Two HR appointments at accountants Bishop Fleming to meet growth in staffing levels

November 19, 2014
Two HR appointments at accountants Bishop Fleming to meet growth in staffing levels

West Country accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has made two senior HR appointments to support its continued growth. Alison Dale joins as learning and development manager to oversee the firm’s training and career growth systems for the 300 staff spread across its seven offices which span Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth,...

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Profits climb at Avon Rubber as it reaps rewards of investment in innovation

November 19, 2014
Profits climb at Avon Rubber as it reaps rewards of investment in innovation

Investing in innovative new products and technologies while expanding its international markets has paid off for West Wiltshire manufacturer Avon Rubber, which has reported a 21% leap in annual profits. Pre-tax profits at the Melksham-headquartered group came in at £16.6m for the year to September 30 despite sales slipping slightly to £124.8m. The group,...

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Law firm wins £5.5m payout for teenage powerboat accident victim left with severe brain damage

November 19, 2014
Law firm wins £5.5m payout for teenage powerboat accident victim left with severe brain damage

Specialist law firm Novum, which has an office in Bath, has won £5.5m in compensation for a man who sustained severe brain damage in a devastating powerboat accident when he was 13. Ben Ridd had been competing in a race organised by the Royal Yachting Association in Portland Harbour, Dorset, when his boat, which...

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IT group SciSys’ staff celebrate historic comet landing – even if it didn’t quite go to plan

November 18, 2014
IT group SciSys’ staff celebrate historic comet landing – even if it didn’t quite go to plan

Staff at SciSys, the Chippenham-based specialist software firm, have been celebrating their role in the historic touchdown of the Rosetta space mission’s lander on the comet 67P some 500million km from Earth. SciSys developed the software for the mission control system (MCS) for the European Space Agency (ESA) project. The software has been used...

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Return to Monahans for insolvency practitioner expands firm’s reach into the Midlands

November 17, 2014
Return to Monahans for insolvency practitioner expands firm’s reach into the Midlands

Accountancy firm Monahans, which has an office in Bath, is to extend its business recovery service into the Midlands after appointing a new insolvency practitioner. Paul McConnell, pictured, will be based in Worcester which will allow him to extend the team’s renowned expertise outside of its West of England heartland. He joins from Smith...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 16, 2014
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Monday 17 November Interims: Latchways, Mitie, Redcentric, ReNeuron, Schroder Real Estate, Software Radio Technology Final: Diploma Trading statements: Bodycote, Keller EGM: Global Energy Development Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 18 November Interims: British Land, Carclo, CML Microsystems, Enteq Upstream, Entertainment One Group, Halma, Homeserve, Intermediate Capital, McKay Securities, Sepura, UK Mail, Vectura Finals: easyJet,...

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