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Intern joins The Entrepreneur’s Godmother in sales and marketing role

June 15, 2017
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Intern joins The Entrepreneur’s Godmother in sales and marketing role

The Entrepreneur’s Godmother, the Chippenham-based sales training company, is continuing to grow with the appointment of a new sales and marketing assistant.  Nicola Campbell, pictured, who has joined as an intern, is a sociology graduate from Bath Spa University. She discovered The Entrepreneur’s Godmother and its founder Alison Edgar through an advertisement on the...

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Partner appointment strengthens Grant Thornton’s South West corporate finance team

June 14, 2017
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Partner appointment strengthens Grant Thornton’s South West corporate finance team

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has boosted its South West and Wales corporate finance advisory team with the appointment of Trefor Griffith as a partner. Trefor, pictured, already leads the consumer industry group for the firm nationally, having been based in Grant Thornton’s London office since 2009. He has a particular focus on the food...

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Weak pound gives strength to South West exporters but post-Brexit outlook is less clear

June 14, 2017
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Weak pound gives strength to South West exporters but post-Brexit outlook is less clear

Firms across the South West have taken advantage of the slump in sterling to go on an exporting spree, with the value of goods from the region sold overseas soaring by 30%. New figures from HMRC, which collates information on exports, shows exports from South West-based companies hit £6.3bn in the first three months of this year, up from...

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Lambert Smith Hampton strengthens South West office with two director promotions

June 13, 2017
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Two senior managers in the South West office of national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) have been promoted to the position of director. James Banks, pictured right, who leads the South West lease advisory team and has more than 10 years’ experience in the property sector, joined LSH from Cushman & Wakefield...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 10, 2017
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Monday 12 June Finals: Eckoh, Mitie, Motorpoint AGMs: Ascent Resources, CEPS EGMs: Eagle Eye Solutions, Europa Oil & Gas, Mitie Tuesday 13 June Interims: Autins, Crest Nicholson, Oxford BioDynamics Finals: Abzena, Ashtead, CML Microsystems, Evgen Pharma, FIH Group, Halma, iomart, Oxford Instruments, Park Group, Telecom Plus, Trifast AGMs: Action Hotels, Boston International Holdings, Capita,...

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London innovation showcase puts Bath tech start-ups in the spotlight

June 9, 2017
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London innovation showcase puts Bath tech start-ups in the spotlight

Two of Bath’s most exciting hi-tech, high growth potential start-ups have been showcased to big name corporates at a high-profile event in London. The pair took part in the Open Innovation Showcase organised by SETsquared, the global number one university business incubation programme run by a partnership of the universities including Bath. Vaccines Without...

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Developer snaps up Bath College building to convert into offices

June 9, 2017
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Developer snaps up Bath College building to convert into offices

Bath College’s landmark Ralph Allen Building is to be converted into much-needed office space after being acquired by a London-based property investment group. The five-storey 40,000 sq ft building on James Street West has been bought by Dominvs Group, a real-estate investment, development and asset-management company, for an undisclosed amount. Dominvs said the acquisition...

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Latest acquisition for 1pm after it completes £13m share issue

June 9, 2017
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Latest acquisition for 1pm after it completes £13m share issue

1pm, the acquisitive Bath-based specialist lender, has completed its latest takeover following after successfully issuing more than 28.8m new shares. The group has paid £5.25m to acquire Oxfordshire-based Tracx Finance, a leading invoice finance provider to SMEs operating under the Gener8 Finance brand. At the time of issuing the new shares, which are worth...

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Second Bath office for Carter Jonas as it continues to build revenues

June 9, 2017
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Second Bath office for Carter Jonas as it continues to build revenues

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has expanded its presence in Bath by taking space in a second office in the city. The firm’s Bath commercial and rural teams are to move out of its office in Wood Street in the city centre to St James House, The Square, off Lower Bristol Road. The move...

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General Election result: National business reaction

June 9, 2017
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General Election result: National business reaction

The unexpected outcome of the General Election and the resulting hung Parliament has sent shock waves through businesses and the organisations representing them. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said it was a serious moment for the UK economy. “The priority must be for politicians to get their house in order and form a functioning government,...

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