BGF South West office invests record £115m in high-growth business in 2021

January 20, 2022
BGF South West office invests record £115m in high-growth business in 2021

Investments by the South West team of growth finance group BGF passed the £100m mark for the first time last year as it continued its strong run of funding ambitious businesses. The team injected £115m of equity into firms in 2021 – a 72% increase on 2020’s total and more than three times that...

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Hybrid working here to stay, research shows, but most firms are struggling to make it a success

January 20, 2022
Hybrid working here to stay, research shows, but most firms are struggling to make it a success

More than nine in 10 of mid-market businesses in the South West have adopted hybrid or remote working as a way of overcoming the impact of the pandemic – but many are struggling to make it a success, according to a new survey. Research by accountancy firm Grant Thornton reveals 92% of the region’s...

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Wincanton looking to deliver higher-than-expected profits as eFulfilment drives growth

January 20, 2022
Wincanton looking to deliver higher-than-expected profits as eFulfilment drives growth

Shares in logistics group Wincanton shot up this week after it said continued strong demand for its services was expected to lead to better-than-expected profits.   In a trading update the Chippenham-headquartered group said its third-quarter revenue had grown by 15% compared to the same period last year as it overcame a shortage of...

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Lancashire care home deal bolsters Royds Withy King’s standing in fast-growing sector

January 20, 2022
Lancashire care home deal bolsters Royds Withy King’s standing in fast-growing sector

A team from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has built on its strong reputation in the care home sector by advising on a deal in Lancashire.   The firm has helped Leyland-based company Angel Residential Home on its acquisition of Lowfield House, pictured, a successful family-owned specialist 24-bed care home in Clitheroe.  The...

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National role for JLL South West director as it focuses on regeneration and sustainability

January 19, 2022
National role for JLL South West director as it focuses on regeneration and sustainability

International property agency JLL has promoted its Bristol office lead director Simon Peacock to head of regions, giving him responsibility for its 10 regional offices across the UK. Simon, pictured, will also join JLL’s UK executive board while continuing to oversee the firm’s South West and Wales regions, which are served from offices in Bristol,...

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Pearson May Financial Update: HMRC postpones late Self-Assessment penalties by a month

January 16, 2022
Pearson May Financial Update: HMRC postpones late Self-Assessment penalties by a month

For the second year in a row, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced that it will not charge the usual automatic late filing penalty of £100 for any 2020/21 Tax Returns that are not filed by 31 January 2022, as long as they are filed by 28 February 2022, writes Pearson May partner...

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