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‘Bath must not miss out on Govt promise of devolved powers to regional cities’ say business leaders

May 15, 2015
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‘Bath must not miss out on Govt promise of devolved powers to regional cities’ say business leaders

Bath can take advantage of the promise by Chancellor George Osborne to devolve more powers from London to regional cities – but only by working closer with other West of England authorities. The view has come from regional business leaders who fear that unless the four West councils collaborate better the region will be...

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Big sales rise puts bakery bosses in running for IoD’s South West Director Awards

May 15, 2015
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Big sales rise puts bakery bosses in running for IoD’s South West Director Awards

Two bosses from Marshfield Bakery have been shortlisted in the coveted Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director Awards. Chris Smith, the current regional holder of the Director of the Year title, is competing again this year while the bakery’s sales director Ben White is also challenging for the title. Sales of the Marshfield-based...

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Business Showcase South West 2015: Photo gallery

May 15, 2015
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Levi Roots, the Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur who secured investment from Dragons’ Den, and Gerald Ratner, the jewellery group boss who came back from the business wilderness, were the star attractions of Business Showcase South West 2015. But the two-day event at Bristol’s Colston Hall last Thursday and Friday was also a great networking...

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Bath ‘business guru’ pens book to help digital agencies power ahead

May 15, 2015
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Bath ‘business guru’ pens book to help digital agencies power ahead

Robert Craven, the widely-respected Bath-based author of business bestseller Kick-Start Your Business, is helping digital agencies to expand with his new book Grow Your Digital Agency. Robert, pictured, has been helping marketing and digital agencies to grow since the original internet bubble and is currently working with Google, where he is running a coaching...

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Bath Business Blog: Nigel Huxley, Bath BID chairman. Collaboration really is the key to a successful city

May 15, 2015
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Bath Business Blog: Nigel Huxley, Bath BID chairman. Collaboration really is the key to a successful city

By Nigel Huxley, chairman of Bath Business Improvement District (BID) Being based in Bath over the past five years, I never fail to be impressed at the collaborative approach of the Bath Business Improvement District (Bath BID) and others. There are a large number of enthusiastic people in this city who bring their skills...

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Bath’s The Makery crafts expansion into London with creative hub in flagship John Lewis store

May 15, 2015
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Bath’s The Makery crafts expansion into London with creative hub in flagship John Lewis store

The Makery, the Bath workshop and party business set up by Kate Smith to pass on her passion for crafting and creativity, has opened in John Lewis’s flagship Oxford Street store. The creative hub in the heart of the store’s craft department is now staging a series of workshops on skills from sewing, patchwork...

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Acquisition puts driving school business on road to further expansion

May 15, 2015
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Acquisition puts driving school business on road to further expansion

The Belt-Up School of Motoring has continued its expansion by acquiring a long-established driving school in Somerset. Paulton-based Belt-Up, which includes the fleet driver coaching business Enterprise Solutions and operates 10 franchisees operating in the Bath and Bristol area, is on course to double its turnover to £250,000 this year following the takeover of...

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Believe in yourself to slay your own dragons, Levi Roots tells Business Showcase South West

May 14, 2015
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Believe in yourself to slay your own dragons, Levi Roots tells Business Showcase South West

Be the best you can be because you are the most important thing about your business, Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots told a captivated audience at Business Showcase South West. Levi drew on his own remarkable journey from youth offender to singer and then Dragons’ Den success story to inspire delegates during his...

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England kit supplier Canterbury signs deal with Bath Rugby

May 14, 2015
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England kit supplier Canterbury signs deal with Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby has signed up leading sports clothing brand Canterbury as its new kit supplier in a three-year deal.   Since its establishment in New Zealand 1904, Canterbury has expanded to become the world’s largest rugby apparel brand. It is the official kit supplier to a host of rugby nations including England, Ireland, Russia...

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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

May 14, 2015
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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

Bath firms are today making their way to the South West’s biggest free business event gets underway today with organisers saying it looks set to be a flyaway success. Up to 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the Business Showcase South West 2015, which returns to returns to Bristol’s Colston Hall today and tomorrow....

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