Venturefest to showcase how West tech firms are creating a smart future

October 13, 2017
Venturefest to showcase how West tech firms are creating a smart future

The largest ever gathering of tech companies in the West of England takes place on Tuesday when more than 500 local, national and global delegates assemble for Venturefest Bristol and Bath 2017. The event will put the spotlight on innovative approaches to the way we will live, move around and work in years to...

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Fast-growing West accountancy firms toast success in industry league table

October 13, 2017
Fast-growing West accountancy firms toast success in industry league table

Two regional accountancy firms with offices in the Bath area are celebrating leaping up the accounting industry’s most prestigious league table. Bishop Fleming, whose base on Lower Bristol Road is the city’s largest accountants’ office, has broken into the top 30 of leading industry magazine Accountancy Age’s rankings for the first time.  The firm,...

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Bath Spa University’s ‘stunning’ Green Park House in running for national property award

October 13, 2017
Bath Spa University’s ‘stunning’ Green Park House in running for national property award

Bath Spa University’s landmark Green Park House student accommodation building is to go head to head with 11 other regeneration projects from across the UK in the final of a major national property award scheme. The 461-bed purpose-built scheme, pictured, which replaced the derelict former Green Park residential care home opposite Green Park station, won...

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University of Bath secures funding to help grow scale-ups grow into innovative businesses

October 13, 2017
University of Bath secures funding to help grow scale-ups grow into innovative businesses

The challenges faced by the West of England’s small to medium-sized enterprises in scaling up to innovate and grow are to be tackled in project spearheaded by the University of Bath. The initiative will focus on four key technology sectors – advanced engineering and manufacturing; digital innovation; environmental, sustainable, marine/maritime; and health and wellbeing. ...

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Chancellor urged to use Budget to ease ‘disproportionate’ tax burden on small firms

October 13, 2017
Chancellor urged to use Budget to ease ‘disproportionate’ tax burden on small firms

Bath’s small business owners will be hardest hit by new tax regulations on dividends, the city’s largest accountancy firm is warning. Bishop Fleming, which delivers accounting, tax, corporate restructuring and advisory services to businesses and private wealth advice to individuals, says a key change to the taxation of dividends next April will disproportionately hurt...

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Bath Business Blog: TV property expert and Celebrity Jungle campmate Martin Roberts. The new meaning of care in the workplace

October 13, 2017
Bath Business Blog: TV property expert and Celebrity Jungle campmate Martin Roberts. The new meaning of care in the workplace

Years ago the limits to employee care were probably checking with HR why they weren’t at their desk if they were ill and sending them an annual Christmas card.  But this is 2017, and I believe any employer now has a much wider responsibility to monitor and react to the physical and mental state...

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