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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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First HR partner joins MHA Monahans to drive further growth

October 11, 2018
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First HR partner joins MHA Monahans to drive further growth

Expanding regional chartered accountancy firm MHA Monahans has strengthened its staff recruitment and engagement strategies with the appointment of its first HR partner. Sophie Austin, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, spent more than 12 years with Chippenham-headquartered logistics group Wincanton, where her leadership of the talent agenda earned the...

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Increase in class of 2018 trainee intake at RSM as it aims to become ‘go to’ mid-market firm

September 25, 2018
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Increase in class of 2018 trainee intake at RSM as it aims to become ‘go to’ mid-market firm

Audit, tax and consulting firm RSM has taken on six new trainees in its Swindon office as part of a 13% increase in trainee recruitment across its Southern region. The new Swindon recruits are among 320 new starters appointed nationally by RSM in its 35 UK offices. Almost a quarter of them are school...

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Thrings boosts corporate team with appointment of former Barclays relationship director

September 24, 2018
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Thrings boosts corporate team with appointment of former Barclays relationship director

Barclays’ former relationship director in Swindon, Chris Elias, has joined regional law firm Thrings’ head office in the town to share his 35-plus years’ corporate banking experience with its clients and facilitate introductions to new ones. Chris, who becomes a relationship director at the firm, is one of the area’s most experienced and highly...

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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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