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Goodbody Wellness firm plans merger to make it UK’s top CBD producer and retailer

June 5, 2020
Goodbody Wellness firm plans merger to make it UK’s top CBD producer and retailer

Medical cannabis company Sativa, the firm behind the Goodbody Wellness retail chain, is poised to become a major player in the fast-growing international cannabinoid (CBD) market after signalling its intention to merge with a specialist Canadian business. Sativa, based at Beckington, near Frome, said the combination with CBD extraction and agriculture specialist Stillcanna Inc....

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Help for small firms to bounce back from the impact of coronavius by boosting their online presence

June 5, 2020
Help for small firms to bounce back from the impact of coronavius by boosting their online presence

A new programme to help Bath’s small businesses improve their digital presence has been launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) as it expands its Growth Hub to help firms bounce back from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Trading Better Online programme has been developed in partnership with regional tech...

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Boost for region’s tourist industry as easyJet vows to have 75% of routes back in service by August

June 5, 2020
Boost for region’s tourist industry as easyJet vows to have 75% of routes back in service by August

Low-cost airline easyJet, Bristol Airport’s largest operator, expects to have resumed flights on three-quarters of its routes in August as international lockdowns are lifted in more holiday destinations. The airline announced last week that it will restore the service to a limited number of destinations from Bristol starting on June 15. It now expects...

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Online consultation gets underway on ‘transformational’ proposals for Bath’s Quays North area

June 5, 2020
Online consultation gets underway on ‘transformational’ proposals for Bath’s Quays North area

The public is getting the chance to go online to view – and comment on – Bath’s planned Quays North development, which is poised to transform a high-profile site on the edge of the city centre. The project will regenerate the area around the Avon Street car park site with 176,292 sq ft of...

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Stay-at-home shoppers double sales at Cox & Cox during lockdown

June 5, 2020
Stay-at-home shoppers double sales at Cox & Cox during lockdown

Sales at online homewares retailer Cox & Cox have more than doubled since the coronavirus outbreak as consumers are forced to spend more time at home. The Frome-based firm, which sells a range of lighting, rugs, textiles and indoor and outdoor furniture, has also chalked up record traffic to its website.  Substantial growth was...

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Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

June 5, 2020
Deadline looming for grants of up to £5,000 for some firms hit by impact of Covid-19

Bath firms based in shared offices or flexible workspaces, as well as B&Bs and guest houses, have only a few days left to apply for a grant up to £5,000 from a special business support grant. The Small Business Grants Discretionary Fund was established to support small businesses impacted by the coronavirus outbreak but...

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