Wiltshire care home deal completed by Royds Withy King despite impact of Covid-19

June 2, 2020
Wiltshire care home deal completed by Royds Withy King despite impact of Covid-19

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has helped a regional care provider group acquire of an eighth care home despite the deal completing during the coronavirus lockdown. The firm, a leading provider of legal services to the social care sector, acted for Swindon-based Coate Water Care in the transaction to buy the home in...

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New finance chief for Future as it integrates £140m acquisition of rival TI Media

June 2, 2020
New finance chief for Future as it integrates £140m acquisition of rival TI Media

Rachel Addison has been appointed to Bath media group Future’s board as chief financial officer as part of its successful acquisition of magazine group TI Media, which completed in April. Future said Rachel, pictured, who became TI Media’s chief finance officer two years ago, had a proven track record in driving, developing and delivering...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 1, 2020
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Monday June 1 Final: Sirius Real Estate Interim: Hollywood Bowl Tuesday June 2 Finals: Card Factory, Inspired Energy, Vianet Group Wednesday June 3 Finals: Angling Direct, ASA International, Instem plc Interim: SSP Group Thursday June 4 Finals: Allied Minds, Auto Trader, Pennon Group, Renewi plc Q1 announcement: PJSC Rushydro Trading announcements: Go-Ahead Group, Oncimmune...

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Union calls for urgent action to protect Bristol Airport as pandemic devastates UK aviation sector

May 29, 2020
Union calls for urgent action to protect Bristol Airport as pandemic devastates UK aviation sector

The success of Bristol Airport as it prepares to come out of lockdown is vital to the region’s economy, with thousands of jobs hanging in the balance, according to research commissioned by the Unite trade union. The airport expects to resume some domestic flights next month after spending the lockdown putting in social distancing measures. ...

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South West firms now UK’s least confident as Covid-19 hits region hard

May 29, 2020
South West firms now UK’s least confident as Covid-19 hits region hard

The coronavirus pandemic has dealt a severe blow to confidence levels among South West firms – with the region now the UK’s least optimistic, according to the gloomy results of another survey. Overall confidence slumped by 16 points during the past month to minus 51% – an unenviable record for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking’s...

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Insurer’s acquisition of Bath firm Ascentric gives it new platform for growth

May 29, 2020
Insurer’s acquisition of Bath firm Ascentric gives it new platform for growth

Staff at Bath-based financial services firm Ascentric have been told it is entering a new expansion phase after its sale to insurance giant M&G. The firm, a wholly owned subsidiary of pension and insurance mutual Royal London since 2014, is a leading developer of digital wraps and wealth management platforms – online services that...

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