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‘Significant’ profits and sales growth at Future sends its shares to record high

May 17, 2018
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‘Significant’ profits and sales growth at Future sends its shares to record high

Shares in Bath-based global media group Future leapt above the 500p mark yesterday for the first time in the company’s history after it reported strong sales and profits growth for the half year to the end of March. Pre-tax profits at the highly acquisitive publisher more than doubled to £7m compared to the same...

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Bath kitchen and furniture components group LDL acquired in MBO deal

May 17, 2018
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Bath kitchen and furniture components group LDL acquired in MBO deal

The management team at Bath-based kitchen and furniture fittings distributor LDL Components has bought the business from founder Matthew Lord. Following the management buyout (MBO), which was led by managing director Simon Ogden, Mr Lord subsequently acquired LDL’s Wesco distribution business. Financial details of the deals have not been undisclosed.    LDL, which was...

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Westbury relocation paves way for further growth for Bath removal firm

May 17, 2018
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Westbury relocation paves way for further growth for Bath removal firm

A fledgling removal firm has moved itself into new headquarters in Westbury in preparation for further expansion.   Safari Removals made the move from Twerton to the 7,300 sq ft unit on the Woodland Industrial Estate to enable it to increase its operations.  The firm, set up five years ago by director Daniel Bowen,...

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More growth on cards at wedding gift firm as Barclays presents it with innovation loan

May 17, 2018
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More growth on cards at wedding gift firm as Barclays presents it with innovation loan

Bath-based online wedding gift list group Prezola is looking to unwrap further expansion after receiving an innovation loan from Barclays. The group has grown rapidly since it was founded in 2010 by husband-and-wife team Dom and Ali Beaven and now employs 50 people. In 2016 it acquired Getting Married – the UK’s most popular wedding...

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Bath bosses line up against rivals from across the South West in region’s Director of the Year Awards

May 16, 2018
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Bath bosses line up against rivals from across the South West in region’s Director of the Year Awards

A former Google industry head and the founder of a childcare business are flying the flag for Bath in one of the region’s top award schemes for boardroom excellence. The Institute of Directors (IoD) has named the shortlist for its annual South West Director of the Year Awards having received the highest-ever number of nominations...

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New partners and legal director strengthen Thrings’ leadership team

May 16, 2018
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New partners and legal director strengthen Thrings’ leadership team

Thrings, the regional law firm with an office in Bath has appointed three new partners and a legal director as part of its annual round of promotions. Natalia Sokolov, Robert Barnes and Alice Altounyan increase the size of Thrings’ partnership to 62, while Rebecca Balmforth becomes the firm’s fifth legal director. Alice is a...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 12, 2018
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Monday May 14 Interims: Lonmin, Diploma, Victrex Trading updates: Centrica Economic announcement: Employment figures Tuesday May 15 Finals: Vodafone, Land Securities, Premier Foods Interims: easyJet, ITE Trading updates: Hargreaves Lansdown Wednesday May 16 Final: Burberry Interims: Brewin Dolphin, Mitchells & Butlers Trading update: Galliford Try Thursday May 17 Finals: British Land, 3i, Experian, National...

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Royds Withy King real estate lawyers get service station sale on the road

May 10, 2018
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Royds Withy King real estate lawyers get service station sale on the road

The real estate team in the Bath office of regional law firm Royds Withy King has helped a city-based service station operator sell one of its sites to BP. The lawyers acted for the directors of Flying Visit on the sale of Texaco-branded Bathway Service Station near Beckington, pictured. The forecourt is on a...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

May 10, 2018
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath Business News teams up with Bath accountancy firm Pearson May to bring you the top national finance stories.  Handling late payments Nearly half of small frms have been ‘menaced’ by late payments. Read how to handle it in your business here Savings for children How will a child’s savings be taxed?...

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Specialist French property service launched by Stone King as demand increases ahead of Brexit

May 9, 2018
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Specialist French property service launched by Stone King as demand increases ahead of Brexit

Bath-headquartered national law firm Stone King this week become the first in the city launch a French conveyancing service offering comprehensive support to clients buying or selling a home in France. The firm has recently seen a growth in inquiries linked to property in France, especially from Brits worried about the impact of Brexit...

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