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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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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

July 17, 2018
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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

Business West, the region’s largest business support and lobbying group, has joined three other organisations to this week launch a new venture that aims to transform how businesses trade internationally. Export Growth Partners will redefine export support to meet the challenges and opportunities of Britain’s exit from the European Union, according to Business West...

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Two director promotions and new partner strengthen Deloitte’s South West office

July 11, 2018
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Professional services firm Deloitte’s South West practice has promoted two staff members to director and appointed a new partner. The new directors in the office in Bristol are Gina Miles in audit and Marcus Chapman in tax while audit partner Andrew Holland joins from Deloitte in Toronto, having moved back to the UK from...

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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

July 9, 2018
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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

Just one in 10 West of England businesses think the government will deliver a good deal on Brexit, according to the latest survey from the region’s largest business organisation. And half of the firms taking part said they felt ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ over the government’s Brexit negotiations. When it comes to information from...

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