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The LAST WORD: Santa Claus, CEO, Ho-Ho-Ho Enterprises

December 19, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Santa Claus, CEO, Ho-Ho-Ho Enterprises

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 Santa Claus, aka Father Christmas, founder and CEO of Ho-Ho-Ho Enterprises, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? I don’t get much time for films but I...

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Bath’s happiest office: The search continues . . .

December 19, 2014
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Bath’s happiest office: The search continues . . .

Click here or on the image below for full deails of this exciting contest   Staff working for Bath’s most forward looking businesses are being urged to enter a contest to find the city’s happiest workplace. The high-profile contest, staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, will recognise and reward those organisations...

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Media innovation award recognises level of Bath agency Mytton Williams’ branding for The Porter

December 19, 2014
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Media innovation award recognises level of Bath agency Mytton Williams’ branding for The Porter

Bath brand and design consultancy Mytton Williams’ work with city venue The Porter has earned it a Media Innovation Award. Mytton Williams’ branding for the The Porter, which occupies a four-storey Georgian townhouse in George Street which has been converted into a stylish place to eat, drink, work and play, helped explain its owner’s...

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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

December 18, 2014
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SciSys snaps up innovative app firm as it looks for growth in retail sector

Chippenham-based specialist IT group SciSys is expanding into the retail industry following the acquisition of a small software application development firm. SciSys, which works in sectors spanning space, defence, media and government, is paying a maximum of £3.2m for Leicester-based Xibis, which it expects to be immediately earnings-enhancing. SciSys said the Xibis has a...

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University of Bath’s world-leading research recognised in major new report

December 18, 2014
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University of Bath’s world-leading research recognised in major new report

The University of Bath’s standing as one of the UK’s leading centres for industry-related research has been further enhanced by a major new national report which classified 87% of its work as world-leading. The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) place the university 13th in the research quality ranking of UK universities,...

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Good Energy shares lose power after it warns that warm weather this year will cool profit growth

December 18, 2014
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Good Energy shares lose power after it warns that warm weather this year will cool profit growth

Shares in Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier and generator, fell by more than 6% yesterday after it warned that its profits will be lower than expected this year. The fall came despite the firm announcing that it had secured a new £45m debt facility to invest in future generating capacity and customer...

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South West law firms’ confidence soars despite tougher competition and economic uncertainty

December 18, 2014
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South West law firms’ confidence soars despite tougher competition and economic uncertainty

Confidence among law firms in the South West is at its highest since 2006, according to new research, with a third planning to open new offices next year. However, most also say that competition has got tougher with cashflow management a particular challenge. The snapshot of a sector undergoing fundamental change emerges from the...

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Two-star rating served up to Bath Ales for its ethical approach to sourcing local food

December 18, 2014
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Two-star rating served up to Bath Ales for its ethical approach to sourcing local food

Brewery, pub and restaurant operator Bath Ales has been named as a sustainability champion by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (S.R.A.) and awarded a double-star ‘excellent’ rating. The firm, whose interests span the Graze restaurant chain, pubs and bars as well as its range of beers, was evaluated against set criteria covering 14 areas of...

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Low-cost airline Wizz Air to launch Katowice flights from Bristol Airport

December 18, 2014
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Low-cost airline Wizz Air to launch Katowice flights from Bristol Airport

Hungarian airline Wizz Air, the largest low-cost carrier in Central and Eastern Europe, is to launch flights from Bristol Airport to the Polish city of Katowice. The twice-weekly service will start on June 26 and operate every Monday and Friday. Bristol will be the 106th airport in the Budapest-based airline’s route network, which stretches...

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Withy King advising on prestigious property development that is transforming Torquay’s seafront

December 18, 2014
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Withy King advising on prestigious property development that is transforming Torquay’s seafront

The property team at Bath law firm Withy King is playing a key role in developing a major mixed-use project helping to regenerate the seafront at Torquay. The firm is handling pre-letting of the commercial units on the ground floor of the prestigious, £17m Abbey Sands scheme, pictured, for developer Havard Estates and has...

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