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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

July 22, 2019
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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

The first-ever industrial blueprint for the West of England has been launched with the aim of building on the area’s unique creativity, collaboration and ingenuity to secure sustainable growth. Among ideas suggested in the strategy are connecting researchers, businesses and residents through a Global Centre of Innovation Excellence to focus the area’s innovative strengths...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 21, 2019
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Monday July 22 Final: Tungsten Corp Interims: Ascential, Sthree Trading announcements: Midwich Grp, Petra Diamonds Tuesday July 23 Finals: Carclo, Cohort, Ig Group Holdings, Joules Grp, PZ Cussons Interims: Getbusy, Grn En S, Gresham, Segro, Synectics, Unite Trading announcement: Paragon Group Economic announcement: CBI distributive trades surveys Wednesday July 24 Finals: Totally, Van Elle...

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Chase de Vere expands advice to medical professions with Royal College of Surgeons agreement

July 19, 2019
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Chase de Vere expands advice to medical professions with Royal College of Surgeons agreement

Chase de Vere Medical, which has an office in Bath, is working with the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS) to provide specialist advice to its 27,000-plus members. The new arrangement will mean that, as part of their membership benefits package, RCS members and fellows will benefit from expert independent financial advice from...

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No half measures as Bishop Fleming smashes £100k annual charity target in just six months

July 19, 2019
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No half measures as Bishop Fleming smashes £100k annual charity target in just six months

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has reached its 2019 charity fundraising target of £100,000 with half the year still to go. At the beginning of this year the firm, which has one of its seven offices in Bath, pledged to raise £100,000 to mark its centenary. Employees and clients took the challenge to heart...

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Launching its own training school pays off for fast-growing financial planning firm

July 19, 2019
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Launching its own training school pays off for fast-growing financial planning firm

Bath-based financial planning firm Unividual has received more than 500 applicants for just five places on its bespoke training scheme – proof, it says, that its commitment to developing its own staff is reaping rewards. The family-run firm is growing fast – it recently opened an office in London – and needs to take...

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Economic growth potential of Western Powerhouse outlined in major new report

July 19, 2019
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Economic growth potential of Western Powerhouse outlined in major new report

Forming a Western Powerhouse for a region stretching from Swindon to Swansea with Bath in its centre could boost the economy by billions of pounds and create lucrative global trade opportunities, a major new report published shows. By working together on maior infrastructure schemes and promoting international trade post-Brexit, towns and cities along the...

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Chance for Bath firms to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape

July 19, 2019
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Chance for Bath firms to make sure advice to exporters is shipshape

Bath’s exporting businesses have the opportunity to shape future international trade advice and support by taking part in a new survey. Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, and the Department for International Trade (DIT) South West have teamed up to stage the survey against a backdrop of increased exporting from the region.  Last...

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Fast-growing South West firms benefit as BGF’s investment total passes £2bn

July 19, 2019
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Fast-growing South West firms benefit as BGF’s investment total passes £2bn

BGF, the UK investment group with an office in the South West, is celebrating passing the £2bn funding milestone, with £134m of that going to businesses in the region. The firm, which is the UK and Ireland’s most active investor in growing businesses, has backed 19 businesses in the South West since it was...

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Pair join Systemagic as it celebrates 20th anniversary with more growth

July 18, 2019
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Pair join Systemagic as it celebrates 20th anniversary with more growth

IT support firm Systemagic has appointed two new employees to its team as it continues a year of growth. Hayley Dixon takes on the new role of business and finance administrator at the Bradford on Avon-based firm while Emily Rigg becomes its first female technician.  Hayley has more than 10 years’ experience in customer-facing roles...

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Business award final beckons for life-saving refugee camp toilet designed by Bath student

July 18, 2019
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Business award final beckons for life-saving refugee camp toilet designed by Bath student

Bath-based start-up The BioFactory, which is seeking to save lives in sub-Saharan Africa with a revolutionary new sanitation system, has reached the final of a national enterprise competition. The firm, which was launched last year by University of Bath graduate Eoin Sharkey, secured its place in the final of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards...

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