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Export Week gives hundreds of West firms advice on doing business overseas

April 17, 2014
Export Week gives hundreds of West firms advice on doing business overseas

Around 300 businesses attended events across the South West last week to learn about international business opportunities and the support available to reach new customers around the world.   A series of nine UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) events were held across the region as part of Export Week. Building on previous events, Export...

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Nash Partnership work recognised in shortlist for prestigious planning awards

April 17, 2014
Nash Partnership work recognised in shortlist for prestigious planning awards

Two projects by Bath-based built environment planning and design practice Nash Partnership have been shortlisted for the national Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence. The St Paul’s scheme in Cheltenham, pictured right, a consultation-led masterplan for Cheltenham Borough Homes, is a finalist in the ‘Exemplary Planning to Deliver Housing’ category. The...

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Business West director Clive Wray presented with his OBE by the Queen

April 17, 2014
Business West director Clive Wray presented with his OBE by the Queen

Clive Wray, the director of public sector contracts at lobbying and advice group Business West, this week received his OBE for services to small businesses and international trade from the Queen at a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Clive, pictured, has supported small and medium-sized business development in the region for the past 20 years...

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Teamwork with Bath PR agency DWP helps its client land coveted industry award

April 17, 2014
Teamwork with Bath PR agency DWP helps its client land coveted industry award

Bath PR firm DWP Public Relations is celebrating helping client Clifton Asset Management win a prestigious industry award. DWP handled the recent national PR launch of the ground-breaking business funding portal alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk – the brainchild of Bristol-based Clifton’s chairman Adam Tavener.  Clifton was presented with the Business Moneyfacts Best Alternative Funding Provider 2014 award...

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Iconic Bath pub The Boater ready for relaunch following major refurbishment work

April 17, 2014
Iconic Bath pub The Boater ready for relaunch following major refurbishment work

Historic Bath pub The Boater is to re-open next week following a multi-million pound refurbishment by owners, London brewery Fuller, Smith & Turner. The 200-year-old Argyle Street pub is undergoing a complete interior transformation to create four unique bars and three distinctive dining areas. It will also feature specially- commissioned artwork by renowned Bristol-based...

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Mulberry warns of more pressure on profits as it looks to boost sales with cheaper bags

April 17, 2014
Mulberry warns of more pressure on profits as it looks to boost sales with cheaper bags

Mulberry, the Somerset fashion brand best known for its upmarket bags, today warned its profits will be hit hard as it introduces new lower-price products. The firm, whose iconic bags often sell for upwards of £1,000, also said it was scaling back its new store opening programme as it looks to cut costs. Today’s...

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