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Monahans’ expanding HR service points to strong employment growth among SMEs

May 5, 2016
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Monahans’ expanding HR service points to strong employment growth among SMEs

Swindon and Wiltshire’s small and medium-sized firms are employing more staff while making fewer redundancies, according to figures gathered by regional accountancy firm Monahans. The firm, which has a string of offices including in Swindon and Chippenham, is one of only a handful of its size offering specialist HR consultancy services to SMEs. Over...

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Lloyds Bank bolsters its support to regional education sector

May 5, 2016
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Lloyds Bank bolsters its support to regional education sector

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has strengthened its services to education establishments in the South West with the appointment of Christina Winter and Clare Thomas as specialist education relationship managers. The pair will each work with a broad range of education clients across the region offering tailored guidance and support. Christina joins the education team...

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Firms in the running for region’s top business awards

May 3, 2016
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Firms in the running for region’s top business awards

Some of the South West’s top firms have been named among the finalists of the region’s most prestigious business awards. Accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners read like a who’s-who of the region’s best companies. The coveted awards have a...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

April 29, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns next month to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, this year takes place at the newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, meaning it will be even bigger. Delegates from Swindon and...

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£10m funding sought by innovative Swindon firm aiming to turn waste plastic into energy

April 29, 2016
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£10m funding sought by innovative Swindon firm aiming to turn waste plastic into energy

Swindon-based waste-to-energy pioneer Recycling Technologies is seeking £10m to take the business to the next level. The innovative firm makes machines that convert waste plastic to oil. After developing its technology for several years, it is testing its first commercial machine. It sees a huge market for the machines, which convert mixed plastic waste...

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Arval brings accident management in-house in move to better support customers

April 28, 2016
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Arval brings accident management in-house in move to better support customers

Arval, the European fleet car giant which has its UK base in Swindon, has gone against the trend for outsourcing in its sector and ‘insourced’ much of its accident management work. The firm, owned by French group BNP Paribas, said the move – unique approach within the vehicle leasing industry – would give it...

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Not-for-profit specialist joins Monahans as partner as sector continues to grow

April 28, 2016
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Not-for-profit specialist joins Monahans as partner as sector continues to grow

West of England chartered accountancy firm Monahans, which has offices in Swindon and Chippenham, has appointed James Gare as a partner. James, pictured, has joined from London and the South East firm MacIntyre Hudson, bringing with him more than 15 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, including charities and academies. He said: “Monahans’ expertise...

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Swindon Business Blog: Sue Plumb, charity and not-for-profit specialist, Haines Watts. Are you a charity? Then you need to know this

April 28, 2016
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Swindon Business Blog: Sue Plumb, charity and not-for-profit specialist, Haines Watts. Are you a charity? Then you need to know this

By Sue Plumb, charity and not-for-profit specialist at Haines Watts Swindon. Did you know two new Statements of Recommended Practice (or SORPs) for charities have been published recently? This may sound extremely dull but it’s essential charitable organisations know about this and take appropriate action. The new SORPs were needed due to changes in...

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Royal Bank of Scotland’s South West commercial banking director takes on wider region

April 27, 2016
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Royal Bank of Scotland’s South West commercial banking director takes on wider region

The Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed Chris Price as regional director of commercial banking for the South West, Midlands and Wales. Chris, pictured, will head the commercial banking team responsible for supporting SME customers across the region. Seven local directors of commercial banking will report to him along with their respective relationship management...

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Work together to grow young talent in the region or risk losing it, ICAEW president urges businesses

April 25, 2016
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Work together to grow young talent in the region or risk losing it, ICAEW president urges businesses

West firms and business organisations need to collaborate more and embrace innovation to help nurture the region’s talent pool, according to the regional president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Speaking to more than 500 delegates at the ICAEW annual dinner in Bristol last week, Rick Sturge said firms needed...

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