Bishop Fleming smashes £100k annual charity target in just six months

July 19, 2019
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No half measures as Bishop Fleming smashes £100k annual charity target in just six months

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has reached its 2019 charity fundraising target of £100,000 with half the year still to go. At the beginning of this year the firm, which has one of its seven offices in Bath, pledged to raise £100,000 to mark its centenary. Employees and clients took the challenge to heart...

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Launching its own training school pays off for fast-growing financial planning firm

July 19, 2019
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Launching its own training school pays off for fast-growing financial planning firm

Bath-based financial planning firm Unividual has received more than 500 applicants for just five places on its bespoke training scheme – proof, it says, that its commitment to developing its own staff is reaping rewards. The family-run firm is growing fast – it recently opened an office in London – and needs to take...

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Chance for Bath firms to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape

July 19, 2019
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Chance for Bath firms to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape

Bath’s exporting businesses have the opportunity to shape future international trade advice and support by taking part in a new survey. Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) South West have teamed up to stage the survey against a backdrop of increased exporting from the region.  Last...

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Fast-growing South West firms benefit as BGF’s investment total passes £2bn

July 19, 2019
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Fast-growing South West firms benefit as BGF’s investment total passes £2bn

BGF, the UK investment group with an office in the South West, is celebrating passing the £2bn funding milestone, with £134m of that going to businesses in the region. The firm, which is the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has backed 19 businesses in the South West since it was...

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Old Mill awarded top industry standard for fifth year running

July 18, 2019
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Old Mill awarded top industry standard for fifth year running

Investing in technology, including innovations in digital reporting, has helped regional accountancy firm Old Mill meet stringent standards financial planning for a fifth year in a row. Standards International, which awarded the BS 8577 accreditation to the firm, praised it for its upgraded back-office system and new CRM (customer relationship management) system as well as...

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