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Royds Withy King donates surplus branded clothing to charity working in rural West Africa

February 23, 2017
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Royds Withy King donates surplus branded clothing to charity working in rural West Africa

Remote communities in Ghana are making good use of branded clothing and blankets from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King, thanks to the inspiring work of charity Action Through Enterprise (ATE). Royds Withy King, which has its head office on Midland Bridge and another office off Queen Square, was formed last year from the merger...

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New head takes up post in Mogers Drewett’s later life support team

February 22, 2017
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New head takes up post in Mogers Drewett’s later life support team

Regional law firm Mogers Drewett has strengthened its private client department’s later life support offering with the appointment of Sarah Dodd as head of the team, based in its Bath office. Sarah, pictured, joined Mogers Drewett in 2015, after qualifying in South Africa as an attorney. She brings 15 years’ post qualification experience to...

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Martin Roberts ready for his next challenge – getting Bath businesses to back Mayor’s charity concert

February 20, 2017
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Martin Roberts ready for his next challenge – getting Bath businesses to back Mayor’s charity concert

I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here star Martin Roberts is urging businesses to support the Mayor of Bath’s charity concert in April as he prepares to host the event. Property expert Martin – who also co-presents the BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer – was among the guests at a...

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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

February 20, 2017
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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

The Bath and Wiltshire branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Guy Tullberg, managing director of Tracklements – the UK’s leading speciality condiments business – as its new chair. Guy, pictured, has significant experience of the challenges and opportunities for today’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He has guided his Wiltshire-based family business through...

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African health centres benefit from care company’s uniform approach to rebrand

February 20, 2017
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African health centres benefit from care company’s uniform approach to rebrand

More than 100 uniforms previously worn by staff at Bath care company Butterfly Home Help are to make a difference at two African health centres following a novel link-up. Butterfly recently decided to refresh its brand by changing its colour schemes – a move that resulted in 121 peach-coloured uniforms becoming surplus to requirements....

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Bath PR firm Highlight scores top coverage after winning ‘bubble football’ account

February 20, 2017
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Bath PR firm Highlight scores top coverage after winning ‘bubble football’ account

Outdoor toy specialist Wicked Vision UK has appointed Bath PR agency Highlight to manage its public relations, social media and e-marketing. Highlight will support Wicked as it fuels the latest outdoor craze for ‘bubble football’ with the global launch of its Socker Bopper Body Bubble Ball. Wicked is the first to launch a body...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 18, 2017
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Monday 20 February Interims: City of London Investment Group, Petra Diamonds Finals: Bovis Homes, Hammerson Trading statements: Hogg Robinson, Vedanta Resources Economics: Rightmove house prices, CBI trends – total orders, selling prices Tuesday 21 February Interims: BHP Billiton, dotdigital, Galliford Try, Green REIT, Netcall, Vernalis Finals: Anglo American, HSBC, InterContinental Hotels, John Wood, Synectics,...

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Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

February 17, 2017
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Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

The West of England is experiencing a creative boom. From its trailblazing animators and film makers to its innovative marketing agencies, brand consultancies and graphic designers, the rich pool of talent in the region is going from strength to strength. To celebrate and showcase the world-leading work of this sector, Bath Business News and its...

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Long-established education supplies firm to be sold in £56.5m deal

February 17, 2017
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Long-established education supplies firm to be sold in £56.5m deal

Connect Education & Care, the Trowbridge-based firm formerly known as The Consortium, is to be sold for £56.5m – some £18.5m more than its current owners bought it for less than five years ago. The business has supplied books and stationary to generations of schoolchildren across the South West since it was launched in...

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Bath Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Mixed picture emerging as UK heads towards Brexit

February 16, 2017
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By Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for the South West of England What should we make of the prospects for the UK economy just over a month into what promises to be another eventful year? On the face of it there’s much to be positive about. Growth has proved surprisingly resilient since...

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