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Nash Partnership work recognised in shortlist for prestigious planning awards

April 17, 2014
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Nash Partnership work recognised in shortlist for prestigious planning awards

Two projects by Bath-based built environment planning and design practice Nash Partnership have been shortlisted for the national Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence. The St Paul’s scheme in Cheltenham, pictured right, a consultation-led masterplan for Cheltenham Borough Homes, is a finalist in the ‘Exemplary Planning to Deliver Housing’ category. The...

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Business West director Clive Wray presented with his OBE by the Queen

April 17, 2014
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Business West director Clive Wray presented with his OBE by the Queen

Clive Wray, the director of public sector contracts at lobbying and advice group Business West, this week received his OBE for services to small businesses and international trade from the Queen at a ceremony at Windsor Castle. Clive, pictured, has supported small and medium-sized business development in the region for the past 20 years...

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Teamwork with Bath PR agency DWP helps its client land coveted industry award

April 17, 2014
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Teamwork with Bath PR agency DWP helps its client land coveted industry award

Bath PR firm DWP Public Relations is celebrating helping client Clifton Asset Management win a prestigious industry award. DWP handled the recent national PR launch of the ground-breaking business funding portal alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk – the brainchild of Bristol-based Clifton’s chairman Adam Tavener.  Clifton was presented with the Business Moneyfacts Best Alternative Funding Provider 2014 award...

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Iconic Bath pub The Boater ready for relaunch following major refurbishment work

April 17, 2014
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Iconic Bath pub The Boater ready for relaunch following major refurbishment work

Historic Bath pub The Boater is to re-open next week following a multi-million pound refurbishment by owners, London brewery Fuller, Smith & Turner. The 200-year-old Argyle Street pub is undergoing a complete interior transformation to create four unique bars and three distinctive dining areas. It will also feature specially- commissioned artwork by renowned Bristol-based...

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Mulberry warns of more pressure on profits as it looks to boost sales with cheaper bags

April 17, 2014
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Mulberry warns of more pressure on profits as it looks to boost sales with cheaper bags

Mulberry, the Somerset fashion brand best known for its upmarket bags, today warned its profits will be hit hard as it introduces new lower-price products. The firm, whose iconic bags often sell for upwards of £1,000, also said it was scaling back its new store opening programme as it looks to cut costs. Today’s...

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Government funding available to help flood-hit Bath businesses

April 17, 2014
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Government funding available to help flood-hit Bath businesses

Businesses based in Bath and North East Somerset impacted by the recent flooding could be eligible for Government financial support. Small and medium-sized businesses affected by the floods can claim funding via Bath & North East Somerset Council to develop and carry out business recovery plans. The funding could cover immediate clean-up costs, materials,...

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Chase de Vere strengthens technical team with new hire in Bath

April 17, 2014
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Chase de Vere strengthens technical team with new hire in Bath

Bath-based Chase de Vere, the national firm of Independent Financial Advisers, has appointed Samuel Mayes as a senior technical adviser. Samuel is a Chartered Financial Planner and has also achieved Fellowship of the CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) – regarded as the premier qualification for those in the financial advice industry. He has a track...

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Business against Poverty to launch ethical values-added training courses

April 17, 2014
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Business against Poverty to launch ethical values-added training courses

Trowbridge-based charity People against Poverty’s business arm Business against Poverty (BaP) has launched the BaP Business Skills Academy to stage learning and development training programmes with ethical values at their core. BaP has just under 100 business members who support it through subscriptions, sponsorship and services and in return enjoy a series of profile-raising,...

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Superfast broadband helps construction group build a stronger business

April 16, 2014
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Superfast broadband helps construction group build a stronger business

IT company Systemagic, which has offices in Bath and Trowbridge, has helped local construction firm Halsall improve efficiency by overcoming poor communication links between its head office and building sites. At any one time Halsall, which works mainly in the residential, health and education sectors, can be operating on up to 15 sites –...

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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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