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The LAST WORD: Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE, director, Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy Events

July 29, 2016
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The LAST WORD:  Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE, director, Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy Events

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE, director of Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy Events and a vice-president, trustee and patron for many charities, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched?  Despicable Me with...

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West of England devolution deal: Infographic

July 29, 2016
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West of England devolution deal: Infographic

The £1bn devolution deal and the West of England combined authority formed by it would increase control and resources for business including: Integrated and locally relevant inward investment and trade services, led by Invest in Bristol & Bath Support for developing the West of England Growth Hub Increased support for the Bristol & Bath...

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West of England devolution deal: Make your views known, Bath businesses are told

July 29, 2016
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West of England devolution deal: Make your views known, Bath businesses are told

Bath area businesses are being urged to give their views on the West of England devolution proposal, which would bring extra powers to the area along with additional funding worth up to £1bn. Business organisations in the region, including the Institute of Directors (IoD), CBI, FSB and Business West have come together to encourage...

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Bath’s riverside hidden gem to be opened up for commercial use

July 29, 2016
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Bath’s riverside hidden gem to be opened up for commercial use

Planning permission has been granted to redevelop Bath’s hidden undercrofts and 18th century vaults beside Pulteney Bridge as a restaurant and possible museum. The proposal for the long-unused area, drawn up by Bath architects Nash Partnership, is the first phase in Bath & North East Somerset Council’s (B&NES) ambitions to develop the social, cultural and...

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Government delays £18bn Hinkley Point plant yet again despite green light from EDF

July 29, 2016
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Government delays £18bn Hinkley Point plant yet again despite green light from EDF

Plans to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point have been thrown into chaos by the Government just hours after being given the go-ahead by French energy giant EDF. Ministers will now conduct another review of the controversial £18bn project and report later this year.  The move stunned the energy industry and...

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Bath’s Team Juice get set to clock up the miles in charity bike ride

July 28, 2016
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Bath’s Team Juice get set to clock up the miles in charity bike ride

Bath-based recruitment agency Juice is gearing up for a pedal-powered charity fundraiser this September in which its staff will cycle 57 miles between its four offices. The event is the brainchild of Juice managing director Emma Summers and her husband Andrew, who wanted to organise a fun and energetic event for the 24-strong team....

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Recognition for Bishop Fleming as travel industry accounting rules are tightened

July 28, 2016
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Recognition for Bishop Fleming as travel industry accounting rules are tightened

West of England accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has a large office in Bath, has been named as one of only a handful of accountants in the region registered to work with ATOL-covered travel businesses. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) recently toughened up its rules relating to financial reporting by travel sector businesses. Accountants...

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£18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant due to get green light this evening

July 28, 2016
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£18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant due to get green light this evening

The go-ahead for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point is expected to be announced this evening, triggering a multi-billion pound boost for the West of England’s economy. The board of French energy company EDF is expected to approve the £18bn plant – which will take 10 years to build – later today...

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Bath Ales’ Gem sparkles as trend for craft beer lifts its supermarket sales

July 26, 2016
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Bath Ales’ Gem sparkles as trend for craft beer lifts its supermarket sales

The growing popularity of Bath Ales’ flagship Gem bitter has helped the brewery achieve its best ever year for grocery sales.  Its supermarket sales grew by 14% last year to £3.5m as demand for craft beer continued to spiral. The increase put Bath Ales in third position in a table of the top 20...

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Epoch Wealth Management in the running for national award

July 26, 2016
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Epoch Wealth Management in the running for national award

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has been shortlisted for a coveted national industry award that celebrates excellence in the fields of financial advice and technology. The firm is one of just three national finalists competing for the prestigious title of Leading Adviser Practice (up to 10 advisers) in the Schroders UK Platform Awards 2016.  The annual accolades recognise firms,...

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