Finance

Group that champions region as a FinTech powerhouse boosted by advisory board appointments

January 5, 2023
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Group that champions region as a FinTech powerhouse boosted by advisory board appointments

FinTech West, the advisory body for the region’s burgeoning financial technology industry, has appointed two new members to its advisory board in a move to help mobilise more firms in the sector in the South West. The appointments of PwC director Katharine Adlard and NatWest senior relationship manager Louis Spencer, pictured, will enable FinTech West to...

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Rugby professional-turned-business advisor takes up new role at The British Business Bank

January 5, 2023
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Rugby professional-turned-business advisor takes up new role at The British Business Bank

The British Business Bank, the government’s economic development funder, has appointed former professional rugby player Edward Tellwright as a senior manager covering the South West. Edward, pictured, brings many years’ experience of working with smaller businesses in the region to access finance outside of his playing career with Sale Sharks, Rotherham and Jersey.  He started...

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This year will be tough – but we need to stress the positives of our powerful region, says Business West

January 4, 2023
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This year will be tough – but we need to stress the positives of our powerful region, says Business West

The boss of the South West’s largest business group has urged firms to ‘stay positive’ this year in the face of huge challenges. Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce – also said companies could benefit in 2023 by being based in an innovative region at the...

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Pearson May financial round up

January 2, 2023
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Pearson May financial round up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. Make Tax Digital for Income Tax self-assessment delayed for two years The decision follows weeks of urgent calls from industry leaders. Click here to read more Help To Grow digital scheme axed The scheme is set to end just...

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Pearson May financial round up

December 16, 2022
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Pearson May 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 urged to boost economic growth The CBI says the UK will lose 10 years of growth if no action is taken. Click here to read more Upturn in retail sales from Black Friday   Spending data shows...

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Call-out for applications to fund that could turn creative technology ideas into reality

December 16, 2022
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Call-out for applications to fund that could turn creative technology ideas into reality

Small firms or freelancers working on projects that use technology in innovative and creative ways are being encouraged to apply for funding of up to £5,000 under a new scheme. Launched by The Studio at Palace Yard Mews, Bath Spa University’s city-centre research and innovation hub, The Studio Innovation Fund aims to support freelancers,...

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Bleak outlook for region’s factories as survey shows they are already being hit by UK’s low growth

December 12, 2022
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Bleak outlook for region’s factories as survey shows they are already being hit by UK’s low growth

Manufacturers in the South West face a tough year ahead with the sector expected to contract in the face of a deteriorating economic outlook at home and abroad, according to a new survey. The region’s manufacturing businesses are ending 2022 on a low, having suffered falling orders and a cutback in recruitment.  But results...

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University of Bath expands its enterprise services to encourage more student innovation

December 9, 2022
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University of Bath expands its enterprise services to encourage more student innovation

A new innovation and enterprise space has opened on the University of Bath’s campus to provide a space for student entrepreneurs, researchers and graduate start-ups to develop and share ideas for products and services. The E-Lab, pictured, which also offers access to support and mentoring, is a significant expansion of the university’s enterprise services,...

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Pearson May financial round-up

December 8, 2022
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Pearson May financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. One in four small firms fear closure Businesses are increasingly concerned if energy relief ends next spring. Find out more here SMEs owed £23.4bn in late payments A government review into outstanding invoices to be launched. Click here to find...

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Old Mill’s ambitious restructuring continues with three new partner appointments

December 6, 2022
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Old Mill’s ambitious restructuring continues with three new partner appointments

Three new partners have been appointed at South West accountancy and finance group Old Mill following a restructure to enable faster career progression and greater opportunities for staff. The promotions of Chartered Financial Planners Jon Orchard and Julia Banwell, both part of the wealth management tea, and director of tax Stephen Martin take the total...

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