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BMT becomes latest Bath firm to relocate to city’s Grade A showpiece office development

July 19, 2024
BMT becomes latest Bath firm to relocate to city’s Grade A showpiece office development

Global defence consulting firm BMT is to relocate its Bath staff to the city’s No.1 Bath Quays office building, making it the third firm to take space in the flagship development. BMT, which has two offices a stone’s throw away on Lower Bristol Road, joins financial services consultancy and software provider Altus and chartered...

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Five years of economic expansion forecast for the West of England, outpacing all other UK regions

July 19, 2024
Five years of economic expansion forecast for the West of England, outpacing all other UK regions

The West of England’s economy is forecast to grow faster over the next five years than any other part of the UK outside London, according to two new reports. The region, along with South Wales, will achieve economic expansion of 1.4% a year between now and 2029, according to the analysis commissioned by the...

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King’s Speech bills will be ‘key to spurring region’s economic growth and easing housing crisis’

July 19, 2024
King’s Speech bills will be ‘key to spurring region’s economic growth and easing housing crisis’

Measures included in the King’s Speech aimed at boosting housebuilding and devolving more powers from Whitehall to the regions have been widely welcomed by key business figures in the West of England. The Planning and Infrastructure Bill – one of the 40 included in the speech that will shape the first year of the new...

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Busiest summer ever expected at Bristol Airport after airlines introduce new destinations

July 19, 2024
Busiest summer ever expected at Bristol Airport after airlines introduce new destinations

Bristol Airport is preparing for its busiest ever summer holiday getaway, with more than 1.6m passengers expected to pass through the terminal between mid-July and early September. On the busiest days, 40,000 people will fly in and out of the airport, while around 155,000 are expected over the August bank holiday weekend. Last summer...

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Hospital trials for Bath-designed cushion that could transform the care of critically ill patients

July 18, 2024
Hospital trials for Bath-designed cushion that could transform the care of critically ill patients

An inflatable device designed in Bath that enables critically ill patients to be moved is set to enter clinical trials at the city’s Royal United Hospital later this year. The Inflatable Prone Repositioning Device (IPRD) – known as the ’BathMat’ – has been created by engineering academics from the University of Bath in collaboration with...

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Pearson May financial round up

July 18, 2024
Pearson May financial round up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May teams up with Bath Business News to bring you the top national finance stories. HMRC rolls out VAT registration Estimator tool for assessing VAT registration impact for SMEs. Click here to find out more Stricter ID rules for UK company registration New measures target fraud and enhance transparency. For more details, click here

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