Finance

Seminar aims to help people reduce their inheritance tax

July 1, 2015
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Seminar aims to help people reduce their inheritance tax

Financial services company Hartsfield is hosting a free seminar to help people find out how to pass on more of their hard-earned wealth to their loved ones – and less to the taxman. The firm has teamed up with insurer Canada Life to stage the event, which takes place from 2.30pm-4.30pm on July 16...

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Old Mill’s financial planning team gains BSI best-practice certification

July 1, 2015
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Old Mill’s financial planning team gains BSI best-practice certification

West Country accountants and financial planners Old Mill has become one of only 19 firms in the UK to meet an internationally recognised standard for providing financial advice. The firm, which has offices in Melksham and Wells, has completed the certification programme for BS 8577 – a framework for financial advice and planning services...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 29, 2015
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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The recent ninth annual Institute of Directors Director of the Year awards, staged at Bordeaux Quay, Bristol. Photos by Clint Randall www.pixelprphotography.co.uk All the awards winners with ceremony host Laura Rawlings, centre Director of the Year Award winner Julie Moore with ceremony host Laura Rawlings and Mark Bennett of sponsors HSBC Stephen Jackson of...

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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

June 24, 2015
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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

More than 80% of West of England firms fear leaving the EU would pose a risk to the UK economy, according to results of a survey among nearly 1,000 businesses in the region published today. Two thirds also believe it would be bad for their own business. The survey by Business West, the organisation...

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Former NatWest regional director joins Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

June 23, 2015
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Former NatWest regional director joins Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has boosted its corporate finance team with the appointment of Charles Davey, the former NatWest director of structured finance in the South West and South Wales. Mr Davey joins Bishop Fleming as director of corporate finance after eight years at the bank, where he...

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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

June 18, 2015
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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

Accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has launched a free tax calculator to enable businesses to work out how much tax they could be saving on their research and development (R&D) costs. The online tool has been set up in the light of research suggesting that thousands of businesses could be missing...

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Up-and-coming GB triathlete’s bid for global success backed by Richardson Swift

June 18, 2015
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Up-and-coming GB triathlete’s bid for global success backed by Richardson Swift

Bath accountancy firm Richardson Swift is sponsor young British triathlete Katie Synge as she aims for international sporting success. The firm will help fund the former University of Bath student who had been training full-time as an elite triathlete representing Great Britain before being injured in a road traffic accident. Katie – who last...

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Bath finance firm 1pm’s shares power ahead as it signals strong profits growth

June 10, 2015
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Shares in 1pm, the Bath-based specialist lender, climbed by more than 20% after it said its profits this year would be “significantly” above market expectations. The firm, which offers asset-backed funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), told shareholders in a trading update that it had experienced a fifth consecutive year of strong organic...

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First apprentice at Richardson Swift celebrates permanent post

June 9, 2015
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First apprentice at Richardson Swift celebrates permanent post

Bath accountants Richardson Swift’s first apprentice, Ellen Crozier, is celebrating after securing a full-time position with the firm. The 20-year-old joined straight from Writhlington School, Radstock, where she obtained A-levels in ICT, business studies and economics. She has since gained her Association of Accounting Technicians Level 4 Diploma and been promoted to the position...

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Excellence Award victory makes it four wins in four years for accountants Haines Watts

June 4, 2015
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Excellence Award victory makes it four wins in four years for accountants Haines Watts

National accountancy firm Haines Watts, which has an office in Trowbridge, has been successful in the 2015 annual FDs’ Excellence Awards, landing the Accountancy Firm of the Year – Larger Clients title. The firm also came close to winning Accountancy Firm of the Year – Smaller Clients award, having won the category for the...

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