Finance

Royds Withy King team advises on acquisitions for London pub chain with thirst for expansion

March 30, 2022
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Royds Withy King team advises on acquisitions for London pub chain with thirst for expansion

Lawyers from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King have helped a fast-growing pub group to expand its portfolio with the acquisition of six more outlets. Five of the pubs taken over by Portobello Starboard are on the South Coast, with the sixth in Essex.  The move, which takes the ambitious pub group’s estate to...

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Mogers Drewett financial planner achieves rare accreditation as financial expert in divorce

March 30, 2022
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Mogers Drewett financial planner achieves rare accreditation as financial expert in divorce

A financial planner with Bath law firm Mogers Drewett has become one of just 35 professionals in the UK to gain a specialist accreditation from family law professional body Resolution for divorce work. Daniel Gornall, pictured, is already a Chartered Financial Planner, Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and an Associate Member of Resolution. ...

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Partner promotion boosts RSM’s South West VAT team as it looks to continue to grow

March 30, 2022
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Partner promotion boosts RSM’s South West VAT team as it looks to continue to grow

National audit, tax and consulting firm RSM UK has promoted Richard Holm to partner in its regioanal VAT team to support its ambitious growth plans. Richard, pictured, leads the VAT division across the South West. He has more than 20 years’ experience in advising clients on the VAT implications of business reorganisations, property and real...

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New regional director joins Lloyds Bank’s growing team in the South West

March 25, 2022
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New regional director joins Lloyds Bank’s growing team in the South West

Lloyds Bank has added to its senior team in the South West with the appointment of regional director Amanda Dorel. Amanda, pictured, who grew up in Wiltshire, brings with her more than three decades of banking and commercial finance experience.  In her new role she will work on enhancing Lloyds’ support for its portfolio of small...

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Roman Baths relegated out of UK’s Top 50 tourist attractions as Covid sends visitor numbers plummeting

March 18, 2022
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Roman Baths relegated out of UK’s Top 50 tourist attractions as Covid sends visitor numbers plummeting

The Covid-19 pandemic slashed annual visitors to the Roman Baths by nearly 73% last year compared to 2019, sending it tumbling to 51st place in the table of most-visited UK attractions. According to the latest figures from the Association for Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) released today, outdoor attractions such as gardens, parks, forests and...

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Vehicle services group says its profits are on the road to recovery after being hit by Covid lockdowns

March 18, 2022
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Vehicle services group says its profits are on the road to recovery after being hit by Covid lockdowns

Redde Northgate, the mobility and automotive services group that includes Bath-based specialist vehicle accident management firm Redde, is on track for better-than-expected annual profits despite the impact of the pandemic on the business. The group, formed from the 2020 merger of Redde and light commercial vehicle hire business Northgate, this week said it was...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

March 17, 2022
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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. Outlook for 2022 economy sours  British Chambers of Commerce and thinktank the Resolution Foundation warn of harsher economic conditions for 2022. Get more information here House of Commons passes Economic Crime Bill Beneficial owners of overseas entities...

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More new recruits for Old Mill as it stays on course to double employee numbers over next four years

March 15, 2022
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More new recruits for Old Mill as it stays on course to double employee numbers over next four years

South West accountancy firm Old Mill has welcomed 10 new starters this week as part of its plan to double its workforce to 600 by 2026. The move follows the introduction of an extra graduate intake in March to run alongside its long-established one in September.  The firm, which has offices in Chippenham, Wells,...

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Sale of fire systems firm to Irish group handled by Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

March 10, 2022
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Sale of fire systems firm to Irish group handled by Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

The corporate finance team at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has advised the shareholders of a fire safety specialist business on its sale to one of Europe’s largest fire-protection engineering companies. The acquisition of Worcester-headquartered Compco Fire Systems adds £40m to Irish group Writech’s revenue and continues its...

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Fast-growing Unividual underlines commitment to its staff with development director appointment

March 10, 2022
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Fast-growing Unividual underlines commitment to its staff with development director appointment

Bath-headquartered financial advice firm Unividual has appointed its first director to focus on developing its staff as it plans for its next phase of strategic growth. Greg Harris, pictured, who has taken on the role of development director, has been involved with the family-owned firm for more than seven years, five of those as...

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