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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 17, 2019
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Monday February 18 Final: Reckitt Benckiser Tuesday February 19 Finals: HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Interims: BHP Billiton, Walmart Economic announcement: Employment data (December: unemployment and average earnings) Wednesday February 20 Finals: Lloyds, Glencore, Hochschild Mining, Intu Trading updates: First Group, Babcock Thursday February 21 Finals: Anglo American, BAE Systems, Barclays, Serco, Rathbone, Relx, Centrica Interims:...

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Buoyant Bath puts West of England among Europe’s top city-regions for employment growth

February 15, 2019
Buoyant Bath puts West of England among Europe’s top city-regions for employment growth

Bath’s buoyant economy will help the West of England become one of Europe’s fastest-growing city-regions for job creation over the next three years with thousands of new posts in the digital and creative sectors, according to a new economic forecast. By adding forecasts for Bath’s economy to those for its larger neighbour Bristol, the...

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Cycling titles go back to Future five years on after publisher rides out tough market

February 15, 2019
Cycling titles go back to Future five years on after publisher rides out tough market

Bath media group Future has bought two cycling titles back from rival publisher Immediate as it looks to expand its presence in the sport and leisure market. The acquisition of Cycling News and Procycling Magazine comes five years after Future sold them along with most of its sports, craft and hobby magazines and websites...

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Bath City FC kicks off public consultation on Twerton regeneration plans

February 15, 2019
Bath City FC kicks off public consultation on Twerton regeneration plans

Ambitious redevelopment plans for Twerton High Street and Bath City FC’s home ground are to go on show to the public. Following more than a year of community and stakeholder engagement, the latest designs for the scheme, which will transform the shopping area of Twerton into a new thriving focal point for the community,...

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Business rate discount on the cards for Bath’s small retailers

February 15, 2019
Business rate discount on the cards for Bath’s small retailers

Hundreds of retailers across Bath and North East Somerset are being invited to apply for a discount to their business rate bills which could cut them by a third. The government announced in its Autumn Budget that over the next two financial years – 2019/20 and 2020/21 – retail premises with rateable values of...

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First course for apprentice chefs at Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel gets under way

February 15, 2019
First course for apprentice chefs at Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel gets under way

Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel has welcomed the first student onto its chef apprenticeship programme, designed to develop the next generation of culinary professionals.  Nineteen-year-old Jacob Poynton, pictured, has been enrolled on the bespoke scheme at the five-star, 131-room hotel, which offers students the chance to gain experience in a commercial kitchen environment while completing...

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