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Recruitment campaign launched by Milsted Langdon to find next generation of accountancy talent

February 23, 2021
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Recruitment campaign launched by Milsted Langdon to find next generation of accountancy talent

Milsted Langdon, the regional accountancy firm with an office in Bath, is starting a trainee recruitment campaign as it seeks to grow its team and develop local talent. The firm is reaching out to college students and university graduates to join its supportive training scheme, which helps them obtain a range of professional qualifications. ...

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Business groups call for more support for firms as Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

February 22, 2021
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The South West’s largest business organisation has said many of its members will be “disappointed” with the government’s roadmap for taking England out of national lockdown. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement in the House of Commons this afternoon the onus was now on ministers...

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Backing for Bristol Airport as it seeks to overturn council’s grounding of its expansion plans

February 21, 2021
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Backing for Bristol Airport as it seeks to overturn council’s grounding of its expansion plans

The South West CBI has backed Bristol Airport’s appeal against the decision by North Somerset Council last year to refuse its expansion. The council’s planning committee went against their own officers’ recommendation last February to throw out the scheme, which sought to increase the airport’s capacity to handle 12m passengers a year.  At the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 21, 2021
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Monday February 22 Finals: BATM Advanced Communications, RTC Group Interims: Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Finsbury Foods, Tristel Trading announcement: AB Foods Economic announcement: Public sector net borrowing Tuesday February 23 Finals: Croda International, Fondul Propriatetea, HSBC Group, InterContinental Hotels Interims: Clinigen Group, Diurnal Group, McBride, Springfield Properties Economic announcements: Claimant count rate, unemployment rate Wednesday February 24 Finals: Georgia Capital, Lloyds, Petrofac, Telecom Egypt ...

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Future shares soar to record high after it says profits should be much better than expected

February 19, 2021
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Future shares soar to record high after it says profits should be much better than expected

Shares in rapid-growth Bath media group Future soared above £21 for the first time in its history today as it said its full-year profits are likely to be much higher than expected. The highly acquisitive group, whose titles span TechRadar, PC Gamer and Country Life, also updated shareholders on its latest deals, including the...

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Jobs boom at Lovehoney as global lockdowns trigger big rise in sales of its pleasure products

February 19, 2021
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Jobs boom at Lovehoney as global lockdowns trigger big rise in sales of its pleasure products

A surge in sales of sex toys during the pandemic has resulted in retailer Lovehoney taking on an additional 70 staff at its Bath headquarters. The firm – which was launched, appropriately, from a bedroom in the city in 2002 – has enjoyed a whopping 200% sales boost in many of its overseas markets...

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Bath university leaders backing bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport

February 19, 2021
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Bath university leaders backing bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport

The vice-chancellors of both of Bath’s universities and the principal of its main college have joined business leaders from across the West of England in backing the creation of a ‘free port’ in the region. Prof Ian White and Prof Sue Rigby of the University of Bath and Bath Spa University respectively and Laurel...

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Bath’s the star again as TV detectives McDonald & Dodds return to the small screen

February 18, 2021
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Bath’s the star again as TV detectives McDonald & Dodds return to the small screen

Fresh from its starring role in hit TV period drama Bridgerton, Bath will provide the backdrop for the return of contemporary detective series McDonald & Dodds later this month. The first three episodes of McDonald & Dodds, which starred Tala Gouveia and Jason Waktins, pictured, as mismatched detectives, were a big hit with viewers when screened a...

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Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

February 18, 2021
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Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

Bath-based spectacles designer and manufacturer Inspecs has launched its own sustainable range in what it has described as a massive step forward for its industry. The collection, called Botaniq, has been designed by the firm’s in-house technical experts using biodegradable natural, recycled and recyclable material in direct response to consumer demand for sustainable products....

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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

February 18, 2021
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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

Nearly 2,000 businesses across Bath and North East Somerset forced to close as a result of the third national lockdown have received more than £12m in support grants. Bath & North East Somerset Council had processed 1,825 applications by Wednesday of last week, paying out a total of  £11m in support grants and £1.4m...

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