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Plea to Osborne to focus on infrastructure, exports and skills in next week’s Budget

July 3, 2015
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Plea to Osborne to focus on infrastructure, exports and skills in next week’s Budget

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, has called on the Chancellor to strike a balance between eliminating the deficit and stimulating growth in next week’s Budget. And while George Osborne is likely to focus on the cuts and reform, he must also concentrate on infrastructure, boosting exports and tackling the skills...

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The LAST WORD: Linda Donaldson, managing director, Geometry PR

July 3, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Linda Donaldson, managing director, Geometry PR

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 Linda Donaldson, managing director of Bath public relations firm Geometry PR, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? The Blind Side – I love this film about...

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Bath Business Blog: Andrew Cooper, chief executive, Bath BID. The importance of supporting young ambition

July 3, 2015
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Bath Business Blog: Andrew Cooper, chief executive, Bath BID. The importance of supporting young ambition

By Andrew Cooper, chief executive of Bath Business Improvement District (BID). As the school year ends and students step out into the world, it is important that the business community of Bath extends the hand of opportunity and inspiration to young people looking to take their first steps into the workplace. Helping and inspiring...

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Accreditation puts Bath’s School of Management among world’s best

July 3, 2015
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Accreditation puts Bath’s School of Management among world’s best

The University of Bath’s School of Management has been placed in the top 1% of business schools worldwide after receiving the highest accreditation status from a global higher education assessment organisation. EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development’s (EFMD) quality inspectorate, granted the school its much-coveted five-year accreditation – held by just 83 of...

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Innovative scheme looks to encourage Bath’s future talent

July 3, 2015
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Innovative scheme looks to encourage Bath’s future talent

Twelve rising stars from Bath companies started their leadership development journeys this week on a special, world-class programme to make more of the corporate talent in the city. The Bath Future Talent initiative provides a premier development programme for talented people seen as the future of their organisations. Mainly aged between 25 and 35,...

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Future launches title to calm adults hooked on colouring-in craze

July 3, 2015
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Future launches title to calm adults hooked on colouring-in craze

The growing adult colouring-in craze has inspired Bath-based media group Future to launch its own magazine dedicated to the hobby. Bi-monthly Colour Calm has what Future describes as “beautiful patterns that promote relaxation and creativity” – with issue one having 116 pages of intricate designs, “perfect for relieving stress and offering a welcome escape...

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Graduate eating-out app entrepreneur has appetite for more growth

July 3, 2015
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Graduate eating-out app entrepreneur has appetite for more growth

Award-winning Bath student entrepreneur Tom Dewhurst is looking to expand his Ordable eating-out app now he has graduated from university. Tom, pictured, who secured funding for Ordable in the University of Bath’s own version of the BBC’s Dragons’ Den, graduated on Wednesday. Ordable enables users to browse menus, order and pay for food and...

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Bath’s £35m Gainsborough Hotel boosts city’s status as leading spa destination

July 2, 2015
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Bath’s £35m Gainsborough Hotel boosts city’s status as leading spa destination

Bath’s standing as a world-class tourism destination was strengthened this week with the opening of the UK’s first hotel using natural thermal waters. The 99-room Gainsborough Hotel in Beau Street underpins Bath’s position as one of Europe’s leading spa resorts and also boosts its offering at the luxury end of the tourist market. The...

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Mulberry’s responsible approach to business championed in coveted national award scheme

July 2, 2015
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Mulberry’s responsible approach to business championed in coveted national award scheme

Somerset-based fashion brand Mulberry has been recognised as one of the UK’s most responsible businesses for the second consecutive year in a prestigious awards scheme run by Business in the Community (BITC). The firm, which has its global headquarters and a factory at Chilcompton, was reaccredited for the Inspiring Young Talent category in the...

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Local green projects secure Earth Champion award for Bath architects Grant Associates

July 1, 2015
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Local green projects secure Earth Champion award for Bath architects Grant Associates

Bath-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates has been recognised as an ‘Earth Champion’ for its contribution to protecting the planet’s environment. The firm has received an Outstanding Earth Champions Award in the built environment category by Earth Champions Quest, which was created by the United Nations to champion the local sustainability efforts. The organisation’s...

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