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Far Eastern promise for Bath agri-tech firms through Innovate UK’s China trade visit

January 17, 2019
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Cutting-edge agri-tech firms from the Bath area are being offered the chance to take part in a fully-funded programme to China with the potential to secure lucrative business links. Fifteen companies will be selected by Innovate UK, the government innovation agency, for the programme, which includes an eight-day visit to China from March 9-16. ...

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SCISYS lauds pre-Brexit office shift again after it lands another EU-funded space contract

January 17, 2019
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SCISYS lauds pre-Brexit office shift again after it lands another EU-funded space contract

Specialist IT group SCISYS has again stressed that moving its parent company from the UK to Ireland to allow it to bid for EU-funded work has paid off by winning a fifth contract in less than a month. The Chippenham-headquartered group SCISYS has been awarded a €1.32m (£1.16m) contract with AIRBUS Defence and Space...

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Larger Bath office for Milsted Langdon as it finds city fertile ground for growth

January 17, 2019
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Larger Bath office for Milsted Langdon as it finds city fertile ground for growth

Regional accountancy group Milsted Langdon’s growth in Bath has resulted in it moving to a larger office in the city.   The firm, which also has bases in Bristol, London, Taunton and Yeovil, opened an office on Bath’s Queen Square seven years ago.   Since then it has expanded its presence in the city...

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Bath to take its bid for rare World Heritage ‘double-listing’ to UNESCO this month

January 17, 2019
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Bath to take its bid for rare World Heritage ‘double-listing’ to UNESCO this month

Bath’s bid for a rare double listing as a World Heritage site – a move that would give its tourism industry a major boost – is to be made later this month. The idea has been floated by The Great Spas of Europe – a collection of 11 spa towns and cities across Europe,...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

January 17, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . HMRC admits self-assessment glitch Some taxpayers affected by technical issue on tax returns. Click here to find out if this affects you Pension cold-calling ban:...

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New head of lease advisory recruited by Hartnell Taylor Cook

January 17, 2019
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New head of lease advisory recruited by Hartnell Taylor Cook

South West commercial property consultancy Hartnell Taylor Cook has appointed Louise Georgi as a director and head of lease advisory. In this newly created position, Louise, pictured, will be responsible for developing and building on existing HTC initiatives, providing clients with a range of lease advisory services.  She joins Bristol-headquartered HTC from Bruton Knowles’...

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‘No deal’ must be ruled out, urges Business West, as it warns of rising anger among firms over Brexit

January 16, 2019
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‘No deal’ must be ruled out, urges Business West, as it warns of rising anger among firms over Brexit

The “overriding priority” for both the government and Parliament must be to avoid a no deal Brexit following last night’s overwhelming defeat of the Prime Minister’s deal, the region’s largest business organisation said today. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said firms in the region now found themselves “facing the unwelcome prospect...

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Stone King to offer free sessions during Family Mediation Week

January 15, 2019
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Stone King to offer free sessions during Family Mediation Week

Free mediation information sessions are being offered by the Bath office of law firm Stone King to people considering divorce.  The sessions with the firm’s family law and mediation team are being held as part of Family Mediation Week, which runs from January 21 to 25.  The week is staged by the Family Mediators...

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The LAST WORD: Muir Macdonald, South West chair, Institute of Directors

January 14, 2019
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The LAST WORD: Muir Macdonald, South West chair, Institute of Directors

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 Muir Macdonald, the incoming South West chair of the Institute of Directors, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Apart from the Christmas James Bond TV binge...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part did not know whether their...

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