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Bath solicitor one of youngest to take up role on specialist Law Society committee

July 21, 2014
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Bath solicitor one of youngest to take up role on specialist Law Society committee

A solicitor from law firm Withy King's Bath office has become one of the youngest to be appointed to the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee. With just two years’ post qualification experience, Holly Mieville-Hawkins, pictured, is already making a name for herself as an expert in the field of Court of Protection work....

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Bath takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

July 21, 2014
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Bath takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

Bath’s thriving digital cluster – and one of its leading up-and-coming businesses – have been championed to an audience of national investors at a Tech City UK event in London. Bath, along with Bristol, was one of five tech clusters from across the UK to be invited to present at the Tech City UK...

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Passenger numbers hit new high at Bristol Airport as airlines map out new routes

July 21, 2014
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Passenger numbers hit new high at Bristol Airport as airlines map out new routes

Bristol Airport has recorded its busiest June ever, handling more than 646,000 passengers during the month. The increase comes as a number of airlines introduce new services to meet growing demand and a new £6.5m central walkway, which opened earlier this month, paves the way for the airport to handle larger, long-haul aircraft. The...

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Third Bath branch for Subway as it takes over former Toni & Guy salon

July 21, 2014
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Third Bath branch for Subway as it takes over former Toni & Guy salon

Expanding fast food group Subway is to open its third branch in Bath following its acquisition of a hairdressing salon in the city centre. The US-based group has taken over the former Toni & Guy outlet in Southgate Street, opposite The Southgate Shopping Centre. Fitting out of 1,500 sq ft unit has started and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 21, 2014
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Monday 21 July Interims: Dialight, Michelmersh Brick Finals: Allocate Software, Schroder Real Estate Investment Trading statements: Babcock International, Quindell AGMs: Babcock International, Ensor, Pathfinder Minerals, Quintain Estates & Development EGM: Bowleven Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 22 July Interims: Arm, Beazley, Croda International, McColl's Retail Group, Premier Foods Finals: IG, Versarien Trading statements: Future,...

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Staff share £600,000 payout as accountants Old Mill chalk up record growth

July 18, 2014
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Staff share £600,000 payout as accountants Old Mill chalk up record growth

West Country accountancy firm Old Mill achieved a record 14.2% growth in business last year, taking total income to £16.2m and enabling it to pay £600,000 in staff bonuses. The firm, which employs 270 people across its offices in Melksham, Wells, Yeovil, Dorchester and Exeter, has grown turnover by at least 10% a year...

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Bath Spa University honours ‘Dragon’ Deborah Meaden for services to business

July 18, 2014
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Bath Spa University honours ‘Dragon’ Deborah Meaden for services to business

Somerset-based serial entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den regular Deborah Meaden is today receiving an honorary degree from Bath Spa University – one of five presented this week during its annual graduation ceremonies. Other recipients are former Bath Spa governors Stella Pirie OBE and Mary Toman, artist Michael Craig-Martin CBE and American saxophonist, composer and arranger...

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Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley in running for Stirling Prize with Manchester Art School project

July 18, 2014
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Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley in running for Stirling Prize with Manchester Art School project

A major extension to the Manchester School of Art by Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has been selected as one of six projects shortlisted for this year’s Stirling Prize, the UK’s most prestigious architectural award. The extension to the progressive Manchester School of Art, which began life in the 1830s, provides an engaging...

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Work starts on £21m Wiltshire College campus

July 18, 2014
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Work starts on £21m Wiltshire College campus

A turf-cutting ceremony has marked the official start of work on Wiltshire College’s new £21m campus in Chippenham. The development is being funded by an award from the Skills Funding Agency and forms part of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Economic Partnership initiative and Chippenham Vision Master Plan. Existing buildings on the site will...

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Pioneering car parking system drives into UK market with Bath entrepreneur at the wheel

July 18, 2014
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Pioneering car parking system drives into UK market with Bath entrepreneur at the wheel

Bath entrepreneur Nick Child, whose previous businesses have spanned electric vehicles, communications and electrical goods, is turning his talent to a revolutionary underground parking system. Mr Child, pictured, has taken on the role of managing director of Cardok UK, an arm of the Swiss firm behind the innovative Cardok hydraulic lift system which allows...

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