Finance

Entire workforce at estate agents Andrews helps raise £20,000 for global charity

September 26, 2019
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Entire workforce at estate agents Andrews helps raise £20,000 for global charity

A year of fundraising at estate agency and lettings group Andrews – including staging special Halloween and Valentine’s Day events – raised nearly £20,000 for an international charity providing support for carers. The entire 500 strong staff of Keynsham-headquartered Andrews supported the efforts – with its network of 50 branches and head offices taking...

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New head of business banking bolsters Barclays support for region’s small firms

September 26, 2019
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New head of business banking bolsters Barclays support for region’s small firms

Barclays has appointed Steven Beavan to the newly created role of head of business banking for the West of England, strengthening its commitment to the region’s small and medium-sized enterprises. Steven, pictured, will lead a 45-strong team of relationship managers responsible for supporting Barclays business customers turning over between £400,000 and £6m.  He brings a...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 26, 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  . . . Self-assessment: have you registered?  The deadline to register for self-assessment is on October 5. Click here for what you need to know Campaign builds for business rates...

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First director takes up post as new Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation beds in

September 26, 2019
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First director takes up post as new Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation beds in

Fledgling charity Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation (BBPF) has appointed its first director along with 11 trustees as it begins to gather the views of residents of the two cities on what they want from their local parks. In her new role as director Charlee Bennett will spearhead BBPF’s next stages of development. She...

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Tax and succession expert joins Thrings’ private client team in Bath

September 24, 2019
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Tax and succession expert joins Thrings’ private client team in Bath

Law firm Thrings has appointed inheritance and tax planning specialist Penny Munro as a senior associate in its Bath office in a move that further strengthens its private client team. Penny, pictured, has joined from Dorset & Wiltshire firm Farnfields Solicitors, where she worked for nearly seven years.  She has more than 20 years’...

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Investment puts Bath digital map pioneer on road to success

September 20, 2019
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Investment puts Bath digital map pioneer on road to success

Bath-based digital map and data platform firm Living Map is en route for strong growth after receiving investment of £2.6m to enable it to launch a new software package. The move will enable its technology to be adopted by a much wider audience, including large indoor venues such as airports, retail sites, hospitals and...

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Property developer builds its portfolio with funding for Wiltshire housing scheme

September 20, 2019
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Property developer builds its portfolio with funding for Wiltshire housing scheme

Construction firm Stonewood Builders, which specialises in high-specification refurbishment, conversion and new build projects, is continuing to grow after securing funds to build 38 homes. Castle Combe-based Stonewood is to build the two, three, four, and five-bed houses – 10 of them affordable – on land it has acquired in Great Somerford, near Chippenham. ...

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CBRE appoints new regional head of valuations

September 18, 2019
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CBRE appoints new regional head of valuations

Richard Crane has joined the regional office of global real estate advisory firm CBRE as a director in its valuations team covering the South West and South Wales. Richard, pictured, is responsible for investment valuations across all sectors of commercial property on behalf of institutional clients such as asset management investment firm Columbia Threadneedle. ...

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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

September 12, 2019
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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign aimed at helping businesses across the West of England prepare for life after Brexit is in the running for a top national award. Trading Through Brexit (TTB) was launched in October last year by Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce and the...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 12, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

The top national finance stories are brought to you each week by Bath accountancy firm Pearson May in association with Bath Business News. Reverse charge VAT for builders delayed HMRC has announced a 12-month delay – weeks before planned implementation. Click here to find out if this affects you Treasury to review tapered annual...

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