Finance

Fund launched to help innovative Bath firms bring their ideas to life

September 11, 2020
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Fund launched to help innovative Bath firms bring their ideas to life

Bath businesses looking to get cutting-edge ideas off the drawing board and into reality can apply for funding under a new scheme. The Business Innovation Fund – a three-year programme managed by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) – will provide funding of either £20,000 or £50,000 for projects in a range of...

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Fast-growing national financial planning group snaps up independent advice firm

September 11, 2020
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Fast-growing national financial planning group snaps up independent advice firm

Award-winning independent financial advisory firm Jones Hill has been taken over by Perspective Financial Group, the highly acquisitive national financial planning and wealth management group. Bradford on Avon-based Jones Hill is Perspective’s 36th acquisition since it was founded in 2008 and its first since CBPE Capital’s major investment in the group last December.  Jones...

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Trio of senior appointments boosts PwC’s financial services and deals teams in the West

September 10, 2020
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Global accountancy group PwC has continued to strengthen its financial services and deals teams in the West with three senior appointments. The firm said the arrival of Sam Flitman, Andrew Keenan and Camille Sixsmith would make it even better placed to support financial services clients and businesses through debt and equity transactions.  Sam, pictured, will...

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Industry recognition for financial adviser as he gains prestigious Chartered Financial Planner title

September 10, 2020
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Industry recognition for financial adviser as he gains prestigious Chartered Financial Planner title

Financial adviser Graham Sneddon has been awarded the financial planning profession's gold standard while also becoming a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society.   Graham, pictured, of Saltford-based Sneddon Financial Planning Partnership, has attained the prestigious Chartered Financial Planner title from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) – a status only awarded to individuals who meet...

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Seventeen new joiners for Old Mill as it grows by ‘doing basics well while adapting to new normal’

September 9, 2020
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Seventeen new joiners for Old Mill as it grows by ‘doing basics well while adapting to new normal’

South West accountancy and finance firm Old Mill has taken on 17 new starters this week as it continues to overcome the impact of Covid-19 pandemic. The firm, which employs nearly 300 people across its offices in Melksham, Wells, Yeovil and Exeter, has recruited into all levels of the business. The new joiners include...

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Experienced accountant joins Bishop Fleming as corporate and business services director

September 8, 2020
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Experienced accountant joins Bishop Fleming as corporate and business services director

Bishop Fleming, the regional accountancy firm with an office in Bath, has appointed Angela Appiah Shippey as its new corporate and business services director. Angela joins from Bristol-based accountants FD Works, where she was client director for 18 months. She has more than 22 years’ experience having worked in a range of financial roles...

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£11m accident repair firm takeover puts Bath’s Redde Northgate on road to more growth

September 4, 2020
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£11m accident repair firm takeover puts Bath’s Redde Northgate on road to more growth

Redde Northgate, the vehicle services group formed earlier this year from the merger of Bath-based specialist accident management group Redde and van hire company Northgate, today snapped up most of accident repair services firm Nationwide from its administrators for £11m. Under the deal Redde Northgate will acquire 77 of Nationwide’s 102 bodyshop sites along...

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Survey shows gloomy South West firms ready to axe jobs as demand fails to recover

September 3, 2020
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Survey shows gloomy South West firms ready to axe jobs as demand fails to recover

Firms in the South West are among the most pessimistic in the UK about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with many expecting to shed jobs when the government’s furlough scheme ends, according to a new survey. The Lloyds Bank Business Barometer, which takes the pulse of 1,200 firms across England every month, shows...

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Experienced business development manager joins 1pm as it targets further growth

September 3, 2020
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Experienced business development manager joins 1pm as it targets further growth

Bath-based specialist small business lender 1pm has appointed Rebekah Middleton to the new role of head of hard asset in a move group said further demonstrated its commitment to investing in its people as well as driving growth across its portfolio of financial products. Rebekah, pictured, has more than 20 years’ industry experience. In...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 3, 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. Furlough: Changes from this week  The latest update on the coronavirus job retention scheme. Click here to find out what’s changing Five savings options for children Tax-efficient ways to prepare for your family’s financial future. Read our guide here...

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