Employment lawyer says ‘fire and rehire’ can backfire on firms using it to change staff conditions

July 19, 2021
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Employment lawyer says ‘fire and rehire’ can backfire on firms using it to change staff conditions

Controversial ‘fire and rehire’ practices being used by some firms should only be deployed as a last resort, a top employment lawyer has warned. Tim Gofton, pictured, a senior associate in the retail and hospitality team at regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, said getting it wrong could also have public relations...

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Key appointment for Made Tech as it targets further expansion across the South West

July 19, 2021
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Key appointment for Made Tech as it targets further expansion across the South West

Made Tech, the public sector delivery firm, has appointed Robin Wyles as its South West and Wales market principal. Robin, pictured, who is from Bath, will be responsible for delivering specialist technology services to customers the firm’s customers across the regions, including the Driving and Vehicles Licencing Association (DVLA) in Swansea and NHS Gloucestershire.  He...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 12, 2021
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Monday July 12 Final: Thruvision Group Interim: Photo-Me  International Trading announcement: Dechra Pharmaceuticals Economic announcement: PMI services Tuesday July 13 Finals: Omega Diagnostics Group, Solid State, Zoo Digital Group Interim: Synectics Trading announcement: City of London Group, City of London Investment Trust, DP Poland, Kier Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday July 14 Finals: Accrol Group Holdings, Great Eastern Energy Groiup, Knights Group, Kromek...

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New flights take off from Bristol Airport ahead of quarantine-free travel for amber list passengers

July 12, 2021
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New flights take off from Bristol Airport ahead of quarantine-free travel for amber list passengers

Bristol Airport and two of its main airlines have welcomed the ending of quarantine restrictions for passengers returning from amber list countries on July 19. The decision by the government means the airport – the UK’s ninth busiest – can start to plan a return to near normal services later this summer.  It also...

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Possible bidding war for Vectura as US tobacco giant’s £1bn counter offer gets thumbs up

July 12, 2021
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Possible bidding war for Vectura as US tobacco giant’s £1bn counter offer gets thumbs up

Philip Morris International, the US tobacco group behind the Marlboro cigarette brand, is to buy Chippenham-based specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura for just over £1bn after outbidding global private equity giant Carlyle. Vectura, which has its roots in a spin-out from the University of Bath, had agreed to Carlyle’s £958m approach but withdrew support after receiving...

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Business development manager returns to Advantedge Commercial Finance to drive growth in region

July 7, 2021
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Business development manager returns to Advantedge Commercial Finance to drive growth in region

Invoice financier Advantedge Commercial Finance has appointed Ruth Bethel as its business development manager for the South West. Ruth, pictured, has re-joined the business having previously spent three years with it as regional sales manager before leaving four years ago.  In her new role she will be responsible for leading the continued development of the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 5, 2021
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Monday July 5 Finals: Draper Esprit, Henderson Diversified, Hipgnosis Songs Fund, The Panoply Holdings Interims: Dev Clever Holdings, Porvair Trading announcements: ADVFN, Franchise Brands, Real Estate Investors, Restore, Taylor Maritime Investments, Ultra Electronics Economic announcement: PMI Services Tuesday July 6 Finals: Kinovo, Mercia Assets, Purple Bricks, Totally Interim: RM Trading announcement: Sainsbury (J) Economic announcement: PMI Construction Wednesday July 7 Finals: Adept Technology,...

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Ten new appointments at PwC ‘testament to how it is growing’ in the West region

July 5, 2021
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Ten new appointments at PwC ‘testament to how it is growing’ in the West region

Nine new directors and a new partner have been appointed by global accountancy group PwC’s West & Wales region as it heads into its new financial year. New audit partner Stuart Couch, pictured, joined PwC in the region as a director in 2014, having been with the firm in London since 2001.  Born and educated...

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Free guide offers expert advice for directors on what to do when things go wrong

June 29, 2021
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Free guide offers expert advice for directors on what to do when things go wrong

R3, the restructuring and insolvency trade body, has launched a free guide for company directors on how to spot signs of financial distress, options open to them to resolve it and where to get expert advice. Called Get Back to Business: A guide to dealing with corporate financial distress, it is available to download from www.backtobusinessuk.com The guide: ...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 28, 2021
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Monday June 28 Interim: Porvair Tuesday June  29 Finals: Appreciate Group, D4t4 Solutions, Lamprell, Lookers, Seeen, Trakm8 Holdings Interim: React Group Trading announcement: Hunting Economic announcements: Mortgage approvals, Consumer credit, M4 money supply Wednesday June 30 Finals: Aminex, Carclo, Civitas Social Housing, Dixons Carphone, Non-standard Finance, OptiBiotix Health, Stagecoach, Studio Retail Group Interims: Harworth Group, Velocity Composites Trading announcement: Serco Economic announcements: BRC...

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