Growth survey – business owners rate highly accountants’ advice

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More than two out of five business owners in the South West value the advice of their accountants in growing their companies above any other professional, according to a recent survey. The survey, independently conducted […]

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Growth survey – businesses using own cash to grow

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Nine out of ten firms in the South West are using their own cash reserves to finance their growth plans, according to a new survey. The survey, independently conducted by insider magazine and sponsored by Bishop […]

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Should I support my customer’s Company Voluntary Arrangement?

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There has been increased news of companies using Company Voluntary Arrangements (“CVAs”), as High Street retailers have begun to use them in order to continue in business, some more successful than others. Business Recovery Executive, […]

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Mergers and acquisitions – maximising value after the deal

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Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the small and medium-sized (SME) market is driven by a range of factors, most of which are underpinned by the desire to build value. Corporate Finance Manager Phil Redgate […]

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Latest trends in SME mergers and acquisitions

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With the prospect of a ‘no deal’ Brexit looming, our Corporate Finance team looks at the latest trends impacting on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the small and medium-sized (SME) market. Corporate Finance Manager Phil […]

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Winding up? HMRC has a loan to pick with you

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If you are winding up your solvent company and it contains an overdrawn director’s loan account that you are not repaying, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) may tax its distribution as income rather than capital. […]

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Do you need help in scaling up your business?

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Fast-growing businesses normally need to restructure management and understand available R&D credits when scaling up. Growth Business interviews James Finnegan, head of corporate finance and partner at Bishop Fleming, about what a business needs to consider when […]

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Strength in Places Fund

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The government announced the Strength in Places Fund in the Industrial Strategy White Paper in November 2017, recognising that there are large regional disparities in levels of prosperous communities across the UK. The White paper […]

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Directors’ home addresses protected from identity theft

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Company directors no longer have to have their home addresses on a public register at Companies House, following a change in the law. Since 26 April 2018, directors who wish to keep their home address private […]

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Rite of passage for Southern tech powerhouse

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Top 30 advisory firm, Bishop Fleming has advised on the merger of Bristol-based technology company, ITEC, with Dorset-based document solutions provider, Copyrite, together with re-financing from NatWest Bank. The merger creates a powerful technology business […]

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