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The LAST WORD: Louise Prynne, chief executive, Bath BID

February 12, 2016
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The LAST WORD: Louise Prynne, chief executive, Bath BID

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 Louise Prynne, chief executive of the Bath BID (Business Improvement District), answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? The Danish Girl. Alicia Vikander was particularly impressive in...

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Bath’s tech sector playing key role in powering West of England economy, report shows

February 12, 2016
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Bath’s tech sector playing key role in powering West of England economy, report shows

Bath’s burgeoning digital sector has helped the West of England become the UK’s most productive tech cluster with an impressive growth rate, according to a new analysis of the country’s digital and tech economy. The Tech Nation 2016 report places the Bristol/Bath area top of the nationwide league table for productivity, based on sales...

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Small is beautiful – but it can make a big difference, guests hear at Send a Cow business gathering

February 12, 2016
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Small is beautiful – but it can make a big difference, guests hear at Send a Cow business gathering

More than 70 people heard how small can be beautiful at a special event organised by Bath-based international development charity Send a Cow. Guests – made up of local charity supporters and members of Bath’s business community – were invited to learn more about the power of smallholding farming in Africa and the benefits...

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£4.5m price tag on Grade one listed former Bath hotel

February 12, 2016
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£4.5m price tag on Grade one listed former Bath hotel

Bath’s former Carfax Hotel has been put on the market, potentially scuppering plans to transform it into a high-end, boutique hotel. But the sale could earn its owners £1.25m profit in less than two years. Italian property firm Geco Spa bought the 31-bedroom Great Pulteney Street building – made up of Grade I listed...

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Use of software firm Xero’s ‘beautiful accountancy’ earns national award for Old Mill

February 12, 2016
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Use of software firm Xero’s ‘beautiful accountancy’ earns national award for Old Mill

Regional accountancy firm Old Mill has beaten more than 200 rivals to earn the title ‘Emerging Partner of the Year’ at an awards ceremony staged by fast-growing accounting software group Xero. Old Mill, which has offices in Melksham and Wells, won thanks to its “commitment to deliver an increasing number of value-added services to...

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New head of catering steps up to the plate as facilities management firm Almeda launches new division

February 12, 2016
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New head of catering steps up to the plate as facilities management firm Almeda launches new division

Facilities management firm Almeda has recruited experienced hospitality sector manager Gordon Cox to head its recently-launched catering division. Gordon was previously food and beverage manager at Wyevale Garden Centres. He first encountered the Almeda team while working at its Endsleigh Garden Centre in Devon and was so impressed the work of former Almeda managing...

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Good Energy to generate 300 jobs in five years as its growth powers ahead

February 12, 2016
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Good Energy to generate 300 jobs in five years as its growth powers ahead

Green energy firm Good Energy has pledged to double its workforce to more than 600 people over the next five years as it maintains its rapid growth. The Chippenham-based firm, which supplies 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, has nearly doubled in size over the past two years and now...

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Bath firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

February 11, 2016
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Bath firms urged to enter contest to find the region’s happiest workplace

The search has started to find the South West’s happiest workplace – and staff working for Bath’s forward-looking businesses are being encouraged to take part. The contest, launched last year by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde Interior Architecture, aims to show what separates a happy workplace from the humdrum, boring and run of...

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Inspiring event gives Bath business leaders chance to learn about China and neuroscience

February 11, 2016
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Inspiring event gives Bath business leaders chance to learn about China and neuroscience

Lessons from China’s growth and the use of brain science in business were the topics covered by speakers at the first gathering of alumni from Bath’s Inspire leadership forum. Inspire was launched last year to give businesses the chance to grow through inspired leadership and outstanding organisational culture. Following that Bath business leaders HJ...

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Estate agent price comparison site nets six-figure investment from Bath business angel

February 11, 2016
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Estate agent price comparison site nets six-figure investment from Bath business angel

Bath-based property developer and business angel Chris Bamford has acquired a significant shareholding in free price comparison website for estate agents Netanagent. The six-figure investment by Mr Bamford, a director of several businesses including Boss Development (Bath), will enable Netanagent to embark on a targeted digital and media advertising campaign aimed at increasing its...

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