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The LAST WORD: Alison Allen, head of trusts and estates, Stone King

November 27, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Alison Allen, head of trusts and estates, Stone King

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 Alison Allen, head of Stone King’s trusts and estates team, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST Film you watched? Into the Storm with my 13-year-old twins. It’s a weather...

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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

November 27, 2014
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Stands go on sale for The Business Showcase South West 2015

Stands for The Business Showcase South West – the major business event which celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise – are now on sale and pre-registration for delegates has also gone live. Following the huge success of the inaugural event in April this year, The Business Showcase South West returns...

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Mulberry bags top French designer as it looks to draw line under its financial woes

November 27, 2014
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Mulberry bags top French designer as it looks to draw line under its financial woes

Luxury goods brand Mulberry has appointed the head designer of French ready-to-wear fashion house Céline as its new creative director. Johnny Coca will join Mulberry, best known for its leather bags, next July from Paris-based Céline, where he is currently head design director for leather goods, shoes, hard accessories, jewellery and sunglasses. As Mulberry’s...

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Business groups urge Chancellor to boost economy not play politics in next week’s Autumn Statement

November 27, 2014
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Business groups urge Chancellor to boost economy not play politics in next week’s Autumn Statement

Chancellor George Osborne has been asked to play Santa in next week’s Autumn Statement and give Bath firms three early Christmas presents – action on business rates, infrastructure and apprenticeships. The wish-list comes from Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce. It wants to see the Chancellor build on the improving...

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Full extent of shake-up at Future revealed as it plunges to £35m loss

November 27, 2014
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Full extent of shake-up at Future revealed as it plunges to £35m loss

Future, the Bath-based international media group, has said its far-reaching transformation of the business is “largely complete” as it revealed a £35.4m annual loss. The firm, one of the city’s largest businesses, has sold titles, axed staff and shaken up its management team since implementing its root-and-branch restructuring in March. The full extent of...

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Customer service award shortlisting for Bath housing organisation Curo ranks it among top UK brands

November 26, 2014
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Customer service award shortlisting for Bath housing organisation Curo ranks it among top UK brands

Bath-based housing organisation Curo has been shortlisted alongside major national brands including Marks & Spencer, Homebase and BskyB in the finals of the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards. Curo has been shortlisted in the Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy category of the national awards staged by the Institute of Customer Service, the UK’s professional body for...

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Monahans workshop to help business owners tackle underperformance

November 26, 2014
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Accountancy firm Monahans is staging a free workshop next Tuesday to help owner-managed businesses handle staff underperformance in the workplace. Called Are you dealing with under-performance or hoping it will go away?, delegates at the event will learn how to: Deal with issues before they become problems Design a performance Improvement Plan Focus on...

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Bath PR firm Highlight marches forward with Military Preparation College account win

November 26, 2014
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Bath PR firm Highlight marches forward with Military Preparation College account win

Bath-based Highlight PR has won a contract to boost awareness of The Military Preparation College (MPCT), a national organisation dedicated to helping 16-18 year olds prepare for a career in the Armed Forces. Founded in 1999, MPCT aims to engage, educate and motivate young people, boosting their physical fitness, functional skills and self-confidence. For...

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Industrial unit offers rare chance to take space on popular trading estate

November 26, 2014
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Industrial unit offers rare chance to take space on popular trading estate

A 20,000 sq ft industrial building on a popular trading estate has come onto the market. Commercial property agency Kavanaghs has been appointed jointly with Carter Jonas to market the vacant Unit 3 building on the Leafield Industrial Estate in Corsham by Bath-based commercial property developer HPH. The estate, four miles south of J17...

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Partner promotion boosts Mogers Drewett’s dispute resolution department

November 26, 2014
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Partner promotion boosts Mogers Drewett’s dispute resolution department

Bath law firm Mogers Drewett has further strengthened its specialist dispute resolution team with the promotion of Maeve England to partner. Maeve, pictured, joined what was then Mogers as a trainee in 2005 and has made a significant contribution to the firm over the past nine years.  As head of the dispute resolution department,...

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