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Brexit: Regional property market analysis

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Regional property market analysis

The region's residential and commercial property markets face a long period of uncertainty as the economic and political impact of the EU referendum results plays out, according to industry experts. Occupier demand for offices, warehouses and shops could be weaker and investment sentiment subdued, according to Paul Baker, director in the regional office of...

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£14.2m publishing acquisition takes Future into new markets

June 24, 2016
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Bath-based publishing group Future is to buy rival Imagine Publishing in a £14.2m deal – extending its portfolio of titles to include a further 19 magazines in the process. The takeover will add the Retro Gamer and World of Animals titles and digital platforms to Future’s portfolio, which already includes T3 and PC Gamer....

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Brexit: Bath area firms suffer from stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Bath area firms suffer from stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were wiped off the value of Bath area firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as they became caught up in the Brexit share price collapse. Rotork, Bath's largest manufacturer, suffered a 4.4% drop in its share price this morning. The firm, which makes specialist valves for the global oil...

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Extra office space for Richardson Swift as team continues to grow

June 24, 2016
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Extra office space for Richardson Swift as team continues to grow

Bath accountancy firm Richardson Swift has taken on more staff and additional office space as demand for its specialist business advice and payroll services grows. Among the new joiners are associate director Tom Baines, who arrives from Berkeley Hamilton in Gloucester, where he was an associate partner. Prior to this Tom, who has more...

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Brexit: Economic impact

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Economic impact

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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Brexit: National business reaction

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: National business reaction

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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Brexit: Bath business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Bath business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, called on the government to immediately commit to negotiate the best deal possible for British firms following the referendum result. Failing to do that could risk jeopardising new investment from the many overseas firms that have chosen to base themselves in the region to give them access...

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Bath school dinner changes serve up opportunities for city’s small food firms

June 24, 2016
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Bath school dinner changes serve up opportunities for city’s small food firms

Small food producers in and around Bath are being urged to apply to become part of pioneering new school dinners contract in the city that promotes local produce. Under the new scheme, primary school children across the city could soon be tucking into locally grown, healthy food and enjoying more variety based on seasonal produce. Bath...

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Financial planning certification secured by Old Mill

June 23, 2016
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Financial planning certification secured by Old Mill

West of England accountancy firm Old Mill has become one of only 25 certified businesses in the UK to meet stringent financial planning standards. The firm, which has offices in Melksham and Wells, has completed the certification programme for BS 8577 – the only best practice standard for financial advice and planning firms. BS...

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Investors in People Gold Standard recognises Stone King’s commitment to its staff

June 23, 2016
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Bath-headquartered law firm Stone King has been awarded the prestigious Investors in People Gold Standard – the highest level possible in the scheme. The firm – which also has offices in London and Cambridge and has just opened a base in Leeds – is among just 7% of accredited organisations across the UK to...

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