Finance

Protect firms and their workers, Business West urges, as Govt brings in raft of new restrictions

September 22, 2020
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Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, today called for a comprehensive support package for firms hit by the latest coronavirus measures. With the number of cases of Covid-19 rising again – promoting a new raft of restrictions on businesses – Business West urged the government to take action to protect jobs...

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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

September 22, 2020
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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

Some of the world’s brightest minds in fintech and investment are being brought together by tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance to provide a masterclass on successfully raising funds. The expert panel will provide the inside track on how to pitch for investment, whether through a bank, venture capital group or corporate venture capital...

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Covid-19 deals Bath’s economy devastating blow – but city will bounce back in 2021, says report

September 18, 2020
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Covid-19 deals Bath’s economy devastating blow – but city will bounce back in 2021, says report

Bath’s economy will shrink by 10.6% this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but should recover strongly next year, according to a new forecast. According to global accountancy group KPMG, the decline in the city’s gross value added (GVA) means it will be hit harder than for the UK as whole, at...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 17, 2020
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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. Pension freedoms age rising to 57 in 2028  Anyone currently aged 47 or under to face extra two-year wait. Click here to find out if this affect you Preventing furlough fraud: What you need to know How...

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Change at the top at Quartet Community Foundation as CEO Sue Turner leaves

September 17, 2020
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Change at the top at Quartet Community Foundation as CEO Sue Turner leaves

Quartet, the community foundation covering Bath and the West of England, has appointed its philanthropy director Ronnie Brown as interim CEO following the departure of Sue Turner. Sue, pictured, who has led the organisation for more than five years – a period in which she helped  more than double its endowment to £50m – has...

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Scheme launched to help firms tackle issue of mental health at work as Covid-19 crisis takes its toll

September 16, 2020
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Scheme launched to help firms tackle issue of mental health at work as Covid-19 crisis takes its toll

A support programme to assist Bath area firms in responding to mental health concerns in the workplace, particularly those arising from Covid-19, has been launched. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is investing in the two-year Thrive at Work West of England programme, which aims to address key mental health issues affecting businesses’...

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Associate solicitor appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s private client team

September 16, 2020
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Associate solicitor appointment strengthens Royds Withy King’s private client team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has appointed Amish Patel as an associate solicitor in its private client team. Amish, pictured, has specialised in a broad range of private client work since qualifying as a solicitor just over four years ago.  Based in Royds Withy King’s London office, he advises on Wills and trusts,...

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Bath Business Blog: Zoe Thomas, Smith & Williamson. Businesses must plan for autumn tax changes

September 11, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Zoe Thomas, Smith & Williamson. Businesses must plan for autumn tax changes

The Chancellor’s Summer Statement introduced measures aimed at supercharging the ailing UK economy and soon all eyes will be on Rishi Sunak’s Autumn Budget. Considering certain areas before taxes start to rise could bring real benefits to business owners in the long term.  Zoe Thomas, tax partner at professional and financial services firm Smith...

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Future looks bright as its shares climb on expectations of much higher profits

September 11, 2020
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Future looks bright as its shares climb on expectations of much higher profits

Shares in Bath media group Future reached their highest-ever price today after it said it expected annual profits to be much better than previously forecast. The group has been one of the few in the media industry to shrug off the impact of Covid-19 – a fact it puts down to its strong digital...

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Rebrand and new website for Milsted Langdon reflect firm’s ‘commitment to innovation’

September 11, 2020
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Rebrand and new website for Milsted Langdon reflect firm’s ‘commitment to innovation’

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bath, has rebranded and launched a new website. The firm said the new look demonstrated its commitment to innovation and was built around its core values of helping its clients to thrive while also reflecting its high-quality advice and support. The relaunched website includes...

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