Finance

Council could harness its £200m buying power to help tackle climate change and cut its carbon footprint

September 3, 2021
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Council could harness its £200m buying power to help tackle climate change and cut its carbon footprint

A fundamental review of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s buying practices – including using more local suppliers to further reduce its carbon footprint – is being considered as part of the council’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency. The council, which spends more than £200m each year commissioning goods and services, wants to...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bath area directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have to...

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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

September 2, 2021
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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

Some of the key advantages of Employee Ownership Trusts will be outlined at an online event staged by accountancy group Smith & Williamson next week. The Zoom webinar on Wednesday, September 8, will set out the rules around Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) and how the structure works in practice, along with practical issues facing...

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Respected industry figure takes up new director role at Time Finance to lead expansion of loan products

September 2, 2021
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Respected industry figure takes up new director role at Time Finance to lead expansion of loan products

Time Finance, the Bath-based alternative financial services group, has appointed Sharon Bryden to the newly created role of director of commercial loans & asset-based lending – a move it said reflected its commitment helping businesses as they recover and grow. As a member of the operating board, Sharon, pictured, will have overall responsibility for...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 2, 2021
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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 the top national finance stories. Pension freedoms age to increase from 55 to 57  Plans to be written into Finance Bill 2022 and take effect from April 2028. What’s changing? Find out more here ‘Cladding tax’ a step closer to 2022/23 introduction HMRC...

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Milsted Langdon in the running for most-coveted accountancy sector award

September 1, 2021
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Milsted Langdon in the running for most-coveted accountancy sector award

South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has been shortlisted for one of the sector’s most-prestigious accolades – the Large Firm of the Year category of the Accounting Excellence Awards. The awards are a highlight of the profession’s calendar, recognising the very best practices and professionals across the UK.  Milsted Langdon, which employs 22 partners...

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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

August 31, 2021
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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

A West of England insolvency expert is calling on Bath’s bosses to make use of the final month of the government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future. Philip Winterborne, who chairs insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in South West, says directors should review their businesses over the next four weeks and seek...

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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

August 31, 2021
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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

Optimism among South West firms in the economy is increasing as the region continues to recover from the pandemic, according to a new survey, but businesses have become less confident about their own prospects. The latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking shows confidence levels among firms in the South West dropped month-on-month by four...

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‘Game-changing’ pollution mask for city cyclists and runners launched by former Bath Uni students

August 27, 2021
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‘Game-changing’ pollution mask for city cyclists and runners launched by former Bath Uni students

Three former University of Bath students have achieved their dream of getting their pollution mask for commuters, cyclists and runners in cities onto the market. Best friends Harry Young, Alex Smith, and Elliot Denvir, pictured, who met while studying Economics, were determined to design and manufacture a mask in the UK that combined personality...

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Actual Experience powers ahead by securing continuous improvement contract with global energy group

August 27, 2021
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Actual Experience powers ahead by securing continuous improvement contract with global energy group

Bath advanced analytics firm Actual Experience has landed its first contract since refocusing on helping businesses introduce new ways of working ushered in by the pandemic. The multi-year contract, with the UK arm of an unnamed global energy supplier, follows a successful business impact assessment (BIA) project completed by Actual Experience earlier this year...

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