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Epoch PA Helen’s epic Kilimanjaro charity climb raises thousands for children’s hospice

November 26, 2014
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Epoch PA Helen’s epic Kilimanjaro charity climb raises thousands for children’s hospice

PA Helen Witcombe, who works at Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management, has raised £4,650 for children with life-limiting conditions by scaling Africa’s highest mountain. Helen’s ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro raised much-needed funds for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), which supports young people who have a shortened life expectancy and their families. Helen spent six days...

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International legal role for Bath-based commercial lawyer

November 26, 2014
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International legal role for Bath-based commercial lawyer

Bath-based commercial lawyer Gavin Llewellyn has been appointed president of the International Association of Lawyers’ (UIA) Intellectual Property Commission, which brings together some of the world’s top intellectual property (IP) lawyers. Mr Llewellyn, a senior associate in Bath-based law firm Stone King’s corporate and commercial team, specialises in IP matters. He speaks regularly on...

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Leading digital and media industry figure joins Future as non-executive director

November 25, 2014
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Leading digital and media industry figure joins Future as non-executive director

Bath-based international media group Future has appointed industry heavyweight Hugo Drayton as a non-executive director as its major restructuring programme nears its end. Mr Drayton, pictured, who takes up the role on December 1, is CEO of advertising technology company InSkin Media. Prior to that he spent two years as CEO of behavioural targeting...

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Logistics group Wincanton’s new commercial director on board to keep it in fast lane for growth

November 25, 2014
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Logistics group Wincanton’s new commercial director on board to keep it in fast lane for growth

Chippenham-based supply chain and logistics firm Wincanton is looking to accelerate its growth after appointing Martin Palmer as commercial director. Mr Palmer, pictured, joins from rival Norbert Dentressangle where he was business development director for four-and-a-half years. Prior to that he was a business unit director at TDG and has also held senior business...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 23, 2014
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Monday 24 November Interims: Cranswick, Eckoh, GB Group, Solid State Trading Statements: Amlin EGMs: Amlin, International Biotechnology, Puricore Economics: Nationwide house prices Tuesday 25 November Interims: Accumuli, AO World, Byotrol, Caledonia Investments, Creston, De La Rue, Kcom, Phoenix IT Group, Quintain Estates & Development, Renold, Scapa Group, Severfield, Severn Trent Finals: Cambria Automobiles, Greencore,...

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Chancellor urged to use his Autumn Statement to boost spending on innovation and infrastructure

November 21, 2014
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Chancellor urged to use his Autumn Statement to boost spending on innovation and infrastructure

Manufacturers across the South West are calling for a massive boost to infrastructure and innovation in Chancellor George Osborne’s Autumn Statement to build on the strong economic recovery and lay foundations for longer-term economic growth. The call comes from the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, in its submission to the Autumn Statement. It focuses heavily...

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The LAST WORD: David Goodall, corporate director, Barclays

November 20, 2014
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The LAST WORD: David Goodall, corporate director, Barclays

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 David Goodall, corporate director for Barclays, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? It was a wet Sunday afternoon and I was persuaded by my youngest daughter...

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Bath tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

November 20, 2014
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Bath tech pioneers take pitching for investment to new level in Europe’s tallest building

Four of Bath’s most-exciting tech innovators are to bid for funding worth £30m in front of an audience made up of some of the UK’s top investors. The firms, all members of the city’s SETsquared innovation incubator, will take part in the real-life Dragon’s Den-style showcase at The Shard in London next Wednesday. The...

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Minister’s visit backs Bath’s position as hotbed for energy innovation

November 20, 2014
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Minister’s visit backs Bath’s position as hotbed for energy innovation

Innovative Bath firms developing sustainable ways of producing and using energy had the chance to showcase their pioneering work to a Government minister earlier this week. Energy and climate change minister Amber Rudd visited Bath on Tuesday to discover how the South West is leading the world in low carbon development. Ms Rudd attended...

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Green light for three more solar farms gives Good Energy powerful boost

November 19, 2014
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Green light for three more solar farms gives Good Energy powerful boost

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier and generator, has received planning permission for three new solar farms totalling more than 25MW. Two of the solar farms (5.8MW and 4.9MW respectively) are in Dorset and are expected to be commissioned within the first half of next year. The third, a 15MW site in Wales,...

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