Finance

Chance for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to join prestigious roll call of sector’s pioneers

July 23, 2021
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Chance for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to join prestigious roll call of sector’s pioneers

Bath tech firms are being invited to follow in the footsteps of some of the city’s most innovative businesses by entering the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards. Now in their 24th year, the awards rank and recognise the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, based on the past four years of revenue data....

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Bishop Fleming staff prepare to go global with their own virtual round-the-world challenge

July 23, 2021
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Bishop Fleming staff prepare to go global with their own virtual round-the-world challenge

Nearly 150 staff at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming have started a virtual challenge to travel 40,000 miles – the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe. The firm, which has an office in Bath, launched the challenge as part of its Back:Better campaign as it looks towards the end of the coronavirus restrictions and returning...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

July 22, 2021
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring the top national finance stories. Treasury seeks feedback on business rates revaluations  Changes ahead of a comprehensive report due in autumn. Find out more here Retirees set for bumper State pension rise Official forecasts for average wage growth look good for retirees. Click...

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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

July 22, 2021
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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

Bath’s food businesses are being urged not to bin their surplus produce but to redirect it to FareShare Southwest, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it gears up to prevent children going hungry during the school holidays. The food will help the charity, whose mission is to fight hunger while tackling food waste,...

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Stay cautious as city opens up again from Monday, businesses are warned amid soaring cases

July 16, 2021
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Stay cautious as city opens up again from Monday, businesses are warned amid soaring cases

Bath area firms are being urged to remain cautious about easing Covid-related measures too quickly as the country prepares for most legal restrictions to be lifted on Monday. With infection rates rising again across the area, Bath & North East Somerset Council is encouraging residents to avoid crowded areas, if possible, and to continue...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

July 16, 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. Where do we stand with the UK’s property taxes?  More changes to the UK’s property taxes took effect this month. Find out more here Thousands of savers caught out by pension tax traps Breaches of two pension...

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£600k investment for Bath firm developing alternatives to traditional anaesthetics

July 16, 2021
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£600k investment for Bath firm developing alternatives to traditional anaesthetics

A Bath medtech firm making anaesthesia safer for patients, better for the environment and more cost effective has raised £600,000 to develop its products further. Somnus Scientific has a mission to improve patient survival and recovery rates following anaesthesia by unlocking alternatives to traditional gas-based anaesthetics.  Its new biosensor, which unlocks alternatives to standard...

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Richard Bonner takes up the reins as new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

July 15, 2021
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Richard Bonner takes up the reins as new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed civil engineer Richard Bonner as its new chair, replacing Prof Steve West, who has been in the role since 2017. Richard, pictured, joined the LEP board two years ago and also served on the West of England Economic Recovery Taskforce.  He is UK chief operating...

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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

July 14, 2021
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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

Bath homeless charity Julian House is calling on businesses of all sizes in the city to take on its epic fundraising challenge – The Circuit of Bath Walk.  The sponsored walk, now in its 20th year, takes place on Sunday, September 26, and involves a 20-mile circular route through some of the most beautiful...

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Old Mill senior pensions manager takes up role as head of its Wells office

July 14, 2021
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Old Mill senior pensions manager takes up role as head of its Wells office

South West accountancy firm Old Mill has appointed it senior pensions manager Steve Woodham as the new  head of its Wells office. Steve, pictured, who has worked at Old Mill for 15 years, replaces Andrew Moore, who is retiring after almost 12 years at the firm, which also has offices in Melksham, Yeovil and Exeter.   Old...

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