Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

April 21, 2021
Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

Family-owned firms based in Bath can get free advice and support on using digital technology to improve and streamline their business processes. The three-month programme, called Evolve Digital, will enable family businesses to identify key areas such as moving into online sales, electronic invoicing or working remotely the where digital technology can benefit them. ...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 18, 2021
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Monday April 19 Final: Churchill China Tuesday April 20 Finals: Filta Group Holdings, Flowtech Fluidpower Interim: AB Foods Q3 result: Petra Diamonds Trading announcements: Avast, City of London Investment Group Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, claimant count rate Wednesday April 21 Finals: Distribution Finance Capital, Pennant International, Wentworth Resources Interim: Carr’s Group Trading announcements: Antofagasta, BHP Group, Quilter, Rio Tinto Economic announcements: Producer price index, Retail...

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Good Energy powers up its electric vehicle mapping firm with £1m investment

April 16, 2021
Good Energy powers up its electric vehicle mapping firm with £1m investment

Green utility group Good Energy has invested a further £1m into the parent company of Zap-Map, the electric vehicle mapping service, to accelerate its growth. Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy already majority owns Next Green Car Ltd following two previous investments, which have helped make Bristol-based Zap-Map a major player in the drive towards zero carbon...

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Fidelius to offer wealth management for returning expats under its second deal in two weeks

April 16, 2021
Fidelius to offer wealth management for returning expats under its second deal in two weeks

Fidelius, the Bath chartered financial planning group, has struck its second deal in as many weeks by launching a strategic partnership with international wealth manager deVere Group. Fidelius deVere will serve a growing number of expats returning to the UK following Brexit.  deVere specialises in global, cross-border financial solutions to international investors and expatriates...

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More growth on the line for Gradwell after tie-up with Yorkshire phone systems firm

April 16, 2021
More growth on the line for Gradwell after tie-up with Yorkshire phone systems firm

Bath-based communication technology firm Gradwell has joined forces with a second firm to create a £17m-turnover business capable of growing its share of a rapidly expanding market. Gradwell, at one time one of Bath’s fastest-growing firms, and Leeds-based The Technology Group (TTG) will retain their own brands and management under the agreement but will...

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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

April 16, 2021
Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

Exports by South West businesses have slumped to historic lows as they are hit by higher trade barriers due to Brexit, according to a major new survey. Manufacturers have been impacted most, the research by the British Chambers of Commerce South West shows.  Some 53% of exporters said they had been impacted by the...

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