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Business Link launches ‘manifesto’ for General Election with plea for new Bath park and ride

January 30, 2015
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A new park and ride to the east of Bath is among the projects the region’s leading business organisation Business West wants addressed by the next Government. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, has launched its own ‘business manifesto’ putting the case for the business to all Parliamentary candidates in May’s General...

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Bath Business Expo shaping up to be best ever in city

January 30, 2015
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Firms are being urged to attend the Bath Business Expo, the city’s largest business show, which takes place on Wednesday March 4 from 10am-3pm at the Assembly Rooms. The Business Expo will bring a mix of inspirational speakers, seminars, networking and local & regional exhibitors. Headline sponsors are law firm Thrings, accountants Monahans, Datasharp...

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Bath ignored as Govt pledges more cash for major projects – but Corsham gets start-up hub funding

January 30, 2015
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Bath has again missed out in the latest round of Government funding for economy-boosting local projects. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg visited Bristol and Swindon on a whistle-stop tour of the region yesterday to champion a £18.1m increase in Government funding for the West of England area, which includes Bath, and £11.5m more for...

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£13m investment for innovative firm developing rapid testing for infectious disease

January 30, 2015
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£13m investment for innovative firm developing rapid testing for infectious disease

Trowbridge-based health diagnostic company Atlas Genetics has received a $20m (£13.3m) investment to expand the range of its latest innovative infectious disease testing devices and launch in the US. The firm, which was set up in 2005, has developed pioneering ultra-rapid point-of-care (POC) tests for STI (sexually transmitted infections). Its latest system – called...

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Partner promotion strengthens architects Nash Partnership as its expansion continues

January 30, 2015
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Partner promotion strengthens architects Nash Partnership as its expansion continues

Award-winning Bath-based architecture, urban design, planning and regeneration consultancy Nash Partnership has expanded its senior management team by promoting associate Daniel Lugsden to partner. In a strategic move which reflects a general growth across the practice, Daniel, pictured, joins senior partner Edward Nash and partner Robert Locke in managing the consultancy. Daniel joined Nash...

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Four new staff for Tribe Communications as expansion gathers pace

January 30, 2015
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Four new staff for Tribe Communications as expansion gathers pace

Tribe Communications, the Holt-based agency, has appointed four new members of staff as it continues to go from strength to strength. Martha Hodgson takes on the new position of senior research and insight manager, Carly Hooker and Libby Baggett are strengthening the client services arm of the business as account director and account manager...

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Streaming technology proves child’s play for businesses unable to get to talk by JoJo Maman Bébé founder

January 30, 2015
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Business owners unable to get tickets for a talk in Trowbridge next week by the founder of mother and baby brand JoJo Maman Bébé won’t miss out – thanks to live streaming by organiser The Enterprise Network (TEN). Laura Tenison’s presentation and networking lunch on Thursday has proved so popular it is nearly sold...

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Heathrow expansion would boost region’s economy, say West manufacturers

January 30, 2015
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Heathrow expansion would boost region’s economy, say West manufacturers

Manufacturing firms in the West of England are backing expansion at Heathrow Airport, with results of a new survey showing they believe it would be best for their sector and lead to a better balanced economy. The report by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, comes ahead of next Tuesday’s deadline for the Airports Commission’s final...

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New orders and products give Avon Rubber optimism for new year

January 29, 2015
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New orders and products give Avon Rubber optimism for new year

Global manufacturer Avon Rubber is predicting a positive 2015 as it continues to win new orders for its innovative products. In an update to the London Stock Exchange the Melksham-headquartered group said trading in the first quarter had continued in line with expectations – with its dairy business performing particularly well. As a result,...

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City centre Grade II listed office building acquired by Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

January 27, 2015
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City centre Grade II listed office building acquired by Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) has bought Grade II listed 1 Trim Bridge from The Bath Institute of Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) to use as its new head office. The building, which was sold with vacant possession for £775,000, has just over 3,000 sq ft (280 sq m) of office space over...

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