Monthly Archives: August 2011

CBI boss to address its South West annual dinner

August 31, 2011
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CBI boss to address its South West annual dinner

CBI director general John Cridland will be guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West annual dinner. Mr Cridland is a key spokesman for the business community in the media, on public platforms and with Government, leads the CBI, the voice of UK business, and represents it internationally. The black-tie dinner, on November 3...

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New homes planning decision overturned on appeal

August 31, 2011
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Developer Cotswold Homes, based at Tormarton, has won a planning battle to build 10 three-bedroom town houses and two pairs of semi-detached three-bedroom homes on a  former North Somerset coach depot. CJH Land brokered the site’s sale with a view to replacing derelict commercial buildings at the former Starline coach depot in Clevedon with 14 new homes...

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£100m renewable energy fund for farmers launched by Barclays

August 31, 2011
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West of England farmers looking to invest in renewable energy projects can apply for finance from a new £100m fund launched by Barclays Bank. The fund has been set up to cater for the massive groundswell of interest from farmers seeking to cut energy bills and generate new income. New figures released by Barclays...

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Accountants Target buck trend with 20% turnover rise

August 26, 2011
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  The Bath and Bristol offices of chartered accountantcy firm Target are celebrating a combined 20% increase in turnover. The Bath-based firm’s results for the year to June also show national turnover rose by 10% to £13.3m, making it the UK's 45th largest accountancy firm. Target, which recently opened its corporate finance office in Bristol,...

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Bath PR firms nominated for prestigious awards

August 26, 2011
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Bath PR agencies are among nominees on the shortlist for the prestigious CIPR West of England PRide Awards. The awards are the only ones of their kind to showcase the best PR work in the regions of the UK. Winners of the West of England awardsd will be announced at a black-tie dinner in...

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Boson software powers local government online communications

August 25, 2011
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Boson Media has won the contract to provide Frome Town Council with a new content management system to deliver important local and tourist information via its website www.frome-tc.gov.uk. Boson, based in Bradford-on-Avon, worked with the council to develop a bespoke, easy-to-use system that gives its in-house team full control of content. The council had...

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Travel Feature: Gorgeous Innsbruck

August 25, 2011
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For those longing to combine an activity holiday with culture, Innsbruck offers a city break with a difference. It also proves a sporting paradise for Bath Business News Travel Editor Anne Gorringe who tries canyoning for the first time. As I dangled from a bridge, clutching onto Tom's hand felt as it it was...

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Eastern extends flights from Bristol Airport

August 25, 2011
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Eastern Airways is adding additional flights from Bristol Airport to Aberdeen and Leeds Bradford to attract more business and leisure travellers. The regional airline, the UK’s second-largest regional carrier, will increase services from two to three each weekday to both Aberdeen and Leeds-Bradford from October 3. Eastern Airways’ commercial director Kay Ryan said: “We’re...

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Capital deal for fast-growing Bath online lead generation firm

August 24, 2011
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Bath-based internet marketing and online lead generation company Attinger Jack Interactive (AJi) has continued its strong growth by taking over discount site Whopaysfullprice.com for an undisclosed sum. AJi, which owns voucher codes website Promocodes.co.uk, said its net profits will go above £1m in the next 12 months as a result of the acquisition. AJi...

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Prestigious award for financial planner

August 24, 2011
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Jamie Thompson

Jamie Thompson, a financial planner with accountants Old Mill, has won a prestigious award following an impressive performance in his Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) exams. Jamie, an accredited personal financial specialist (APFS), was presented with the Best Paper – J05 (Pension Income Options) Award at the Insurance Institute of Bristol’s (IIB) 2011 awards evening....

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