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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

April 29, 2016
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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

Chippenham-based specialist IT firm SciSys has landed a £1.55m contract to supply the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with its world-beating ‘cloud-hosted’ radio technology. The two-and-a-half year contract is the latest secured by the firm as it continues to bounce back from serious problems with a major fixed-price contract last year. The crisis pushed...

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Not-for-profit specialist joins Monahans as partner as sector continues to grow

April 28, 2016
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Not-for-profit specialist joins Monahans as partner as sector continues to grow

West of England chartered accountancy firm Monahans has appointed James Gare as a partner. James, pictured, has joined from London and the South East firm MacIntyre Hudson, bringing with him more than 15 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, including charities and academies. He said: “Monahans’ expertise and reputation in the sector, as well...

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Royal Bank of Scotland’s South West commercial banking director takes on wider region

April 27, 2016
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Royal Bank of Scotland’s South West commercial banking director takes on wider region

The Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed Chris Price as regional director of commercial banking for the South West, Midlands and Wales. Chris, pictured, will head the commercial banking team responsible for supporting SME customers across the region. Seven local directors of commercial banking will report to him along with their respective relationship management...

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New partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

April 26, 2016
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New partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

Regional law firm Thrings has appointed experienced commercial litigation specialist Caroline Watson as partner in its company commercial team. Caroline, pictured, has acted for national and international clients from the financial services, IT, manufacturing and insurance sectors in commercial disputes for more than 12 years. She has joined Thrings, which has an office in...

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Business West chair takes up top role at West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

April 26, 2016
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Business West chair takes up top role at West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

Stephen Robertson, the chairman of Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – has been appointed as the new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Stephen, pictured, whose appointment is subject to ratification at the next LEP board meeting in June, is a widely experienced director. As well as...

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The LAST WORD: Emma Summers, managing director, Juice Recruitment

April 25, 2016
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The LAST WORD: Emma Summers, managing director, Juice Recruitment

THE LAST WORD 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 Emma Summers, managing director of Juice Recruitment, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? The Intern with Robert De Niro Book you read? The...

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Council to sign agreement to turn Bath’s innovation and digital campus vision into reality

April 25, 2016
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Council to sign agreement to turn Bath’s innovation and digital campus vision into reality

Bath’s much-needed innovation and digital campus is to come a step closer as Bath & North East Somerset Council prepares to sign a partnership agreement with design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT and regeneration specialists TCN. The council said the agreement would help it secure an anchor tenant for the city’s new central...

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More sex please, we’re British! Lovehoney wins Queen’s Award – for selling ‘adult toys’ to foreigners

April 25, 2016
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More sex please, we’re British! Lovehoney wins Queen’s Award – for selling ‘adult toys’ to foreigners

Bath-based online sex toy retailer Lovehoney has become possibly the most unusual winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. And in a twist on the traditional view that Brits are buttoned-up when it comes to bedroom antics – the firm collected its award for selling its sexual pleasure products overseas. Lovehoney ventured into exporting...

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Survey points to sharp rise in Shared Parental Leave among Bath employees

April 25, 2016
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Survey points to sharp rise in Shared Parental Leave among Bath employees

The number of staff applying for Shared Parental Leave is expected to rise substantially over the next 12 months, according to a survey of Bath employers. Almost two-thirds said they expect employees to apply for time off under the law this year as it becomes better known. Just 39% said they did not expect...

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Gainsborough Bath Spa appears on ‘hot list’ of world’s coolest new hotels

April 25, 2016
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Gainsborough Bath Spa appears on ‘hot list’ of world’s coolest new hotels

The £35m Gainsborough Bath Spa has been included in a prestigious list of the world’s top new hotels. The 99-room hotel, which officially opened on Beau Street last September, features in the Condé Nast Traveller 2016 Hot List: The Best New Hotels in the World. The listing features the editors’ and contributing reporters’ handpicked...

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