Finance

Three new partners among raft of promotions at Deloitte as it maintains investment in region

June 14, 2022
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Three new partners among raft of promotions at Deloitte as it maintains investment in region

Accountancy group Deloitte has continued to invest in the South West by promoting three staff to partner, one to associate partner and 12 to director. They are among 182 promotions in its regional office in Bristol, which employs more than 600 people. The three new partners are Georgina Miles, Paul Markham and John Buckley...

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Pearson May Financial Update: The tax benefits of making pension contributions

June 13, 2022
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Pearson May Financial Update: The tax benefits of making pension contributions

The tax benefits of making pension contributions can be significant and although there have not been any major changes in this area in recent years, it is always useful to recap the main tax benefits. Here Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden highlights looks at personal pensions. These can be set up by individuals or...

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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

June 10, 2022
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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

Business leaders are urging the government to continue to invest in the West of England amid signals its ‘levelling-up’ agenda is switching spending to other areas of the country as the economy falters. The plea has come from Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, and follows a shock economic forecast...

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Bath City FC’s long hoped for women’s team to kick off, thanks to support from Novia

June 10, 2022
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Bath City FC’s long hoped for women’s team to kick off, thanks to support from Novia

Bath-based financial services firm Novia has played a key role in helping Bath City FC achieve it goal of setting up a new women’s team. The firm, a long-running backer of Bath Rugby, has agreed to be the founding sponsor of the team, which will wear the club’s famous black-and-white striped kit and play...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

June 9, 2022
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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. Government overhauls audit regime Audit obligations for small businesses could loosen. Click here to find out what’s changing £31m investment to help cut emissions Funding includes aid to move away from gas oil and improve carbon capture. Find...

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Acquisition puts Old Mill on path to becoming region’s fastest-growing accountancy firm

June 7, 2022
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Acquisition puts Old Mill on path to becoming region’s fastest-growing accountancy firm

Regional accountancy group Old Mill has acquired a Somerset-based financial outsourcing firm as the first step in its ambitious growth plan to become the South West’s fastest-growing practice. Old Mill, which has offices in Chippenham, Wells, Yeovil and Exeter, said the takeover of Brook Financial was the first of a number of carefully chosen acquisitions that...

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Move to hybrid working gives timely boost to Actual Experience as it launches major new product

May 30, 2022
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Move to hybrid working gives timely boost to Actual Experience as it launches major new product

The CEO of Actual Experience, the Bath-based advanced analytics firm on a mission to “make the digital world work for everyone, everywhere, all of the time”, has claimed it is ready to transition from start-up to scale-up as it launches its new digital workplace management system. Dave Page said the new portal, developed using...

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Team Bath tie-up for Bath Building Society as it targets younger members and community links

May 30, 2022
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Team Bath tie-up for Bath Building Society as it targets younger members and community links

Bath Building Society has launched a three-year partnership with Team Bath, the University of Bath’s sports department, as part of its plan to build stronger community links and attract more members in the 16-35 age bracket. The mutual society, which has more than 20,000 savers and 1,200 mortgage customers, said the partnership would provide...

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Finance deal for digital learning group will help it introduce post-pandemic virtual skills training

May 27, 2022
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Finance deal for digital learning group will help it introduce post-pandemic virtual skills training

Digital learning and development company RTS Group is looking to accelerate its post-pandemic growth after securing financial support from regional alternative lender SWIG Finance. The agency, based at Notton, near Lacock, uses data insights to create bespoke learning and development services to enable businesses across the world upskill their workforces.   Pre-pandemic, RTS typically...

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New Bishop Fleming chair takes up role with ambitious aim of doubling firm’s size in the next few years

May 27, 2022
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New Bishop Fleming chair takes up role with ambitious aim of doubling firm’s size in the next few years

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has appointed tax partner Pippa Clarke as its new chair – a move that coincides with its ambitious plan to double the size of the business over the next few years. Pippa, pictured, joined the firm in 2019 and also heads its technology,...

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