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Non-EU exports worth millions to South West firms at risk if no deal Brexit takes place, warns CBI

February 22, 2019
Non-EU exports worth millions to South West firms at risk if no deal Brexit takes place, warns CBI

The CBI today issued another dire warning of the likely effects on the South West’s economy of leaving the EU without a deal – the potential loss of global export orders worth millions of pounds. The business organisation highlighted what it said would be the damaging implications of crashing out of the trade deals...

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EasyJet to launch 70th route from Bristol Airport with new Rhodes flights

February 22, 2019
EasyJet to launch 70th route from Bristol Airport with new Rhodes flights

Low-cost airline easyJet is to introduce a second new route from Bristol Airport in as many months as it continues to bolster its position as the site’s largest operator. Flights to the Greek island of Rhodes will start on June 2, taking to 70 the number of destinations served by easyJet from Bristol. Last...

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New boss in driving seat to steer automotive training agency to further expansion

February 21, 2019
New boss in driving seat to steer automotive training agency to further expansion

Automotive sector learning and development agency RTS Group has appointed Mark Smith as its new chief executive to drive further growth at the 30-year-old business.   Mark, pictured, joins the firm, based at Notton, near Chippenham, after a career that began in consumer magazines – including editing the official magazines for Arsenal and Liverpool...

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University of Bath to play lead role in training artificial intelligence experts of the future

February 21, 2019
University of Bath to play lead role in training artificial intelligence experts of the future

A new generation of academics specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) is to be trained by the University of Bath under a programme aimed at keeping the UK at the forefront of the disruptive technology. The university will lead one of 16 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) announced today, creating the experts of tomorrow...

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Upbeat trading outlook sends Future shares to record level

February 20, 2019
Upbeat trading outlook sends Future shares to record level

Shares in Bath-based media group Future shot up to their highest-ever price this week after its directors told investors they expect its financial results to be “significantly ahead” of market expectations this year. Future, which has its shares listed on the London Stock Exchange, has achieved strong growth recently following a root-and-branch restructuring five...

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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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