Money Matters

Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from Swindon and Wiltshire are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

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New PwC West and Wales chief says he’s “coming home” to share his passion for the region

July 24, 2019
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New PwC West and Wales chief says he’s “coming home” to share his passion for the region

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed a new regional leader for the West and Wales. John-Paul (JP) Barker, who has led PwC UK’s strategy & consulting practice, replaces Katharine Finn, who has been in the role for four years. JP, pictured with Katharine, was also a member of the global strategy & leadership team...

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Eight senior promotions boost Deloitte’s South West practice

June 24, 2019
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Accountancy giant Deloitte has promoted eight senior staff across its South West practice, with two becoming partners and six appointed as directors. The new partners are Tess Williams and James Hunter, pictured below, while the six new directors are from three business areas and include Joanne Hale, Dan Pople, Tom Smith (all tax); James...

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Wiltshire-based Old Mill paraplanner awarded coveted industry accolade

June 24, 2019
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Wiltshire-based Old Mill paraplanner awarded coveted industry accolade

Chartered paraplanner Samantha Gratton from West of England accountancy group Old Mill has won a top national financial services award. Samantha, pictured, who is based in Old Mill’s Melksham office, landed the coveted Paraplanner of the Year title at last week’s Professional Paraplanner Awards 2019 in London.  The awards - staged by Professional Paraplanner...

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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

June 14, 2019
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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group SCISYS looks set to be taken over by Canadian tech giant CGI in an approved offer that values it at nearly £79m. The surprise cash offer, which has been unanimously accepted by the group’s directors, was revealed to shareholders this morning in announcement on the London Stock Exchange.  At 254.15p,...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Fund Managers vs Index Trackers

June 5, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Fund Managers vs Index Trackers

Whitechurch Financial Consultants continues their series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Swindon Business News by exploring the question of Passive Funds vs Active Funds. Please click on the image to read more

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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

June 3, 2019
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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

The Swindon head office of regional law firm Thrings has advised the family shareholders of a leading holiday cottage agency on its sale to the UK’s market leader in self-catering breaks in an all-West Country deal. Dorset Coastal Cottages’ acquisition by The Travel Chapter will widen its reach to new audiences through enhanced marketing. ...

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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

May 22, 2019
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New partner strengthens Thrings’ growing succession and tax offering

Swindon-headquartered regional law firm Thrings has appointed private client, succession and tax specialist Douglas Smith as partner. Douglas, pictured, has more than 30 years’ experience of acting for UK and non-UK domiciliaries on tax planning, preparing wills and trusts, and probate work involving the administration of substantial and complex estates.   He joins Thrings...

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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Tax planning

April 30, 2019
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Whitechurch Financial Consultants: Tax planning

In the latest in a series of exclusive sponsored infographics for Swindon Business News, Whitechurch Financial Consultants look at six key ways to maximise income through tax planning. Please click on the image to read more.  

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New area director for Towergate as it looks for further growth across the South West

April 28, 2019
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New area director for Towergate as it looks for further growth across the South West

Towergate Insurance Brokers has appointed an experienced director to drive growth across its West Country and Channel Islands region. Julian Hilton, pictured, joins the firm – one of the UK’s leading insurance brokers – with more than 30 years’ experience in the industry.   He previously spent more than 11 years with Yate-based insurance...

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