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20 Mar 2018
We’re Hiring

We’re Hiring

We are offering a Modern Apprenticeship in Office Administration.  This opportunity would suit someone wanting to take a step into working into an office environment and who wants to continue their studies to develop their career further.   What you’ll do: The role itself will report into our Executive Assistant helping in our front of…

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23 Nov 2017
2017 Autumn Budget  – what you need to know.

2017 Autumn Budget – what you need to know.

The first Autumn Budget announced yesterday has been labelled as ‘steady as you go’. The mains points were: The Chancellor decided against attacking pension tax reliefs. There will be some changes to Venture Capital Trusts and Enterprise Investment Scheme investments. Among the changes to business rates, the so-called staircase tax for business premises on more…

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11 Nov 2017
Women of Dundee – our changing face

Women of Dundee – our changing face

Thorntons Investments are proud to be a sponsor of the Dundee International Women Centre’s annual “Bite & Blether” luncheon again this year. Like all major cities, Dundee is a melting pot. Our eclectic mix of communities is literally changing the face of Dundonians.  Our city is undergoing unprecedented redevelopment and the world’s eyes are upon us….

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7 Nov 2017
The Bank of Gran and Grandad

The Bank of Gran and Grandad

First it was the Bank of Mum and Dad, now it’s the turn of Gran and Grandad. This time it’s a double whammy. Grandparents below the state pension age who give up work to look after their grandchildren not only lose out on their salary, but also risk reducing their future state pension by not…

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29 Oct 2017
What is risk?

What is risk?

  The Collins Dictionary’s definition of risk is: the possibility of incurring misfortune or loss. The Oxford Dictionary’s definition is not much better: the possibility that something unpleasant or unwelcome will happen. Neither definition looks like a particularly attractive proposition and many people will shy away from risk as a result, so how do we…

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23 Oct 2017
Life as an apprentice with Thorntons Investments

Life as an apprentice with Thorntons Investments

Now in its fifth year, the Courier Business Awards is a highlight of the business calendar across Tayside, Angus and Fife. The standard is high, so to be shortlisted is testimony to the commitment and hard work shown by Dylan, the support of Nadine Key as his manager, and the entire team at Thorntons Investments…

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4 Sep 2017
Making a Difference

Making a Difference

It’s important to us to make a difference in the communities in which we live and work. When not in the office, several of our colleagues are proud to support a variety of good causes. Here’s why it matters to them: John James, Investment Manager Member of the investment panel of Resilient Scotland  Resilient Scotland…

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16 Aug 2017
Sports Challenge Dinner Raises Thousands for Local Charities

Sports Challenge Dinner Raises Thousands for Local Charities

Two charities have been handed a share of £34,000 raised during a sold-out charity dinner organised by Thorntons Investments. Cornerstone and Children’s Aid have each been presented with a cheque to help support the vital work they do for some of Scotland’s most vulnerable people. The Sports Challenge Dinner, hosted by Sky’s Soccer Saturday pundit…

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14 Mar 2017
Budget 2017

Budget 2017

Philip Hammond’s (a.k.a. “Spreadsheet Phil”) first budget might not be historically significant, but this year’s red briefcase does hold a few notable changes for parents, savers, business owners and house hunters. The Chancellor’s announcement will have a significant impact on the self-employed. A rise in National Insurance (NI) Contributions, alongside a reduction in the Dividend…

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