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Senior director hire strengthens Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office

September 30, 2016
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Senior director hire strengthens Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office

National property agency Cushman & Wakefield has expanded its South West office by appointing specialist surveyor Steve Puddicombe as senior director. Steve joins the project management & consultancy team in Bristol from JLL, where he led the Bristol building consultancy team for five years – a role he also performed at King Sturge for...

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Royds Withy King recruits experienced Bath property solicitor

September 29, 2016
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Royds Withy King recruits experienced Bath property solicitor

An experienced solicitor who knows Bath’s property scene inside and out has joined law firm Royds Withy King’s residential property, farms and estates team in the city. Nicky Banks, pictured, who has almost 30 years’ practical experience of property law, arrives from Bath law firm Mogers Drewett. Prior to that she worked at another...

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CBI president and new regional chair to speak at its annual South West dinner

September 29, 2016
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CBI president and new regional chair to speak at its annual South West dinner

Business leaders from Bath and across the West of England will get their first chance to hear the views of the CBI’s recently appointed president and its incoming regional chair at the organisation’s annual dinner next week. The event is traditionally a high point of the region’s business calendar, attracting hundreds of senior businessmen...

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No soggy bottoms at RTS Group’s charity coffee and cake morning

September 28, 2016
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No soggy bottoms at RTS Group’s charity coffee and cake morning

Staff at automotive learning and developing agency RTS Group swapped cars for cakes to take part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for cancer charity Macmillan. RTS, which employs around 50 staff at its headquarters in Notton, near Chippenham, has supported the annual event for the past three years. The team and their families,...

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Pioneering approach to rewarding staff puts Old Mill in running for top industry award

September 28, 2016
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Pioneering approach to rewarding staff puts Old Mill in running for top industry award

West of England accountancy firm Old Mill has been shortlisted for one of the industry’s most prestigious awards, thanks to its innovative way of rewarding employees. The firm, which operates from offices including Melksham and Wells, is in the running for the Most Innovative Practice category at the British Accountancy Awards.  The shortlisting recognises...

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Good University Guide places Bath in top 10 for graduate prospects

September 28, 2016
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Good University Guide places Bath in top 10 for graduate prospects

The University of Bath has been ranked seventh nationally for graduate prospects – and best in the South West – according to a major new guide. The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide places Bath 12th in the overall league table of 128 institutions, the same as last year. It also highlights how its students...

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Victory for campaign to turn Bath City FC into a community-owned club

September 28, 2016
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Victory for campaign to turn Bath City FC into a community-owned club

Big Bath City Bid, the campaign to turn Bath City FC into a community-owned football club, has achieved its goal of raising £300,000. The Bath City FC Supporters Society, which is organising the bid, announced its triumph yesterday – ahead of today’s deadline. The campaign has been backed by many firms across Bath.  Hitting...

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Trio of enterprise advisers taken on by LEP to boost links with education sector

September 26, 2016
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Trio of enterprise advisers taken on by LEP to boost links with education sector

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed three enterprise advisers for its Careers Enterprise Company, which offers strategic support to schools. The company aims to create powerful connections between local businesses and education providers.  Joining as enterprise advisers are Bath-based Wessex Water education adviser Duncan Forbes, UWE associate dean, research, innovation & partnerships Prof...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 25, 2016
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Monday 26 September Interims: CitiFibre Infrastructure Holdings, Ergomed, Zoltav Resources Finals: Allergy Therapeutics, Gemfields, Goldplat, MJ Gleeson AGMs: Acorn Minerals, BATM Advanced Communications, Octagonal, Pinewood Group EGM: Vela Technologies Economics: BBA house purchase loans, CBI total distribution reported sales Tuesday 27 September Interims: A.G. Barr, boohoo.com, Card Factory, Circassia Pharmaceuticals, MaxCyte, NetScientific, Premier Technical Services, S&U, Toumaz, XLMedia Finals: Close Brothers,...

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The LAST WORD: Simon Tapscott, managing director, Do Good Things

September 23, 2016
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The LAST WORD: Simon Tapscott, managing director, Do Good Things

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 Simon Tapscott, MD of specialist marketing consultancy Do Good Things and a member of the Big Bath City Bid team, answers our 10 questions.  What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The...

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