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Recognition for Bath lawyer who champions vocational route into the profession

April 22, 2015
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Recognition for Bath lawyer who champions vocational route into the profession

Bath lawyer Sarah Goodridge has scooped the prestigious President’s Award from the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) in recognition of her outstanding service to it and the legal community. Sarah Goodridge, pictured, a chartered legal executive in law firm Withy King’s Bath commercial property team, followed CILEx’s vocational route to qualify as a...

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Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in the region’s boardrooms

April 21, 2015
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Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in the region’s boardrooms

Bath Business News has teamed up again with executive search firm Moon Consulting to seek the opinions of business leaders across the South West and find out more about the diverse attitudes and leadership abilities of the region’s boardrooms. The South West Board Effectiveness Survey 2015 enables board directors and non-executives to give a candid...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 19, 2015
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Monday 20 April Finals: HSS Hire, North Midland Construction Trading statement: Evraz AGMs: Fastjet, Juridica EGM: Fulham Shore Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 21 April Interims: Associated British Foods, Egdon Resources, Utilitywise Final: Toumaz Trading statements: Arm, Immunodiagnostic Systems, Informa, Pentair, Pets At Home, Rio Tinto AGMs: Brit, Domino's Pizza, Genel Energy, Progressive Digital...

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The LAST WORD: Phil Smith, managing director, Business West

April 17, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Phil Smith, managing director, Business West

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? No Way Out – a great oldie starring Gene Hackman Book you read?...

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Bath businesses miss out in first ‘happiest workplace’ competition

April 17, 2015
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Bath businesses miss out in first ‘happiest workplace’ competition

Bath firms have been urged not to miss out when a new contest aimed at finding the West of England’s happiest workplace returns for a second year. The inaugural competition, staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, has just ended – with no Bath area businesses making it to the final. While...

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Ann Widdecombe to serve up insight into election campaign at regional ICAEW annual dinner

April 17, 2015
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Ann Widdecombe to serve up insight into election campaign at regional ICAEW annual dinner

Former Conservative minister turned Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ann Widdecombe will give West of England financial directors and accountants an insight into the General Election when she speaks at a major business event in the region next week. Ms Widdecombe, pictured, who was born in Bath and attended the city’s La Sainte Union School,...

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Pharma group Vectura to shut German factory as it streamlines production

April 17, 2015
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Pharma group Vectura to shut German factory as it streamlines production

Vectura, the Chippenham-based specialist pharma group, is to close one of its German production plants to cut costs. The site at Gemünden, in central Germany, was taken over by Vectura a year ago as part of its €130m (£108m) acquisition of specialist German pharmaceutical company Activaero. It makes ingredients used in the production of...

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Mogers Drewett sounds out a quieter – and greener – way of delivering its client magazine

April 17, 2015
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Mogers Drewett sounds out a quieter – and greener – way of delivering its client magazine

Pedal power has helped Bath law firm Mogers Drewett deliver its half-yearly magazine to elderly residents and nursing homes while reducing its environmental impact. The firm called in Velopost, the Radstock-based cycle postal service, to distribute the magazine – guaranteeing a more energy efficient, quieter and more pleasant way to get it to selected...

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Business show offers chance to promote Bath firms to wider audience

April 17, 2015
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Business show offers chance to promote Bath firms to wider audience

Bath area firms are being invited along the M4 to Swindon next Thursday to attend the town's latest Business Show, staged by Business West. They will get the opportunity to hear from inspirational keynote speaker Monty Halls, find out how they can recruit and retain staff using social media, discover how they can use...

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Industry qualification for Carter Jonas Bath office letting agent

April 16, 2015
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Industry qualification for Carter Jonas Bath office letting agent

Sharon Hunter, a lettings manager at the Bath office of property consultants Carter Jonas, has achieved a nationally recognised qualification which enables her to join her industry’s professional body. Sharon, pictured, gained the National Federation of Property Professionals (NFoPP) QCF Level 3 Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management. The award meets the...

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