Monthly Archives: May 2012

1pm clocks up new funding of £2m

May 31, 2012
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Fast-growing finance specialist 1pm has agreed a new £2m block discounting facility with a UK based commercial and retail bank. The funds will be used exclusively by the Bath-based company for writing new lease contracts.   Managing director Maria Hampton said: “This is excellent news for 1pm and is the single largest tranche of funds granted...

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Future offloads truck titles as it steers portfolio towards digital products

May 31, 2012
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Future, the Bath-based publisher, has sold Trucking, Britain’s leading road transport magazine, and the Truckstop News monthly newspaper, to Kelsey Publishing, where they joins a portfolio that spans motoring, rural and lifestyle titles. Future described the titles as non-core as it continues a move to developing digital products and exploiting overseas growth opportunities. Kelsey...

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Bristol Airport ready for busy Jubilee weekend

May 31, 2012
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More than 100,000 passengers are expected to pass through Bristol Airport over the Jubilee Bank Holiday – from tomorrow to Tuesday – with tomorrow and Saturday set to be the busiest days. Airlines and tour operators are reporting hefty demand, with destinations within the eurozone as well as this summer’s four new destinations – the...

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SciSys hints at acquisitions in bullish trading statement

May 31, 2012
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Specialist software developer SciSys issued an upbeat trading statement ahead of last week's annual general meeting, suggesting it could soon hit the acquisition trail. The company, which has its head office in Chippenham and a major base in Bristol, says it opened the year with a comfortable order book of £26.7m and the order...

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Botham and Richards return to Bath for star-studded charity cricket match

May 30, 2012
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Cricket legends Sir Ian Botham and Sir Viv Richards will take part in a unique celebrity cricket match in Bath this Sunday to raise funds for the Hope for Tomorrow charity, which launched the world’s first mobile chemotherapy unit in 2007 The pair have not been back to the West Country together since the...

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Bath Ales takes Graze bar and eaterie concept into the Cotswolds

May 30, 2012
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Independent brewer and pub operator Bath Ales has opened its second Graze bar and brasserie following the success of its first outlet in Bristol. The new Graze in Cirencester takes the concept of a stylish bar and eaterie with a sophisticated city feel to the Cotswolds. Graze in Bristol has built up a reputation...

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Bath’s potential to be highlighted to international property investors

May 29, 2012
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Commercial property opportunities in Bath are to be showcased to national and international investors and developers in London this week. The event is being staged by property firm Jones Lang LaSalle, which has an offices in the city, to attract more inward investment into Bath and the region. Senior directors from the offices, with...

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Peak viewing opportunity at London’s O2 Arena – thanks to innovative Bath engineers

May 29, 2012
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Bath-based engineering design consultants Buro Happold are helping create a unique walkway across the rooftop of London’s 02 Arena which will give visitors spectacular views across the capital. The ‘Up at The O2 experience’, due to open by June 21, features a tensile cable and fabric walkway over the Thameside venue’s roof. The only...

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Key commercial appointments for HSBC in Bath

May 28, 2012
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HSBC has made a number of key appointments to its Bristol and Bath Commercial Centre, bringing in Nick Stork and Chris Jones as area commercial director and deputy area commercial director respectively. The team has also been bolstered by Paul Williams’ appointment as senior international commercial manager and Lee Newman as senior commercial manager....

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Brewer’s charity bike ride – with a stop at the halfway pint

May 28, 2012
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Bath Ales holds its annual Biking Bonanza on Saturday June 9 to raise money for the FAB (Frenchay After Burns) Children’s Club – with participants in the 13-mile ride being offered a halfway stop for a barbecue at the brewer’s new head office. Hare House in Warmley is the mid-point on the Bristol and...

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