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Reminder of contact details

December 6th, 2016

Here is a reminder of the contact details for Graeme, Richard and Gabor following the merger of Graeme Quar & Co with Biscoes:

telephone: 02392 660261

e-mail Graeme Quar: gquar@biscoes-law.co.uk

e-mail Richard Barnett: rbarnett@biscoes-law.co.uk

e-mail Gabor Kovacs: gkovacs@biscoes-law.co.uk

Biscoes, Kingston Place, Kingston Crescent, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 8AQ

 

 

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As we prepare to join Biscoes tomorrow, we would like to thank all of our clients and all the people with whom we have worked in the course of the last 22 years.

We look forward to working again with many of you following our move to Biscoes.

Thank you, and best wishes from Graeme, Christine, Anne, Richard, Gabor and Lesley – the team at Graeme Quar & Co.

 

PS – don’t forget our new contact details -

Biscoes, Kingston Place, Kingston Crescent, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO2 8AQ

telephone: 02392 660261

fax: 02392 662970

All businesses need to be aware of the risks of fraud.  The Metropolitan Police’s Little Book of Big Scams is well worth reading.

Seasons Greetings!

December 23rd, 2015

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Christmas Greetings

December 20th, 2012

As we prepare for Christmas, we wish all our clients and friends a very Happy Christmas, and a joyful and prosperous New Year.

We know that business continues throughout the year, and so we will be able to advise and assist our clients with the full range of our services between the Christmas and New Year bank holidays. We will be open for business on Thursday and Friday, 27 and 28 December, and after the New Year will open our doors again on Wednesday, 3 January 2013.

Nevertheless, as well as coming into the office next week, I hope to be able to enjoy our beautiful Hampshire countryside, and to take some more photographs, such as the one above, taken in Upper Swanmore in February 2009.

Is This Thing On?

September 13th, 2012

In June our client Nick Tann took voluntary redundancy from a secure job in IT, in order to focus on a career in music, both as performer and promoter.

Is This Thing On Productions is promoting its first event on Saturday 13 October 2013, at the Railway Arms in Winchester.  Nick will be compering an evening of music by four talented artists Anja McCloskey, Grant Sharkey, Seán McGowan and Steve Picken.  Nick will probably also perform a few of his songs.

This promises to be a very enjoyable evening, and we hope it will be a great success.  For more details, and to purchase tickets, please visit http://isthisthingonproductions.com/.

Government cash back

September 7th, 2012

Working day in and day out with owner managed businesses has taught me how resourceful business owners can be. Whilst some are sat on their hands blaming business rates, banks and the weather many SME’s are spotting new opportunities, but often need a helping hand.

Over 20 years ago US economist David Birch demonstrated that fast growing SME’s create the most new jobs. This is what the Government wants us to do. But is the Government doing anything to help? Well , yes , a little.

The good news is that there is quite a lot of Government money ( our taxes) up for grabs and available to SME’s. Your business has paid the tax so go and get some of it back to develop and expand your commercial activities.

There are several hand outs currently available. Let’s start with the Growth Accelerator. If you are in the small business category,  ten employees or less, for an investment of £600 you can buy £3,500′s worth of training. It’s a doddle to apply . Go online complete the form , meet the local co-ordinator, pay your contribution and choose the training.

And there is more – sign up to Growth Accelerator and the door is opened to free workshops and seminars and subsidised management training.

Manufacturers should  be sprinting to www.mymas.org to claim the MAS grants of up to £3,000. Not large sums but it will help pay for that CAD training you keep promising your team or can be used to buy in expertise to develop your marketing strategy.

R&D is essential for the future. As well as attractive tax incentives there is the Innovation Grant scheme. Go to www.grantsforindustry.co.uk for news of Government hand outs to support your research projects.

One more – remember the Apprenticeship Scheme is still on offer. Employ a new young trainee and claim £1,500.

Businesses themselves will drive us out of this recession, but a dollop of cash back from the Government is help worth having.

 

Graeme Quar

 

website re-launch

September 5th, 2012

We’re pleased to announce that our new website went live on 31 August.

The new site, which has been completely redesigned by our long-term partners Farrow Creative, features all-new photography, shot on location at our Fareham office. We’ve added brand-new sections providing information on our growing range of services, and there are several new faces on our team profile pages, too.

The changes reflect our growth and development as a firm – moving into new areas of work, such as the healthcare sector, taking on new fee-earners and support staff, and extending our geographical coverage further across the region. We’d love to know what you think of the new website, so please take a look and let us have your feedback.