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The LAST WORD: Megan Witty, event organiser, Owls of Bath sculpture trail

November 16, 2018
The LAST WORD: Megan Witty, event organiser, Owls of Bath sculpture trail

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Megan Witty, event organiser of the Owls of Bath sculpture trail, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? As I’ve been working seven days a week since...

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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 16, 2018
Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

The differences between Bath and Bristol should be celebrated as they can be key factors in making the West of England one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study. The region is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on its vibrant tech, creative, advanced engineering and...

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Big night for Bath’s tourism industry as its hotels, attractions and venues collect top awards

November 16, 2018
Big night for Bath’s tourism industry as its hotels, attractions and venues collect top awards

Bath tourism businesses struck gold at the region’s top awards for the industry last night with the Roman Baths picking up two major titles and the city’s top hotels also among the winners. A record number of finalists across 28 categories were announced at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards ceremony, which was...

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Recognition for talent programme driving up standards in the commercial vehicles industry

November 16, 2018
Recognition for talent programme driving up standards in the commercial vehicles industry

A programme to attract and develop new talent among commercial vehicles sales teams has scooped a top industry award.   The Van Talent programme, which has scooped a prestigious BESMA, or British Excellence in Sales Management Award, was created by Mercedes-Benz Vans and Chippenham-based learning and development agency RTS Group to attract and nurture...

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Another acquisition for school uniform firm as it measures up opportunities for growth

November 15, 2018
Another acquisition for school uniform firm as it measures up opportunities for growth

Leading school uniform supplier Banner has snapped up another smaller rival in its second deal in less than five months as it aims for market leadership. Trowbridge-based Banner, which has also operated the Blue Max Banner and BMB brands, bought Stockport-based F.R. Monkhouse in June, bringing with it nine retail stores and nine on-site...

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Bath firm’s ‘peaceful, calm and harmonious’ office judged South West’s happiest workplace

November 15, 2018
Bath firm’s ‘peaceful, calm and harmonious’ office judged South West’s happiest workplace

Bath businesses have proved again that they are among the happiest in the region in a unique contest to find firms that go the extra mile for their staff. Bath-based eyewear design house INSPECS was crowned the overall South West winner in the Happiest Workplace competition, while Wessex Water, energy provider Pure Planet and...

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