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Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

October 23, 2014
Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bath, has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs. SETsquared, whose Bath base is in the university's Innovation Centre at Carpenters House, will compete in the national finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards next month after judges were...

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New chair of trustees for Quartet Community Foundation

October 22, 2014
New chair of trustees for Quartet Community Foundation

Quartet Community Foundation, the organisation that matches philanthropists’ donations with good causes across the West of England, has appointed Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT senior partner Robert Bourns as its chair of trustees. Robert will work with the board of trustees and Quartet’s executive team to support the foundation’s work. He succeeds Stephen Parsons, Deputy...

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Law firm Stone King looks for more growth as it reaches milestone of 200 staff

October 21, 2014
Law firm Stone King looks for more growth as it reaches milestone of 200 staff

Law firm Stone King, which has the largest of its three offices in Bath, has appointed its 200th member of staff as it continues with ambitious plans to grow its regional and national legal teams. The arrival of Sean Knight, who joins as a paralegal in the trusts and estates team, marks a milestone...

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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

October 20, 2014
Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

Property agency GVA has expanded its regional office agency team with the appointment of Alex Riddell as a senior surveyor. Alex, pictured, joins GVA at a time of strong growth for the South West office in Bristol and its office agency team in particular, which has just been placed at the top of the...

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The LAST WORD: Simon Barbato, CEO, Mr B & Friends

October 20, 2014
The LAST WORD: Simon Barbato, CEO, Mr B & Friends

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Simon Barbato, CEO of creative agency Mr B & Friends, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? American Hustle. It was on my list for ages and...

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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 20, 2014
Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on new staff – as it...

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