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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England today. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now 85, pictured below,...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

October 10, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May joins Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we ask  . . . Is your Christmas party exempt from tax?  Qualifying conditions for a tax break on staff annual events. Click here to find out more Could inheritance tax be in...

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Time running out for firms to benefit from Green Business Grants

October 10, 2019
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Time running out for firms to benefit from Green Business Grants

The deadline is looming for Bath’s small and medium-sized businesses to apply for grants to help them improve their energy efficiency by reducing bills and protect against future price rises. A £1m fund has been set up by the West of England Combined Authority through which businesses across the region can apply for a...

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New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in South West

October 8, 2019
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New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in South West

International accountancy group Deloitte has appointed Lizzie Hill as a partner in its South West practice to help ‘supercharge’ the growth of its family-owned and entrepreneurial business clients in the region. Lizzie, pictured, who was previously based in its Cambridge office, now heads the Deloitte Private team in the South West.  The team, based...

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Tech scale-up expert joins Bath growth consultancy as managing director

October 1, 2019
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Tech scale-up expert joins Bath growth consultancy as managing director

Bath-based equity growth consultancy Cowderoy Consulting has appointed Emma Sinden as its new managing partner.  Emma, pictured right, will jointly run the business with founder Jenny Cowderoy as well as lead a growing team of associates to deliver on the visions of their business clients and achieve their equity targets.  In her previous role...

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Entire workforce at estate agents Andrews helps raise £20,000 for global charity

September 26, 2019
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Entire workforce at estate agents Andrews helps raise £20,000 for global charity

A year of fundraising at estate agency and lettings group Andrews – including staging special Halloween and Valentine’s Day events – raised nearly £20,000 for an international charity providing support for carers. The entire 500 strong staff of Keynsham-headquartered Andrews supported the efforts – with its network of 50 branches and head offices taking...

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New head of business banking bolsters Barclays support for region’s small firms

September 26, 2019
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New head of business banking bolsters Barclays support for region’s small firms

Barclays has appointed Steven Beavan to the newly created role of head of business banking for the West of England, strengthening its commitment to the region’s small and medium-sized enterprises. Steven, pictured, will lead a 45-strong team of relationship managers responsible for supporting Barclays business customers turning over between £400,000 and £6m.  He brings a...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 26, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May joins Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at  . . . Self-assessment: have you registered?  The deadline to register for self-assessment is on October 5. Click here for what you need to know Campaign builds for business rates...

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First director takes up post as new Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation beds in

September 26, 2019
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First director takes up post as new Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation beds in

Fledgling charity Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation (BBPF) has appointed its first director along with 11 trustees as it begins to gather the views of residents of the two cities on what they want from their local parks. In her new role as director Charlee Bennett will spearhead BBPF’s next stages of development. She...

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Tax and succession expert joins Thrings’ private client team in Bath

September 24, 2019
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Tax and succession expert joins Thrings’ private client team in Bath

Law firm Thrings has appointed inheritance and tax planning specialist Penny Munro as a senior associate in its Bath office in a move that further strengthens its private client team. Penny, pictured, has joined from Dorset & Wiltshire firm Farnfields Solicitors, where she worked for nearly seven years.  She has more than 20 years’...

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