As one of the largest independent accountancy practices in the South West, Thomas Westcott is on the look-out for trainees to join our growing business. We are looking to take on graduates who have the potential to be our future partners, and ultimately, leaders. We select the best candidates who demonstrate drive, ambition and individuality, and we offer support and mentoring throughout training and beyond.
A source of grant funding available across the South West to businesses operating in rural areas has reopened to new applications. This is now available to support projects that increase rural jobs, growth and productivity in rural areas. Rural businesses and organisations can now apply to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) for grants through the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) Growth Programme.
More than 100 charity trustees and professionals attended our Charity Seminar to gain insights on meeting increasingly stringent regulations facing the sector.
Being an executor for an estate is a considerable responsibility. It is likely to be time consuming and can be an additional source of stress at a difficult time. That is why it is important to get specialist advice to support you through the probate process.
If you run a charity you should be aware of the importance of your trustees avoiding conflicts of interest. But what does that really mean and why is it so important? For small charities in particular, some of which have no staff and are run entirely by trustees, it is vital to understand what this means and how to remain compliant. However, this is an issue that affects all charities.
The South West has traditionally been known for a preponderance of businesses in the agricultural, leisure and tourism sectors. Now, there is a ‘new kid on the block’: the tech company.
For many, when new legislation in the form of Open Banking came into force on 18 January 2018 it passed with very little fanfare. However as with lots of modern technology, the regulations opened up a world of new opportunities for both individuals and businesses alike to take control of their financial data.
Many businesses use risk registers to help identify, and mitigate against, potential risks. A risk register is a crucial tool for any business, especially in areas such as project management.