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Publishers on the same page


Back in the saddle


Leading South West accountancy firm, Albert Goodman, successfully completed a 150km bike ride on 30 September 2016 to celebrate its 150th anniversary. A team of eight staff members cycled to each of the firm’s offices


located across the South West and have so far raised £2,690 for its six chosen charities: St Margaret’s Hospice, Julia’s House, Weston Hospice, Gracie Thorne Appeal, Brainwave Centre and Kings College Hospital Liver Transplant Team. Starting at the firm’s Weymouth office, the team stopped at offices


in Yeovil, Chard, Taunton, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea and Wedmore, before finally crossing the finish line at Weston-super-Mare ten hours later.


Richard Bugler, managing partner, said: “I know all of us here at


Albert Goodman are extremely proud of the team. It was a truly outstanding effort from all involved, from those who cycled, to those who drove support vehicles and those who arranged bake sales. “Reaching 150 years is a huge milestone for us as a firm and this


was the perfect way to celebrate!” For further information visit www.albertgoodman.co.uk


joined forces to offer retailers a source of local West Country books for their shelves. Tangent Books, based


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in Paintworks, the city’s leading independent publisher, has linked with Bristol Books, which publishes local history and biographies to support independent shops, stall holders and retail outlets. The new service enables those


who want to sell quirky, interesting and local West Country books on subjects ranging from Banksy, through cider, Adge Cutler and wartime Bristol stories to stock them from one source. Richard Jones, of Tangent Books,


said: “The region is blessed with some fantastic independent retailers that want West Country- made products on their shelves. We have two small local businesses that produce quality local books.


wo Bristol-based independent publishers have


“Sadly bookshops are in decline


with many of the bigger chains now having centralised buying systems that make it more difficult for their local outlets to do business locally.” Martin Powell, from Bristol


Books, said: “Joining our resources enables us to just supply for the Christmas period and take back any that don’t sell so there is no risk for retailers.”


Anyone wishing to stock a selection of local books can contact Richard on Richard@tangentbooks.co.uk or call 0117 9720645.


8 insight NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016


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