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Bath Ales’ Gem sparkles as trend for craft beer lifts its supermarket sales

July 26, 2016
Bath Ales’ Gem sparkles as trend for craft beer lifts its supermarket sales

The growing popularity of Bath Ales’ flagship Gem bitter has helped the brewery achieve its best ever year for grocery sales.  Its supermarket sales grew by 14% last year to £3.5m as demand for craft beer continued to spiral. The increase put Bath Ales in third position in a table of the top 20...

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Epoch Wealth Management in the running for national award

July 26, 2016
Epoch Wealth Management in the running for national award

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has been shortlisted for a coveted national industry award that celebrates excellence in the fields of financial advice and technology. The firm is one of just three national finalists competing for the prestigious title of Leading Adviser Practice (up to 10 advisers) in the Schroders UK Platform Awards 2016.  The annual accolades recognise firms,...

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More growth in store for Wincanton as Co-op extends food logistics contract

July 26, 2016
More growth in store for Wincanton as Co-op extends food logistics contract

Retail chain the Co-op has delivered a timely boost to logistics group Wincanton by renewing its food distribution contract for a further five years.  Last week Wincanton bosses told the firm’s AGM that they would closely monitor the impact of the EU referendum decision on the business. While the Chippenham-based firm’s clients are now based almost completely...

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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

July 25, 2016
Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

The Institute of Directors South West regional chairman Nick Sturge has been appointed to the organisation’s national council as it seeks to ensure that a range of voices from across business are heard as Brexit unfolds. Nick Sturge, pictured, the co-founder and director of Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub, is one of a number of...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 24, 2016
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Monday 25 July Interims: Hammerson, Hiscox, Michelmersh Brick, XP Power Finals: Goodwin, Great Eastern Energy, Tungsten Trading statements: Cranswick, Petra Diamonds AGMs: All Star Minerals, Clear Leisure, Cranswick, Gresham House Strategic, Helical Bar, Independent Resources, Mx Oil, National Grid, Proxama EGMs: British Polythene Industries, Eco City Vehicles, Melrose Industries, Proxama Economics: CBI trends – total orders, selling prices, business optimism ...

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The LAST WORD: Emma Jones MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation

July 22, 2016
The LAST WORD: Emma Jones MBE, founder of Enterprise Nation

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent business figure the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Emma Jones MBE, founder of small business support group Enterprise Nation and Government Crown Representative for small business, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Big Short Book you read? Delivering Happiness...

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