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Jobless fall welcomed by Bath Chamber, but it warns of weaknesses in economy

December 18, 2014
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Jobless fall welcomed by Bath Chamber, but it warns of weaknesses in economy

Bath Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the latest decrease in unemployment but warned that “fundamental weaknesses” remain in the economy which threaten to hold back recovery. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published on Wednesday show unemployment across the South West fell by 2,000 between August and October, taking the region’s jobless...

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IoD and The Abbey Hotel team up to launch monthly networking events in Bath

December 15, 2014
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IoD and The Abbey Hotel team up to launch monthly networking events in Bath

Monthly networking events in Bath have been launched by the Institute of Directors in response to a growing membership in the area. The events, staged by the IoD’s Bath and Wiltshire branch and hosted by The Abbey Hotel, are designed for new and existing members and guests to meet in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. They follow similar well-established meetings in Bristol....

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Specialist funder 1pm clocks up record growth as small firms fuel demand for loans

December 15, 2014
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Specialist funder 1pm clocks up record growth as small firms fuel demand for loans

1pm, the Bath-based lender to small and medium-sized firms, is on target for another record financial performance as demand for its loans continues to grow. In a trading update released to the London Stock Exchange, the firm said it had written new business worth more than £6.8m in the six months to November 30...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 15, 2014
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Monday 15 December Interims: Carpetright, Cohort, Scholium Final: Clear Leisure AGMs: Applied Graphene Materials, Conroy Gold & Natural Resources, Karelian Diamond Resources, KEFI Minerals, Kennedy Ventures, Paragon Entertainment, Proactis, Utilitywise EGMs: Bacit, BG Economics: Rightmove house prices, CBI trends, selling prices, total orders Tuesday 16 December Interim: Imagination Technologies Final: Domino Printing Sciences Trading...

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The LAST WORD: Victor da Cunha, chief executive, Curo Group

December 12, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Victor da Cunha, chief executive, Curo Group

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Victor da Cunha, chief executive of Curo Group, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? I watched Dawn of the Apes recently on pay-per-view. Surprisingly good, although...

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College topping-out ceremony sends message that Chippenham is building for the future

December 12, 2014
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College topping-out ceremony sends message that Chippenham is building for the future

The new Chippenham Campus of Wiltshire College has reached a significant milestone with a traditional ‘topping-out’ ceremony of the £21m state-of-the-art building. The symbolic event, which dates back to ancient times, traditionally marks the end of the initial construction phase of a building’s frame – and in Chippenham Campus’s case it was conducted in...

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Search starts to find Bath’s happiest workplace

December 12, 2014
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Search starts to find Bath’s happiest workplace

A competition has been launched to find Bath’s happiest workplace – and staff working for the city’s forward-looking employers are being urged to enter. The contest is being staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA , which wants to know exactly what sets some of Bath’s offices apart from its humdrum, boring...

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Publishing industry group sings Bath magazine firm Anthem’s praises as it scoops top award

December 12, 2014
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Publishing industry group sings Bath magazine firm Anthem’s praises as it scoops top award

Bath-based Anthem Publishing, which was launched 12 years ago by three former Future Publishing executives, has won the industry’s top award for independent operators. The firm collected the prestigious Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publishing Company of the Year 2014 trophy at the PPA’s recent Independent Publishing Network Conference. The award, which was contested...

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Bath advisers put high-quality aggregate firm on road to successful deal with UK quarrying giant

December 12, 2014
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Bath advisers put high-quality aggregate firm on road to successful deal with UK quarrying giant

The corporate team at Bath law firm Withy King has advised the shareholders of Bradford-on-Avon based PSV (UK) on its sale to Breedon Aggregates, the UK’s largest independent aggregates business. Withy King helped to negotiate the deal on behalf of shareholders Glyn Woolley and Ed Reed. PSV (UK) owned the sole and exclusive rights...

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Andrews lands four trophies at Estate Agency of the Year Awards

December 12, 2014
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Andrews lands four trophies at Estate Agency of the Year Awards

Keynsham-based estate agency and property group Andrews has picked up four awards at the prestigious Estate Agency of the Year Awards, including silver in the Best Large Estate Agency category for the second year running. The firm, with offices across the south of England, was commended by the award judges for reviewing all systems,...

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