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Pearson May Financial Update: Festive gifts and virtual Christmas parties

December 2, 2020
Pearson May Financial Update: Festive gifts and virtual Christmas parties

It is sadly inevitable that this year’s staff Christmas parties will not be the usual get-togethers and businesses will, no doubt, already be looking at more inventive ways to have a festive celebration, be it virtual or with individual gifts, etc. writes Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter. From online cookery classes, virtual pantomimes and streaming...

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Creative agency shows its record on tackling climate change by publishing its own disclosure report

December 2, 2020
Creative agency shows its record on tackling climate change by publishing its own disclosure report

A marketing consultancy specialising in working for businesses that focus on delivering sustainability has published a report on its own climate action. Content Coms’ annual Creative Climate Disclosure report, the second it has produced, shows that just 1.6% of its turnover comes from a carbon-intensive industry – a reduction on the 4.6% in last...

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Bath Business Blog: Tom Webb, head of corporate, Mogers Drewett. Futureproof your business for 2021

December 2, 2020
Bath Business Blog: Tom Webb, head of corporate, Mogers Drewett.  Futureproof your business for 2021

Given the unprecedented challenges all businesses have faced over the past six months, there is no doubt that 2021 is going to be an important year. Add to this the UK leaving the EU on December 31 and the uncertainty of more lockdowns and for many businesses 2021 could be a make or break year....

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 29, 2020
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Monday November 30 Finals: Barloworld, Tharisa, Zambeef Products Interims: Civitas Social Housing, Discoverie Group, Draper Esprit, Foxtons, Omega Diagnostics group, St James House, Victoria Tuesday December 1 Finals: Gooch & Housego, Hyve Group Interims: Bilby, Ince Group, Iomart, Mercia Asset Management, Sosandar, Tekmar Group Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Wednesday December 2 Finals: Avon Rubber, Ixico, Residential Secure Income, Stock Spirits...

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Business groups warn of bleak winter as Bath prepares for life in Tier 2 when lockdown ends

November 27, 2020
Business groups warn of bleak winter as Bath prepares for life in Tier 2 when lockdown ends

Bath’s Tier 2 restrictions when it comes out of the national lockdown next week will have a “chilling impact” on its economy, with much of its hospitality sector remaining “frozen” in the vital run-up to Christmas, business groups have warned. Bath Chamber of Commerce group Business West said despite having escaped being put in...

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Future makes £600m overture to Go Compare group as profits soar 300% on recent takeovers

November 27, 2020
Future makes £600m overture to Go Compare group as profits soar 300% on recent takeovers

Bath’s acquisition-hungry media group Future has hit the takeover trail again with a near £600m offer for the firm behind the Co Compare website. The £594m cash-and-shares offer, which has been accepted by GoCo Group’s board, was revealed on the same day that Future posted a 300% increase in annual pre-tax profits to £52m on sales...

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