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Tribe puts homeless young people in the frame to raise awareness of their plight

October 20, 2014
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Tribe puts homeless young people in the frame to raise awareness of their plight

Staff from marketing agency Tribe Communications have produced, directed and starred in a film to raise awareness of the plight of vulnerable and homeless young people. The film was made ahead of the first Byte Night sponsored sleep-out in Bristol earlier this month. Five staff from Holt-based Tribe took part in the event, which...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 20, 2014
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Monday 20 October Trading statement: McBride AGMs: CPL Resources, McBride Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 21 October Interims: BP Marsh & Partners, Whitbread Final: Asos Trading statements: Arm, GKN, Go-Ahead, InterContinental Hotels, Pentair, Reckitt Benckiser, William Hill AGMs: Ashley House, Leeds Economics: Public sector finances Wednesday 22 October Interims: Home Retail, Ingenious Media Active...

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Non-executive director to leave publishing group Future

October 17, 2014
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Non-executive director to leave publishing group Future

Mark Whiteling is to stand down as a non-executive director of Bath-based international media group Future with effect from November 30 to take up a role as non-executive director at global travel business Hogg Robinson. Mark, pictured, has been a non-executive director at Future for just over four years and has chaired its audit...

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Small manufacturers urged to reap rewards of UK’s £60bn nuclear power programme

October 16, 2014
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Small manufacturers urged to reap rewards of UK’s £60bn nuclear power programme

The Bath area’s small and medium-sized manufacturers are being urged to take advantage of a new scheme which could help them win contracts from the UK’s rapidly-developing £60bn civil nuclear new build programme. The link-up between the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) will allow these firms...

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From flipcharts to smartphones – RTS’s road to 25 years of success in auto industry staff development

October 16, 2014
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From flipcharts to smartphones – RTS’s road to 25 years of success in auto industry staff development

Specialist learning and development consultancy RTS Group is celebrating 25 years in business – a quarter of a century in which the tools of its trade have progressed from flipcharts to online technology. The Chippenham-based group began life as a niche agency aimed at serving the training and development needs of the automotive industry....

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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, warns Business West

October 16, 2014
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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, warns Business West

The economic recovery may not be as strong as anticipated despite the latest fall in unemployment, Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, has warned. While welcoming the 1.6% year-on-year drop in the number of people out of work in the South West, Business West managing director Phil Smith, pictured, said...

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New head of naval architecture for Bath’s BMT Defence Services

October 15, 2014
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New head of naval architecture for Bath’s BMT Defence Services

Andy Harris has been appointed as the new head of naval architecture at Bath-based BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group. Andy, pictured, a chartered engineer who joined BMT in 1996, will bring the best practice from the large projects he has worked on to the...

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Bath Ales gets in the spirit – with its first single malt

October 15, 2014
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Bath Ales gets in the spirit – with its first single malt

Brewer Bath Ales, best known for its range of award-winning beers, has produced its first spirit – in a limited edition of just 100 bottles. Gem Aqua Vitae, a 42% vol single malt spirit, has been made using wort from Bath Ales’ brewery at Warmley. Wort is the liquid produced when barley is ‘mashed’...

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Spotlight to be thrown onto charity finances at Monahans seminar

October 14, 2014
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Spotlight to be thrown onto charity finances at Monahans seminar

The issues faced by charities and their finances will be put under the microscope at a special seminar to be staged by accountants Monahans next month. The Monahans Charity Seminar, which takes place at Chippenham Golf Club on November 13, will examine a range of relevant topics including the latest charity SORPs (Statements of...

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Mulberry warns on profits after sales decline again in tougher-than-expected market

October 14, 2014
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Mulberry warns on profits after sales decline again in tougher-than-expected market

Shares in luxury goods brand Mulberry fell sharply after it warned its annual profits will be “significantly” lower than expected. The group, based at Chilcompton, Somerset, and best known for its upmarket handbags, is undergoing a major restructuring after several years of dwindling profits. But chairman Godfrey Davis, who has been leading the firm...

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