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The LAST WORD: Jessica Morgan, owner, Carnsight Communications

May 20, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Jessica Morgan, owner, Carnsight Communications

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Jessica Morgan, founder and owner of Marshfield-based PR agency Carnsight Communications, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? A Time to Die. I’m only a year late! I was holding out to...

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University of Bath green hydrogen plant to put region in fast lane for alternative fuel research

May 20, 2022
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University of Bath green hydrogen plant to put region in fast lane for alternative fuel research

The South West’s first manufacturing plant for sustainable green hydrogen is to be opened by the University of Bath as it strengthens its position as a leading research body into alternative low carbon fuels. The plant is to be sited at the university’s new £70m motor industry global centre of excellence, which aims to...

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Annual profits and sales accelerate at Wincanton as major investment in eCommerce pays off

May 20, 2022
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Annual profits and sales accelerate at Wincanton as major investment in eCommerce pays off

Logistics group Wincanton is confident it can steer clear of the any consumer slowdown triggered by the cost-of-living crisis after a year in which its profits soared by 23%. The Chippenham-headquartered group has benefited in recent years from the rise in online retailing, with its efulfilment business driving its growth. But it said all...

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Buoyant Future looks ahead to more growth in US following string of recent Stateside acquisitions

May 20, 2022
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Buoyant Future looks ahead to more growth in US following string of recent Stateside acquisitions

Bath-headquartered media group Future this week said it was on track to achieving its aim of half of all Americans reading its online titles as it unveiled another set of soaring sales and profit figures. The group, which has been transformed over recent years through a raft of strategic acquisitions, said its US audience reach...

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Latest acquisitions give healthy outlook for Alliance Pharma as chair prepares to step down

May 20, 2022
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Latest acquisitions give healthy outlook for Alliance Pharma as chair prepares to step down

International healthcare firm Alliance Pharma, whose products range from anti-dandruff shampoo to stomach ulcer treatments, is in good health and consumer demand for its brands remains strong, its chair has told shareholders at its annual meeting. David Cook also announced he would be stepping down from the Chippenham-headquartered group in May next year after...

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Show produced by Bath Spa University film and media lecturer does the double at the BAFTAs

May 19, 2022
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Show produced by Bath Spa University film and media lecturer does the double at the BAFTAs

A Bath Spa University lecturer who produced a double BAFTA-winning TV drama has said she will use the experience when she teaches her students. Sophie Francis, pictured, a senior lecturer in film and media courses at the university, worked on the first and second series of BBC Three’s Wales-based coming of age drama series...

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Bath vehicle accident management firm Redde back on the road to recovery from Covid pandemic

May 19, 2022
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Bath vehicle accident management firm Redde back on the road to recovery from Covid pandemic

Business volumes at Redde, the Bath-based specialist vehicle accident management firm, have almost returned to their pre-pandemic levels – with growth expected to accelerate over the coming year, according to its parent group. Redde Northgate, which was formed two years ago from the merger of Redde and light commercial vehicle hire business Northgate, also told...

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AI, digital twins and horror social experiences – Bath Spa Uni event explores the future of publishing

May 19, 2022
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AI, digital twins and horror social experiences – Bath Spa Uni event explores the future of publishing

The future of publishing in a world where anyone with access to technology can do it was explored at a recent interactive event hosted by Bath Spa University and showcasing two innovative city-based firms. Bringing together academics, creatives, investors and techies, the event explored themes ranging from how innovative technologies can reach new audiences...

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New head of broker sales for Time Finance as it strengthens its asset finance offering

May 19, 2022
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New head of broker sales for Time Finance as it strengthens its asset finance offering

Time Finance, the Bath-based specialist funder to growing businesses, has made another key appointment as it continues to expand its asset finance team. Laura Mollett, pictured, who has more than 14 years’ experience, has joined the firm as head of broker sales.  Laura began her career in account and relationship management positions at Surrey-based channel...

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Free trial of e-cargo bikes offered to Bath firms by council in bid to slash city centre emissions

May 19, 2022
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e cargo bikes

Bath businesses are being encouraged to try out electric cargo bikes for local deliveries as part of a free scheme to reduce the number of journeys made by fossil-fuelled vehicles in the city. The e-cargo Bike scheme, which is run and funded by Bath & North East Somerset Council, offers businesses, including retailers, as...

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