Archive for January, 2015

UBI grant is now unlocked!

UBI Grant now open!

Posted by Ewan McClymont on

The new Unlocking Business Investment grant (UBI grant) is now open for applications. The programme has been developed for businesses across the Heart of the South West LEP area (the County Council areas of Devon and Somerset, and Plymouth and ...

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Warren's Bakery recieves 1.6m growth capital funding

Warrens Bakery receives £1.6m growth capital funding

Posted by Press Release on

Bishop Fleming has provided due diligence on a £1.6m funding transaction for Cornwall’s oldest commercial bakery and pasty maker, Warrens Bakery. The growth capital funding package was received through Santander’s Breakthrough Programme, is ...

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A mangement buy-out could be effective for succession planning.

Realising the value of your business on exit

Posted by Matt Townend on

As M&A markets pick up pace, are business owners giving appropriate consideration to their succession plans? According to figures released by Experian, the South West region saw growth in both deal volumes and deal values in 2014, with 434 ...

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Growth Vouchers

Businesses urged to make use of Growth Vouchers

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Too few businesses in the South West have discovered that they qualify for Government funded “Growth Vouchers” to help them boost their profits. This is the view of the grants expert at Bishop Fleming, fast growing Top 40 accountancy ...

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Ben Thorne, Audit and Assurance Manager at Bishop Fleming Chartered Accountants in Plymouth

Governors’ Handbook Update

Posted by Ben Thorne on

The DFE have published an update to the Governors’ handbook. The changes to the Governors’ handbook are detailed on pages 123-124 and we would recommend that all governors are made aware of them. Any governors that have not already ...

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Provision of allergen information

Provision of allergen information

Posted by Ben Thorne on

European Directives 2003/89/EC and 2006/142/EC From 13 December 2014 you have been required to provide allergen information when carrying out any activity in relation to the production, processing or distribution of food. This information can be ...

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ACMF funding deadlines

ACMF funding 2014/15 Round 1 & Round 2 spending deadline

Posted by John Speak on

Both Round 1 and Round 2 2014/15 of the ACMF funding have the same deadline by which the funding must be spent. This deadline is 31 March 2015. Where projects have fallen behind the timetable, or where large underspends have occurred, the EFA ...

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EFA annual accounts

EFA annual accounts

Posted by Ben Thorne on

The EFA’s annual accounts for 2013-14 have now been published and can be found here. These accounts include the accounts of 3,905 academies, which will have been prepared to 31 August 2013 whereas the EFA’s accounts have been prepared to 31 ...

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