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Simpkins Edwards, a leading Devon-based chartered accountancy firm, which specialises in advising family owned businesses and SMEs, has been put forward for the Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm category at the tax industry’s Oscars; the Tolley’s Taxation Awards. The nomination follows a record 12-month period in which Simpkins Edwards has seen a 70% increase in the number of Chartered Tax Advisers (CTAs) at the firm, and a 62% increase in referrals from existing clients.
More than 100 companies from across Devon are expected to attend a special business day focused on achieving greater growth next month.
Thrifty Car & Van Rental has partnered with Exeter-based driver technology and rewards platform, Lightfoot, to reward better drivers with discounts on vehicle rental. From March onwards, Thrifty, (the largest independent vehicle rental business in the UK), will be giving Lightfoot Elite Drivers a 10% discount on vehicle hire in the UK.
The countdown to the end of the tax year is well under way, but it’s not too late to focus on tactics to minimise tax liabilities before the 05 April deadline. Simpkins Edwards’ respected team of Chartered Tax Advisers are set to provide top tax tips at its free ‘Spring Clean Your Tax Affairs’ event, which is being held on Thursday 22 March at the Okehampton Business Centre, starting at 8.00am and ending at 9.30am.
Devon-based GripHero Ltd, the developer of a revolutionary new forecourt hand-protection dispenser that prevents contamination from fuel, viruses and grime when drivers fill up, is expanding its operations in readiness for the national roll-out of its innovative new product in May 2018.
A talented young apprentice from South West Water was crowned Engineering Apprentice of the Year at South Devon College’s apprenticeship awards in Paignton last night (8 March).
New research* from the region’s leading cyber security compliance specialist, Exeter-based Securious, has revealed that fewer than 5% of the region’s largest businesses have achieved Cyber Essentials, the minimum level of cyber security compliance set out by the Government.
Clarity appoints SITU as preferred provider of serviced apartments for corporate accommodation globally. Clarity, the eighth largest travel management company (TMC) in the UK, with a turnover in excess of £400m, has appointed Exeter-based SITU as its first-ever global provider of serviced apartments for corporate accommodation.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual with an entrepreneurial and sales flair and ideally previous sales experience for a Trade Coordinator (TCO) role, to join the team and help us continue our rapid growth.
BBX South West traded over £1m through our Devon community last year. Always searching to bring even better value and more choice to our traders we've been joined by a host of new faces in December and January.
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