All systems go for PKF Francis Clark's expanding VAT Team

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 01/24/2019 - 2:11pm

Chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark have introduced another member to their VAT team based in the firm's Truro office, in preparation for the legislative changes and Brexit complications that 2019 will bring.

The firm that is celebrating its Centenary year and has seven offices across the South/South West has recently welcomed Richard Phillips to their office in Cornwall. Richard is the third recruit that has joined the VAT team from HMRC this year, which the firm has described as "HMRC's loss being PKF Francis Clark's gain".

Due to increased...

Hubbox announces expansion plans

Authored by Josh Webber
Posted: Mon, 03/12/2018 - 5:38pm

South West restaurant group Hubbox is getting ready to expand its operations.

The group, which already operates restaurants in six locations, is adding a second outlet in Plymouth’s Royal William Yard.

Group founder Richard Boon said; ‘We’ve got a beautiful building with a great interior to work with. With a population of 265,000, a great tourist boom in the summer and a huge university, Plymouth is more than man enough to have two Hubbox sites at opposing ends of the city.’

The plans don’t stop there though. Exeter, which is home to the first bricks and mortar...

Sponge UK expands European presence with new Dublin office

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 01/31/2018 - 3:41pm

Leading digital learning company, Sponge UK, has announced its expansion into Ireland, with the opening of its first office outside the UK, in Dublin, in January 2018.

The new office in Dublin is part of Sponge UK’s growing presence across the UK and Europe, closely following the opening of its third office, in Nottingham, in December 2017.

The new local team, headed up by Michael Quann, will include Sponge UK’s microlearning division, leading on personalised and adaptive learning technology solutions for workplace learning. Sponge UK is expecting to grow and generate new...

Redrow West Country Extends Sales Team

Authored by Gill Vosper
Posted: Thu, 04/06/2017 - 9:21am

Redrow, one of the UK’s leading house builders, has extended the sales team of its West Country Division to support the firm’s growth plans across Somerset, Devon and Cornwall.

Michele Jones has been appointed Area Sales Manager to take responsibility for a portfolio of new and existing Redrow sites while Clare Mitchell has been promoted to the role of Trainee Area Sales Manager.

Michele brings 11 years’ experience in the field, having previously worked as a Connections Manager and Area Sales Manager at Linden Homes. With an expertise in lead prospecting and database...

PKF Francis Clark expands West Country team

Authored by andrewdiprose
Posted: Mon, 04/03/2017 - 1:17pm

A raft of senior appointments has been announced as chartered accountants and business advisers PKF Francis Clark boosts its West Country offices.

The investment in new roles comes as the Exeter-based firm – with annual revenue of £38 million, a team of more than 600 people and 60 partners across eight offices – sees continued growth in key areas, particularly tax.

This follows Francis Clark becoming a member of PKF International, the global network linking independent business advisers and accountancy firms, as well as merging with Dorset and New Forest firm Princecroft...

Teignmouth media agency sees rapid growth

Authored by Aquamarine Media
Posted: Mon, 07/25/2016 - 11:55am

A Teignmouth-based media agency has seen rapid growth in both its staff numbers and client base in recent months.

Aquamarine Media Ltd, who specialise in paid search and social media marketing, have expanded from one staff member to four and moved to a bigger office, as they continue to increase their UK-wide client base.

The agency, who provide full set up and management of paid search and paid social campaigns to a variety of clients, have employed a PPC Executive (Bradley Jordan) and a Paid Social Executive (Sophie Hancox) to manage the growing demand for their services...

New era dawns for Devon-based lodge manufacturer

Authored by Pathfinder Homes
Posted: Mon, 05/09/2016 - 10:32am

After a successful 33 years at the helm of the country’s leading luxury park home and lodge manufacturer, Pathfinder Homes, managing director Mike Wills and fellow company director Martin Hember have announced plans to hang up their crowns and take a step back, making way for successor’s Bruce Macdonald & John Hoyle.

Mike and director Martin have decided to break into retirement slowly and whilst still assist the new heads, enjoy a well-deserved break.

Mike said: “I am proud of Pathfinder Homes, as a manufacturer, as a business and as a community. From humble beginnings...

Strutt & Parker's Exeter office expansion

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 01/27/2016 - 8:07am

Strutt & Parker is continuing to broaden its expertise within the South West with the expansion of its Exeter office’s Land Management Department.

The recent appointment of Sarah Colville MRICS FAAV to the diverse and enthusiastic team has further strengthened what the department can offer. Sarah joins Strutt & Parker from the Duchy of Cornwall where she worked as an estate surveyor dealing with all landlord and tenant matters and the management of a diverse portfolio of residential, agriculture and commercial interests. Sarah said “I most enjoy the wide variety of work at...

Buoyant SME sector fuels law firm expansion

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 01/25/2016 - 7:29am

Buoyant SME sector fuels expansion of Stephens Scown’s corporate legal team

A growth in activity by South West SMEs as the economy has improved has led to deals work more than doubling at one of the region’s leading law firms.

Stephens Scown LLP has seen its corporate practice grow headcount by 25% over the last year to cope with demand for its services as the number of deals it has advised on has shot up from 41 to 102 – an increase of some 148%.

The firm’s corporate practice is now one of the largest in the South West. According to UK legal guide Chambers and...

Major expansion plans for luxury lodge makers

Authored by Pathfinder Homes
Posted: Thu, 07/30/2015 - 9:23am

Pathfinder Homes have announced an expansion leading to the recruitment of at least 50 new team members.

The Newton Abbot based, UK’s leading luxury lodge manufacturer plans to create new apprenticeships and skilled jobs in the forthcoming year. The new recruits to Pathfinder Homes will work in a range of areas, including carpentry, painting and decorating, plumbing and even sales, accounts and HR.

Pathfinder Homes has recently become the only lodge manufacturer to win the prestigious ‘Ultimate Lodge of the Year Award’ for three consecutive years and have always focused...