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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 23, 2014
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Monday 24 November Interims: Cranswick, Eckoh, GB Group, Solid State Trading Statements: Amlin EGMs: Amlin, International Biotechnology, Puricore Economics: Nationwide house prices Tuesday 25 November Interims: Accumuli, AO World, Byotrol, Caledonia Investments, Creston, De La Rue, Kcom, Phoenix IT Group, Quintain Estates & Development, Renold, Scapa Group, Severfield, Severn Trent Finals: Cambria Automobiles, Greencore,...

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Chancellor urged to use his Autumn Statement to boost spending on innovation and infrastructure

November 21, 2014
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Chancellor urged to use his Autumn Statement to boost spending on innovation and infrastructure

Manufacturers across the South West are calling for a massive boost to infrastructure and innovation in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement to build on the strong economic recovery and lay foundations for longer-term economic growth. The call comes from the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, in its submission to the Autumn Statement. It focuses heavily...

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The LAST WORD: David Goodall, corporate director, Barclays

November 20, 2014
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The LAST WORD: David Goodall, corporate director, Barclays

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 David Goodall, corporate director for Barclays, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? It was a wet Sunday afternoon and I was persuaded by my youngest daughter...

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Bath tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

November 20, 2014
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Bath tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

Four of Bath’s most-exciting tech innovators are to bid for funding worth £30m in front of an audience made up of some of the UK’s top investors. The firms, all members of the city’s SETsquared innovation incubator, will take part in the real-life Dragon’s Den-style showcase at The Shard in London next Wednesday. The...

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Minister’s visit backs Bath’s position as hotbed for energy innovation

November 20, 2014
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Minister’s visit backs Bath’s position as hotbed for energy innovation

Innovative Bath firms developing sustainable ways of producing and using energy had the chance to showcase their pioneering work to a Government minister earlier this week. Energy and climate change minister Amber Rudd visited Bath on Tuesday to discover how the South West is leading the world in low carbon development. Ms Rudd attended...

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Green light for three more solar farms gives Good Energy powerful boost

November 19, 2014
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Green light for three more solar farms gives Good Energy powerful boost

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier and generator, has received planning permission for three new solar farms totalling more than 25MW. Two of the solar farms (5.8MW and 4.9MW respectively) are in Dorset and are expected to be commissioned within the first half of next year. The third, a 15MW site in Wales,...

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Glittering ball will mark year of progress for charity Business against Poverty

November 19, 2014
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Glittering ball will mark year of progress for charity Business against Poverty

Business against Poverty (BaP), the business brand of Trowbridge-based charity People against Poverty (PaP), celebrates a year of growth, new initiatives and increased business support at its annual ball this Saturday at Bath’s Bailbrook House Hotel. BaP was launched in 2009 and is a membership-based initiative that brings together nearly 100 businesses that support...

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Top 100 placing in national IFA league table for Bath’s Epoch Wealth Management

November 19, 2014
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Top 100 placing in national IFA league table for Bath’s Epoch Wealth Management

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has been named as one of the UK’s top 100 independent financial advisers (IFAs) by respected industry magazine New Model Adviser. It is the first time Epoch has been included in the prestigious national league table, which identifies the country’s very best financial planning firms. The New Model Adviser Top...

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New exporting group will show how to trade on the UK-US special relationship to boost sales

November 19, 2014
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New exporting group will show how to trade on the UK-US special relationship to boost sales

Bath firms looking to use the strong ties between the UK and US to start or develop an export strategy will be able to tap into some top advice when a new international trade group launches this afternoon. Bristol and Bath International Network will use its first meeting, which is being hosted by Bristol...

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New business development manager takes up role to grow estate agents group Andrews

November 19, 2014
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New business development manager takes up role to grow estate agents group Andrews

Keynsham-based estate agency chain Andrews plans to grow its network of branches across the South of England after promoting Emma Cox to the new role of business development manager. Emma, pictured, has been promoted as Andrews continues with an ambitious expansion programme. It is market researching new commercial opportunities including existing businesses or greenfield...

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