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New partner to spearhead MHA Monahans’ growth in Somerset

September 17, 2018
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New partner to spearhead MHA Monahans’ growth in Somerset

Regional chartered accountancy firm MHA Monahans, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed James Keeton as a partner in a role that looks to develop the business further in Somerset.   The firm acquired long-established Taunton firm BJ DixonWalsh 18 months ago and has since looked to build a client base further into...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid position aims to promote awareness...

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Chance for Swindon firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

September 6, 2018
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Chance for Swindon firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

Swindon firms have just a week left to take part in a major survey, the results of which will shape support for exporters in the post-Brexit age.  The Business West International Trade Survey takes the pulse of firms across the region at a time when exports are on the rise and the government is...

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‘Pragmatic’ approach to charity law earns Royds Withy King role with Institute of Legacy Management

August 20, 2018
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‘Pragmatic’ approach to charity law earns Royds Withy King role with Institute of Legacy Management

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has been accepted as a corporate partner of the Institute of Legacy Management (ILM) – one of only 12 solicitors’ firms across the UK to be selected. The ILM, which has more than 800 members including many high-profile charities, provides networking opportunities...

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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

August 16, 2018
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More time to get happy as deadline extended for awards that showcase region’s enlightened workplaces

Forward-thinking Swindon firms that put their staff’s wellbeing front and centre now have more time to enter the South West’s only awards that champion workplace happiness. The deadline for the competition, now in its fourth year, has been extended into next month due to an unprecedented number of entrants.  The South West Happiest Workplace...

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French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Swindon firms

August 13, 2018
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French connection could generate cross-Channel nuclear sector boost for Swindon firms

Swindon firms operating in the nuclear sector could benefit from an agreement between industry organisations in South West England and Normandy in France which aims to create jobs, unlock opportunities and attract new investment to both regions. The memorandum of understanding between Nuclear South West and Nucleopolis potentially connects companies with £50bn worth of...

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Interest rate rise divides business groups – with IoD calling it ‘ill-judged’ but CBI defending Bank

August 6, 2018
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Interest rate rise divides business groups – with IoD calling it ‘ill-judged’ but CBI defending Bank

Business groups are divided over the need for last week’s 0.25% increase in interest rates by the Bank of England. The move, which took the base rate from 0.5% to 0.75%, is only the only the second time the Bank has hiked the cost of borrowing since the economy crashed 10 years ago.  Most...

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Breaking: Bank of England increases interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%

August 2, 2018
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Breaking: Bank of England increases interest rates by 0.25% to 0.75%

Interest rates have been increased from 0.5% to 0.75% by the Bank of England – taking them to their highest level for nearly a decade. It is only the only the second time the Bank has hiked the cost of borrowing since the economy crashed 10 years ago. Most economic commentators were expecting the...

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VAT expert joins MHA Monahans as it continues to expand its specialist tax advice offering

July 27, 2018
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VAT expert joins MHA Monahans as it continues to expand its specialist tax advice offering

Regional accountancy firm MHA Monahans, which has offices in Swindon and Chippenham, has appointed Steve Chamberlain as its senior VAT manager, bringing with him 30 years’ experience in the field. Steve, pictured, has joined from the Bristol office of national accountants RSM, where he spent three years as director of VAT. He has also...

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EY’s regional office boosted by three associate partner appointments

July 24, 2018
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EY’s regional office boosted by three associate partner appointments

International accountancy group EY has appointed three associate partners to its South West practice, bolstering the office’s leadership team as it continues to expand across the South West. The promotions include Robin Enstone and Liz Gray, who were both previously senior managers in the firm’s in Bristol-based assurance practice. Robin specialises in the financial...

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