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The LAST WORD: Pippa Russell, head of corporate communications, Novia Financial

January 19, 2018
The LAST WORD: Pippa Russell, head of corporate communications, Novia Financial

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 Pippa Russell, head of corporate communications at Bath-based Novia Financial, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? I watched the inspirational Hidden Figures on a long and...

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Lack of office space will remain major challenge for Bath, says property market analysis

January 19, 2018
Lack of office space will remain major challenge for Bath, says property market analysis

Investment in Bath’s commercial property market is continuing to grow strongly but businesses are increasingly being hit by the ongoing severe shortage of new office space, according to new research. Regional property agents Alder King’s influential annual Market Monitor shows Bath’s commercial property sector outperformed many other towns and cities across the South West...

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Shhh! EasyJet quietly confident its new Airbus will halve take-off and landing noise at Bristol Airport

January 19, 2018
Shhh! EasyJet quietly confident its new Airbus will halve take-off and landing noise at Bristol Airport

Airline easyJet has signalled a quiet revolution in its operations in the West of England by showcasing one of its new-generation Airbus aircraft at Bristol Airport. The airline, the airport’s largest operator, has taken delivery of the first batch of its A320neo (new engine option) planes from Airbus.  While the aircrafts’ new energy-efficient engines...

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Time for growth at the double says lender 1pm as it clocks up strong half-year profit increase

January 19, 2018
Time for growth at the double says lender 1pm as it clocks up strong half-year profit increase

Bath-based specialist lender 1pm this week reiterated its ambition to more than double in size as it posted a 77% increase in half-year pre-tax profits. The firm, which has grown rapidly in recent years through a series of strategic acquisitions, achieved the growth in profits to £3.6m on revenue up 74% to £13.9m.  1pm...

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Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

January 19, 2018
Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

One of the West of England’s greenest office buildings has been put up for sale following the decision by iconic office furniture maker Herman Miller to centralise its UK operations. The showpiece 20,000 sq ft building in Chippenham, known as VillageGreen, was designed as the European headquarters of the US-owned firm by renowned Californian...

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Bath solicitor joins small number of UK family mediators qualified to consult children

January 19, 2018
Bath solicitor joins small number of UK family mediators qualified to consult children

Specialist divorce and family law solicitor Sarah Jackson, a partner in the Bath office of regional firm BLB Solicitors, has become one of only a handful of lawyers in the UK to be able to consult directly with children during family mediation cases. Sarah, pictured, who heads BLB’s family team and has more than...

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