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Lovehoney pumped up for more growth after founders sell majority stake to Swiss investors

June 25, 2018
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Lovehoney pumped up for more growth after founders sell majority stake to Swiss investors

Lovehoney, the Bath-based sex toy retailer, is predicting a new phase of strong growth following the sale of a majority stake in the business by its co-founders. Richard Longhurst and Neal Slateford, pictured, who launched Lovehoney by selling sex toys online from – appropriately – a bedroom in 2002, will continue to lead day-to-day...

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Millennials targeted with city’s ‘unexpected’ side in first of Visit Bath’s new mini tourist campaigns

June 25, 2018
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Millennials targeted with city’s ‘unexpected’ side in first of Visit Bath’s new mini tourist campaigns

Destination marketing organisation Visit Bath is launching eight mini-campaigns this year to boost the city’s tourist offer and directly target different types of visitor. The first – called Unexpected Bath – is now underway and is highlighting the quirky and more unusual side of the city. The campaign, which makes use of extensive social...

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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

June 23, 2018
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PwC West Business of the Year Awards sign off after 30 years with ‘winner of winners’ ceremony

Global engineering giant Renishaw has been named as the ‘winner of winners’ as the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards marked their 30th – and last – year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have since become the South West’s most-respected...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 23, 2018
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Monday June 25 Interim: Carnival Tuesday June 26 Trading Updates: Capita, Carpetright, Northgate, Petrofac Wednesday June 27 Trading updates: Whitbread, Bunzl, Tullow Oil Thursday June 28 Finals: Stagecoach, Greene King Interims: Walgreen Boots Alliance, Nike, Accenture Trading Update: John Wood Group Friday June 29 Trading updates: Circo, Reach, John Laing Economic announcement: GDP (Q1...

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Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

June 23, 2018
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Business challenges and opportunities of Brexit to be explained at trade roadshow

Bath businesses are being invited to hear how they can prepare for the challenges and opportunities of Brexit at an event next week. The day-long Trade Horizons event – part of the Export for Growth roadshow – takes place at the Aerospace Museum, Filton, Bristol, on Tuesday, June 26.  It is one of four sessions...

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Search starts for the Bath workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

June 23, 2018
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Search starts for the Bath workplace that’s smiles ahead of all others

Staff at Bath’s most enlightened firms are being urged to enter them in a unique awards scheme that showcases the region’s best workplaces. The annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition was launched four years ago by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA to champion businesses that go the extra mile to ensure their...

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Nash Partnership appoints senior urban designer to bolster its planning team

June 23, 2018
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Nash Partnership appoints senior urban designer to bolster its planning team

Bath-headquartered planning, design and regeneration consultancy Nash Partnership has strengthened the planning team in its Bristol office with the appointment of a senior urban designer. Neil Harvie, pictured, has worked with private and public sector clients and has experience of complex urban settings and addressing rural challenges.  He brings with him a mix of...

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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

June 23, 2018
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Sustainability services expert joins Grant Thornton to widen its offering in the South West

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Paul Holland as an assurance director for the South West region. Paul, pictured, joins with more than 20 years’ experience across financial auditing. He was most recently head of UK sustainability services at rival KPMG, where he worked for more than eight years.  At Grant Thornton, he will...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

June 21, 2018
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath Business News teams up with Bath accountancy firm Pearson May to bring you the top national finance stories.  The inheritance dilemma: To bequeath or spend? Most retirees choose to bequeath wealth rather than spend. Read our guide here How to make company cars work for your business Can lower-emission cars really...

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Bishop Fleming strikes Gold again in latest Investor in Customers survey

June 21, 2018
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Bishop Fleming strikes Gold again in latest Investor in Customers survey

Providing an “exceptional” service to its clients has earned regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming Gold status in the latest Investor in Customers (IIC) survey. It is the third time the firm, which has an office in Bath, has been recognised in successive assessment by independent customer services agency. IIC’s unique assessment process is built...

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