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CPiO customer Fracino awarded prestigious contract with Pizza Express

CPiO customer Fracino has been awarded the contract to supply traditional espresso machines to leading restaurant brand Pizza Express. A true champion of British manufacturing, Fracino has been working in partnership with CPiO for the last 3 years in the implementation and support of its Sage business management solution. The move to Sage 200cloud represented a …

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Birmingham ranked number one UK city for investment prospects

According to a joint report by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PwC, Birmingham is the highest ranking UK city for investment prospects. The findings were published in the 2019 PwC/ULI Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe report, based on the opinions of over 800 real estate professionals in Europe, including investors, developers, lenders, and advisors. …

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Greater Birmingham’s economy is performing strongly

Greater Birmingham’s economy is performing strongly in areas ranging from job creation to quality of life. That’s according to data from the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP). Some 29,452 private sector jobs were created in the GBSLEP area during 2017 – a 3.8 per cent increase, against an average rise of 2.4 …

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Sage 200cloud Winter 2018 Enhancements

As with previous Sage 200cloud Enhancements, the latest release focusses on the three key elements: connected data, customer experience and simplicity. Highlights include: GoCardless The Sage partnership with GoCardless, a leading digital Direct Debit provider will give extra functionality in Sage200cloud to help remove the pain of late payment, improve cash flow and have a …

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Should Making Tax Digital Be Delayed?

There’s been a great deal of speculation in recent months about deferring the Making Tax Digital (MTD) deadline. The House of Lords report published in November recommends that MTD should not be mandatory when it comes into force in April. Professional bodies including the ICAEW, CIOT and ATT have joined the House of Lords in …

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Birmingham named number one city outside of London for start-ups

New figures released today from StartUp Britain and Centre for Entrepreneurs show that Birmingham is once again the number one city outside of London for start-ups. In 2018, 18,590 start-up firms formed in the city last year, a rise of 9.68 per cent after accounting for distortions. The city performed well above the national average, which recorded …

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