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BrandSoup: A pinch of salt . . .

December 6, 2018
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BrandSoup: A pinch of salt . . .

BrandSoup was flicking through the internet recently, wondering what to cover in our next blog – whether to write about Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gökçe, who is seeking to register his trade mark gestures? Or the controversy over video game Fortnite ‘stealing’ other people’s dance moves?  Imagine our joy when we found out we...

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Mostly Media looks North to expand client base and also wins Glasses Direct TV account

December 6, 2018
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Mostly Media looks North to expand client base and also wins Glasses Direct TV account

Media planning and buying agency Mostly Media is celebrating opening a second office to cover Scotland and the North of England and landing a major new client.  The agency, which buys advertising on behalf of its clients on TV, digital, press, out of home, cinema and radio, recently launched Mostly Media North following 18...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

December 6, 2018
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up each week to bring you the top national finance stories.  Five tips to diversify your investments Things to consider before you invest. Does this apply to you? Find out here Are you eligible for R&D tax relief? Claiming tax reliefs for innovative projects....

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Bath Spa students prove they are Designers in the Making with their own Christmas Market stall

December 6, 2018
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Bath Spa students prove they are Designers in the Making with their own Christmas Market stall

Students from Bath Spa University’s BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion and Interiors course have swapped seminars for a stall at this year’s Bath Christmas Market to sell their hand-made creations.  The students, made up of screen printers, knitters, hand painters and crafters, are offering a range of bespoke jewellery, make-up bags, cushions and prints...

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Pair of new non-exec directors strengthen manufacturer Rotork’s board

December 6, 2018
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Pair of new non-exec directors strengthen manufacturer Rotork’s board

Rotork, the Bath-based specialist manufacturing group, has appointed two new non-executive directors. Ann Christin Gjerdseth Andersen and Tim Cobbold will both be members of the audit, nomination and remuneration committees of the board at Rotork, the world-leader in the design and manufacture of specialist valves for the oil and gas industry.  Ann Christin has...

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Raft of new appointments and promotions at EY’s regional office as expansion gathers pace

December 6, 2018
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Raft of new appointments and promotions at EY’s regional office as expansion gathers pace

International accountancy group EY has continued to expand its South West & Wales office with 10 senior appointments and 119 promotions as it looks to increase staffing levels to 500 by 2020. The regional office in Bristol has grown rapidly in recent years and now employs around 350 people. A month ago EY announced...

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

December 6, 2018
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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 nearly five years ago. At that time, it was expected to last 18 months. However, no end date has been set, writes Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden. Campaigns such as the Let Property Campaign generate revenue quickly and ensure future tax for HMRC by...

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Tech firm’s boost for Oldfield Park area as it moves head office to disused dairy building

December 5, 2018
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Tech firm’s boost for Oldfield Park area as it moves head office to disused dairy building

Bath-based healthtech specialist Mayden has moved its head office to Oldfield Park – giving a shot in the arm to the area’s emerging reputation as a business location. The firm, which relocated from Widcombe, has agreed a freehold lease on The Old Dairy, a 10,000 sq ft Victorian red brick building on Melcombe Road....

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Record year for BGF in South West following move to new office

December 5, 2018
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Record year for BGF in South West following move to new office

Investment group BGF is celebrating its best ever year for deals across the South West and South Wales handled by its regional office. The group, the UK’s most active investor in growing businesses, has invested more than £50m across seven new businesses and two existing portfolio companies over the past 12 months. Its regional...

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Hat trick of industry award wins is child’s play for Highlight PR

December 5, 2018
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Hat trick of industry award wins is child’s play for Highlight PR

Bath-based PR agency Highlight PR has won national and regional industry accolades for its campaigns for children’s character-based brands this year.   The firm, which celebrates its 20th anniversary next year, was highly commended in The Drum magazine’s 2018 Social Buzz Awards for its launch of the new Sylvanian Families Town – the largest...

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