Monthly Archives: May 2012

Milestone for solar energy at National Composites Centre

May 23, 2012
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The innovative solar energy system on the roof of the Bristol & Bath Science Park’s National Composites Centre (NCC) has beaten its target for renewable energy generated in its first year of operation. The 600 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels make it one of the region’s largest roof-mounted systems. When commissioned a year ago, renewable...

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Science Park offices snapped up in double quick time

May 22, 2012
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All available offices at the Bristol & Bath Science Park have been let just eight months after it opened. The ground floor of the Innovation Centre, the park’s main building, has filled up twice as quickly as anticipated by developer Quantum Property Partnership, while an area set aside for hot desking has been converted...

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Sharp fall in annual rate of inflation

May 22, 2012
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Inflation last month dropped to 3% – its lowest level for more than two years. The sharp fall from 3.5% raises the prospect that the Bank of England will be able to support the flagging economy by injecting more stimulus later this year. The fall in the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) was caused by...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The week ahead

May 21, 2012
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Monday May 21 INTERIMS Zytronic FINALS BTG, E2V Technologies, Mitie Group AGMS AG Barr, Chariot Oil & Gas Ltd., Cineworld Group, Cluff Gold, Restore, Third Point Offshore Investors Ltd. USD Shares Tuesday May 22 INTERIMS Datong, Greencore Group, GW Pharmaceuticals, Paragon Group Of Companies, Renew Holdings FINALS Accumuli , Big Yellow Group, Bloomsbury Publishing,...

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‘Ignore the cynics’ Eden Project founder tells accountants’ annual dinner

May 17, 2012
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Businesses should ignore the cynicism of the mainstream media and instead look at the huge opportunities that come from believing in the positive, the Eden Project's co-founder Tim Smit told business leaders in Bristol. Taking optimism and hope as the theme of his speech to the West of England annual dinner of chartered accountants...

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Less talk, more action, West manufacturers tell Govt

May 17, 2012
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Only one in four manufacturers in the South West believes the Government has adopted the right strategies to support and develop the sector, according to research by accountants and business advisors BDO. While 93% of manufacturers value the Government’s message that manufacturing is essential to the UK economy, they do not see policy pledges...

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One year on and Bath’s BID is hailed a success

May 16, 2012
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Cleaner, safer streets and the positioning of Bath as a hotbed for cutting-edge fashion are among the successes of the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) in just one year. Working in partnership with businesses and other organisations, the BID has introduced activities and initiatives that, without its funding, would not have taken place. BID...

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New brand identity for law firm Withy King

May 16, 2012
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Graham Street, Managing Partner, Withy King Solicitors

One of the Bath area’s longest-established law firms, Withy King, has launched a new brand identity which puts its clients at the very heart of the practice. The rebranding follows 18 months of research into what people want from their lawyers and includes a new logo in warm red and orange tones with distinctive...

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Rubric, Bath’s newest law firm, promises a new way of working

May 16, 2012
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Law firm Rubric has launched in Bath providing cost-effective legal advice and using only senior lawyers with experience of working in the top practices. Founder James Howell has pledged that Rubric will shun the traditional pyramid structure of law firms and instead move with modern technological advances to provide a more streamlined business. He...

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Recognition for Bath’s Genesis Trust charity

May 16, 2012
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Recognition for Bath’s Genesis Trust charity

The Genesis Trust, the charity helping socially vulnerable people in Bath, has been voted Charity of the Year for 2012/13 by the members of the Bath Business Women’s Association (BBWA). BBWA chair Julie Cooper said: “Each year our members vote for a new local charity to raise funds for. So we were thrilled that...

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