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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation today urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative – said...

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Trio of director appointments among 54 promotions in KPMG’s South West office

November 12, 2018
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Trio of director appointments among 54 promotions in KPMG’s South West office

A total of 54 employees have been promoted in the regional office of international accountancy group KPMG, including three senior managers who have become directors. Shaun Gealy, Nick Cullimore-Davies and Neil Clarke work in audit, tax and consulting respectively. Shaun, pictured top, has spent 13 years with KPMG and specialises in the insurance sector,...

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MHA Monahans’ use of digital tech earns it second accountancy award in a month

November 7, 2018
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MHA Monahans’ use of digital tech earns it second accountancy award in a month

Regional accountancy group MHA Monahans, which has offices in and around Swindon, has landed its second major award in a month as its growth over recent years continues to gain industry recognition.   Success in the Large Firm of the Year category of the inaugural IRIS Customer Awards followed hot on the heels of...

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Budget 2018: Swindon business reaction

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: Swindon business reaction

While some of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget measures were welcomed by Swindon business leaders, others did not get the thumbs up. Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative director Ian Larrard, pictured, had mixed views. He said businesses would welcome the Chancellor’s decision to lift the cap on local authority borrowing to help boost housing numbers in...

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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to...

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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

October 28, 2018
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Impartial guide to life after Brexit launched by Business West as departure day draws near

Business West, the region’s largest business support group, has launched a free up-to-the minute advice and guidance service to help firms get ready for life after Brexit.   Called Trading Through Brexit, it aims to help businesses start planning for the period up to and after the UK leaves the EU next March.  Business...

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West business leaders call on Chancellor to use Budget to boost region as Brexit looms

October 26, 2018
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West business leaders call on Chancellor to use Budget to boost region as Brexit looms

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to introduce measures that will boost the West of England’s economy in his Budget on Monday, including accelerating housebuilding and investing in infrastructure. Brexit will loom large over the Chancellor’s presentation. Mr Hammond, pictured, will present the first Budget on a Monday since 1962 with just five months...

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No conundrum as MHA Monahans picks up top accountancy growth award from Countdown star

October 25, 2018
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No conundrum as MHA Monahans picks up top accountancy growth award from Countdown star

Recent growth and strategic business development at regional accountancy group MHA Monahans, which has offices in and around Swindon, have been recognised in a major industry awards scheme. The firm came top in the Practice Growth Firm of the Year category of the Accounting Excellence Awards 2018 for a spate of strategic initiatives that...

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Experienced dealmaker joins Grant Thornton’s SW corporate finance team to drive further growth

October 16, 2018
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Experienced dealmaker joins Grant Thornton’s SW corporate finance team to drive further growth

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has appointed Paul Wood as director of corporate finance advisory for its South West region. Paul, pictured, brings more than 25 years’ experience in the sector to his new role, joining from Lloyds Bank, where he was director of strategic debt finance for nearly two-and-a-half years. Prior to that he...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 16, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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