Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ahead of the Agenda: Coming up this week . . .

April 30, 2012
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Monday 30 April Interims: Aberdeen Asset Management, Infrastrata, Redefine Finals: Asterand, Harvey Nash, Waterlogic Trading statements: Creston, FBD AGMs: Brady, DP World, FBD, London Capital, Minoan, Nextgen, Personal, Rangold Resources Tuesday 1 May Interim: Imperial Tobacco Finals: Brown (N), Development Securities Trading statements: BP, CSR, Lloyds Banking, Man, National Express, Randgold Resources, Reckitt Benckiser,...

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Jobs soar in green energy sector as it powers ahead of economy

April 26, 2012
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The number of people employed in the South West’s renewable energy sector soared by 40% to 7,000 last year, a new report shows. And with the right support that number could climb to 30,000 jobs by 2020, says Renewable Energy: Made in Britain, by the Renewable Energy Association. The report shows that nationally the...

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Top industry award for Monahans Financial paraplanner

April 25, 2012
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Monahans Financial Services, part of the Bath-based accountancy group, is celebrating after one of its key employees scooped a prestigious national industry award. Gill Perry won the prize for the best paraplanner at the prestigious Money Marketing Financial Services awards. The awards, which have been running for 22 years, recognise the very best performers...

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Property: Cafe opens in former Kingsmead Square showroom

April 25, 2012
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A Grade-II listed building in Bath’s Kingsmead Square has opened as the Society Café. Change of use for the 1,086 sq ft former showroom and offices was secured by HPH Commercial Property, also based in the historic square. The new café has been opened by Adrian and Jane Campbell-Howard who formerly worked under Macro...

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Companies ‘cannot ignore the smartphone revolution’

April 25, 2012
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West business leaders need to understand how smartphones are changing the way individuals engage with their products and services – or they risk being left behind by the competition. The warning came from technology expert Richard Hull in an address to senior directors at a recent event staged by Executive Foundation, the leadership and...

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New Royal Crescent owner says hotel is ‘epitome of elegance’

April 25, 2012
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The chairman of Topland Group, the international investment group that recently acquired Bath’s prestigious Royal Crescent Hotel, has spoken about the deal. Sol Zakay said: “We are delighted to include this truly exceptional luxury hotel in our ever expanding hotel portfolio. Once again Topland has utilised its war chest to ‘purchase for cash’ and...

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Record number of new firms shrug off downturn to start up in Bath

April 25, 2012
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The national economy may still be in the doldrums but a record 93 new companies were registered in Bath during March. The figure smashes the previous best, pre-recession, months of September 2003 and March 2006 when 87 companies were registered, according to Companies House data. Of March’s 93 new companies, 91 are regular limited...

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Bath’s Jamie’s Italian restaurant to take part in worldwide food revolution

April 25, 2012
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Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Foundation is launching the first world-wide Food Revolution Day on May 19 during which his Jamie's Italian in Bath will be running a homemade lemonade stand and serving a hog roast from 11am until 3pm. Food Revolution Day will inspire, educate and empower people about real food and thousands of food lovers in...

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UK economy slumps back into recession

April 25, 2012
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UK economy slumps back into recession

Britain has slumped back into recession, official figures released earlier today show. The economy shrank by 0.2% in the first three months of this year. Coming after the contraction of 0.3% in the last three months of 2011, this technically puts the country back into recession. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said there...

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Partner appointed at Bath law firm Mowbray Woodwards

April 25, 2012
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Bath law firm Mowbray Woodwards has appointed Kate Jackson as partner and deputy head of its residential property team. Kate joined the firm in January last year, bringing more than 18 years’ experience as a residential property solicitor. She specialises in all areas of residential conveyancing including assents of property and matrimonial transfers. Kate...

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