Hold the front page! Coventry & Warwickshire First have Alun Thorne, the Editor of the Coventry Telegraph, coming along to First Friday to outline how he sees the newspaper working with the business community. Your chance to hear it from the horses mouth and to ask your questions.
First Friday is an informal networking event for business professionals which provides an ideal opportunity to catch up with your existing contacts and make some new connections.
The lunch is taking place at the Belgrade Theatre at 12.30pm. Cost is £10 plus VAT for members and £20 plus VAT for non members.
The property market in the UK is set to keep on growing strongly, mortgage lending figures suggest. The British Bankers Association (BBA) said:
• The total mortgage lending by its members is 38% higher than a year ago.
• The number of mortgages for home buyers which were approved, but not yet lent, was up 57% on a year earlier.
• The revival in activity had been helped particularly by the government’s Help to Buy scheme.
If you would like SFB Wealth Management Ltd to look at your mortgage options, please call James Inglis on (024) 7638 8911.
HMRC are tackling tax evaders who hold money in offshore accounts.
Chancellor George Osborne recently launched a newspaper and magazine campaign to highlight the penalties for tax evasion. Evaders face fines of 200% of the tax owed, as well as the possibility of criminal prosecution and imprisonment.
Mr Osborne said, “the UK Government is on the side of the hardworking majority of people and companies who pay the tax they owe. By taking global action to reform the system alongside a tough approach to enforcing the law at home, we will close the net on those who think they do not have to play by the rules.”
The director general for enforcement and compliance at HMRC Jennie Granger, said, “if you have assets offshore you need to get in touch with us urgently, because we will catch up with you. That can mean a fine of 200 per cent of the tax that you owe, and the possibility of criminal prosecution and a prison sentence. The days of hiding money in another country to cheat the UK are coming to an end.”
Info2Grow: Maximising Local Opportunities!
Info2Grow presents a panel of industry experts to help firms in Hinckley and the surrounding area to improve and grow their business!
Following on from the enormous success …of the first Info2Grow event held in Hinckley, you are invited to a unique and FREE opportunity to access information from experienced business advisors who know how you can overcome the barriers to growth and take advantage of local opportunities.
Topics at the event will include:
• Hinckley’s major developments and the opportunities for local businesses.
• Overcoming the obstacles to business growth in Hinckley.
• Practical advice and support to help your business to grow.
For business located across Hinckley and Bosworth Borough who wish to promote their company by bringing a pull up banner, limited opportunities are available for this at £20 + VAT on a first come, first served basis.
Date: Wednesday 9th April 2014
Time: 4.30pm – 7pm
Venue: Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR
To register your place at the event, please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 4th April 2014.
We are exhibiting at CW Chamber’s Business & Trade Expo on 28th February, at the RICOH Arena – We would love to see you there!
Politicians have launched an inquiry into bank lending to small and medium-sized business (SMEs).
The investigation, carried out by the Treasury Select Committee (TSC), will look at businesses access to finance, competition in the sector and banks treatment of SMEs.
The first session will takes place today – Tuesday 25 February 2014. Evidence will be provided by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Office Junior – Wealth Management
We are looking for an organised and motivated individual who has good IT, telephone and written skills, with a keen eye for detail.
The role of office junior will provide general office support and will undertake various administration duties including:
- Typing and sending letters.
- Data Inputting.
- Liaising with clients on the telephone.
- Booking client appointments.
- Scanning post and client documents.
- Other duties such as filing, dealing with client records.
- Client Valuations.
This is an ideal opportunity for someone looking to start a career in financial services, who would be willing to take the industry exams in the future in order to progress within the company.
The position is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week and will be based at our Nuneaton office.
If you believe you are the person for this position, please email your CV to email@example.com or post it, for the attention of Emma Lloyd, to SFB Wealth Management Ltd, 126 Manor Court Road, Nuneaton, CV11 5HL.
The closing date for submissions is 24th February 2014.