Finance

CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said this week. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows.  According...

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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

August 30, 2019
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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed five new directors to its West and Wales region as part of a continued investment in its offices outside London. The group said new offices, new technology and new ways of working introduced in recent years had led to more than half of its UK workforce being based...

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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its largest firms.  This year’s dinner...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

August 29, 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 . . . First quarterly MTD for VAT deadline Around 121,000 businesses fell at the first hurdle. Click here for what you need to know Number of non-doms...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative – said firms were paying...

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Stone King events to provide fund of knowledge on the ‘bank of mum and dad’

August 28, 2019
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Stone King events to provide fund of knowledge on the ‘bank of mum and dad’

The Bath office of national law firm Stone King is continuing its well-established free coffee morning series by offering two free information sessions entitled ‘Helping your family climb the property ladder’. The sessions this time include an evening one to enable those who work or have commitments during the day to attend.  Guest speakers...

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Investment helps Bath cosmetics-for-men start-up face the future with confidence

August 23, 2019
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Investment helps Bath cosmetics-for-men start-up face the future with confidence

Bath-based beauty start-up Shakeup Cosmetics has received equity investment from a pair of established entrepreneurs as it prepares to launch a range of innovative skincare products for men. Sally Preston, managing director of Kiddylicious, the UK’s fastest-growing children’s food firm, and its commercial director Neil Mather will support Shakeup’s founders Jake Xu and Shane...

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Ted Baker finance director joins Mulberry as luxury bag maker looks to recover from £5m loss

August 23, 2019
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Ted Baker finance director joins Mulberry as luxury bag maker looks to recover from £5m loss

Somerset-based luxury fashion brand Mulberry has appointed Ted Baker board member Charles Anderson as its new group finance director. Charles will join Mulberry, which has its headquarters and a factory at Chilcompton and is best known for its designer leather bags, in October.  His appointment comes following Mulberry crashing to a £5m pre-tax loss...

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More expansion on the way for Bath fintech firm following acquisition

August 19, 2019
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More expansion on the way for Bath fintech firm following acquisition

Bath fintech firm i4C Technology, which has become a market leader in digital cashflow modelling just two years after launch, is predicting further growth after being acquired by a major specialist software company. i4C Technology was founded in 2017 by Bath-based serial entrepreneur Mark Harman and provides financial planning software tools and cashflow modelling...

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