Finance

Hat-trick for Milsted Langdon in prestigious accountancy awards

October 7, 2013
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Hat-trick for Milsted Langdon in prestigious accountancy awards

West-based chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has been named the UK’s Best Large Practice for the third year running. The firm, which has offices in Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil, won the title at the prestigious AccountingWEB Practice Excellence Awards held in London last week. Milsted Langdon became the...

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Lunchtime networking on the menu for launch of Bristol Curry Club

October 4, 2013
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Lunchtime networking on the menu for launch of Bristol Curry Club

Networking in the City, the nationwide lunchtime networking organisation, launches its Bristol Curry Club next week promising a relaxed and informal alternative to other business gatherings. Aimed primarily at those working in property, finance and construction, the concept has already proved successful in 24 UK cities by offering attendees...

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End of RSM Tenon brand as Baker Tilly acquisition starts to take effect

October 4, 2013
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End of RSM Tenon brand as Baker Tilly acquisition starts to take effect

The RSM Tenon accountancy brand completely disappeared from Bristol this week following the acquisition of the firm’s trading operations by rival Baker Tilly. All 35 former RSM Tenon offices across the UK have been rebranded as Baker Tilly. RSM Tenon had already wound down its Bristol operation – closing...

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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

September 30, 2013
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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

The benefits of the Patent Box tax incentive, which aims to boost innovation in the UK, will be explained at a seminar hosted by accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office. Speakers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will...

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Top-level conference to look at the impact of ethics in business

September 27, 2013
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Top-level conference to look at the impact of ethics in business

Business ethics and how they impact on individuals, companies and society will be explored at the fifth Board 2020 conference to be held in Bristol next month. Hosted by Bristol-based executive search and recruitment specialists Moon Consulting, UWE and Strategic Value Partners (SVP), the high-profile event will feature Steve...

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Govt needs to do more to boost economy, market commentator tells Bristol finance firm

September 27, 2013
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Govt needs to do more to boost economy, market commentator tells Bristol finance firm

Consultants at Clifton Asset Management, the Bristol-based specialist financial services firm, were given an expert view of the state of the economy and its impact on the market with a visit to its head office by Justin Urquhart Stewart. A high-profile commentator on the personal finance sector and a...

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Smith & Williamson to serve up support for high-growth takeaway group Hotcha

September 26, 2013
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Smith & Williamson to serve up support for high-growth takeaway group Hotcha

Bristol-based Hotcha, the UK’s fastest-growing Chinese takeaway chain, has appointed accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson to support its ambitious expansion plans. Set up by young Bristol entrepreneur James Liang less than two years ago, Hotcha has already opened eight outlets in the South West and plans...

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Gauging the impact of latest moves in low carbon energy

September 25, 2013
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Gauging the impact of latest moves in low carbon energy

The latest developments in the low carbon sector and their significance for Bristol’s burgeoning green sector will be highlighted at an event staged later today in the city. Staged by Low Carbon South West and hosted by accountants Smith & Williamson, the event will have a particular focus on...

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Success at the double for Smith & Williamson at private client awards

September 25, 2013
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Success at the double for Smith & Williamson at private client awards

Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and investment management group with a major office in Bristol, has been named Accountancy Team of the Year and Investment Team of the Year. The accolades came at the highly-respected STEP Private Client Awards 2013/14 where the firm was also a finalist in the...

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West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

June 13, 2013
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West housing market ‘buoyed by Osborne’s Help-to-Buy scheme’

The Government’s controversial Help-to-Buy scheme, which aims to stimulate the housing market, is already boosting sales in Bath and across the West, according to housebuilder Redrow. It said take-up of the scheme, which helps buyers with low deposits obtain mortgages by underwriting the loan, has been stronger in the...

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Wealth management firm Quilter in merger move

November 14, 2012
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Wealth management firm Quilter in merger move

Quilter, the specialist private client wealth management business with an office in Bristol, is to merge with independently-owned discretionary investment firm Cheviot Asset Management. The deal, funded by Quilter’s European private equity firm owner Bridgepoint, is subject to regulatory approval but is likely to complete at the end of...

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Bristol Pound is launched – with 300 businesses already taking note

September 19, 2012
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Bristol Pound is launched – with 300 businesses already taking note

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Bristol’s new currency, the Bristol Pound, was officially launched today with more than 300 shops and businesses already signed up to use it. The launch of the scheme, the largest of its kind in the UK, was marked by a ceremony at the Corn Exchange...

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Money Matters: Tidying up for the tax year end

April 2, 2012
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With just days before the end of the tax year on April 5, Paul Fisher, chartered financial planner with Barclays in Bristol, looks at effective planning for the 2011/12 tax year. Using your personal allowances Married couples and civil partners can transfer income-producing assets outright to their spouse to...

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