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Record number of jobs created by campaigns that market West of England as business hotspot

June 23, 2017
Record number of jobs created by campaigns that market West of England as business hotspot

Targeted campaigns aimed at attracting UK and foreign-owned firms to the West of England helped create a record 1,600 jobs last year. The figures, released by inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath (IBB), were announced by recently elected Metro Mayor Tim Bowles. IBB said more than half of all companies it supported were new or...

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Manufacturers warn of ‘chilling effect’ of post-Brexit restrictions on EU workers

June 23, 2017
Manufacturers warn of ‘chilling effect’ of post-Brexit restrictions on EU workers

Denying Bath firms access to workers from the European Union after Brexit could have a “potentially chilling economic effect”, a major industry body warns today.  The stark message from the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, comes a day after Prime Minister Theresa May told EU leaders that about 3m EU citizens living in the UK...

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Innovation programme sets budding healthcare entrepreneurs on course for business success

June 22, 2017
Innovation programme sets budding healthcare entrepreneurs on course for business success

Bath’s next generation of healthcare entrepreneurs have learned how to take their cutting-edge technology and business ideas to the next level thanks to an intensive innovation programme. The four-day course brought together health professionals, health and life science academics and small businesses and was delivered by business incubator SETsquared, which is backed by the University of...

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The LAST WORD: Maeve England, partner, Mogers Drewett, and chair, Bath BID board

June 22, 2017
The LAST WORD: Maeve England, partner, Mogers Drewett, and chair, Bath BID board

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 Maeve England, a partner at Bath law firm Mogers Drewett and recently appointed chair of the Bath Business Improvement District (BID) board, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film...

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‘Truly astonishing’ campaign emerges from plasterboard firm’s tricky brief for Mr B & Friends

June 22, 2017
‘Truly astonishing’ campaign emerges from plasterboard firm’s tricky brief for Mr B & Friends

Bath brand, creative and digital agency Mr B & Friends has crafted a striking integrated campaign for global dry lining manufacturer Siniat – with the client hailing it as “truly astonishing”. Siniat marketing and communications manager Fiona O’Callaghan admitted the firm knew it would be a “tricky brief to tackle”. But she said the...

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Andrews Property Group’s charitable shareholders receive £0.5m dividend payout

June 22, 2017
Andrews Property Group’s charitable shareholders receive £0.5m dividend payout

The two charitable trusts that own Keynsham-based estate agency and property group Andrews are to share nearly £500,000 in annual dividend payments. Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) and the Christian Book Promotion Trust are the sole shareholders of Andrews Property Group, which has 56 offices across the South of England. The ownership structure, which is...

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