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The LAST WORD: Megan Witty, event organiser, Owls of Bath sculpture trail

November 16, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Megan Witty, event organiser, Owls of Bath sculpture trail

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 Megan Witty, event organiser of the Owls of Bath sculpture trail, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? As I’ve been working seven days a week since...

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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 16, 2018
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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

The differences between Bath and Bristol should be celebrated as they can be key factors in making the West of England one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study. The region is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on its vibrant tech, creative, advanced engineering and...

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Recognition for talent programme driving up standards in the commercial vehicles industry

November 16, 2018
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Recognition for talent programme driving up standards in the commercial vehicles industry

A programme to attract and develop new talent among commercial vehicles sales teams has scooped a top industry award.   The Van Talent programme, which has scooped a prestigious BESMA, or British Excellence in Sales Management Award, was created by Mercedes-Benz Vans and Chippenham-based learning and development agency RTS Group to attract and nurture...

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Another acquisition for school uniform firm as it measures up opportunities for growth

November 15, 2018
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Another acquisition for school uniform firm as it measures up opportunities for growth

Leading school uniform supplier Banner has snapped up another smaller rival in its second deal in less than five months as it aims for market leadership. Trowbridge-based Banner, which has also operated the Blue Max Banner and BMB brands, bought Stockport-based F.R. Monkhouse in June, bringing with it nine retail stores and nine on-site...

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Bath firm’s ‘peaceful, calm and harmonious’ office judged South West’s happiest workplace

November 15, 2018
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Bath firm’s ‘peaceful, calm and harmonious’ office judged South West’s happiest workplace

Bath businesses have proved again that they are among the happiest in the region in a unique contest to find firms that go the extra mile for their staff. Bath-based eyewear design house INSPECS was crowned the overall South West winner in the Happiest Workplace competition, while Wessex Water, energy provider Pure Planet and...

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Free sessions to be staged during Good Divorce Week by Stone King’s family and mediation team

November 15, 2018
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Free sessions to be staged during Good Divorce Week by Stone King’s family and mediation team

The Bath office of law firm Stone King is offering free information sessions to people considering divorce.  The half-hour appointments for couples and individuals will be staged as part of Good Divorce Week, which runs from November 26 to 30, and will involve members of the firm’s family law and mediation team.  Good Divorce...

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Arrival of Land Rover specialist drives occupancy rates to 100% at industrial estate

November 15, 2018
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Arrival of Land Rover specialist drives occupancy rates to 100% at industrial estate

A Westbury industrial estate is fully let after the arrival of its latest occupier, independent Land Rover and Range Rover specialist Broad Lane Land Rovers. Broad Lane, which was previously based in Melksham, has taken a 4,120 sq ft unit with a yard on the Woodland Industrial Estate – meaning all its buildings are...

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Brewery’s Movember ale raises charity cash and celebrates ‘tache wearers

November 15, 2018
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Brewery’s Movember ale raises charity cash and celebrates ‘tache wearers

Box Steam Brewery has partnered with a national pub group Punch to promote awareness of men’s health and honour those sporting facial hair during Movember.   The family-run regional brewer, based between Melksham and Bradford on Avon at Holt, is supplying its aptly-named Handlebar ale as the November guest beer for Punch’s 1,300 pubs. ...

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Mogers Drewett to deliver affinity benefits after teaming up with specialist insurer

November 15, 2018
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Mogers Drewett to deliver affinity benefits after teaming up with specialist insurer

West of England law firm Mogers Drewett has formed a partnership with specialist insurer and financial planning adviser Lloyd & Whyte to offer bespoke legal services to its clients at discounted rates. Lloyd & Whyte, based in Taunton, offers insurance and financial planning advice to healthcare professionals from dentists and optometrists to chiropractors and...

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Actress appointed president of Bath Cancer Unit Support Group as it launches major appeal

November 15, 2018
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Actress appointed president of Bath Cancer Unit Support Group as it launches major appeal

Businesses are being urged to back a new a new appeal on behalf of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG). The appeal, which aims to raise nearly £370,000 for three new projects, was launched recently by actress Stephanie Cole OBE, best known for her roles in the BBC sitcom Still Open All Hours,...

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