Charity cheque boosts centre’s vital work

A Hampshire charity that supports adults and children with neurological conditions from seven counties in central southern England has received a £2,000 donation from the Southampton office of Smith & Williamson following a number of fundraising events. The Rainbow Centre in Fareham was voted for by staff of the local office of Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and … Read More

Car dealerships saved by administrators Smith & Williamson

Five retail car dealerships in southern England have new owners following work by administrators at Smith & Williamson. Auto-trade specialists from the firm’s South Coast office were brought in after Now Motor Retailing Limited, which had an £83 million turnover, ran into financial difficulties due to a “tough market place”. With more than 250 staff, Now Motor Retailing operated five … Read More

Trust’s £100,000 boost for elderly care society

A Sussex society providing specialist residential and home care for elderly people has received an unexpected £100,000 windfall. Abbeyfield Ferring Society was presented with the substantial donation following the solvent liquidation of care home and sheltered accommodation provider Careways Trust by accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson. The society, part of the international Abbeyfield network, runs the Cornwall … Read More

Trust’s £400,000 boost for dementia charity

A charity providing specialist dementia support has received an unexpected £400,000 windfall. Dementia UK was presented with the substantial donation following the solvent liquidation of care home and sheltered accommodation provider Careways Trust by accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson. The cash – most of the surplus funds held by the trust after all creditors had been … Read More

Maverick entrepreneur’s advice for Solent business leaders

Empowering and trusting staff is the way to run a successful business, maverick entrepreneur Sir John Timpson told the South’s business leaders at the Solent Business Growth Summit 2017. Keynote speaker Sir John, who heads the giant, independent Timpson group with 1,940 shops and more than 5,000 staff, said his unique, ‘upside down management’ style had paid dividends with the … Read More

Sailing ahead with success

Growth companies in the South have gathered for the first corporate gathering at Southampton’s newest luxury hotel.

Business maverick set for growth summit

Maverick entrepreneur Sir John Timpson will be offering insights into his unique management style to the South’s business leaders at the Solent Business Growth Summit 2017.

Rise, fall and rise of Gerald Ratner

Colourful entrepreneur Gerald Ratner will be telling the story of his rise, fall and rise to the south’s business leaders at the Solent Business Growth Summit 2016 next month.