Leading insolvency specialist joins Ellis Jones Solicitors

Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has recruited a top specialist in his field as a Covid ‘insolvency tsunami’ threatens to land. It has welcomed highly experienced Damon Watt as a Senior Associate in its growing insolvency and business recovery team. Ellis Jones is a full-service law firm with more than 140 staff and 17 Partners. It has offices in … Read More

Pub’s quiz finds the answer

A small pub in the New Forest has built an unlikely worldwide following through its weekly lockdown quizzes broadcast over Facebook. Entrants from as far north as the Shetland Islands and as far south as Australia log on to watch the landlord of the London Tavern host the competition.

HR recruitment specialist acquired

One of the UK’s top-tier recruitment companies for HR professionals has been acquired by a provider of HR services. Hampshire-based Consult Recruitment, formerly Consult HR and established 32 years ago, has been obtained by PlusHR for strategic growth.

Property tax specialist urges Budget rethink

A Southampton-based property tax specialist has urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to rethink his ‘grossly unfair’ super-deduction giveaway announced in the Budget. The £25bn measure was hailed as the ‘biggest business tax cut in modern history’ – allowing companies to reduce their tax bill when they invest in their business by 130 per cent of the cost. But the flagship policy … Read More

Original Picasso emerges for sale

A doodle of Picasso’s former muse and her fiancé that the famed artist drew for them has emerged for sale on the antique selling platform 2Covet.

Young Louie and Ella step out to help poorly children

A little brother and sister from Hounslow have raised almost £400 to help grant wishes to poorly children. Kind Louie and Ella walked the whole way round their neighbouring park in aid of Round Table Children’s Wish, a national charity based in Bournemouth which provides hand-crafted wishes for youngsters with life-threatening illnesses.

What does business want from the Budget?

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling has set out what he wants to see from Chancellor Rishi Sunak in this week’s Budget. Ian said: “The Chancellor Rishi Sunak faces a blizzard of tough decisions in this ‘bounceback’ budget. “He needs to ensure a smooth transition from national crisis to economic recovery while restoring the public finances in the long-term. “Clearly … Read More