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Bath Uni’s ‘car-of-the-future’ research centre on track to open next summer despite Covid-19

October 22, 2020
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Construction work on the University of Bath’s £70m motor industry global centre of excellence has shifted up a gear with the handover of vital research areas, despite disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The 13,500 sq m, two-storey building on the Bristol & Bath Science Park – which is still on track to open...

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Pioneering Bath architects help rejuvenate Sydney Harbour site into vibrant new neighbourhood

October 22, 2020
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Pioneering Bath architects help rejuvenate Sydney Harbour site into vibrant new neighbourhood

A former industrial wasteland on Sydney’s waterfront has been transformed into a harbour cove and boardwalk based on designs by Bath-based international landscape architecture practice Grant Associates. The Watermans Cove scheme, pictured, aims to revitalise a central part of Australia’s largest city into a world-class, vibrant waterfront precinct.  Thanks to Grant Associates’ pioneering design,...

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Royds Withy King helps Bath racing driver’s business gear up for success in the motorsport industry

October 21, 2020
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Bath-based British Touring Car driver and entrepreneur Josh Cook has been advised by city-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King on an acquisition that puts his business in the fast lane for growth. Precision Sixty Six, Josh’s High Littleton-based supplier of performance parts for racing cars, which he launched two years ago, has taken over...

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Top young TV talent award for ‘creative and confident’ Bath Spa University graduate

October 20, 2020
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Top young TV talent award for ‘creative and confident’ Bath Spa University graduate

A graduate of Bath Spa University has landed a major TV future talent award, with judges praising her creativity and confidence. Miky King, pictured, who graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film, TV and Digital Production, won the Flying Futures Talent title at the recent the Royal Television Society West of England Awards.  The...

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Chase de Vere financial adviser crowned best in the South West in Women in Financial Advice Awards

October 19, 2020
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Chase de Vere financial adviser crowned best in the South West in Women in Financial Advice Awards

Rachel Sartin, an Independent Financial Adviser with Chase de Vere based in Bath, has been named as one of the UK’s top women financial advisers. Rachel, pictured, who joined the national independent financial advice firm as a trainee financial adviser in 2005, won the South West regional category at the Women in Financial Advice...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 19, 2020
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Monday October 19 Final: Tristel Tuesday October 20 Finals: Bellway, Softcat, Transense Technologies Interim: TP Group Trading announcement: Luceco Wednesday October 21 Interim: C&C Group Trading announcements: Antofagasta, Segro, William Hill Economic announcements: Retail sales, Producer price index, Public sector net borrowing, Consumer price index, CBI industrial trends Thursday October 22 Q3 results: PJSC Magnit Iron & Steel Works, PJSC Serv Regs,...

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Business groups urge Johnson to continue Brexit talks as he tells them to ‘prepare for a no-deal’

October 16, 2020
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Business groups urge Johnson to continue Brexit talks as he tells them to ‘prepare for a no-deal’

Firms will ‘despair’ over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s comments today that they should prepare for a no-deal Brexit, the region’s biggest business organisation said. Describing the move as “another period of political theatre”, Business West managing director Phil Smith said firms across the West of England were already under unprecedented pressure from the impact...

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Bath analytics pioneer launches service to help businesses handle massive rise in home working

October 16, 2020
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Bath analytics pioneer launches service to help businesses handle massive rise in home working

Actual Experience, the Bath-based advanced analytics firm, has secured a three-year extension to its agreement with the procurement arm of multinational professional services company Accenture after launching a service linked to the huge increase in staff working from home. Analytics as a service company Actual Experience says its new Human Experience Management (HXM) offering...

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Region’s creativity and diversity to be harnessed in £100m post-Covid bounce back plan

October 16, 2020
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Region’s creativity and diversity to be harnessed in £100m post-Covid bounce back plan

More than £100m is to be spent on ambitious plans that use the West of England’s creativity and diversity to protect and secure jobs while building back greener and creating opportunities for all residents. The plan has been drawn up by the region’s Recovery Taskforce, which brings together businesses, universities and the West of...

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Social distancing factored in as The Bath Pub Company opens latest refurbished venue

October 16, 2020
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Social distancing factored in as The Bath Pub Company opens latest refurbished venue

A Bath pub has reopened following a £500,000 refurbishment designed with social distancing in mind. The Moorfields, pictured, in Oldfield Park was taken over by The Bath Pub Company in March just as the country went into lockdown.  The re-opening comes as many pubs in Bath continue to struggle as social distancing measures and...

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