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We were delighted to be named as a finalist for the Professional Services Award at the 2016 Birmingham Post Business Awards, which took place on Wednesday 26th October at the ICC in Birmingham.

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London, 25 October 2016 – Members of Smith Cooper were among 150 senior professionals from some of the world’s leading independent accounting and law firms who gathered in London last week to attend a conference focused on the changing dynamics of the international business environment and how to improve services for clients operating in different markets.

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Taxpayers looking to avoid long delays when calling HMRC about their tax affairs may have to call on their way to work, shows new figures.

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Corporate Finance

Sterling plummeted to a shocking 168 year low mid-month whilst, at broadly the same time, the FTSE 100 index soared to a new intraday high which eclipsed the previous record set in April 2005.

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Our Business Recovery and Insolvency (BR&I) Team were named as finalists for two awards – Insolvency Manager of the Year and the coveted Insolvency Team of the Year at the TRI awards ceremony which took place last night in London.
 

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Smith Cooper attended an international conference in London focused on subjects critical to winning, servicing and retaining clients with multi-market business interests. Alliott Group’s Worldwide Conference was attended by 150 leading professional advisers from 76 independent, owner managed firms located in 36 countries.

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It is now over a year since the introduction of the pension ‘freedoms’ in April 2015. The changes gave anyone over the age of 55 the ability to withdraw as much money from their pension pot as they wished, subject to income tax.

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Business Rates

12 October 2016

Last week the new Rateable Values (RV) for every property in the Country were published on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website.

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Smith Cooper, accountants and business advisors, raised £1,165 for their chosen charity, ‘Appeal 4 Alfie’, at their annual golf event which was held at Breadsall Priory in Derby.

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Corporate Finance

An owner’s business is a valuable investment but its price can fluctuate like a commodity. Knowing when to exit and how, is critical in achieving best value. Timing an exit is difficult to predict but there are alternative options to an outright sale – a partial sale where you keep control.

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If you are currently trading as an SME in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire or Lincolnshire, and you trade business to business, then the NBV Business Grant could help you grow and develop your business.

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Accountancy and business advisory firm Smith Cooper has signed up as a sponsor of Nottingham Rugby for the seventh year running.

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Bank of England agent Pamela Wright joined 12 of Ashbourne’s leading businesses to discuss conditions in the local area.

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International sales represent a significant growth opportunity for most online merchants and the advent of e-commerce has created an ever expanding market where consumers anywhere in the World can buy online from merchants, and easier than it’s ever been.

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Corporate Finance

Coffee Follows Pizza

22 September 2016

The largest chain of franchised Costa Coffee stores in Scotland has been sold to CP Properties in a £multi-million deal initiated and project managed by Smith Cooper.

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Corporate Finance

As summer is (quickly) coming to end and autumn is almost upon us, the onset of darker mornings may force business owners to question why they are getting out of bed to face another day at work.

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Smith Cooper accountants and business advisors have been shortlisted as a finalist for the Professional Services Award at the 2016 Birmingham Post Business Awards.

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Are you aware the National Minimum Wage increases from 1st October 2016? The new rates come into force from this date and are listed here. 

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As part of its ongoing growth strategy, Smith Cooper is pleased to welcome three new graduates to the Audit team as Graduate Audit Assistants. The ACCA has recently renewed the firms Platinum Employer Status in recognition of its continuing commitment to progressing its trainees’ careers as finance professionals.

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The Smith Cooper Corporate Finance team last night won SME Advisory Team of the Year at Midlands Insider’s Dealmaker Awards 2016. 

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