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IT firm helps sofa maker automate ordering with top retailer

September 23, 2016
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IT firm helps sofa maker automate ordering with top retailer

Upmarket sofa maker Roger Lewis has streamlined its ordering processes with high street retail giant John Lewis thanks to an IT firm based less than two miles away. Roger Lewis, based on Trowbridge’s White Horse Business Park, designs iconic furniture for high-end retailers such as John Lewis and The Conran Shop, and makes around...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Full programme

September 22, 2016
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Full programme

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England next month for its fifth year, with a jam-packed programme featuring amazing entrepreneurs and inspirational start-ups. Among those taking part will be Julie Deane of The Cambridge Satchel Company, tech entrepreneur Alex Depledge and Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress.  Panels will cover subjects...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Start-Up Award ready to showcase up-and-coming business talent

September 22, 2016
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Start-Up Award ready to showcase up-and-coming business talent

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs (FFE) is on the look-out for up-and-coming female business talent to enter its annual awards as it prepares to return to the West of England for a fifth year. The FFE, organised by small business support group Enterprise Nation, stages its high-profile annual event at At-Bristol on October 21....

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Record number of trainees join Bishop Fleming as it gears up for more growth

September 20, 2016
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Record number of trainees join Bishop Fleming as it gears up for more growth

The Bath office of regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has recruited four trainees as it – and the local economy – continue to grow. Over the past year the Bishop Fleming’s seven offices have increased organic turnover by nearly 14%. The firm has taken on 35 trainees in total so far this year across...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 17, 2016
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Monday 19 September Interims: Gama Aviation, Instem, Judges Scientific, Maintel Holdings, SimiGon Finals: Finsbury Food, Petra Diamonds Trading statement: Dairy Crest EGMs: McColl's Retail, Norman Broadbent, NQ Minerals, Pinewood Group Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 20 September Interims: Augean, Bango, Crossrider, French Connection, Horizon Discovery, Kingfisher, Lighthouse Group, Personal Group, Regional Reit, Shield Therapeutics, Smart Metering Systems, Xeros Technology, Yu...

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Green light for Hinkley is bad move, says renewable energy boss

September 16, 2016
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Green light for Hinkley is bad move, says renewable energy boss

The founder of renewable energy group Good Energy has slammed the government’s decision to go ahead with the much-delayed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station project. Juliet Davenport OBE, who built Chippenham-based Good Energy from scratch in 1999 into one of the largest businesses of its kind with a £37m market value, described the green...

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Exclusive: Bath law firms going from strength to strength, according to legal sector ‘bible’

September 16, 2016
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Exclusive: Bath law firms going from strength to strength, according to legal sector ‘bible’

Bath’s top law firms have been praised in the UK’s leading independent guide to the sector. Regional law firms Thrings and Royds Withy King, both of which have large offices in the town, are ranked among the South West’s ‘regional heavyweights’ by the Legal 500, which was published yesterday, while a number of their partners and specialists –...

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Firms club together to show their support for Big Bath City Bid

September 16, 2016
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Firms club together to show their support for Big Bath City Bid

Bath businesses are teaming up to back the Big Bath City Bid – the campaign to turn Bath City FC into a community-owned club. Firms gathered in Queen Square on Tuesday to sign a pledge board and encourage others to back Bath City FC Supporters Society – which is spearheading the campaign – to...

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Specialist label printing service launched by Integrity Print for small food and drink firms

September 16, 2016
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Specialist label printing service launched by Integrity Print for small food and drink firms

Integrity Print, the UK’s largest label printer, has launched a service to meet the needs of artisan food and drink manufacturers requiring small print runs of bespoke, high-quality labels. Called Ready, Willing and Label, it allows companies to go from design to fully printed label in a fraction of the time usually required –...

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Planning permission paves way for Archway Project at the Roman Baths

September 16, 2016
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Planning permission paves way for Archway Project at the Roman Baths

The Archway Project, which includes a new learning centre for the Roman Baths, has been granted full planning permission and listed building consent. The complex, which includes an underground link to the nearby Baths, will also include a much-needed world heritage centre. The learning centre in Swallow Street will be a fully accessible state-of-the-art...

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