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Bath firms battle it out to claim title of city’s netball champs and raise cash for Dorothy House Hospice

June 20, 2019
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Bath firms battle it out to claim title of city’s netball champs and raise cash for Dorothy House Hospice

The Bath office of regional law firm Mogers Drewett has raised more than £2,000 for Dorothy House Hospice by hosting its second annual charity netball tournament. Eight teams from city-based businesses took part in the event, which was supported by Team Bath Netball and hosted in the University of Bath’s sports training village.  Each...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

June 20, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . Saving on summer childcare costs   Government schemes to help pay for childcare this summer. Click here for an update Reverse charge VAT for construction services...

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Norland College’s teaching keeps it on the gold standard for second year running

June 20, 2019
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Norland College’s teaching keeps it on the gold standard for second year running

Bath’s Norland College, best known for its nannies in their distinctive uniforms and one of the UK’s smallest independent higher education institutions, has been awarded a ‘Gold’ rating for the standard of its teaching for a second consecutive year. The college, which has been providing bespoke early years higher education for 127 years, has...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Making a gift? Don’t forget to tell the taxman!

June 20, 2019
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Pearson May Financial Update: Making a gift? Don’t forget to tell the taxman!

Most people have probably heard of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) but how much do they know about the situations in which CGT is charged? Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden explains. You could be forgiven for thinking that CGT is only payable when you sell an asset which is chargeable to CGT (e.g. a rental...

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Soft drinks industry expert joins Zenith as it expands its sustainability consulting offering

June 18, 2019
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Soft drinks industry expert joins Zenith as it expands its sustainability consulting offering

Bath-based international food and drink industry consultancy Zenith Global has appointed a high-profile principal sustainability consultant to lead its continued expansion in the fast-growing area. Michael Roberts will building up the Zenith Global sustainability team while continuing in his current role as global business development director for Swiss-owned juice concentrate drink Capri-Sun.  Much of...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 17, 2019
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Monday June 17 Nothing listed Tuesday June 18 Finals: Ashtead Group, NextEnergy Solar Fund, TechFinancials, Telecom Plus Interims: Safestore Holdings, Schroder European Real Estate Investment Trust Wednesday June 19 Finals: Severfield, ULS Technology Interim: Standard Life Private Equity Trust Economic announcements: Consumer Price Index, Producer Price Index, Retail Price Index Thursday June 20 Final:...

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Key milestone for centre that will put Bath Uni in driving seat to develop ultra-green car engines

June 14, 2019
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Key milestone for centre that will put Bath Uni in driving seat to develop ultra-green car engines

The University of Bath’s £70m global centre of excellence for ultra-low emission vehicles has reached another milestone with the unveiling of a commemorative plaque by science minister Chris Skidmore. The Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) is due to open in 2021 on the Bristol & Bath Science Park – thrusting the West...

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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

June 14, 2019
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Canadian tech giant’s surprise £79m takeover bid for SCISYS approved by directors

Specialist IT group SCISYS looks set to be taken over by Canadian tech giant CGI in an approved offer that values it at nearly £79m. The surprise cash offer, which has been unanimously accepted by the Chippenham-headquartered group’s directors, was revealed to shareholders this morning in announcement on the London Stock Exchange.  At 254.15p,...

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Bath will escape worst of UK’s retail revolution, says major report, but shops will still close

June 14, 2019
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Bath will escape worst of UK’s retail revolution, says major report, but shops will still close

Bath has been named as one of the UK cities most likely to survive the retail meltdown now hitting the country’s high streets and town centres, despite slipping down the national shopping centre rankings. However, it is expected to have fewer stores in the future – with a number likely to be ‘repurposed’ for...

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Bus firm MD picks up top director award for driving transformation in his business

June 14, 2019
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Bus firm MD picks up top director award for driving transformation in his business

The managing director of First West of England, the largest bus operator in and around Bath, has been named as the South West’s top large company director. James Freeman, who has worked for First West of England for nearly five years, won the Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year award for...

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