FSB urges election hopefuls to commit to tackling late payment and helping self-employed

May 18, 2017
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FSB urges election hopefuls to commit to tackling late payment and helping self-employed

Parliamentary candidates campaigning ahead of next month’s General Election should put the needs of the small business community at the heart of their thinking, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).   The business group has launched its own manifesto – called Small Business, Big Ambition – which urges all parties to back...

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Record loss will not ground our plans for more flights from Bristol Airport, says easyJet

May 16, 2017
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Record loss will not ground our plans for more flights from Bristol Airport, says easyJet

Low-cost airline easyJet today said it would continue to develop its services from Bristol Airport – where it is the largest operator – despite posting a record half-year loss of £212m. New routes could include the emerging holiday destinations of Montenegro and Bulgaria – which have been introduced from its London airports – while...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 14, 2017
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Monday 15 May Interims: Diploma, Lonmin, Tui, Victrex Finals: NEX, Rhythmone Trading statements: Dignity, Ithaca Energy, Jackpotjoy, MAM Software AGMs: Fevertree Drinks, Maintel, Microsaic Systems, Midwich, Mi-Pay, NQ Minerals, React EGMs: Hochschild Mining, NQ Minerals Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 16 May Interims: Avon Rubber, CYBG, EI, ITE Finals: BTG, DCC, easyJet, First Derivatives,...

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Customer contact firm Carpeo to create up to 100 jobs in Swindon as it launches financial services arm

May 10, 2017
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Customer contact firm Carpeo to create up to 100 jobs in Swindon as it launches financial services arm

Up to 100 jobs could be created in Swindon by fast-growing customer contact centre Carpeo as it expands into the financial services market. The firm, formed in 2009 in Swindon with just four people working in one room, now employs 250 people at its Old Town head office. But the inbuilt growth from its existing products coupled...

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Tobacco group finance director joins Avon Rubber’s board

May 10, 2017
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Tobacco group finance director joins Avon Rubber’s board

Wiltshire specialist manufacturer Avon Rubber has ended its six-month search for a new finance director by appointing tobacco group Imperial Brands’ director of finance, planning & reporting to the role. Nick Keveth, pictured, who joins the Melksham-based group on June 1, worked at Bristol-based Imperial Brands (formerly Imperial Tobacco) for 12 years in a...

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Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 anecdotes end accountants’ annual dinner on a high

May 8, 2017
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Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 anecdotes end accountants’ annual dinner on a high

More than 400 South West business figures were entertained with anecdotes about Radio 2 listeners and humorous stories from life as a journalist by broadcaster Jeremy Vine at the annual ICAEW West of England annual dinner. The event, one of the most popular in the region’s business calendar, attracts leaders from the accountancy and professional...

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