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New senior partner at EY takes up reins to head practice across South West

February 1, 2017
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New senior partner at EY takes up reins to head practice across South West

Accountancy giant EY has appointed Andrew Perkins as senior partner in its regional office to lead the firm’s practice across the South West and Wales. Andrew, pictured, joined EY in 2000 and has been a partner for 17 years, based in Bristol. He replaces Richard Jones, who has decided to step down from the role...

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Spiral of stress and money worries leads to work-life imbalance for West business owners

January 26, 2017
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Spiral of stress and money worries leads to work-life imbalance for West business owners

Business owners in the South West have the worst work-life balance in the UK and are among the most likely to lose their motivation, a new study has revealed. This often impacts on relationships with their partners, families and social life, while money worries and responsibility to their staff lead to high stress levels....

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Small firms warned to take action over fuel costs as experts predict higher petrol prices

January 25, 2017
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Small firms warned to take action over fuel costs as experts predict higher petrol prices

Rising petrol prices could hit smaller businesses in 2017, should the cost of oil follow the trajectory being forecast by commodity strategists, warns Swindon-based Arval. The European vehicle leasing and fleet management giant, which has its UK base at Windmill Hill, said the main factor behind retail price changes at the pumps will be...

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Free breakfast workshop to help firms get on the road to exporting

January 25, 2017
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Free breakfast workshop to help firms get on the road to exporting

Small and medium-sized Swindon businesses interesting in exporting for the first time can get valuable tips from experts in sales, marketing and finance at a free breakfast seminar in the town next month. The event on February 7 is aimed at getting businesses export-ready and will also signpost to the additional help available, including...

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Survey reveals West property professionals among UK’s most confident

January 22, 2017
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Survey reveals West property professionals among UK’s most confident

Confidence levels among property and construction professionals in Swindon and across the South West are the second highest in the UK, according to a new report from accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson. Only professionals in London and the South East are more optimistic about their prospects, the firm’s annual survey of...

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Two manager appointments lend strength to Aldermore in the region

January 19, 2017
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Two manager appointments lend strength to Aldermore in the region

Specialist lender Aldermore has made two senior appointments to its growing South West and South Wales team. Jamie Cullen, who takes up the post of field-based residential relationship manager, has 12 years’ experience in financial services with NatWest and TSB, where he worked as a bank manager and area manager for mortgages. More recently,...

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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Swindon businesses warned after May’s Brexit speech

January 18, 2017
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Hope for the best but plan for the worst, Swindon businesses warned after May’s Brexit speech

Swindon firms should hope for the best but plan for the worst, according to the region’s largest business organisation following Prime Minister Theresa May’s speech yesterday outlining her plans for Brexit. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, said while the landmark speech gave some clarity to the government’s intentions over leaving the European Union,...

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New partner for Morris Owen as firm looks for more growth

January 11, 2017
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New partner for Morris Owen as firm looks for more growth

Swindon accountancy firm Morris Owen has appointed Dave Marshall as a partner – increasing its partner numbers to five. Dave, pictured, took up his new role with effect from January 1. He joined the firm in 2004 as an accounts trainee and qualified as a chartered accountant five years later. He has spent the...

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Second merger in two months for Monahans as it looks to extend further into South West

January 9, 2017
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Second merger in two months for Monahans as it looks to extend further into South West

Regional accountancy firm Monahans, which has a large office in Swindon, has extended its reach further into the South West by merging with a long-established Somerset firm. Taunton-based BJ DixonWalsh’s three partners and 25 staff have joined Monahans, which also has offices in Chippenham, Bath, Frome, Glastonbury and Trowbridge. The move follows November’s merger with...

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Sale of top London design agency signed off by Swindon legal and finance experts

January 6, 2017
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Sale of top London design agency signed off by Swindon legal and finance experts

Swindon legal and financial expertise has helped secure the sale of an award-winning London-based signage and design firm to an internationally renowned design and architecture brand.  Partners from the Swindon office of leading commercial law firm Thrings advised The Holmes Wood Consultancy on its acquisition by the Benoy Group while corporate finance specialists at...

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