Spencer West launches SW regional hub in Exeter and acquires tech and corporate firm as UK expansion continues

Leading integrated fee-sharing legal business Spencer West announces the next stage of its UK regional expansion with the addition of specialist technology and corporate law team of Probert Legal and the launch of a new South West hub in Exeter.

The move will see the respected team from Probert Legal added to Spencer West’s existing roster of legal experts in the region, giving it a strong presence in the South West in line with its UK regional development strategy.

The Probert team will join on August 1 and will include founders Edmund and Jo Probert as well as...

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The South West is losing over £10 billion to fraud each year

Authored by Andy Skinner
Posted: Thu, 07/22/2021 - 11:40pm

Fraud is costing businesses and individuals across the South West £10.5 billion and UK £137 billion nationally every year, according to research published by national audit, tax, advisory and risk firm Crowe.

The Financial Cost of Fraud Report, developed by Crowe in conjunction with the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies at the University of Portsmouth, draws on more than 20 years’ extensive research across a range of industries, organisations and countries, to reveal the true scale of this problem.

Chris Mould, partner at Crowe’s Cheltenham office, said: “In every sector of...

14 Devon properties shortlisted in the Michelmores Property Awards 2021

Following a day of deliberation, 14 development projects in Devon have been named in the shortlist at this year's Michelmores' Property Awards. The prestigious Awards are now in their 19th consecutive year and recognise and celebrate the very best property and construction schemes in the South West, as well as the teams involved.

The Ada Lovelace Building, Sideshore, The Gordon Messenger Centre, and VSimulators Building at Exeter Science Park have each been shortlisted in the Project of the Year (under £5 million) category.

Named after the 19th century English...

A guide to buying a car for your business

Authored by Frank Parker
Posted: Wed, 07/21/2021 - 11:17pm

Buying a company car is more than purchasing a vehicle; it is a business investment. If you have come to the point that you are looking to buy a company car, you will likely have realized the need for a business vehicle. However, to ensure that you are getting the most from a car, you will need to find the right model for your company’s requirements.

1. Choosing the right zize

One of the first considerations you should make when looking to purchase a car for your business is what size of vehicle you will need. To work out what size of car you will need, you should...

Similarities and differences between forex trading and bitcoin trading

Both forms of trade are considered digital, in that the paper and coin aspect of handling money is duly eliminated. Bitcoin is considered a store of value in an asset. In both cases also, the prices are affected by the global market, in that if there is a demand in these assets the prices shoot and in decreased demand the prices automatically go down.

Such factors that affect both the demand and supply of bitcoins in the market include economic and national instabilities caused by different factors, for instance the pandemic; Covid 19 has seen to it that business owners and...

Why it’s Good to Stay on Track With Your Business

Authored by
Posted: Tue, 07/20/2021 - 5:06pm

When you are a service providing packages for customers or food, or even if you just have to move merchandise from one place to another, it’s important to know how you’re driving. Not just because of the costs, the environmental reasons, but also because you know what the drivers are doing, how they work and how to be more efficient. It’s great that we now have systems where it’s so easy to track everything we’re doing, and it's our responsibility to keep up with that. To use that responsibility wisely. In this article we will tell you all the positive sides of fleet management and why...

The Reasons Behind the Rise of Online Food Delivery Platforms

Authored by Liv Butler
Posted: Mon, 07/19/2021 - 10:45am

Are you experiencing symptoms of cooking burnout? Continue reading to find out how online food delivery platforms can simplify your daily routine today.

Top 5 Best POS Systems in the UK

Authored by
Posted: Fri, 07/16/2021 - 6:28pm

There are many POS systems available in the market. An efficient and suitable one among these will help your business multiply. However, it gets daunting and confusing with so many options and conflicting reviews to find the perfect fit.

This article will make the daunting task of finding a perfect POS system easy for you. After thorough research and analysis, here I have handpicked the best 5 POS systems available in the UK that will make your business-level up real quick.

What is a POS System?

A POS system or point of sale system refers to where customers make payment...

Are skills assessment tests really useful?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Thu, 07/15/2021 - 10:37pm

Many recruitment agencies and big companies have taken to using skills testing software over the years. They do find skills assessment tests very useful during the hiring process. And skills testing is utilised prolifically by proactive recruiters along with recruitment software use. Read to find out the ways these tests help the recruitment stage.

Let us begin by addressing what skills testing is. When job seekers apply for a position, they may be asked to take some assessments. These tests, usually online, are designed to measure an individual’s skill and knowledge. The test...

Exeter welcomes flexible workspace operator Clockwise

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/14/2021 - 11:04pm

Flexible workspace operator Clockwise is opening its newest building in Exeter this week, expanding its footprint into the South West’s beating heart of tech and innovation.

As Clockwise’s tenth space, the opening marks another step in the business’ rapid growth across the UK and speaks to its strategy to open spaces in cities emerging as hubs for tech and innovation. The 2021 Tech Nation scale ratio report suggests Exeter, alongside Belfast – home to Clockwise’s space in River House - and Dundee, are the most likely cities to become leading UK tech hubs.

Set over three...

When and how often should you pen test?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Wed, 07/14/2021 - 3:31pm

In 2021 every company should be aware of the possibility of a cyber-attack. Bigger companies know that these situations are almost unavoidable. That’s why they are so eager to hire Bulletproof to help improve their security.

A penetration test, also known as a pen test, is basically a simulated cyber-attack against your system to check for vulnerabilities. It can involve the attempted breaching of any number of application systems in order to uncover unsanitized inputs that are susceptible to code injection attacks and many more.

In this article, you can find information...
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