Money Matters

Customer contact firm Carpeo to create up to 100 jobs in Swindon as it launches financial services arm

May 10, 2017
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Customer contact firm Carpeo to create up to 100 jobs in Swindon as it launches financial services arm

Up to 100 jobs could be created in Swindon by fast-growing customer contact centre Carpeo as it expands into the financial services market. The firm, formed in 2009 in Swindon with just four people working in one room, now employs 250 people at its Old Town head office. But the inbuilt growth from its existing products coupled...

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Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 anecdotes end accountants’ annual dinner on a high

May 8, 2017
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Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 anecdotes end accountants’ annual dinner on a high

More than 400 South West business figures were entertained with anecdotes about Radio 2 listeners and humorous stories from life as a journalist by broadcaster Jeremy Vine at the annual ICAEW West of England annual dinner. The event, one of the most popular in the region’s business calendar, attracts leaders from the accountancy and professional...

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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

April 17, 2017
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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner – one of the most popular events in the region’s business calendar. More than 400 business figures and guests from the accountancy, professional services and wider business community will attend the dinner, which takes place...

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Swindon Carers’ Centre funds boosted by Monahans’ staff’s taste for cakes and quizzes

April 13, 2017
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Swindon Carers’ Centre funds boosted by Monahans’ staff’s taste for cakes and quizzes

Regional accountancy firm Monahans’ Swindon office has celebrated the end of successful year of fundraising for Swindon Carers’ Centre by handing over a cheque for £2,800. Every year Monahans’ seven offices each select a local charity and raise money through a variety of different activities ranging from quizzes and bake sales to dress-down days. ...

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Lakeside office letting underlines popularity of business park

April 13, 2017
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Lakeside office letting underlines popularity of business park

Specialist funding firm Premier Leasing and Finance is to become the latest company to move to the Lakeside Business Park at South Cerney as the location continues to attract occupiers. Premier is consolidating its offices in Cirencester and Thatcham into one unit on the business park. The firm, which has just entered its 24th...

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Swindon Business Blog: Mike Lloyd, Haines Watts Swindon. Growing your business? Welcome to a whole new set of challenges

April 13, 2017
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Swindon Business Blog: Mike Lloyd, Haines Watts Swindon. Growing your business? Welcome to a whole new set of challenges

Growing a business can be daunting and may lead to some business owners procrastinating around growth, feeling it’s just too difficult and too much to take on. But what opportunities are they missing? Mike Lloyd, managing partner of the Swindon office of chartered accountants and business advisors Haines Watts, looks at the options. Many decisions do...

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Power 100 recognition for Wiltshire’s ‘entrepreneur’s godmother’

April 4, 2017
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Power 100 recognition for Wiltshire’s ‘entrepreneur’s godmother’

Sales coach and ‘entrepreneur’s godmother’ Alison Edgar has been named among the UK’s 100 unsung heroes who play an active role in supporting the country’s entrepreneurial community. Alison, pictured right, appears in the latest Power 100 compiled by accountancy and business advice group Smith & Williamson, which champions those whose help shape, support and...

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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

April 2, 2017
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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tells West businesses

West firms have been given a unique glimpse of the top tech themes for this year – and the impact they are likely to have on business – at a special event staged by accountancy firm Deloitte. Ever-greater use of smartphones, digital navigation, machine learning and – on the downside – the growth in cyber crime were outlined...

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Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

March 30, 2017
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Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has strengthened its private client offering with the appointment of two new partners. Awen Mellick and Stuart Crippin have joined the firm’s fast-growing private client team, which works across its five main UK offices in Swindon, Bristol, Bath, London and Southampton.   Awen was formerly an associate and succession...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Swindon firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Business advisors covering Swindon are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over the status of EU nationals...

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