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Graduate appointments boost Mowbray Woodwards’ family and commercial law teams

July 21, 2016
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Graduate appointments boost Mowbray Woodwards’ family and commercial law teams

Bath law firm Mowbray Woodwards has strengthened its growing family and commercial law teams with two graduate appointments. Charlotte Collard joins as a paralegal in the family law team having graduated with a law degree from Plymouth University. The Queen Square firm’s commercial law team has also welcomed welcomes Katharine Robinson, who also joins...

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Business West urges Govt to act as unemployment edges up amid fresh fears of an economic slowdown

July 20, 2016
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Business West urges Govt to act as unemployment edges up amid fresh fears of an economic slowdown

The region’s largest business organisation, Business West, has called for “stability, clarity and action” from the Government after official figures showed a small rise in unemployment across the South West and fears grow of an economic slowdown. The number of people out of work and claiming benefit edged up by 8,000 – or 0.2%...

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Region’s first legal recruitment firm run by solicitors opens in Bath

July 19, 2016
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Region’s first legal recruitment firm run by solicitors opens in Bath

A Bath-based solicitor has teamed up with a colleague from South Wales to launch the first legal recruitment agency in the region run by fully qualified legal practitioners. Rhiannon Cambrook-Woods, who spent the first nine years of her legal career at Bath insurance group Helphire, and Kate Shorney-Morris believe Zest Recruitment and Consultancy is...

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Thrings looks for further growth with new office opening as it prepares for post-Brexit market

July 19, 2016
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Thrings looks for further growth with new office opening as it prepares for post-Brexit market

M4 corridor law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, is to open a base in Southampton as part of its ambitious expansion plans to address changes in the legal market. The new office, which opens in October, will initially focus on agriculture, landed estates and private client work.  But it will also...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 18, 2016
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Monday July 18 Interim: Microgen Trading statements: British Land, City of London Investment Group, Rio Tinto AGMs: Mereo Biopharma, MS International, Summit Therapeutics Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday July 19 Interims: Arbuthnot Banking, Secure Trust Bank, Synectics Finals: IG Group, Versarien Trading statements: Evraz, Polymetal International, Royal Mail, Scapa Group AGMs: Assura, Bloomsbury Publishing,...

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The LAST WORD: Jayla Wilcox, managing director, Simple Recruitment

July 15, 2016
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The LAST WORD: Jayla Wilcox, managing director, Simple Recruitment

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Jayla Wilcox of Simple Recruitment (South West) answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched?  Me Before You Book you read?  Swim Bike Run by Alistair and Jonathan...

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Sea Cadets unit looks to safeguard its future by redeveloping HQ site

July 15, 2016
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Sea Cadets unit looks to safeguard its future by redeveloping HQ site

Plans have been submitted for a new state-of-the-art home for the City of Bath Sea Cadets to safeguard the long-running charity and community organisation’s future. Its existing headquarters in St John’s Road need urgent and extensive repairs. The new bespoke facility planned for the site would ensure the Cadets remain in the city centre in a riverside...

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US fact-finding trip for University of Bath student entrepreneurs

July 15, 2016
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US fact-finding trip for University of Bath student entrepreneurs

Four students from the University of Bath have this week been pitching business ideas to some of the key players in Silicon Valley and New York’s tech sector. They gleaned start-up advice from university alumni working for Facebook, Google, JP Morgan and a host of world-leading companies. Two of the student entrepreneurs are the...

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Work to start on Bath’s boutique Hotel Indigo after it gains planning consent

July 15, 2016
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Work to start on Bath’s boutique Hotel Indigo after it gains planning consent

Permission has been granted by Bath & North East Somerset Council for construction work to begin on the new 117-bedroom Hotel Indigo. The boutique hotel is being reshaped from Pratt’s Hotel and The Halcyon and the former Circo nightclub in Grade I listed Georgian buildings on South Parade. The site was acquired by St...

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Contract won by design firm to supply in-store cookery demo units to Tesco

July 15, 2016
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Creative design studio Mette is to supply supermarket giant Tesco with 900 demonstration units for use in its stores across the UK. Holt-based Mette’s specialist sub-brand Pop Up Cookspace has collaborated with brand activation agency N20 on the contract. The custom-branded units will be used by Tesco and its suppliers to demonstrate, promote and...

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