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Local green projects secure Earth Champion award for Bath architects Grant Associates

July 1, 2015
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Local green projects secure Earth Champion award for Bath architects Grant Associates

Bath-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates has been recognised as an ‘Earth Champion’ for its contribution to protecting the planet’s environment. The firm has received an Outstanding Earth Champions Award in the built environment category by Earth Champions Quest, which was created by the United Nations to champion the local sustainability efforts. The organisation’s...

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Seminar aims to help people reduce their inheritance tax

July 1, 2015
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Seminar aims to help people reduce their inheritance tax

Financial services company Hartsfield is hosting a free seminar to help people find out how to pass on more of their hard-earned wealth to their loved ones – and less to the taxman. The firm has teamed up with insurer Canada Life to stage the event, which takes place from 2.30pm-4.30pm on July 16...

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New office is just the job for expanding recruitment firm CMD

July 1, 2015
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New office is just the job for expanding recruitment firm CMD

Recruitment firm CMD has opened an office in Melksham as it continues to expand its services into Bath and across Wiltshire. The firm, which already has offices in Devizes and Calne, has moved into a 1,700 sq ft office on Melksham’s Bowerhill Industrial Estate. It is now seeking six recruitment consultants to work from...

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Old Mill’s financial planning team gains BSI best-practice certification

July 1, 2015
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Old Mill’s financial planning team gains BSI best-practice certification

West Country accountants and financial planners Old Mill has become one of only 19 firms in the UK to meet an internationally recognised standard for providing financial advice. The firm, which has offices in Melksham and Wells, has completed the certification programme for BS 8577 – a framework for financial advice and planning services...

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Networking event will give Bath’s new MP overview of city’s property and construction sectors

July 1, 2015
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Networking event will give Bath’s new MP overview of city’s property and construction sectors

Recently-elected Bath MP Ben Howlett will be the special guest at the second in a series of property and construction networking events in the city. Mr Howlett, pictured, will hold a question-and-answer session with local property professionals at the event to gain a clearer picture of the city’s property and construction sector.   The...

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Halfords appoints Wincanton to run its national distribution network

July 1, 2015
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Halfords appoints Wincanton to run its national distribution network

Wincanton, the Chippenham-based logistics group, has won a major contract with car parts and bike retail chain Halfords to be sole operator of its national transport contract. Under the contract, which goes live this summer, Wincanton will operate more than 80 vehicles distributing Halfords products from its base in Coventry, as well as five...

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Two more solar farms get green light from Good Energy

June 30, 2015
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Two more solar farms get green light from Good Energy

Renewable electricity group Good Energy is to commission two more solar farms. The Chippenham-based firm said it would add the 5MW sites to its existing four solar farms, taking its total generating capacity to 30MW – enough to serve more than 7,000 homes. Planning approvals for the new sites at Lower End, near Devizes,...

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World’s first for Good Energy as it plugs into Bristol’s local currency

June 29, 2015
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World’s first for Good Energy as it plugs into Bristol’s local currency

Renewable electricity firm Good Energy has become the world’s first energy company to accept a local currency after allowing customers to pay their energy bills using Bristol Pounds. The Chippenham-based firm, which supplies 100% renewable electricity to homes and businesses across the UK, said the move underlined its commitment to sustainability. The Bristol Pound...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 29, 2015
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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The recent ninth annual Institute of Directors Director of the Year awards, staged at Bordeaux Quay, Bristol. Photos by Clint Randall www.pixelprphotography.co.uk All the awards winners with ceremony host Laura Rawlings, centre Director of the Year Award winner Julie Moore with ceremony host Laura Rawlings and Mark Bennett of sponsors HSBC Stephen Jackson of...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 28, 2015
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Monday 29 June Interim: Porvair AGMs: Advanced Oncotherapy, Anglo-Eastern Plantations, Ariana Resources, Asia Resource Minerals, Baron Oil, Beowulf Mining, Energiser Investments, Globo, Kemin Resources, Savanah Petroleum, Tiger Resource Finance, Trans-Siberian Gold, Trinity Exploration & Production, Vianet, Volvere EGMs: Castleton Technology, Direct Line Insurance Economics: Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals,...

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