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Ryanair adds seventh Polish city to its Bristol Airport destinations as it launches its winter flight schedule

September 21, 2022
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Ryanair adds seventh Polish city to its Bristol Airport destinations as it launches its winter flight schedule

Low-cost airline Ryanair is to introduce the first direct flights from Bristol Airport to the northern Polish city of Bydgoszcz as part of its winter 2022 schedule. The addition of Bydgoszcz, pictured, the country’s eighth-largest city, means the Irish-owned budget carrier will fly to 29 destinations from Bristol this winter, including popular tourist centres such...

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Top-ranking performance by Bishop Fleming in inaugural ‘power index’ of mid-tier accountants

September 21, 2022
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Top-ranking performance by Bishop Fleming in inaugural ‘power index’ of mid-tier accountants

Regional audit, accounting, tax, and advisory firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has been named among the best mid-size firms in its sector in a new ranking. The inaugural Mid-Tier Power Index has Bishop Fleming in fifth place nationally and the highest ranked in the South West.  The index, launched Accountancy...

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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

September 21, 2022
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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

The government’s energy support scheme for firms has been welcomed by business groups in Bath as giving them vital breathing space in the face of soaring bills. But Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, urged ministers to provide more details of longer-term protection for vulnerable firms beyond the...

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Future’s shares under pressure as it confirms CEO – and architect of its huge success – plans to leave

September 20, 2022
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Future’s shares under pressure as it confirms CEO – and architect of its huge success – plans to leave

Bath-headquartered global media group Future this week admitted that its CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne, who is widely regarded as the driving force behind its success in recent years, plans to step down. It made the move after its share price slumped by more than 16% on media reports of her intended departure. The group, which...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 18, 2022
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Monday September 19 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday September 20 Finals: Litigation Capital Management, Brown Advisory US Smaller Co's, Feedback, Craneware Interims: Kingfisher, Distribution Finance Capital Holdings, Cambridge Cognition Holdings, Fintel, Gaming Realms, Xaar, Ekf Diagnostic Holdings, Alliance Pharma, Hydrogenone Capital Growth, Jadestone Energy, Elixirr International, Spectral MD Holdings, First Tin, Trinity Exploration & Production Trading announcement: SThree...

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The LAST WORD: Emma Wharton Love, workplace strategist, Interaction

September 16, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Emma Wharton Love, workplace strategist, Interaction

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Emma Wharton Love, a workplace strategist with Bath-based office design and build company Interaction, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? I haven’t been to the cinema since...

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Job prospects and experience for its students help earn ‘University of the Year’ title for University of Bath

September 16, 2022
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Job prospects and experience for its students help earn ‘University of the Year’ title for University of Bath

The University of Bath has today been named the UK’s ‘University of the Year’ in a respected higher education guide, with its undergraduate experience and employability for its graduates scoring particularly strongly. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023, which has been published online today, also ranks Bath as the top university in the South...

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New chief operating officer for Future as it looks to grow globally following spate of acquisitions

September 16, 2022
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New chief operating officer for Future as it looks to grow globally following spate of acquisitions

Bath media group Future has appointed an experienced sector figure as chief operating officer to support its global expansion as it continues to reap the rewards of a raft of recent takeovers. Claire Blunt, pictured, currently chief advertising officer and CEO of international at Guardian Media Group, will take up her new role at...

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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

September 16, 2022
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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

The future of Bath as a vibrant business centre will go under the spotlight next Tuesday at a special conference in the city. The sell-out event, which is being staged by the Bath Business Improvement District (BID), will give firms the opportunity to have their say about the city’s future as an innovative hub...

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Bid writing firm celebrates its 10th birthday with four nominations in national businesswomen awards

September 15, 2022
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Bid writing firm celebrates its 10th birthday with four nominations in national businesswomen awards

The owner of a bid writing consultancy has been shortlisted in four categories of an awards scheme that showcases the UK’s best businesswomen. Pippa Birch, owner of Pipster Solutions, is in the running for the Best Boss, Best Businesswoman in Business Services, Most Inspiring Businesswoman and Best Business titles at this year’s Best Business Women...

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