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On a recent Saturday morning I was out running along the foreshore overlooking the bay, when suddenly a Staffordshire bull terrier decided to join me. She quickly accelerated past and headed onto the beach to join in with some other dogs who were running along the wide expanse of sand where beach meets the sea. Ten minutes later I eventually […]

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Managing people and change even at a leading fast food restaurant chain

Today I had an interesting conversation with a front of house member of staff from a newly refurbished fast food restaurant. Whilst drinking my coffee she approached and asked me if I liked the new layout, what I thought about the automation and did I prefer it to the old restaurant? Before I could reply, she began to give me […]

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Brexit- Be positive

I spent an evening recently at the Royal Automobile Club in London discussing business in a Post Brexit World with some real big hitters. There were some refreshing messages of confidence and seizing the opportunity and the true inspiration came from one of the legends of UK industry – Lord Digby Jones. His opening statement was about the uncertainty that […]

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The big question: Does networking work for you and your business?

Despite the explosion of online networking, it’s safe to say that there isn’t a single piece of technology that can replace people power when it comes to building relationships in business. Here James Spear, Marketing Manager at David Spear Commercials, shares his thoughts on networking and its importance: Networking plays an important role in our corporate strategy, as whilst traditional […]

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Established practice set to host seminars to help businesses enter the digital age of accountancy with confidence

Photo Caption: Digital Accounts Manager Kristian Corbisiero With the much anticipated result of the snap general election now in, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is back on track and ready to launch their proposed digital tax pilot scheme as planned. Accountancy firm Bevan & Buckland will run a series of digital seminars throughout the remainder of 2017 in response to […]

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Leading accountancy firm strengthens growing team and renowned service with new appointment

(Photo Caption: Business Service Manager – Andrew Muxworthy, Accounts Junior – Josh Hier & Business Service Manager Sara Dennis) Accountancy practice Bevan & Buckland is pleased to announce a new appointment to their expanding team. Josh Hier has joined the team as Accounts Junior following the recent completion of his A Levels and ahead of his AAT Level 4 course […]

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Education, education, education

Education, education, education.  It’s a political cliché but it’s so very true in any walk of life. Every day we should be pushing ourselves to learn . Life is about learning, stretching your mind and fulfilling potential. As we begin a new week, we should reflect on what new skills or information we learnt about last week and what are […]

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Recruiting Sales People

84% of buying decisions are based on emotion as opposed to logic – true or false? What I do know is that sales is about connecting with customers and to do that you need certain characteristics. Research tells us that empathy and drive are key in the selling process and the top sales people in any organisation have these qualities […]

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Leading business and life coach all set to reveal the secrets of success with a series of workshops in Cardiff and London

Photo: Joy Ogeh-Hutfield As a renowned and recognised business and life coach Joy Ogeh-Hutfield, founder of Joy Transformation, has helped to shape the success of individuals and businesses around the world. Joy’s coaching services and workshops have earned her a multitude of accolades (including the coveted ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year Recognition Award’ and ‘Coaching Excellence Award’) as well as […]

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Good news for the self-employed says established accountancy firm ahead of the recently confirmed Class 2 NIC abolition

Photo Caption: Sara Dennis, Business Services Manager at Bevan & Buckland Initially revealed in the 2015 summer budget, the government has since confirmed that Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) will be abolished and Class 4 NIC reformed from 6th April 2018. The move is great news for the self-employed, who will pay just Class 4 NIC from the 2018/19 […]

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