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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now and in the future? The...

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Challenging year hits financial performance at Alliance Pharma

March 27, 2015
Challenging year hits financial performance at Alliance Pharma

Annual sales and profits have fallen slightly at Chippenham speciality pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma in what its chairman described as a “challenging year”. Revenues were down by 4% to £43.5m on lower sales of two of its portfolio of branded treatments in the period to December 31. As a result, pre-tax profits came in...

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Record number of delegates heading to prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
Record number of delegates heading to prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome businesses from the Bath area among its 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended...

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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

March 25, 2015
Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

More than 800 jobs have been created in 222 businesses over the past year through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growth Fund. The £10m-plus handed out by the fund has enabled the wide range of businesses to gain training, attract investment and carry out research and development as well as create...

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Withy King to mark World Intellectual Property Day with free clinics in Bath

March 25, 2015
Withy King to mark World Intellectual Property Day with free clinics in Bath

Free advice clinics for businesses with intellectual property (IP) issues are being staged by Bath law firm Withy King’s technology and media team to mark World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. The global event, on April 26, is run by the World Intellectual Property Organisation to raise awareness of the importance of innovation and creativity...

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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Bath firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall in Bristol on May 14 and 15. Last...

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