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Don’t believe the polls – Tories are on course for majority government, Ann Widdecombe tells West bosses

April 24, 2015
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Don’t believe the polls – Tories are on course for majority government, Ann Widdecombe tells West bosses

David Cameron will be returned to Downing Street as the leader of a Conservative government with a very small majority, former Tory minister turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe predicted at a business event in the region last night. That, she said, could pave the way for the new government to repeal the...

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Rotork hit by turmoil in Middle East and Russia and drop in oil and gas sector investment

April 24, 2015
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Rotork hit by turmoil in Middle East and Russia and drop in oil and gas sector investment

Rotork, Bath’s biggest engineering business, today warned that the impact of the oil price collapse and political turmoil in Russia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East will hit its half-year sales and profits. The international group, which makes specialist valves and flow control equipment for the global oil and gas industry, has suffered a...

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New era for wealth management firm Epoch as it moves to larger offices

April 24, 2015
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New era for wealth management firm Epoch as it moves to larger offices

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has moved into new offices to accommodate its fast-growing team of financial specialists and support staff. The firm – recently named one of the UK’s top 100 independent financial advisers by industry magazine New Model Adviser – has relocated to Queen Square House, in Queen Square Place, from its former...

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Bath firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 24, 2015
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Bath firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Anticipation is building ahead of next month’s Business Showcase South West 2015 and Bath firms being warned not to miss out on unparalleled sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for what will be the region’s biggest business show this year. The two-day event on May 14 and 15 will provide a platform for...

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Innovative unmanned aircraft challenge backed by Bath consultancy BMT Isis

April 24, 2015
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Innovative unmanned aircraft challenge backed by Bath consultancy BMT Isis

Bath safety consultancy BMT Isis is to sponsor a national competition that encourages young engineers to work on innovative projects in the fast-growing area of pilotless aircraft. Unmanned air systems (UAS) are already used in roles spanning surveillance and border control, agriculture and the media and are set to become commonplace over the next...

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Further expansion at Cambridge & Counties Bank’s West office in first year of business

April 24, 2015
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Further expansion at Cambridge & Counties Bank’s West office in first year of business

Property finance provider Cambridge & Counties Bank is gearing up for growth in the South West by hiring a new staff member and promoting another in its business development team. Paul Howard, pictured right, who opened the bank’s South West office in Bristol last year, is promoted to senior business development manager. He is...

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Top award for Curo recognises its efforts in tackling scourge of domestic violence in Bath

April 24, 2015
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Top award for Curo recognises its efforts in tackling scourge of domestic violence in Bath

Bath-based housing and support organisation Curo has won a prestigious national award for its work in preventing domestic abuse. Curo, which manages 12,000 homes across the West of England, received the accolade at the 2015 UK Housing Awards 2015 held in London earlier this week. The award recognises Curo’s approach to preventing domestic abuse...

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University of Sheffield calls on Bath expertise to develop blueprint for campus revolution

April 24, 2015
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University of Sheffield calls on Bath expertise to develop blueprint for campus revolution

Bath architects Grant Associates and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have developed a masterplan for the University of Sheffield which will revolutionise its campus, open it up to the public and link it firmly with the city centre. The ambitious scheme sets out the university’s plans over the next 10-15 years to create a unified, sustainable and...

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Marathon man Rob takes charity fundraising in his stride

April 24, 2015
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Marathon man Rob takes charity fundraising in his stride

Bath paralegal Rob Beazley has finished a gruelling running challenge, completing 25 races in just over a year, and raising £2,500 for Cancer Research UK. Rob Beazley, who works in law firm Withy King’s Bath personal injury team, completed 25 runs, half-marathons and marathons in 14 months, culminating in the Brighton Marathon earlier this...

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Recognition for Bath lawyer who champions vocational route into the profession

April 22, 2015
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Recognition for Bath lawyer who champions vocational route into the profession

Bath lawyer Sarah Goodridge has scooped the prestigious President’s Award from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) in recognition of her outstanding service to it and the legal community. Sarah Goodridge, pictured, a chartered legal executive in law firm Withy King’s Bath commercial property team, followed CILEx’s vocational route to qualify as a...

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