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Work starts on £21m Wiltshire College campus

July 18, 2014
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Work starts on £21m Wiltshire College campus

A turf-cutting ceremony has marked the official start of work on Wiltshire College’s new £21m campus in Chippenham. The development is being funded by an award from the Skills Funding Agency and forms part of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Economic Partnership initiative and Chippenham Vision Master Plan. Existing buildings on the site will...

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Pioneering car parking system drives into UK market with Bath entrepreneur at the wheel

July 18, 2014
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Pioneering car parking system drives into UK market with Bath entrepreneur at the wheel

Bath entrepreneur Nick Child, whose previous businesses have spanned electric vehicles, communications and electrical goods, is turning his talent to a revolutionary underground parking system. Mr Child, pictured, has taken on the role of managing director of Cardok UK, an arm of the Swiss firm behind the innovative Cardok hydraulic lift system which allows...

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Double top for Crest Nicholson Regeneration’s Bath Riverside scheme at housing awards

July 18, 2014
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Double top for Crest Nicholson Regeneration’s Bath Riverside scheme at housing awards

Bath’s Riverside housing development, one of the country’s largest regeneration projects, has picked up two prestigious awards at the Housing Design Awards. The Crest Nicholson Regeneration scheme came top in the ‘Completed’ and ‘Project’ categories, beating off stiff competition from other major developers. The awards are highly regarded as they are supported by genuine...

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Stone King trio triumph in triathlon charity challenge

July 18, 2014
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Stone King trio triumph in triathlon charity challenge

Three lawyers from the Bath office of law firm Stone King put on a winning performance when they competed against other professionals in a gruelling race challenge. Commercial property lawyer Tamsin Simmonds, family law solicitor Simon Walker and employment lawyer Peter Woodhouse represented the firm at the annual Colliers International Bristol Professionals TRYathlon, which...

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Space at Melksham’s Avonside Enterprise Park to be marketed by Kavanaghs

July 18, 2014
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Space at Melksham’s Avonside Enterprise Park to be marketed by Kavanaghs

Property consultancy Kavanaghs has been appointed to manage Avonside Enterprise Park in Melksham by EBS Management, part of Charles Stanley Group. The mixed-use scheme includes retail, office, industrial and warehouse space covering 87,000 sq ft of floor space on a 2.54-acre site on the River Avon. Kavanaghs, which has offices in Trowbridge and Melksham,...

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Bath media group Future warns its financial turnaround is still some way off

July 16, 2014
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Bath media group Future warns its financial turnaround is still some way off

Shares in troubled Bath publisher Future fell this week after it admitted its major restructuring and job cuts would not turn around its finances until at least its next financial year. In an interim management statement released to the London Stock Exchange, it said it was making “good progress” with its transformation programme, which...

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New contracts keep growth at Wincanton ticking over but clients keep costs under control

July 16, 2014
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New contracts keep growth at Wincanton ticking over but clients keep costs under control

Supply chain specialist Wincanton has admitted that many of its existing and potential customers are still keeping a tight rein on costs despite the economic recovery. The Chippenham logistics group, which operates warehouses and distribution networks for major clients, has won a raft of contracts or extended previous agreements and, as a result, is...

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Bath innovators Zynstra on launch pad for further growth after securing £4.9m investment

July 15, 2014
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Bath innovators Zynstra on launch pad for further growth after securing £4.9m investment

Zynstra, the Bath-based cloud pioneer, has received funding worth $8.4m (£4.9m) to continue its growth, invest in further innovative products and enter the North American market. The funding takes investment at the firm, based at Bath’s SETsquared innovation hub – which is supported by the University of Bath – to just over $12.5m (£7.3m)...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 13, 2014
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Monday 14 July Interim: SThree Final: Conviviality Retail AGMs: Aveva, Oxford Advanced Surfaces Tuesday 15 July Trading statements: Bwin.party digital entertainment, Carrs Milling Industries, Dragon Oil, ITE, Michael Page International AGMs: API, Blinkx, Dairy Crest, Sorbic International, Telecom Plus, Vianet EGM: Future Economics: Consumer price index, Retail price index, Producer prices, ONS house prices...

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Beard Construction named West of England Business of the Year

July 11, 2014
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Beard Construction named West of England Business of the Year

Construction group Beard has been named as the West of England’s top company in the prestigious Business of the Year awards. The Swindon-based firm, which has recently completed a number of major projects in Bath, beat five other finalists to claim the prestigious title in the annual awards sponsored by international accountants PwC. Beard...

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