Pearson May financial round up

January 26, 2023
Pearson May financial round up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. Treasury launches R&D tax reliefs review The consultation will look into merging the two schemes. Click here to read more The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) welcomes repayment claimant protections Lack of regulation leaves customers at risk and costs...

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Building industry group dismisses council’s ‘ground-breaking’ net zero homes move as unworkable

January 26, 2023
Building industry group dismisses council’s ‘ground-breaking’ net zero homes move as unworkable

A pioneering energy-based net zero housing policy being introduced by Bath & North East Somerset Council has been slammed as ‘undeliverable’ by the building industry’s trade association. The council has become the first in England to successfully adopt the move, which it sees as part of its commitment to tackling the climate emergency.    It...

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New regional head of mid-corporate for Barclays as it targets further growth

January 25, 2023
New regional head of mid-corporate for Barclays as it targets further growth

Barclays has appointed James Jordan as head of mid-corporate to lead its mid-corporate market team in the South West. James, pictured, has joined from HSBC UK, where he spent more than two decades in a variety of senior roles across its corporate and commercial divisions, including area commercial director for Bath for Bristol. More recently he led...

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Office relocation opens door to further growth for financial planning specialists

January 23, 2023
Office relocation opens door to further growth for financial planning specialists

Financial planning firm Chilvester has more than doubled its office space by relocating in a move that also gives it ample room to expand. The company, which oversees client investments of £100m-plus, has upped sticks from Calne, where it was founded in 1999, to Chippenham to set it up for growth.  Its new premises at Avon Reach on...

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Adding numeracy to staff skills could equal better business, Bath firms are told

January 23, 2023
Adding numeracy to staff skills could equal better business, Bath firms are told

Firms are being encouraged to help staff develop their numeracy skills by signing up to a new national training initiative delivered locally by Bath College in partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council. Called Multiply, the national Skills for Life initiative has been designed to support businesses to invest in their workforce.  The...

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Regional growth strategy at Rodgers Leask gathers pace as it takes on new director

January 23, 2023
Regional growth strategy at Rodgers Leask gathers pace as it takes on new director

National engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has appointed Dave Bathurst as regional director as it aims to increase its presence in the South West. Dave, pictured, has joined to head the firm’s civil engineering team in Bristol, with Rodgers Leask saying he would be using his extensive international track record of working in different disciplines, sectors...

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