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BGF maintains strong growth by taking on former EY corporate finance executive

February 28, 2017
BGF maintains strong growth by taking on former EY corporate finance executive

The UK’s most active provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses, BGF (Business Growth Fund), is continuing to expand its team covering the South West with the appointment of James Skade as an investor. Before joining BGF, James, pictured, spent five years at accountancy group EY, most recently in the corporate finance...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 26, 2017
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Monday 27 February Interims: Dechra Pharmaceuticals, MJ Gleeson Finals: Ascential, Bunzl, Dialight, FBD Holdings, Hiscox, Keller, McColl’s Retail Group, Persimmon, Quartix Holdings, Rotork, RTC Group, Senior, Trinity Mirror Trading statement: Associated British Foods AGM: Formation Group EGM: Alexander Mining  Tuesday 28 February Interims: Go-Ahead Group, Redde, Revolution Bars, Ricardo, Swallowfield, Waterman Group Finals: Bodycote,...

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Plans for University of Bath’s engine-of-the-future research centre move up a gear

February 24, 2017
Plans for University of Bath’s engine-of-the-future research centre move up a gear

A world-beating automotive research centre led by the University of Bath has come a step closer following the announcement of extra growth funding for the West of England from the government. The IAAPS – Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems – pictured, would be a purpose-built global centre of excellence to research and develop...

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Top 100 Best Companies accolades for two high-flying Bath firms

February 24, 2017
Top 100 Best Companies accolades for two high-flying Bath firms

Two Bath-headquartered firms have been named among the top 100 organisations to work for in the UK. They appear in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies lists, which are published this Sunday. Housing association Curo is ranked 27th in the not-for-profit table and was awarded the Best Companies’ Two-Star ‘Outstanding’ rating for...

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Bath’s Mulberry Park housing scheme gets vote of confidence from Communities Secretary

February 24, 2017
Bath’s Mulberry Park housing scheme gets vote of confidence from Communities Secretary

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid visited Bath housing association Curo’s landmark development at Mulberry Park on the city’s outskirts yesterday to see its progress. The scheme on the former MoD site at Foxhill is delivering much-needed new homes for Bath – a city where housing affordability is now a major issue. Some 700 high-quality, energy...

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More takeovers on the way, says Cloud Direct as it notches up fifth acquisition

February 24, 2017
More takeovers on the way, says Cloud Direct as it notches up fifth acquisition

Cloud Direct, the acquisitive Bath-based cloud services firm, is on the takeover trail again after chalking up its fifth deal in less than two years. Cloud Direct, a gold Microsoft CSP partner, said the addition of Connect Support Services’s skills and capacity bolster its key Microsoft product areas: Azure and Office 365. The acquisition comes hot on the...

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