Finance

Cheese and cream exporter’s sales soar after it lands grants to support its production line upgrade

May 26, 2023
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Cheese and cream exporter’s sales soar after it lands grants to support its production line upgrade

Dairy company Coombe Castle has scaled up its operations to meet continued global demand for its cheese and clotted cream after being awarded a series of grants. The firm, based in Melksham, exports across the globe, including to Japan, Canada, the US and Hong Kong.  Following bespoke support from membership team at Business West,...

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Good-looking future for Bath-based men’s skincare brand after it signs new finance deal

May 26, 2023
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Good-looking future for Bath-based men’s skincare brand after it signs new finance deal

Fast-growing Bath-based men’s cosmetics firm Shakeup, already the UK’s fastest-growing male skincare brand, is aiming for further expansion after securing a six-figure credit line. The working capital agreement with regional alternative finance lender SWIG Finance has enabled Shakeup to place significant orders with its manufacturers to meet growing product demand.  It has also allowed...

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Bath Building Society secures its roots in the city with partnership to grow and plant 1,200 trees

May 26, 2023
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Bath Building Society secures its roots in the city with partnership to grow and plant 1,200 trees

Bath Building Society has become the first business in the city to host a tree nursery on its premises as it aims to plant 1,200 trees ahead of its 120th anniversary next year. The society, which has more than 20,000 savers and 1,200 mortgage customers, has teamed up with not-for-profit community organisation More Trees...

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Pearson May financial round up

May 25, 2023
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Pearson May financial round up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May teams up with Bath Business News to bring you the top national finance stories. Late payment interest rate rises to 7% Interest has doubled since May 2022. Click here for more information HMRC plans to simplify construction industry scheme The scheme may be causing ‘unnecessary’ administrative burdens. Find out more here  

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Live webinar: Power to your Business – What you should know as you switch to solar

May 25, 2023
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Live webinar: Power to your Business – What you should know as you switch to solar

On-site renewable energy generation is helping thousands of businesses to reduce costs, become more sustainable and gain long term energy security. If you’re considering solar power but are not sure where to start, this free breakfast webinar is a chance to hear from those who have already made the switch and get your questions...

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Second specialist acquisition for Old Mill puts it on target to double in size by 2026

May 25, 2023
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Second specialist acquisition for Old Mill puts it on target to double in size by 2026

South West accountancy and finance group Old Mill has acquired a specialist commercial property pension firm as it maintains its drive to become the fastest-growing practice in the region. The takeover of Quro Financial Solutions is the second in a series of carefully chosen acquisitions to support an ambitious growth plan by Old Mill,...

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Two more key appointments made to Time Finance’s fast-growing invoice finance team

May 25, 2023
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Bath-headquartered alternative lender Time Finance has appointed two business development managers to its invoice finance team. Tariq Bourdouane and Thomas Ludden have joined as the firm aims to double its invoice finances sales team this year, expanding its presence across the UK. The business has recently welcomed Neil Fullbrook and Casey Baldwin as business development...

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Pearson May Financial Update: ‘Full expensing’ explained

May 24, 2023
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Pearson May Financial Update: ‘Full expensing’ explained

In his Budget speech in March, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt kicked off the government’s plan for growth with changes to business tax legislation, a key policy being ‘full expensing’. But what did the Chancellor mean by ‘full expensing’ and how does the policy work? Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter explains. What is full expensing? Under...

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Series of promotions at Milsted Langdon rewards staff across the business

May 23, 2023
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Independent regional accounting firm Milsted Langdon, which has one of its five offices in Bath, is celebrating a raft of new promotions as it recognises the talent within its teams. A dozen staff members have been promoted to new roles, including three new directors – Martin Johnson, Lyndsay Hardwick and Ross Jones.  Martin, pictured right,...

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Recognition for pair of Bath businesses in table of UK’s fastest-growing firms

May 19, 2023
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Recognition for pair of Bath businesses in table of UK’s fastest-growing firms

Two pioneering Bath firms have been named among the country’s 100 fastest-growing businesses. Independent broadband provider Truespeed and Inspecs, the spectacles designer and manufacturer, appear in the latest ORESA Growth Index, which lists the top 100 fastest growing businesses in the UK.  The prestigious report analyses the financial performance of more than 32,000 firms...

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