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Don’t believe the polls – Tories are on course for majority government, Ann Widdecombe tells West bosses

April 24, 2015
Don’t believe the polls – Tories are on course for majority government, Ann Widdecombe tells West bosses

David Cameron will be returned to Downing Street as the leader of a Conservative government with a very small majority, former Tory minister turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe predicted at a business event in the region last night. That, she said, could pave the way for the new government to repeal the...

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Rotork hit by turmoil in Middle East and Russia and drop in oil and gas sector investment

April 24, 2015
Rotork hit by turmoil in Middle East and Russia and drop in oil and gas sector investment

Rotork, Bath’s biggest engineering business, today warned that the impact of the oil price collapse and political turmoil in Russia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East will hit its half-year sales and profits. The international group, which makes specialist valves and flow control equipment for the global oil and gas industry, has suffered a...

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New era for wealth management firm Epoch as it moves to larger offices

April 24, 2015
New era for wealth management firm Epoch as it moves to larger offices

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has moved into new offices to accommodate its fast-growing team of financial specialists and support staff. The firm – recently named one of the UK’s top 100 independent financial advisers by industry magazine New Model Adviser – has relocated to Queen Square House, in Queen Square Place, from its former...

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Bath firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 24, 2015
Bath firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Anticipation is building ahead of next month’s Business Showcase South West 2015 and Bath firms being warned not to miss out on unparalleled sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for what will be the region’s biggest business show this year. The two-day event on May 14 and 15 will provide a platform for...

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Innovative unmanned aircraft challenge backed by Bath consultancy BMT Isis

April 24, 2015
Innovative unmanned aircraft challenge backed by Bath consultancy BMT Isis

Bath safety consultancy BMT Isis is to sponsor a national competition that encourages young engineers to work on innovative projects in the fast-growing area of pilotless aircraft. Unmanned air systems (UAS) are already used in roles spanning surveillance and border control, agriculture and the media and are set to become commonplace over the next...

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Further expansion at Cambridge & Counties Bank’s West office in first year of business

April 24, 2015
Further expansion at Cambridge & Counties Bank’s West office in first year of business

Property finance provider Cambridge & Counties Bank is gearing up for growth in the South West by hiring a new staff member and promoting another in its business development team. Paul Howard, pictured right, who opened the bank’s South West office in Bristol last year, is promoted to senior business development manager. He is...

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