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Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

March 27, 2015
Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

Shares in specialist IT group SciSys continued to fall today after its chairman warned that its performance this year would be “flat”. Dr Mike Love, pictured, who co-founded the Chippenham-based group, admitted the business faced challenges last year but insisted its 2014 financial results, announced yesterday, had been “solid”. Pre-tax profits doubled last year...

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Firm goes back to nature to develop innovative bio-composite building

March 27, 2015
Firm goes back to nature to develop innovative bio-composite building

Environmentally conscious manufacturing firm dl bio composites has launched its first low-carbon product – a portable building made from a natural bio-composite of hemp, cork or balsa wood and a vegetable-based resin.    Called the deepee, it is the brainchild of Jeremy Charlesworth, technical director at Frome-based dl bio composite, part of his Dobulous...

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National construction award nomination for recently opened Bath Spa Uni academic building

March 27, 2015
National construction award nomination for recently opened Bath Spa Uni academic building

Bath Spa University’s new academic building has been shortlisted in the Project of the Year (between £10m – £50m) category at the Construction News Awards 2015. Known as Commons, the state-of-the-art academic building which opened last summer was built by construction group Skanska. It has a range of facilities, including 1,800 sq m of...

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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now and in the future? The...

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Challenging year hits financial performance at Alliance Pharma

March 27, 2015
Challenging year hits financial performance at Alliance Pharma

Annual sales and profits have fallen slightly at Chippenham speciality pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma in what its chairman described as a “challenging year”. Revenues were down by 4% to £43.5m on lower sales of two of its portfolio of branded treatments in the period to December 31. As a result, pre-tax profits came in...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome businesses from the Bath area among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been...

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