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Bath On Ice prepares for bigger freeze after winning permission to extend Christmas rink

October 20, 2017
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Bath On Ice prepares for bigger freeze after winning permission to extend Christmas rink

Bath’s popular festive ice rink is to be nearly 50% bigger this Christmas after its expansion plans were approved by councillors. The increase from 494 sq m to 720 sq m will enable operator Bath on Ice to accommodate up to 240 people per session on the rink. It will also be lit up...

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Former Chelsea marketing boss takes up chief commercial officer role at Bath Rugby

October 20, 2017
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Former Chelsea marketing boss takes up chief commercial officer role at Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby has appointed Ben Wells as chief commercial officer to oversee all business-related activities of the club, including the marketing, commercial and operations departments, as well as performing a key role in the stadium redevelopment project team. At the same time managing director Tarquin McDonald has become chief executive, reflecting the development of his role...

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Chancellor needs to lift confidence in Budget, Business West warns as inflation hits five-year high

October 17, 2017
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Chancellor needs to lift confidence in Budget, Business West warns as inflation hits five-year high

Bath firms are looking for Chancellor Philip Hammond to deliver a shot in the arm and lift confidence in next month’s Budget following this week’s rise in inflation, according to the region’s largest business group. The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose to 3% in September, according to today’s official figures – taking it to...

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Business leaders dig deep at Red Dinner to support The Prince’s Trust

October 16, 2017
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Business leaders dig deep at Red Dinner to support The Prince’s Trust

Unemployed and disadvantaged young people from across the West of England are to benefit from £160,000 raised by business leaders at a dinner for The Prince’s Trust. More than 460 business people and other high-profile guests from across the region attended the annual Red Dinner at Ashton Gate in Bristol – one of the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 15, 2017
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Monday October 16 Interims: Netflix Finals: ASOS Tuesday October 17 Interims: Danone, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, IBM Trading updates: Pearson, Ladbrokes Coral, Moneysupermarket.com, Virgin Money, Merlin Entertainments Economic announcement: CPI (September) Wednesday October 18 Interims: Akzo Nobel, Carrefour, American Express, eBay, Alcoa Trading updates: Reckitt Benckiser, Premier Foods, Rathbone Brothers, Foxtons Economic announcement: UK...

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Exclusive: Bath law firms – and their top individuals – earn plaudits in prestigious industry ‘bible’

October 13, 2017
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Exclusive: Bath law firms – and their top individuals – earn plaudits in prestigious industry ‘bible’

Bath law firms are celebrating achieving some outstanding recommendations in the latest Legal 500, the UK’s leading guide to the legal sector – with a number of the city’s top lawyers earning top billing in their specialist areas. More than 4m users visit The Legal 500 website each year, making it a powerful reference...

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The Legal 500: Bath’s high-flying legal eagles named

October 13, 2017
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The Legal 500: Bath’s high-flying legal eagles named

Bath lawyers feature strongly in the regional table of leading individuals named by the Legal 500, the respected annual guide to the UK’s legal firms and individuals. For the first time, up-and-coming (‘next generation’) lawyers have been included alongside those who have appeared for many years. All these individuals are regarded as the ‘go-to’ lawyers...

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Venturefest to showcase how West tech firms are creating a smart future

October 13, 2017
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Venturefest to showcase how West tech firms are creating a smart future

The largest ever gathering of tech companies in the West of England takes place on Tuesday when more than 500 local, national and global delegates assemble for Venturefest Bristol and Bath 2017. The event will put the spotlight on innovative approaches to the way we will live, move around and work in years to...

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Fast-growing West accountancy firms toast success in industry league table

October 13, 2017
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Fast-growing West accountancy firms toast success in industry league table

Two regional accountancy firms with offices in the Bath area are celebrating leaping up the accounting industry’s most prestigious league table. Bishop Fleming, whose base on Lower Bristol Road is the city’s largest accountants’ office, has broken into the top 30 of leading industry magazine Accountancy Age’s rankings for the first time.  The firm,...

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Bath Spa University’s ‘stunning’ Green Park House in running for national property award

October 13, 2017
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Bath Spa University’s ‘stunning’ Green Park House in running for national property award

Bath Spa University’s landmark Green Park House student accommodation building is to go head to head with 11 other regeneration projects from across the UK in the final of a major national property award scheme. The 461-bed purpose-built scheme, pictured, which replaced the derelict former Green Park residential care home opposite Green Park station, won...

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