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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 […]

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 […]

New van registrations may be disappointing but expert David Spear is bucking the national trend with focus, innovation & flexibility

Photo: David Spear, Directoir Following a relatively stable period of growth over the summer months, the latest findings from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) reveal a different picture of dented business confidence for September. Demand for new vans has declined by 4.2% with just 57,368 units registered, resulting in a year-to-date registration drop of 3.1% overall. “The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stable growth for national van market as commercial vehicle dealer reports best month so far since expansion into Cardiff

Photo Caption: Director David Spear The latest findings from the Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT) have revealed that some 24,766 vans joined British roads in July alone. Whilst these figures give a view of a stabilising marketplace with year-to-date demand falling and the registration of pickups in decline, the new van market is still growing. As slight growth […]

Award winning LCV dealership expands workforce to meet growing demand

(Photo Caption: L to R Zack O’Neill, Amanda Taylor, Sian Edwards, Steph Rees, Dan Parfitt, Jamie West) Leading commercial vehicle dealer David Spear is pleased to announce a series of new appointments to their Tredegar and Cardiff workshops, and their wider customer facing team. The recent team expansion works to strengthen the already successful team and meet the growing demand […]

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 […]

Port Talbot construction firm looks to add to their team following continued growth and success in Wales & the South West

(Photo Caption: Scott Graduate) Andrew Scott Ltd is looking for talented individuals to join their team. The leading construction specialist is often quoted saying ‘our people are our best asset’ and after continued growth and success across a series of multi-million pound contracts throughout Wales and the South West, the company wishes to add to this asset. The Andrew Scott […]

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