Finance

The Ed teacher of money for Dorothy Goodman pupils

The Ed teacher of money for Dorothy Goodman pupils

Dorothy Goodman School pupils learned how to open a savings account during a day of financial education sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society. Ed Flack, a financial education expert from the not-for-profit WizeUp, worked with pupils at the Hinckley school for children with special educational needs and disabilities before visiting the Society’s branch in Castle Street. Ed said: “Once again we had a brilliant day with the Key Stage 5 students at Dorothy Goodman …

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Finance

Lifetime Achievement Award for Chris White

Lifetime Achievement Award for Chris White

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society’s newly retired chief executive Chris White has been presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Leicester Mercury. Chris, who stood down in December after 30 years at Hinckley & Rugby, was surprised with the special award at the Leicester Mercury Business Executive of the Year Awards. Only the eighth chief executive in the Hinckley & Rugby’s 153 years, Chris joined Hinckley & Rugby in 1989 and became financial director …

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Finance

Moore Thompson encourages businesses not to panic if the taxman comes knocking

Moore Thompson encourages businesses not to panic if the taxman comes knocking

One of the East of England’s leading firms of accountants, Moore Thompson, is encouraging businesses not to stress should they receive notice of a tax investigation in the coming months, as millions begin submitting their tax returns in January. As the online self-assessment deadline draws to a close at the end on 31 January 2019 it is likely that thousands of taxpayers will receive enquiries from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), whether they have acted …

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Finance

Hinckley & Rugby duo graduate as mutual masters

Hinckley & Rugby duo graduate as mutual masters

Two senior managers from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society have graduated in the first cohort to study a pioneering new Masters degree developed for financial mutuals. Carolyn Thornley-Yates and Rebecca Griffin each received their MSc in Leadership and Management at a ceremony in Loughborough from the University’s Chancellor, Lord Sebastian Coe. Watched by the Society’s new chief executive Colin Fyfe, the duo celebrated the successful completion of the three-year programme developed by Loughborough University’s School …

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Finance

Joint winners of 2018 Building Society staff award

Joint winners of 2018 Building Society staff award

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society’s annual staff award has been won by its IT team and the mortgages customer services manager who have worked together to keep customers’ data safe. Sarah Johnson from the mortgage department and the IT team led by Michael Sharpe were jointly crowned the winner of Hinckley & Rugby’s annual prize for its most outstanding members of staff. They were presented with the Jeanette Lewis FAB Award at a staff gathering …

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Finance

Farmers to flock to free conference to help them with the challenges of the year ahead

Farmers to flock to free conference to help them with the challenges of the year ahead

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers of machinery for planting and harvesting crops, Grimme, is teaming up with accountants, Moore Thompson, to host a free conference to assist farmers with the next 12 months.   Faced by the uncertainty of Brexit and the future subsidy regime for farming, the two teams have joined forces to launch the Preparing the Ground Conference, which is due to take place at Grimme’s headquarters at Grimme Events Centre, Station …

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Charity Finance

Leicestershire firms help homeless this Christmas

Leicestershire firms help homeless this Christmas

Leicestershire and Rutland business members of Leicestershire Cares are helping the homeless this Christmas by donating starter packs to help them sleep, cook, eat and keep clean their next home. Basics including bedding, crockery, cutlery and toiletries will be made up into packs, along with cuddly toys and night lights to help children feel safe and snug. The starter packs will be distributed by seven charities and organisations for people and families to use in …

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Business Finance

Businesses should consider the tax implications of a sale, warns Moore Thompson

Businesses should consider the tax implications of a sale, warns Moore Thompson

Business owners need to plan their exit carefully and think about the tax implications if they are considering a company or business sale, according to one of the East of England’s leading accountancy firms Moore Thompson.   With 2018 experiencing a sharp rise in the number of mergers and acquisitions in the UK, Heather Bright, Tax Partner at the firm is calling on businesses to step back and plan carefully before agreeing to a deal …

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Business Finance

Moore Thompson offers easy to digest expertise at Peterborough Biscuit Business Event

Moore Thompson offers easy to digest expertise at Peterborough Biscuit Business Event

Moore Thompson’s experienced team of accountants and advisers will be joining hundreds of business leaders once again at the East of England Arena and Events Centre for the Peterborough Biscuit Business Event. The exhibition, which continues to grow in popularity each year, is due to take place on 6 February 2019 from 8am to 6pm. The event, which Moore Thompson is attending and sponsoring, acts as a showcase for the excellent business community that operates …

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Business Finance

NPS bolsters committee with two new appointments

NPS bolsters committee with two new appointments

Nottingham Professional Services (NPS) has announced the appointment of Ken Feast to its committee and the re-election of Kate Hennig as chairperson. NPS Futures has also appointed two new committee members. With 14 years in the banking sector working for RBS and Natwest, Ken will combine his current position as Business Development Director at Natwest, helping SME’s in the East Midlands with Invoice Finance and asset-based lending requirements, with his NPS committee role. Speaking about …

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