Monthly Archives: August 2012

Accountants Milsted Langdon expand into Bath with new office

August 31, 2012
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Independent accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has opened an office in Bath as it continues its expansion across the region. The office, at One Queen Square, is headed by Peter Groves, who joins Milsted Langdon having previously been the managing partner of independent Bath firm Richardson Groves. Peter said: “I am delighted to have joined...

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UK to stay in recession for rest of this year, says CBI, with lower growth in 2013

August 30, 2012
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UK to stay in recession for rest of this year, says CBI, with lower growth in 2013

The CBI today has revised down its forecast for the UK economy this year from plus 0.6% to minus 0.3% but said growth should return to towards the end of the year. In its latest quarterly economic forecast, the influential business lobbying organisation also said there will be “a little pick up” in the...

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Young female entrepreneurs urged to enter Women of the Future Awards

August 29, 2012
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Young female entrepreneurs urged to enter Women of the Future Awards

The search to find the brightest of the West’s rising female stars has begun with the launch of the Women of the Future Awards 2012. Founded by food guru Pinky Lilani OBE in 2006, the awards celebrate the next generation of Britain’s high-potential women aged 35 and under who are breaking the mould and...

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National Gardening Show previewed at Abbey Hotel’s exclusive business reception

August 29, 2012
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National Gardening Show previewed at Abbey Hotel’s exclusive business reception

The Abbey Hotel in Bath has staged an exclusive reception to preview the highlights of the National Gardening Show, which opens on Friday at the Royal Bath & West Showground. Attended by more than 100 leading figures from Bath and the regional business community, the event was held in the newly-refurbished hotel and its...

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People: New regional development manager for Barclays Business

August 29, 2012
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People: New regional development manager for Barclays Business

Barclays Business has appointed Fiona Harrison as its new regional development manager for the South West. Fiona, pictured, will be responsible for developing and managing relationships with independent brokers to generate, package and place new commercial mortgage lending propositions of between £50,000 and £3m for businesses seeking finance. She will also work closely with...

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Green IT: Four tips to dispel the rhetoric

August 28, 2012
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Green IT: Four tips to dispel the rhetoric

Many organisations – and especially IT companies – cite the term Green IT, yet not many people understand what this means. Are there genuine benefits or is it simply the latest IT marketing spin to encourage firms to spend on IT consultants? Chippenham-based IT provider ITS has come up with four tips to dispel...

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Travel agent business books itself a new future as part of Midcounties Co-op group

August 28, 2012
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Travel agent business books itself a new future as part of Midcounties Co-op group

Frome-based independent travel agents Travel Angels, which has eight branches across the West, has been sold to Midcounties Co-op Travel for an undisclosed sum. Managing director Peter Grayson and director David Logan founded the business in 1993 with its first outlet in Frome. It has since built a loyal customer base across its network...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 28, 2012
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Tuesday August 28 INTERIMS Bouygues SA, Bunzl, Eurasia Drilling Co Ltd GDR (Reg S), FBD Holdings, G4S, Inspired Energy, Lamprell, OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works GDR (Reg S), Regus, UTV Media, Yule Catto & Co Q2 OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works GDR (Reg S) AGMS Advanced Computer Software Group, Development Securities, Livermore...

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App guides Bath to the leading edge for 21st century tourism

August 23, 2012
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Bath Tourism has launched its own mobile app to guide visitors around the city.  Funded and developed by Bath Tourism Plus and Bath Business Improvement District (BID), the Official Bath App is available to download from the Google Play and iTunes stores. The free app, which is available across both the Apple and Android...

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West of England LEP is top of the league

August 23, 2012
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An in depth report by a team of Financial Times investment analysts and experts has compared all 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships and declared the West of England is the number one. The Financial Times fDi Magazine tasked the team to assess the performance of the UK’s local enterprise partnerships since they replaced the regional...

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