Entirely Finance https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/ Finance Business News Wiltshire-based virtual assistant firm named South West VA of the Year 2021 https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/south-west/calne/wiltshire-based-virtual-assistant-firm-named-south-west-va-of-the-year-20213574 Boatman Admin Services, a virtual admin assistant firm based in Calne, Wiltshire has been awarded South West VA of the Year 2021. After a challenging 18 months across the UK, the firm is delighted to scoop the top spot. LeighAnn Hewer Campaign launched by GM credit unions to support financial well being https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/campaign-launched-by-gm-credit-unions-to-support-people-39-s-financial-well-bei3042 Eight Greater Manchester credit unions - who all form part of the SoundPound consortium - have joined forces to launch a new campaign - HowsYourBalance CreditUnionAwareness - asking members of the public to take part in a balancing act challenge to start a conversation about their financial well being. Kirsty Day Healthy investment relaunches ethical funds with new investment criteria https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/healthy-investment-relaunches-ethical-funds-with-new-investment-criteria9482 The Bury-headquartered provider of savings and investments, Healthy Investment, has relaunched its flagship Ethical With-Profits Fund and Ethical Child Trust Fund after overhauling the criteria by which these funds make investment decisions. The changes align the funds investments with members stated environmental and social values. Stuart Anderson New apprentice boosts ranks of West Lancs based IFA https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/burscough/new-apprentice-boosts-ranks-of-west-lancs-based-ifa2634 A new apprentice has boosted the ranks of a West Lancashire based Independent Financial Adviser IFA . Arie Hogendoorn is the latest addition to Acumen Financial Partnership s established apprenticeship programme and brings the company s headcount to 21. Richard Clein HURST team continues to expand https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/manchester/hurst-team-continues-to-expand8905 Accounting and business advisory firm HURST has strengthened its fast-growing business services team with six appointments. Robyn Vandesande and Lizzie Hill have joined the north west firm as seniors, while the arrival of four graduate trainees has also bolstered the ranks. Kevin Feddy Company targets growth thanks to new grant https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/midlands/telford/company-targets-growth-thanks-to-new-grant9682 SureGRP a leading supplier of Glass Reinforced Plastic GRP anti-slip flooring, grating and composite products says it has taken on one new member of staff at its base on Halesfield 5 after receiving the money from the Marches Small Equipment Grant programme. Melanie Boulter Another Best Investment Advice Firm win for Lowes Financial Management https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-east/newcastle/another-best-investment-advice-firm-win-for-lowes-financial-management7086 Lowes Financial Management Lowes has yet again been recognised as the UK s Best Investment Advice Firm by financial adviser magazine Money Marketing winning the award for three out of four years, being runner up in 2019. Nicola Williamson Q strengthens team with promotion for Josh https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/midlands/telford/q-strengthens-team-with-promotion-for-josh5402 A leading Midlands commercial finance company has strengthened its team with the appointment of a new partner. Q Commercial Finance, which has bases in Wellington and Shrewsbury, has promoted Josh Timbrell to the role just three years after he first joined the company. Jon Simcock Warrington Credit Union merges to provide customers with new online services https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/north-west/warrington/warrington-credit-union-merges-to-provide-customers-with-new-online-services3606 Warrington Credit Union has merged with a Wigan credit union to offer customers new online financial services, text updates, and a larger range of affordable loans. Kirsty Day Company leaders to share secrets of success for Wolverhampton Business Week https://entirely.media/finance/business-news/uk/midlands/wolverhampton/company-leaders-to-share-secrets-of-success-for-wolverhampton-business-week8407 Business leaders from Wolverhampton will be sharing the secrets of their success as part of a live event on Thursday 30 Sept for the city s annual business week. Chris Leggett