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Bath City Farm to benefit from HPH’s generosity as its charity of the year

September 25, 2018
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Bath commercial property firm HPH has named Bath City Farm as its new charity of the year and will provide practical help through professional advice and expertise as well as taking part in fundraising activities. The farm in Whiteway has grown significantly since it started in 1990 and is now home to 100 animals...

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St Austell Brewery adds to Bath portfolio with acquisition of 300-year-old city centre pub

September 25, 2018
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St Austell Brewery adds to Bath portfolio with acquisition of 300-year-old city centre pub

The parent company of Bath Ales has added to its pub portfolio in the city by snapping up historic watering hole The Griffin. The tenanted pub on Monmouth Street in the city centre, which dates back to 1730, is the first to be acquired by Cornwall-based St Austell Brewery since in took over Bath...

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Events: Business West skills workshops in Bath

September 25, 2018
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Events: Business West skills workshops in Bath

Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops in Bath throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops are free and open to businesses from any sector or industry.  Title: Diversifying your recruitment; unlocking...

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Apex City of Bath Hotel appoints experienced hotelier as new manager for

September 25, 2018
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Apex City of Bath Hotel appoints experienced hotelier as new manager for

Experienced hotelier Michael Musgrave has joined the Bath’s largest hotel – the 177-bedroom Apex City – as general manager.   Michael, pictured, will lead the team at the £35m, four-star venue, which opened just over a year ago as Bath’s only purpose-built city centre conference and events venue.  His appointment comes hot on the...

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Andrews builds a brighter future for its charitable trusts with £1m dividend payout

September 23, 2018
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Andrews builds a brighter future for its charitable trusts with £1m dividend payout

Regional estate agent and property group Andrews has made its largest dividend payment to shareholders in 14 years – giving its pioneering charitable trusts a £1m boost. When founder Cecil Jackson Cole set up the Keynsham-headquartered business in 1946 he structured it to share a minimum of 35% of its profits each year with...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 23, 2018
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Monday September 24 Trading update: Pennon Tuesday September 25 Finals: Close Brothers, Hotel Chocolat Interims: Next, AG Barr, Card Factory, Moss Bros, Nike Trading updates: Carnival, Thomas Cook, United Utilities Wednesday September 26 Interims: AA, Boohoo.com, Bed Bath & Beyond Trading updates: Mitie, Grainger, PZ Cussons Thursday September 27 Interims: CMC Markets, H&M, Accenture...

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National accountancy league table reveals further progress for Bath firms

September 21, 2018
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National accountancy league table reveals further progress for Bath firms

Two regional accountancy firms with offices in Bath have moved up a prestigious national league table for the sector. Bishop Fleming, which operates Bath’s largest accountants’ office, has risen by one place from 30th to 29th in the Accountancy Age Top 50+50 rankings while MHA Monahans also moved up one slot, from 58 to...

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1pm clocks up more strong growth as ‘buy-and-build’ acquisition strategy pays off

September 18, 2018
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1pm clocks up more strong growth as ‘buy-and-build’ acquisition strategy pays off

Annual pre-tax profits at Bath-based specialist lender 1pm have shot up by 93% on the back of a move to widen its markets. The £7.9m profit was achieved on a 78% increase in sales to £30m for the year to May 31, some 31% of which was organic growth. The group’s combined gross lending...

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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

September 18, 2018
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SCISYS gets on board London’s ‘Future Bus’ programme with £2m contract win

Specialist IT group SCISYS has secured work worth £2m on a project aimed at improving bus services in London through the use of emerging technology. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, is to provide software design, development and support services to Transport for London (TfL) for timetabling and scheduling...

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Bath’s five-star Gainsborough climbs rankings of ‘best of the best’ UK hotels and spas

September 18, 2018
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Bath’s five-star Gainsborough climbs rankings of ‘best of the best’ UK hotels and spas

The Gainsborough Bath Spa has again been awarded three prestigious placings in the latest Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards, which rank the world’s best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines and cruise lines. The five-star hotel was ranked second in Top UK Hotel Spas category, ninth in Top UK Holiday Hotels and also included...

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