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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 6, 2017
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Monday 7 August   Interims: Navigator Holdings, Plus500, Telit Communications, Ultra Electronics   AGM: Tanfield   Economics: Halifax house prices   Tuesday 8 August   Interims: Clarke (T), Intercontinental Hotels, IWG, Mereo Biopharma, Morgan Sindall, Paddy Power Betfair, Polypipe, Quarto, Rotork, SIG, Standard Life, Synthomer, TP ICAP, Worldpay, Zotefoams   Final: Hargreaves Services   Trading...

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‘Elegant and luxurious’ boutique B&B sold to experienced Bath hoteliers as market remains strong

August 4, 2017
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‘Elegant and luxurious’ boutique B&B sold to experienced Bath hoteliers as market remains strong

Bath-based hoteliers Tim and Ros Forester have acquired the city’s luxury boutique bed and breakfast Dorian House in a deal backed by NatWest and with advice from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. The couple, who previously owned Bath’s Duke’s Hotel, bought the historic 13-bedroom property, pictured, for an undisclosed sum through their new...

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Bath’s promotional balloon project gets off the ground at VIP launch

August 4, 2017
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Bath’s promotional balloon project gets off the ground at VIP launch

Novia Financial, the Bath-based wealth management firm, and Visit Bath have officially launched their new balloon in the city ahead of its first public appearance at next week’s Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Partner Bath Balloons staged a series of short, tethered ascents for guests at the launch against the iconic backdrop of the Royal Crescent....

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Pearson May Financial Update: The Let Property Campaign and undeclared lettings income

August 4, 2017
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Pearson May Financial Update: The Let Property Campaign and undeclared lettings income

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduced the Let Property Campaign over three years ago. At that time, it was expected to last 18 months. However, no end date has been set, writes Pearson May partner Nick Oliver.   Campaigns such as the Let Property Campaign generate revenue quickly and ensure future tax for HMRC...

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RTS Group puts IAAF World Championship volunteers in the driving seat

August 4, 2017
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RTS Group puts IAAF World Championship volunteers in the driving seat

Specialist learning and development agency RTS Group has helped more than 170 volunteers get to know the vehicles they will use to drive athletes around at the IAAF World Championships in London. Japanese car giant Toyota, which has supplied the cars for the Championships, called in the firm, based at Notton, near Chippenham, to...

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New appointments and contracts at Almeda as it builds for record year

August 4, 2017
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New appointments and contracts at Almeda as it builds for record year

Facilities management firm Almeda has appointed four new members of staff as it gears up for a record 2017. Lyndsay Scriven and Matt Coombs have joined the Keynsham-based firm as junior facilities engineers, delivering hard services of mechanical and engineering maintenance to sites across the South West, while James Wilcox arrives as resident handyman...

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Future builds wider portfolio after completing £32m move into homes magazine and exhibition market

August 4, 2017
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Future builds wider portfolio after completing £32m move into homes magazine and exhibition market

Future, the Bath-based media group, has completed its £32m acquisition of rival Centaur Media’s home interest division in a move that brings three key brands to its portfolio – Homebuilding & Renovating, Period Living and Real Homes. The division’s magazines have a circulation of more than 870,000, although around half of its revenue comes...

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Accreditation recognises Old Mill’s high standards for third year running

August 4, 2017
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Accreditation recognises Old Mill’s high standards for third year running

South West accountancy firm Old Mill has been praised for its “strong client-centric culture and positive ethos” as it gained a top industry standard for the third year in a row. The firm, with offices in Melksham, Wells, Exeter and Yeovil, has completed the certification programme for BS 8577 – the only best-practice standard...

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Mogers Drewett urges firms to act following Supreme Court ruling on employment tribunal fees

August 4, 2017
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Mogers Drewett urges firms to act following Supreme Court ruling on employment tribunal fees

Firms should urgently review their human resources processes in light of last week’s Supreme Court decision on employment tribunal charges, according to regional law firm Mogers Drewett. Emily Eccles, pictured, an associate solicitor in its Bath office, said the judgment endorsing the fundamental importance of access to justice would be better news for employees...

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Devolution brings £3.9m from Westminster to the West for innovative skills project

August 3, 2017
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Devolution brings £3.9m from Westminster to the West for innovative skills project

Up to 3,000 people across the West of England will get help to increase their skills and opportunities as a result of £3.9m government devolution funding. The investment, from the Department of Work and Pensions, will pay for a two-and-a-half-year Innovation Pilot starting next January which aims to support tenants in social housing into...

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