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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 26, 2019
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Monday May 27 Bank holiday Tuesday May 28 Final: Altitude Group, Amigo Holdings, Kainos Group Interims: Oxford Biodynamics, AFI Developments Economic announcement: BBA Mortgage Lending Figures Wednesday May 29 Finals: Aveva Group, HarbourVest Global Privat Equity, Stobart Group, Telford Homes Interims: Jadestone Energy, PJSC Lukoil Thursday May 30 Finals: De La Rue, FirstGroup, Helios...

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The LAST WORD: Ian Coyle, First Bus operations director, West of England

May 24, 2019
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The LAST WORD: Ian Coyle, First Bus operations director, West of England

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Ian Coyle, operations director for First Bus, West of England, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST:  Film you watched? War Horse. Having seen this film a couple of times,...

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‘Big data’ project tracking visitor spending puts Bath BID at forefront of smart city revolution

May 24, 2019
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‘Big data’ project tracking visitor spending puts Bath BID at forefront of smart city revolution

Bath’s Business Improvement District (BID) has become the first in the UK to glean anonymous data from visitors’ mobile phones and credit cards to better understand spending patterns in the city centre. The BID, which is funded by 675 levy payers, has teamed up with a specialist ‘big data’ consultancy which will provide it...

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West business leader calls for fresh approach to Brexit as May announces she will quit as PM

May 24, 2019
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West business leader calls for fresh approach to Brexit as May announces she will quit as PM

The leader of the region’s largest business organisation has called on the next Prime Minister to end the “drift and lack of direction” in Parliament over Brexit and fix the fundamentals blighting the UK economy. The comments from Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce...

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HELP is at hand for firms from Royds Withy King’s new HR and employment package

May 24, 2019
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HELP is at hand for firms from Royds Withy King’s new HR and employment package

Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King has launched a legal ‘safety net’ in response to unprecedented demand from human resources professionals and business owners for affordable expert HR and employment advice. Called HELP, the package provides comprehensive legal support to businesses alongside insurance protection against Employment Tribunal claims.   Bespoke packages have been developed...

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Booklovers’ mecca prepares for next chapter in its global growth

May 23, 2019
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Booklovers’ mecca prepares for next chapter in its global growth

Global second-hand and rare book retailer Bookbarn International is preparing for a major re-launch following the appointment of a new CEO. Nick Bates has joined the Hallatrow-based firm after nearly four years at renown New York-headquartered publishing group HarperCollins, where he was sales and marketing director and, most recently, associate publisher based in London.  Bookbarn International...

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Kersfield expands development portfolio with conversion project for Grade I listed Bath building

May 23, 2019
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Kersfield expands development portfolio with conversion project for Grade I listed Bath building

Bath property development firm Kersfield has acquired the Grade I listed Georgian townhouse 1 Sion Hill Place in Lansdown to convert into seven luxury apartments. Kersfield has appointed Bath-based architects Nash Consultancy to work on the project and will shortly be submitting a planning application for what it describes as a “sensitive” conversion to...

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National family business conference to be staged in Bath next month

May 23, 2019
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National family business conference to be staged in Bath next month

Bath will be at the centre of the family businesses sector early next month when a major national conference is held in the city. The event, staged by the Institute for Family Business (IFB), will discuss how to build successful companies across the generations.  Taking place on June 6 and 7 at the Apex...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

May 23, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . Over-55s withdraw £25.62bn from pensions Withdrawals hit record high since April 2015 and show no signs of slowing. Click here to find out if this...

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City’s Festival of Nature goes global as it teams up with University of Bath to put it online

May 23, 2019
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City’s Festival of Nature goes global as it teams up with University of Bath to put it online

Bath Festival of Nature returns next month with a bigger and better programme to bring nature to life in the heart of the city. And in a world-first for a science festival, the free event will be hosted online, giving people all over the globe the chance to navigate their way around the festival...

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