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West cider apple growers urged to enter awards as industry presses ahead with growth

April 16, 2014
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West cider apple growers urged to enter awards as industry presses ahead with growth

The search is on for the best cider orchard in the West with apple growers being encouraged to compete for the silver medal awarded annually by the Royal Bath and West Show. This year’s contest is expected to be tougher than ever as the number and extent of orchards planted to produce cider apples...

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Trunki inventor and ‘dragon-slayer’ Rob Law to make case for innovation at business show

April 15, 2014
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Trunki inventor and ‘dragon-slayer’ Rob Law to make case for innovation at business show

Bath businesses are being encouraged to head up the M4 to Swindon next month to take part in the town’s annual business show, where the keynote speaker will be Rob Law, the inventor of child’s ride-on suitcase Trunki. The event, on May 15, is again hosted by Business West, which runs the Swindon &...

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Inflation fall is good news but Govt must still act over funding for firms, says Business West

April 15, 2014
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Inflation fall is good news but Govt must still act over funding for firms, says Business West

Business West, the lobbying and advice group that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, welcomed this week's fall in inflation but warned that the Government still needed to do more to support business as it emerges from recession. Managing director Phil Smith said the drop in annual CPI (consumer price index) inflation from 1.7% in...

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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

April 14, 2014
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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

Shares in SciSys, the Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys, climbed by nearly 3% recently after it announced it had secured a €1.8m (£1.48m), six-year contract to work on Europe’s most advanced geostationary weather satellite. The firm, whose roots are in the European space industry, will supply mission operations technology for European Organisation...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2014
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Monday 14 April Interims: Carr’s Milling Industries Finals: DDD Group, M. P. Evans Group, Networkers International EGMS: JSC KazMunaiGaz Exploration Production GDR (Reg S) AGMS: Bank Audi S.A.L. GDR (Repr 1’Com’Shr Lbp1299) (Reg S), Baronsmead VCT 3, Baronsmead VCT 4, Baronsmead VCT 5, Guaranty Trust Bank GDR (Reg S) Tuesday 15 April Finals: Amara...

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Export Week: Eastern Promise of fast-growing Asian markets

April 10, 2014
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Export Week: Eastern Promise of fast-growing Asian markets

An Export Week event tomorrow will explain how Bath businesses can unlock the potential of South East Asian markets. Export Week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to look at new markets. UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the Government organisation committed to boosting overseas trade, is staging a...

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Innovation pitches Bath at the forefront of national investment contest

April 10, 2014
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Innovation pitches Bath at the forefront of national investment contest

Innovative Bath firm Industrial Phycology, which uses algae to recover valuable resources from wastewater, has taken a major step towards funding after becoming joint winner of a major national business competition. The firm, based at the SETsquared innovation hub at the University of Bath, took part in the ‘pitch with the greatest commercial potential’...

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Bath’s The House does the double at top branding industry awards

April 10, 2014
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Bath’s The House does the double at top branding industry awards

Bath-based brand agency The House has clinched a double victory at the prestigious Transform Awards, which celebrate rebranding, repositioning and brand transformation in the UK and in Europe’s creative industries. The House won silver for its identity and event branding for Special Olympics GB and also gained a bronze for its rebranding of Norton...

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PR account for iconic Sylvanian Families won by Bath agency Highlight

April 10, 2014
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PR account for iconic Sylvanian Families won by Bath agency Highlight

Bath-based public relations firm Highlight has been appointed to manage PR and social media for the iconic collectable toy range Sylvanian Families. The appointment by Japanese toy maker and Sylvanian Families creator EPOCH also includes its Aquabeads art range and follows a four-way competitive pitch. Created in Japan in 1985 and launched two years...

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Bath’s reputation for high-end retail enhanced by arrival of first Anthropologie shop outside London

April 10, 2014
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Bath’s reputation for high-end retail enhanced by arrival of first Anthropologie shop outside London

Anthropologie, the upmarket American homeware and fashion retailer, has confirmed it is to open its Bath store at the end of May – its fifth British outlet and first outside the capital. It will move into the former Habitat store on New Bond Street following a reported £2m refurbishment of the 8,700 sq ft...

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