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Bath Business News Travel: Walking into the unknown on an adventure trip to Portugal

April 18, 2019
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Bath Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe packs her walking boots for a guided tour of Portugal’s wild Atlantic coast and, on the way, also finds some great beer and food in Lisbon …   I’m in the gardens of the Regaleira Palace in the historic UNESCO city of Sintra when my guide, Frank, leads...

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Solicitor returns to Royds Withy King’s family law team in Bath

April 15, 2019
Solicitor returns to Royds Withy King’s family law team in Bath

Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King has welcomed back solicitor Laura Podger to its family law team in Bath. Having qualified as a solicitor at the firm last year, Laura, pictured, spent around six months in national firm Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office, where she worked on high-profile family law cases, before returning to...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2019
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Monday April 15 Finals: Crossword Cybersecurity, Filta Group Holdings, Mobile Tornado Group Interims: Carr’s Group, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs Trading updates: Petra Diamonds, Rio Tinto, Sirius Real Estate Tuesday April 16 Finals: Card Factory, Flowtech Fluidpower, JD Sports Fashion, Parity Group, Telit Communications Interims: Bank of America, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Ashmore Trading updates:...

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‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

April 12, 2019
‘Go skinny dipping before your next meeting’ accountants are urged by adventurer at their annual dinner

The West of England’s top accountants have been advised to have ‘micro-adventures’ such as skinny dipping in a river while on their way to a meeting or sleeping outside on a hill in summer. The unusual plea was made to the 400 guests at the profession’s regional annual dinner by guest speaker National Geographic...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in the red. Export sales and...

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Firm co-founded by former Royal Crescent Hotel manager snaps up Cotswolds country house venue

April 12, 2019
Firm co-founded by former Royal Crescent Hotel manager snaps up Cotswolds country house venue

The former manager of Bath’s Royal Crescent Hotel has joined two former management consultants to buy a Georgian country house hotel in the Cotswolds. Simon Austin, who worked at Royal Crescent Bath from August 2017 until last month, has formed a new company called Moonflight with James and Corinna Rae to buy the 18-bedroom...

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