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Phil Butterworth
By Partner Phil Butterworth

 

I am a keen rugby fan and it is known there are many lessons to be learnt from sporting activities that can be applied to business. In winning the 2003 Rugby World Cup, Clive Woodward clearly espoused these qualities. Reading his account of the World Cup victory whilst on holiday, one aspect of his management style stuck with me, namely the adoption of “CRITICAL NON ESSENTIALS (“CNE’s”)”.

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Dale Simpson
By Partner Dale Simpson

 

The complete set of records to meet MTD requirements does not have to be held in one place or one program. Digital records can be kept in a range of compatible digital formats. Taken together these form the digital records for the VAR registered entity.

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Thomas Westcott are delighted to announce that the firm has become a member of the CBI. 

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We’re very proud to say we are once again finalists at the British Accountancy Awards – the third time in four years we have been shortlisted!

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This month we introduce our newest Paraplanner, Amber Caudery, based in our Exeter office.

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Our newly-launched Corporate Finance service is celebrating after advising on a major deal that saw Ivybridge-based Fairford Electronics sold to US-Korea joint venture Motortronics.

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Whilst large businesses always grab the headlines, the fact is it is small companies that have always been the UK’s economic backbone.

According to the latest Federation of Small Business figures, small enterprises account for 99.3% of all private sector businesses, with total employment within small to medium sized enterprises at 16.1 million, or 60% of the UK workforce.

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As a firm we are extremely proud of our reputation for recruiting, nurturing and training aspiring accountants and business advisers.

Underlining this commitment, we have just announced our largest-ever intake of apprentices.

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“Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of your business.” 

Richard Branson’s popular quote on employee engagement and well-being is a mantra I believe many directors echo. But what happens when you can no longer take care of your employees because your company is insolvent?

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We’re delighted to announce senior promotions for two of our rising stars.

Catherine Brown (pictured centre left) is now a Director at our firm whilst David Cresswell (right) has been promoted to junior Partner.

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