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Interim CEO at Time Finance clocks on to the role on a permanent basis

June 10, 2021
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Interim CEO at Time Finance clocks on to the role on a permanent basis

Bath-based alternative financial services firm Time Finance has appointed Ed Rimmer as CEO just under four months after he returned to the group to take on the role on an interim basis. Ed, pictured, had been chief operating officer at Time until April last year when he left following a reorganisation of the senior...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

June 10, 2021
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up with each week to bring you the top national finance stories. R&D tax credits a ‘costly failure’  Research and development spending is lower than 20 years ago Click here for more details HMRC crackdown on gifting rules claws back £624m Families hit with big inheritance tax bills after...

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University of Bath’s maths-led workshops add expertise to support for area’s Covid-hit firms

June 10, 2021
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University of Bath’s maths-led workshops add expertise to support for area’s Covid-hit firms

Maths may not seem an obvious subject to turn to for businesses recovering from the impact of the pandemic but mathematicians from the University of Bath are using their expertise to do just that. The university’s Institute for Mathematical Innovation (IMI) is running a short series of free mini-workshops targeted at sectors that have been...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Don’t overlook the P11D filing deadline

June 9, 2021
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Pearson May Financial Update: Don’t overlook the P11D filing deadline

Certain benefits and expenses provided to employees in the year to April 5, 2021, must be reported to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by way of the P11D process by July 6, 2021, writes Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter. Where required, forms P11D ‘Expenses and Benefits’ have to be submitted to HMRC, together with...

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Free business training to help Bath’s small firms recover from impact of pandemic

June 9, 2021
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Free business training to help Bath’s small firms recover from impact of pandemic

Small businesses in Bath and North East Somerset can access a free business support service to help them grow and reach their full potential. The BANES Business Support Service is designed to help firms through the Covid-19 crisis and beyond by providing the support they need to adapt, recover and adjust to a changing...

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Plea to PM ahead of G7 Summit to pave way for more sustainable business amid global climate crisis

June 8, 2021
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Plea to PM ahead of G7 Summit to pave way for more sustainable business amid global climate crisis

The region’s largest business group has urged the Prime Minister to help create a more sustainable future for business at this weekend’s G7 summit in Cornwall. The British Chambers of Commerce South West (BCCSW) – which includes Bath Chamber of Commerce parent group Business West – has written to Boris Johnson ahead of the global...

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New partner appointment and director promotions strengthen Deloitte in the region

June 8, 2021
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New partner appointment and director promotions strengthen Deloitte in the region

Global accountancy group Deloitte’s South West operation has made eight key promotions, including a new partner, in a move it says underlines its commitment to promote talent from within. Hamish McFadyen, pictured, is its new consulting partner in Deloitte Digital, where he specialises in the strategy, design, implementation and operation of digital customer experiences.  Hamish, who is...

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Royds Withy King team sparkles in major laundry business acquisition

June 7, 2021
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Royds Withy King team sparkles in major laundry business acquisition

A cross-sector team from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has advised on a major takeover in  the UK laundry equipment businesses. Barnsley-based Wolf Laundry, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of commercial laundry equipment, acquired Brewer & Bunney for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.         Brewer & Bunney, based Redruth, Cornwall, is the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 6, 2021
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Monday June 7 Final: Sirius Real Estate Interim: Redx Pharma Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Tuesday June  8 Finals: B P Marsh & Partners, Card Factory, Intermediate Capital, Onthemarket, Tinybuild, VP Interims: Driver Group, Paragon Group, RWS Holdings Q3 Result: Ferguson Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday June 9 Final: Urban Logistics REIT Thursday June 10 Finals: Auto Trader, CMC Markets, Halma, Jlen...

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No.1 Royal Crescent re-opens with chance to eavesdrop on life and times of its Georgian residents

June 4, 2021
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No.1 Royal Crescent re-opens with chance to eavesdrop on life and times of its Georgian residents

Bath’s most prestigious address – No.1 Royal Crescent – has re-opened with a new immersive experience that allows visitors to see how life was lived in Georgian Bath.  Using an innovative mix of digital projections and sound featuring actors, the story of one family living in the house shortly after it was built in the...

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