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Bath’s The Agency cooks up national campaign to promote Welsh lamb

September 19, 2014
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Bath’s The Agency cooks up national campaign to promote Welsh lamb

The Agency, the award-winning Bath integrated media consultancy, has launched a national advertising campaign to promote Welsh lamb for its client Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales. The campaign, which uses the strapline ‘Not all lamb is created equal’, aims to increase awareness of the brand and clearly differentiate it from the competition....

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Bath Rugby drives forward with Mercedes-Benz tie-up

September 19, 2014
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Bath Rugby drives forward with Mercedes-Benz tie-up

Mercedes-Benz of Bath has been named as official vehicle supplier to Bath Rugby for the new season. The Peasedown St John dealership will provide several vehicles for Bath Rugby officials and will also supply cars to players through a VIP programme established between the RFU and the motor manufacturer. There will also be special...

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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bath Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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Help us create world-class music venue for region, bosses at Bristol’s Colston Hall tell Bath firms

September 19, 2014
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Help us create world-class music venue for region, bosses at Bristol’s Colston Hall tell Bath firms

Bath businesses are being asked to back an ambitious £45m refurbishment appeal for Bristol’s iconic Colston Hall music venue to meet its aspirations to create an international centre of excellence for the region. Called Thank You for the Music, the appeal aims to end decades of under-investment in the venue, which celebrates its 150th...

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Region firmly on path to growth say business leaders despite unemployment inching up again

September 17, 2014
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Region firmly on path to growth say business leaders despite unemployment inching up again

Unemployment has edged back up again in the South West, but business leaders say the recovery is firmly on track and firms are planning to recruit more workers. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for the period from May to July show unemployment rose marginally in the region – up by...

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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

September 17, 2014
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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

Bristol Airport has a new owner following a deal announced this week in which a Canadian pension fund bought out the airport’s Australian co-shareholder. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which already held a 50% stake in the airport, acquired the remaining 50% from Australian asset manager Macquarie Group. The airport, the UK’s ninth busiest, is...

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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m

September 16, 2014
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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m

IT innovator SciSys has secured a €2m (£1.59m) order to develop software for the next Mars rover as part of the European Space Agency’s 2018 mission to the red planet. The Chippenham-based firm, which has its roots in the space industry, will work on the vehicle visual localisation flight software (VISLOC) responsible for self-localising...

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Circuit judge appointment for Bath silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

September 15, 2014
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Circuit judge appointment for Bath silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

Peter Blair, the QC from Bath who helped bring tax-avoiding celebrities such as Gary Barlow to book, has been appointed by the Queen as a circuit judge. Mr Blair, pictured, the head of Bristol’s Guildhall Chambers for the past eight years, will try civil and criminal cases at Swindon law courts from October 1....

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Would Scottish independence weaken the West – or bring us more powers from Westminster?

September 15, 2014
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With the outcome of Thursday’s Scottish independence referendum on a knife edge, commentators have started to ask what impact an independent Scotland would have on business here in the West of England. James Durie, executive director of Business West, peers into the unknown . . . Read every pundit’s verdict on the potential fall-out...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 15, 2014
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Monday 15 September Interims: Bond International Software, MP Evans, Quixant, SimiGon, Sphere Medical, Telit Communications Finals: Avanti Communications, Monitise, Mysale Group AGMs: Fastnet Oil & Gas, Rockhopper Exploration EGM: Action Hotels Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 16 September Interims: Christie Group, IQE, Lidco, Porta Communications, Silence Therapeutics, TLA Worldwide Finals: Craneware, Galliford Try, Pan...

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