Charity Finance

East of England’s best business brains compete in annual charity quiz

East of England’s best business brains compete in annual charity quiz

More than £1,450 has been raised by business leaders and professional at a popular annual quiz night hosted by accountancy firm, Moore Thompson. Some of East of England’s top firms battled it out during the competition of wits, which was held by the firm at the South Holland Centre in Spalding. All money raised on the evening, which also included a raffle featuring prizes donated by local companies and organisations, will be donated to the …

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Finance

Moore Thompson celebrates the success of junior accountants

Moore Thompson celebrates the success of junior accountants

Partners and staff at one of the East of England’s leading accountancy firms, Moore Thompson, have congratulated two trainees after they passed prestigious professional exams. Junior accountants, Ricky Patel and Corey Wiles, have both recently passed exams as part of their training with the practice, which has offices in Spalding, Peterborough, Wisbech and Market Deeping. For Ricky, who works out of the firm’s new office in Peterborough, the latest pass marked the start of his …

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Business Finance

East Midlands firm continues to look towards the future by hiring FIVE young new starters

East Midlands firm continues to look towards the future by hiring FIVE young new starters

Financial services broker, Midlands Asset Finance (MAF), is committed to building the next generation of finance brokers after employing five new members of staff all under the age of 23. University graduates Sam Greasley, Harry Krikken, Charlie Hubble, Ryan Walker and Liam Delaney were all hired this month as the broker continues its talent development scheme to help boost its national coverage. Job roles within the group vary as, Harry, Charlie and Liam, who are …

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Finance

New chief executive at Hinckley & Rugby BS

New chief executive at Hinckley & Rugby BS

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society today [5 November] welcomed its new chief executive, Colin Fyfe to his role. Previously the chief executive at Darlington Building Society, Colin succeeds Chris White who is retiring after 30 years at Hinckley & Rugby. Colin, the ninth chief executive in the Hinckley & Rugby’s 153 years, said the Society will continue to evolve its mortgage lending and savings products to serve new and existing customers in its home counties …

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Business Finance

EVENT: THE PRACTITIONERS GUIDE TO SELLING YOUR BUSINESS

EVENT: THE PRACTITIONERS GUIDE TO SELLING YOUR BUSINESS

For most business owners, the decision to sell their business is very emotive. For others, it is less so, because the decision is the culmination a long-term exit strategy that they have been working towards in order to realise the wealth that has been built up in their asset to either fund retirement or embark on a new venture. On Wednesday 7 November, Chartered Accountants, Saffery Champness and Barclays Bank welcome Steve Rawlinson, Chairman of …

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Business Finance

Chancellor seeks to end austerity, but delivers little for small businesses or their owners, says Moore Thompson

Chancellor seeks to end austerity, but delivers little for small businesses or their owners, says Moore Thompson

Despite pledges to bring an end to austerity in the UK, East of England accountancy firm Moore Thompson has said that the Chancellor’s latest Budget has failed to deliver enough for small businesses. Rising to address the House of Commons, Philip Hammond said the Autumn Budget would be for the “strivers, the grafters and the carers who are the backbone of our communities and our economy” and would signal that “the era of austerity is …

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Finance

Moore Thompson says investors still have plenty to gain from the property markets, despite changes to taxation

Moore Thompson says investors still have plenty to gain from the property markets, despite changes to taxation

East of England accountancy firm, Moore Thompson, has said that despite significant changes to taxation, buy-to-let investors can still make good returns with careful planning. In the last few years the Government has introduced a number of new taxes which have significantly affected the profitability of the rental sector, including a three per cent Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge on second homes, a phased reduction of mortgage interest tax relief and the replacement of wear …

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Charity Finance

Hinckley & Rugby staff dig deep in Lutterworth

Hinckley & Rugby staff dig deep in Lutterworth

Staff volunteers from Hinckley and Rugby Building Society dug deep to help prepare the ground at the new allotments in Lutterworth. A dozen volunteers from the Society’s Hinckley head office and its branches spent a day working hard at the new Lutterworth Community Allotment in a Team Challenge for Leicestershire Cares. Leicestershire Cares’ Team Challenges see volunteers from local businesses give their time and energy to help community groups and charities. The existing allotments site …

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Finance

Moore Thompson congratulates trainees on passing prestigious exams

Moore Thompson congratulates trainees on passing prestigious exams

Leading East of England accountancy firm, Moore Thompson, has congratulated five of its junior members of staff after they passed tough examinations with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT). The ACCA is one of the world’s leading accountancy institutes and gaining accreditation with the organisation is seen as an important step in an accountant’s career. Obtaining the ACCA qualification requires entrants to sit 13 taxing exams and complete …

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Finance

Hinckley pupils WizeUp to cash thanks to Hinckley & Rugby

Hinckley pupils WizeUp to cash thanks to Hinckley & Rugby

More than 160 teenagers at Hinckley Academy explored the realities of managing their money in a day of financial education sponsored by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society. Groups of more than 30 Year 9 students, who are 13 or 14 years old, each took part in an hour’s session with Ed Flack from the not-for-profit financial education organisation WizeUp. Ed said: “We had a great day with the Year 9 students at Hinckley Academy. We …

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