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Sales rise at Bath digital pioneer Actual Experience as it aims for growth

May 22, 2015
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Sales rise at Bath digital pioneer Actual Experience as it aims for growth

Actual Experience, the Bath-based digital supply chain management firm, has increased sales by 21% to nearly £330,000 as it continues to win new clients. But pre-tax losses at the firm, which aims to become a global player in its market, nearly trebled to £1m in the six months to March 31. The firm believes...

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Rival accountants’ offices ready to make a run for their money

May 22, 2015
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Rival accountants’ offices ready to make a run for their money

A team from the Bath office of accountancy firm Bishop Fleming will do battle with colleagues from its Bristol base in the first marathon to be staged jointly by the two cities. Having already signed up as sponsors for the Bristol & Bath Marathon, the two Bishop Fleming offices will each field a team...

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Best workplace award for Keynsham’s Civic Centre

May 22, 2015
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Best workplace award for Keynsham’s Civic Centre

Keynsham’s recently opened Civic Centre has been named as the best corporate workplace in the South West, Thames Valley and South Wales by the British Council for Offices (BCO). The building, pictured, which replaced a number of outdated 1960s buildings in the town centre, won the award in the BCO’s regional property sector awards...

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Bath architects Grant Associates in running for Singapore Rail Corridor contract

May 22, 2015
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A design team led by Bath landscape architects Grant Associates has been shortlisted for a major contract in Singapore. The team is one of five in the running to develop an overall concept master plan for the city’s 24km-long Rail Corridor. Grant Associates teamed up with Dutch architects MVRDV and Singapore-based Architects 61 to bid...

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Top Building Societies Association role for Bath Building Society chief executive

May 22, 2015
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Top Building Societies Association role for Bath Building Society chief executive

The chief executive of Bath Building Society, Dick Jenkins, has been elected as deputy chairman of the Building Societies Association. Mr Jenkins, pictured, takes up the post immediately and will become chairman in November when David Cutter, group chief executive of Skipton Building Society, steps down from the post. The Building Societies Association represents...

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Promotions for five staff at Carter Jonas’ Bath office

May 21, 2015
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Promotions for five staff at Carter Jonas’ Bath office

Five members of staff in the Bath office of property consultants Carter Jonas have been promoted. Graham James and Clare Winnett from the firm’s valuations department have become partners while Euan Woodman, an associate in the residential team, is now an associate partner. Arthur Chambers, an associate in the rural team, is also made...

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Deputy chair appointed to Chippenham BID

May 19, 2015
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Deputy chair appointed to Chippenham BID

The Chippenham Business Improvement District (BID), the organisation promoting the town to bring in more visitors and improve it for residents, has appointed Ben Gregory as deputy chair. Mr Gregory, pictured, a director at printing firm Digiprint, will work closely alongside BID chair Melody Thompson, who is a director of recruitment firm 24-7 Staffing....

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Bath’s The Agency wins back-to-back titles as UK’s best independent firm in its sector

May 18, 2015
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Bath’s The Agency wins back-to-back titles as UK’s best independent firm in its sector

Bath-based integrated marketing firm The Agency has been named as the UK’s number one independent agency for the second year running. It tops the ‘independent elite agency’ category for firms employing fewer than 25 staff in The Drum magazine’s respected annual national agency census. Its success last year was the first time an agency...

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Media group Future ‘on a stable footing’ as it returns to profit after job losses and sell-offs

May 18, 2015
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Media group Future ‘on a stable footing’ as it returns to profit after job losses and sell-offs

Bath-based media group Future has returned to profit after a year in the red as it hailed the success of a major transformation of the business. The publishing group, best known for its gaming, technology and creative magazines and websites, has slashed hundreds of jobs and sold off dozens of titles over the past...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 17, 2015
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Monday 18 May Interim: Future Finals: Babcock International, blinkx, Cranswick, E2V Technologies, Mitie Trading statement: Interserve AGMs: Bioquell, Centamin, Ensco, Fresnillo, TMT Investments EGMs: Flowgroup, Horizon Discovery Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 19 May Interims: Impax Asset Management, Innovation, Intelligent Energy, Paragon Group of Companies, Renew, Topps Tiles, Victrex, Zytronic Finals: Aveva, Big Yellow,...

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