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Thrings bolsters its commercial property team with appointment of highly experienced partner

June 30, 2016
Thrings bolsters its commercial property team with appointment of highly experienced partner

Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has strengthened its corporate occupancy, healthcare, and retail and leisure sector offering with the appointment of experienced commercial property specialist Ben Tarrant as partner. Ben, pictured, has acted on transactions for a wide-range of major national retailers on property acquisitions and disposals, and managed...

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Councils backing for £1bn West devolution deal ‘sends out signal of confidence’ say business leaders

June 30, 2016
Councils backing for £1bn West devolution deal ‘sends out signal of confidence’ say business leaders

Business leaders this morning welcomed the £1bn West of England devolution deal approved last night by councillors, calling it a “strong signal of long-term confidence and investment into this area”. Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES), along with Bristol City and South Gloucestershire councils, agreed the package, which transfers funding and powers from Westminster...

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Councillors must back £1bn West devolution deal, say city’s business leaders

June 29, 2016
Councillors must back £1bn West devolution deal, say city’s business leaders

Bath business leaders have called on councillors to back the £1bn devolution package for the West of England when it goes before a special council meeting this evening. The deal, announced by Chancellor George Osborne in this year’s Budget, would bring essential funding and additional powers for key areas such as transport, housing, employment...

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Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

June 29, 2016
Jobs axed and investment frozen as Brexit starts to hit Bath firms

Firms across Bath and the West of England are already cutting jobs, hiking prices and freezing investment as a result of the fall-out from the Brexit vote, according to a snap poll by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. One company said it was considering moving overseas while others have stopped taking on...

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Views on Brexit impact sought from Bath firms as Government moves to steady businesses’ nerves

June 28, 2016
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Firms from Bath and across the West of England are being asked for their views on the likely impact of Brexit ahead of a series of crunch meetings between business leaders and senior government figures. The first takes place today when Business Secretary Sajid Javid, pictured, hosts a round table with more than 20 representatives...

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Share offer generates £1.3m for Good Energy to power further growth

June 27, 2016

Green energy supplier Good Energy has raised £3.1m from its latest share offer as it aims to increase its number of customers five-fold by 2020. Good Energy said the majority of the 2,000 individual applications for shares were from its customers. Funds raised through the share offer will be used to boost Good Energy’s...

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