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Shaun the Sheep rounds up Colour Studios’ engineers to help with European Green Capital game

July 24, 2015
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Shaun the Sheep rounds up Colour Studios’ engineers to help with European Green Capital game

Engineers from Radstock-based exhibition and graphics firm Colour Studios have built a cardboard 3D pop-up display to help launch a Shaun the Sheep online sustainability game as part of Bristol’s year as European Green Capital. Colour Studios, which specialises in sustainable events and displays, was recruited by Bristol City Council’s design team to collaborate...

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First-time dividend for 1pm shareholders as it clocks up another year of growth

July 24, 2015
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First-time dividend for 1pm shareholders as it clocks up another year of growth

Shareholders in Bath-based specialist lender 1pm are to receive their first dividend after the firm achieved its fifth year of strong organic growth. Pre-tax profits for the year to May 31 rose by 20% to £1.62m on revenues up 31% at £5.5m on a surge in new business and a significant increase in business...

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‘Building excellence’ award for cottages designed by Bath architects Aaron Evans

July 24, 2015
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Bath architecture firm Aaron Evans has won a regional ‘building excellence’ award for a pair of cottages in Newton St Loe – the first family homes to be built in the village since 1949. The design topped the Best Small New Housing Development category in the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) West of England...

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BAE Systems military air contract landed by Wincanton

July 24, 2015
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BAE Systems military air contract landed by Wincanton

Logistics group Wincanton has won a contract with BAE Systems to supply its Military Air & Information (MAI) operations, extending a 10-year relationship between the Chippenham-based firm and defence giant. Under the contract Wincanton will also become the operator of a new purpose-built Defence Logistics Centre, due to be completed next year in the...

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Bath charity race day boosts Children’s Hospice South West

July 24, 2015
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Bath charity race day boosts Children’s Hospice South West

Keynsham-based specialist building contractor Dribuild – the premium sponsor of Bath Racecourse’s winning post – has raised more than £17,000 for the Children’s Hospice South West from the course’s Summer Afternoon Raceday meeting. The meeting on Wednesday – specially organised to support the hospice, the company’s charity of the year – may now become...

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Green light for Good Energy’s latest solar farm

July 24, 2015
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Green light for Good Energy’s latest solar farm

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier and generator, has gained planning consent for its seventh solar farm. Approval for the 24MW solar farm in Dorset was originally granted in November 2013 but its development was halted by a judicial review.  The site at Mapperton Farm, near Sturminster Marshall, has now been given the...

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Work starts on upgrade of Chippenham’s Neeld Hall

July 24, 2015
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Work starts on upgrade of Chippenham’s Neeld Hall

Chippenham’s Grade II-listed Neeld Hall is being transformed into a modern community and arts centre in a refurbishment project led by Swindon construction firm Beard. The firm is working with Chippenham Town Council and Bristol-based Quattro Design Architects on the design-and-build scheme on the hall, which was built in 1850 as an extension to...

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Plea to firms to get behind the Big Bath City Bid and transform club into a community asset

July 23, 2015
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Plea to firms to get behind the Big Bath City Bid and transform club into a community asset

Bath brand agency The House is encouraging other city-based firms to back the campaign to turn Bath City FC into a community-owned club after committing £1,000 to buy shares. Nearly £109,000 of the £750,000 funding target has been raised so far for the Big Bath City Bid, which aims to transform the debt-laden club...

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Support our independents to avoid us becoming a clone town, says Chippenham BID

July 23, 2015
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Support our independents to avoid us becoming a clone town, says Chippenham BID

Chippenham residents and visitors to the town are being urged to support its privately owned shops as part of national Independent Retailer Month. Nearly half the retail units in the town are independently owned – reflecting a growing trend across the South West in particular for smaller, locally owned stores to set up and...

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Sale of huge solar farm near Swindon handled by Thrings

July 21, 2015
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Sale of huge solar farm near Swindon handled by Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has advised on the sale of a solar farm that will be one of the UK’s largest when it starts generating power next year. The 165-acre Wroughton Airfield Solar Park, on a former Second World War RAF air base near Swindon, has been sold...

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