Monthly Archives: February 2012

Free solar panel project nets wildlife accolade for renewables firm

February 29, 2012
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Freesource Energy, the renewables company based at Corsham, has been highly commended by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust for its work supplying free solar PV systems to homes. The firm collected the accolade in the Climate Change Impact category of the Trust’s fourth Corporate Green Awards. People in more than a hundred homes have benefitted...

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Video exclusive: Bishop Fleming goes for growth in Bath

February 29, 2012
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Following its acquisition of Bath‘s Target Accountants in December, Bishop Fleming is growing fast and creating new jobs in the city. Managing partner Matthew Lee has spoken exclusively to Bath Business News about the firm’s plans for the office and its growth plans  

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Innovative Bath firm Earsoft highly commended in enterprise awards

February 29, 2012
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University of Bath spin-out business Earsoft, which is developing an innovative loudness control for audio devices, has been highly commended in the Lloyds TSB’s Enterprise Awards. The firm, based at Bath’s Innovation Centre, was one of 10 businesses challenging in the regional heat of the awards staged in Bristol last week. Earsoft created its...

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Helphire insists it is on road to recovery despite heavy losses

February 29, 2012
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Struggling specialist accident-claim handler Helphire today insisted it is on the road to recovery after plummeting into serious losses. The Bath-based group revealed a pre-tax loss of £3.6m in the second half of last year against a £1.1m profit in the equivalent period in 2010. Revenues halved to £112.9m as a result of the...

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Historic Bath & County Club enters new era with £100,000 refurbishment

February 29, 2012
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A £100,000 internal refurbishment is underway at historic private members’ club Bath & County Club. The renovation will modernise the bar, function suites and meeting rooms as well as creating a new library area at the Queen’s Parade club. The club, which celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008, continues to attract new members including...

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Bath Life Awards champion city’s best businesses

February 28, 2012
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Bath Life Awards champion city’s best businesses

Designer resale website Fashion Bloodhound and London & Country Mortgages have won the business categories in this year’s Bath Life Awards. The prestigious awards – which celebrate the best of Bath’s culture, business, fashion and lifestyle – were presented at a gala dinner at the Assembly Rooms last week. Fashion Bloodhound collected the New...

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Acquisition-hungry Bath engineering group Rotork racks up record results

February 28, 2012
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Bath-based specialist engineering firm Rotork is on the takeover trail again after achieving record revenues, profits and order intake last year. The group, which makes complex actuator valves for the global oil and gas industries, made six acquisitions last year as it racked up a 17% increase in pre-tax profits to £116.5m on revenues...

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Group heads to Bristol business show to promote Bath’s unique venues

February 28, 2012
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Some of Bath’s most famous venues are combining their resources today to promote their facilities and special brand of hospitality at a business show in Bristol. Called Unique Venues of Bath, the group includes Bath Rugby, the Theatre Royal, Thermae Bath Spa, Bath Racecourse and Bath’s Historic Buildings, which takes in venues such as...

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HSBC joins West-based UK China Business Consortium

February 27, 2012
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Banking giant HSBC has become the latest member of The UK China Business Consortium, a South West-based group promoting British exports to China and supporting Chinese companies looking to invest in the UK. The Consortium was set up last year by trademark and IP specialists Haseltine Lake, commercial law firm Clark Holt, PR and...

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Rabbit 2012 to showcase region’s world-class creative industries

February 27, 2012
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Anticipation is growing ahead of the Rabbit 2012 business show with a growing number of businesses looking to take space. The exhibition, which takes place in Bristol and is free to delegates, has already caught the attention of hundreds of businesses in the region. Rabbit promises to be a whole new form of business...

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