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Chancellor urged to use his Autumn Statement to boost spending on innovation and infrastructure

November 21, 2014

Manufacturers across the South West are calling for a massive boost to infrastructure and innovation in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement to build on the strong economic recovery and lay foundations for longer-term economic growth. The call comes from the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, in its submission to the Autumn Statement. It focuses heavily...

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The LAST WORD: David Goodall, corporate director, Barclays

November 20, 2014
The LAST WORD: David Goodall, corporate director, Barclays

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week David Goodall, corporate director for Barclays, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? It was a wet Sunday afternoon and I was persuaded by my youngest daughter...

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Bath tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

November 20, 2014
Bath tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

Four of Bath’s most-exciting tech innovators are to bid for funding worth £30m in front of an audience made up of some of the UK’s top investors. The firms, all members of the city’s SETsquared innovation incubator, will take part in the real-life Dragon’s Den-style showcase at The Shard in London next Wednesday. The...

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Minister’s visit backs Bath’s position as hotbed for energy innovation

November 20, 2014
Minister’s visit backs Bath’s position as hotbed for energy innovation

Innovative Bath firms developing sustainable ways of producing and using energy had the chance to showcase their pioneering work to a Government minister earlier this week. Energy and climate change minister Amber Rudd visited Bath on Tuesday to discover how the South West is leading the world in low carbon development. Ms Rudd attended...

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Green light for three more solar farms gives Good Energy powerful boost

November 19, 2014
Green light for three more solar farms gives Good Energy powerful boost

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier and generator, has received planning permission for three new solar farms totalling more than 25MW. Two of the solar farms (5.8MW and 4.9MW respectively) are in Dorset and are expected to be commissioned within the first half of next year. The third, a 15MW site in Wales,...

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Glittering ball will mark year of progress for charity Business against Poverty

November 19, 2014
Glittering ball will mark year of progress for charity Business against Poverty

Business against Poverty (BaP), the business brand of Trowbridge-based charity People against Poverty (PaP), celebrates a year of growth, new initiatives and increased business support at its annual ball this Saturday at Bath’s Bailbrook House Hotel. BaP was launched in 2009 and is a membership-based initiative that brings together nearly 100 businesses that support...

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