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Management buyout puts senior managers in driving seat at major truck dealer

November 18, 2022
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Management buyout puts senior managers in driving seat at major truck dealer

Mercedes-Benz dealer Rygor Group is looking ahead to a new growth phase after two of its senior managers took over the business in a management buyout. The Westbury-based firm, which includes Rygor Commercials and newly launched Rygor MAXUS, has been bought by sales director John Keogh and head of truck sales Rish Channa.  The...

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Foodbanks to be supported by Mogers Drewett’s Christmas campaign as demand soars

November 18, 2022
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Foodbanks to be supported by Mogers Drewett’s Christmas campaign as demand soars

Bath law firm Mogers Drewett has launched a campaign to support three foodbanks during their crucial Christmas period. The firm’s office in The Square on Lower Bristol Rd – along with its bases in Sherborne and Wells – are now accepting donations of long-life food items, cleaning products and toiletries, such as shower gel...

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Pearson May Autumn Statement round-up

November 18, 2022
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Pearson May Autumn Statement round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. Business support set out by Chancellor Some industry leaders praise Autumn Statement measures. Find out more here Tax thresholds frozen in Autumn Statement Additional-tax rate threshold reduced for thousands of taxpayers. Click here for more information  ...

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Green light for Bath landscape architecture firm’s modern take on the traditional public park

November 18, 2022
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Green light for Bath landscape architecture firm’s modern take on the traditional public park

The largest new urban public park to be created in the South West for 50 years has been given the go-head, allowing Bath-based landscape architecture practice Grant Associates to move ahead with its design. The six-hectare sustainable public park, which received planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council, will be a key part of Brabazon,...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Bath business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Bath business reaction

The growth path for businesses and the UK economy may be “long, rocky, and protracted”, the region’s largest business group fears following the Autumn Statement. Matt Griffith, pictured below, director of policy at Business West – the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described the statement as “a difficult budget for difficult times”. ...

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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

The Autumn Statement has piled more pressure on the UK’s 5.5m small businesses, their employees and customers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s measures were “high on stealth-creation and low on wealth-creation”, FSB national chair of Martin McTague said. “While tackling inflation is essential, so are measures to create conditions for...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has presented his Autumn Statement. The main points were:  Chancellor said priorities were stability, growth and public services and high inflation is the enemy. But he confirmed UK was in recession.  GDP is forecast to shrink by 1.4% next year, before returning to growth in 2024.  Top rate of tax will...

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New Twerton creative hub will draw on the talent of local people, artists and students

November 16, 2022
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New Twerton creative hub will draw on the talent of local people, artists and students

An empty shop on Twerton High Street is being transformed into a vibrant creative and exhibition space for local artists, students and the community. Creative Twerton is the result of a partnership between Bath Spa University, Bath creative tech studio Little Lost Robot, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Radstock-based arts group Creativity Works...

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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, Taste of Bath. Working in partnership is a great way to grow

November 16, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, Taste of Bath. Working in partnership is a great way to grow

This will be our seventh year in the hamper business – and every Christmas is busier than the last! So this year, to keep up with ever-increasing demand, we’ve taken on fantastic local firm Blisters to help us with fulfilment. We have also employed a new salaried office manager to make sure we keep...

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Bath Business Blog: What does the crypto crash mean for investors’ tax position? Simon Denton, tax partner, Milsted Langdon

November 16, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: What does the crypto crash mean for investors’ tax position? Simon Denton, tax partner, Milsted Langdon

The value of many cryptoassets has fallen considerably as a result of the collapse of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange. The failure of such a big platform and the potential loss of billions of pounds worth of cryptocurrency value has rocked the confidence of the market.  This has caused both well-known digital currencies such as...

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