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Swindon accountants Banks restart their popular business events

January 19, 2014
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Swindon accountants Banks restart their popular business events

A series of popular business networking events in Swindon hosted by chartered accountants Banks is relaunched this week. The first event – a breakfast aimed at business people working in professional services – takes place this Wednesday. The series then runs until July, resuming in the autumn after a summer break. Banks launched the...

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Monahans’ webinar will tease out the devil in the detail of Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

December 22, 2013
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Monahans’ webinar will tease out the devil in the detail of Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

West accountancy firm Monahans is to stage a webinar dedicated to examining the finer details of Chancellor George Osborne’s recent Autumn Statement. The webinar will be broadcast live on Thursday January 16 at 12:30pm, allowing participants to interact directly with Monahans corporate tax partner Dominic Bourquin, pictured, and ask him questions. The free, 15-minute...

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Swindon accountants Banks keep CALM and carry on baking, walking and running for charity

December 16, 2013
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Swindon accountants Banks keep CALM and carry on baking, walking and running for charity

Fundraising events at Banks, the Swindon-based chartered accountants, have netted nearly £3,000 for a local charity supporting families with children suffering from cancer. Staff at the firm chose CALM – Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Movement – as their charity for 2013 and raised the money from weekly bake-offs and a quiz while a team...

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Strong bounce back by businesses points to steady growth in 2014

December 16, 2013
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Strong bounce back by businesses points to steady growth in 2014

Business confidence is running at its highest level for more than three years as the recovery gathers pace and firms put austerity behind them at last. Manufacturers in particular are upbeat about their prospects going into the new year, according to the latest Business Trends report by accountants BDO. Optimism among manufacturers, driven by...

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ACE appointment strengthens global insurer’s position in South West

December 15, 2013
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ACE appointment strengthens global insurer’s position in South West

Property insurance group ACE has appointed Ian McFadyean as business development manager for the South West and Wales as it continues to invest in its UK regional offices. In the newly-created role, Ian, pictured, will be responsible for developing new and existing business across the region as well as managing broker relationships.  Ian, who has...

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Business development manager takes up regional post at finance group Lombard

December 12, 2013
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Business development manager takes up regional post at finance group Lombard

Asset finance provider Lombard has appointed Paul Jenkins as business development manager for its South West and South Wales regions. Paul, pictured, who will be based in Bristol and report to director of asset finance David Connolly, will draw on his extensive experience in the vehicle rental sector to help businesses grow through investment....

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Enterprise Finance funding puts bike firm on path to growth

December 10, 2013
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Enterprise Finance funding puts bike firm on path to growth

Mango Bikes, a fast-growing cycle retail business founded just over year ago by two university graduates, is gearing up for expansion after successfully gaining funding of nearly £100,000. The firm sells affordable bikes made from parts made in Taiwan which are shipped to its headquarters in South Cerney where they are assembled and painted...

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Old Mill accountant adds top Money Management award to his trophy haul

December 10, 2013
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Old Mill accountant adds top Money Management award to his trophy haul

Duncan Parkes, head of compliance at West accountants and financial planners Old Mill, has been named Protection Planner of the Year by the Financial Times’ Money Management magazine. Duncan had to go through a rigorous judging process to win the title, including providing a solution to a real-life financial problem set by industry experts....

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Autumn Statement: Swindon business reaction

December 5, 2013
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Autumn Statement: Swindon business reaction

Swindon-based chartered accountants Banks said last week's Autumn Statement had some good news for business, but the devil will be the in the detail. The firm’s head of tax, Paul Gosling, welcomed the 2% cap on business rates increases, the new occupancy rate relief and the rates discount for small businesses and retailers along...

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Autumn Statement: Property industry reaction

December 5, 2013
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Autumn Statement: Property industry reaction

The property industry expressed concern over plans to charge capital gains tax on foreign residential investors from April 2015, but has welcomed the Chancellor’s decision to at least consult on the proposals before their introduction. The British Property Federation (BPF) had warned the Treasury that the tax hike would raise little money and risked...

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