Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 20, 2019
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Monday October 21 Finals: Bioventix, Gfinity Tuesday October 22 Interims: Whitbread Q3 results: Georgia Capital Trading announcements: Anglo American, Reckitt Benckiser Economic announcements: Public Sector net borrowing, CBI industrial trends survey Wednesday October 23 Final: Softcat Interim: HarbourVest Private Equity Trading announcement: Antofagasta Economic announcements: BA mortgage lending figures Thursday October 24 Final: RDI Reit Interim:...

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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

October 17, 2019
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Children of family-owned firms’ founders must earn their place in the boardroom, survey reveals

The days of the South West’s family-owned firms automatically being passed on to their founders’ offspring are long gone, with few now believing in a right to succession, according a new survey. Instead, most owners want to ensure their offspring are qualified to take over on merit not blood ties and should only gain...

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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

October 15, 2019
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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Carmen Peacock as director for large corporate clients in the South West and South Wales – a role that supports businesses’ growth plans, including debt origination. Carmen, pictured, brings more than 10 years’ banking industry experience, joining from Santander’s Bristol office, where she worked with a large number...

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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2019
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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England this week. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now 85, pictured...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 14, 2019
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Monday October 14 Nothing listed Tuesday October 15 Finals: Bellway, Nanoco, Sareum Interims: Lidco, Walker Greenbank Trading announcement: Hays Economic announcements: Claimant count, unemployment rate Wednesday October 16 Final: Applied Graph Trading announcement: Tullow Oil Economic announcements: Producer price index, Consumer price index Thursday October 17 Economic announcements: Retail sales Friday October 18 Nothing listed  

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CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity

October 14, 2019
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CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity

Devolving more power from Westminster to the South West will turbo-charge its economy and end a productivity gap that costs its workers an average of £5,000 a year in lost income, according to a new report. But decisions on spending money devolved from central government must be taken by an independent regional board rather...

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