£20m fund gives Alliance Pharma prescription for more acquisitions as turnover edges up

January 15, 2014
£20m fund gives Alliance Pharma prescription for more acquisitions as turnover edges up

Alliance Pharma, the highly-acquisitive Chippenham-based speciality pharmaceutical firm, has more than £20m on tap to add to its drugs cabinet, it said as it unveiled its latest deal and forecast a small increase in turnover for 2013. The firm, which buys underperforming drugs brands and realises their potential, has acquired thyroid treatment Irena in...

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Regional Adviser of the Year title collected by Epoch Wealth Management

January 15, 2014
Regional Adviser of the Year title collected by Epoch Wealth Management

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has been awarded the title Adviser of the Year 2014 for the South West region by respected industry magazine New Model Adviser. Epoch beat off competition from four other shortlisted firms to win the prestigious award at the New Model Adviser Conference in London. This followed an extensive vetting process...

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Best Company to Work For accolade for law firm Withy King

January 15, 2014
Best Company to Work For accolade for law firm Withy King

Law firm Withy King, which has an office in Bath, has been named as one of as the UK’s Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For. It has also been awarded the highly sought after Best Companies’ two-star accreditation. Inclusion in The Sunday Times table recognises the firm’s outstanding levels of staff engagement...

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Potential of selling into German market to be explored at UKTI event

January 14, 2014
Potential of selling into German market to be explored at UKTI event

West firms are being invited to explore doing business in Germany as a way of breaking into a lucrative export market without the risks often attached to selling into high-growth and emerging economies. The Government’s UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) organisation is staging a special event next Tuesday to highlight the opportunities in Germany...

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Bristol Airport ended 2013 on a high as passenger numbers soared above 6m

January 13, 2014
Bristol Airport ended 2013 on a high as passenger numbers soared above 6m

Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, new figures have revealed. The number of people passing through the terminal last year reached 6.1m – 3.4% higher than in 2012. It is only the second time in the airport’s history that the annual total has gone above 6m –...

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Jobs growth on the way as West firms start to benefit from recovery

January 13, 2014
Jobs growth on the way as West firms start to benefit from recovery

Further proof that businesses are benefiting from the strengthening economy has emerged with figures showing jobs growth on the way and high levels of confidence. The number of firms expecting to take on more staff is now at a 30-month high, according to the latest employment index staged by accountants BDO. The index, which...

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