Data centre operator plugs into £38.7m investment with help from Royds Withy King

March 7, 2021
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Data centre operator plugs into £38.7m investment with help from Royds Withy King

Regional firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Bath, has completed a £38.7m private equity investment deal for a major UK data centre owner and operator. Amito, a long-standing client of Royds Withy King, delivers high-quality, colocation services through a network of 20 facilities across the UK.  Based in Reading, where it...

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Specialist insurance broker snapped up by acquisitive national group

March 7, 2021
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Specialist insurance broker snapped up by acquisitive national group

Wiltshire specialist personal and commercial insurance broker Advance Insurance Agencies has been acquired by a fast-growing national group. Under the takeover by Jensten Group, Westbury-based Advance – which has an office in Swindon – will now form a centre of excellence for specialist personal lines, enabling Jensten to offer an expanded service to clients of its Coversure franchises and wholly owned broking operation....

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BUDGET 2021: Swindon business reaction

March 3, 2021
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Swindon business leaders have given many of the measures in today’s Budget a warm welcome – especially the previously-trailed furlough extension – but there was also concern over the delayed Corporation Tax increase. Business West, which runs the Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, said businesses would welcome the extension of the full range of Covid-19...

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BUDGET 2021: National business reaction

March 3, 2021
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The CBI said Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s decision to hike Corporation Tax to 25% in one leap – the first increase since 1974 – would “cause a sharp intake of breath” for many businesses. It also warned that the move – which is planned to come into effect in 2023 – sent a worrying signal to those...

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BUDGET 2021: Key points . . .

March 3, 2021
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BUDGET 2021: Key points  . . .

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his Budget this afternoon. The main points are:  No rise in VAT, income tax or national insurance  Corporation tax to rise from 19% to 25% from 2023 but only 10% largest companies will pay, Chancellor claims  Two-year ‘super deduction’ in tax for companies that invest in innovation  Eight ‘Freeports’ established...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 28, 2021
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Monday March 1 Finals: AFC Energy, Aggreko, Greencoat Renewables, MTI Wireless Edge, Quartix Holdings, Seplat Petroleum Development Interim: Craneware Economic announcements: M4 money supply, PMI manufacturing, Mortgage approvals, Consumer credit Tuesday March 2 Finals: APAX Global Alpha, Dalata Hotel Group, Devro, Flutter Entertainment, Fresnillo, Intertek Group, IWG, Robert Walters, Rotork, Signature Aviation, Synectics, Taylor Wimpey, Travis Perkins, Uniphar,...

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