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Roman Bath’s ‘hidden’ spaces explored by guests at exclusive Smith & Williamson event

June 23, 2016
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Roman Bath’s ‘hidden’ spaces explored by guests at exclusive Smith & Williamson event

More than 100 guests were treated to a behind-the-scenes tour of the Roman Baths during an exclusive event organised by accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson. The event kicked off in The Pump Room with Bath & North East Somerset Council head of heritage services Stephen Bird speaking about the innovative...

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Leeds office opening for Stone King to meet growing demand for education advice

June 23, 2016
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Leeds office opening for Stone King to meet growing demand for education advice

Bath-headquartered law firm Stone King has opened an office in Leeds as it seeks to strengthen its position as a national leader in the education sector. The office will significantly develop the firm’s presence in the North of England as the legal adviser of choice for schools across the country. Stone King, which also...

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Gruelling Hadrian’s Wall race pays off in the long run for Bath financial adviser

June 23, 2016
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Gruelling Hadrian’s Wall race pays off in the long run for Bath financial adviser

Bath financial adviser Ed Grobler has run 69 miles along the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall to help his daughter’s school raise funds for charity. Ed, pictured, who works at Epoch Wealth Management, completed the gruelling feat in just one day. The challenging cross-country race – known as The Wall – followed the world-famous...

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New South West business banking director appointed by NatWest

June 23, 2016
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New South West business banking director appointed by NatWest

NatWest has appointed John Bendall as regional director – business banking for the South West, John, pictured, has worked for the bank for 28 years and was previously the bank’s director – business banking for North and Mid Devon. In his new role he will oversee the NatWest’s links with businesses in the region...

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Regional group calls on Bristol’s tech innovators to help showcase South West as global hub

June 22, 2016
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Regional group calls on Bristol’s tech innovators to help showcase South West as global hub

Bath’s tech sector is being urged to get involved with a new group that aims to promote the South West as a global hi-tech and digital centre of excellence. Tech South West is holding one of its first event tomorrow morning at the Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub at Temple Meads, pictured. Launched in...

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Staying in EU could create 75,000 jobs, CBI claims and warns Brexit will ‘pull rug from under economy’

June 21, 2016
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Nearly 75,000 jobs could be created in the South West if the UK stays in the European Union, the CBI has claimed in one of the last pro-EU salvos by a major business group ahead of Thursday’s vote. The CBI, a staunch backer of the ‘remain’ camp during the referendum campaign, said official Treasury...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 20, 2016
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Monday 20 June Final: Majestic Wine AGMs: Ascent Resources, CEPS, DRS Data and Research, Gusbourne, Management Consulting, Microsaic Systems, Premier Technical Services, Rasmala, Tarsus EGM: Bioquell Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 21 June Interim: Chemring Finals: Photo-Me International, Sepura Trading statement: Whitbread AGMs: Andrews Sykes, Futura Medical, Saga, Strategic Minerals, Whitbread Economics: Public sector...

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Bath Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 20, 2016
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Bath Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

Business leaders from across the region were recognised at the Institute of Directors 2016 Director of the Year Awards. Simon Barbato, founder and CEO of Bath-based brand, digital and marketing agency was named South West Director of the Year. Other winners were:  James Piper of Ecosurety in Bristol (Young Director), Brady George of Keynsham-based Almeda...

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Free web encryption offer puts Cloud Heroes in vanguard of cyber security

June 20, 2016
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Free web encryption offer puts Cloud Heroes in vanguard of cyber security

Tech firm Cloud Heroes has become one of the first companies in the UK to offer free web encryption to all its hosting customers in a bid to make their activities more secure.   The move recognises the growing need for online transactions and browsing to remain private. Trowbridge-based Cloud Heroes believes its updated...

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Influx of foreign visitors puts Bath on brink of top 10 UK tourist cities

June 20, 2016
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Influx of foreign visitors puts Bath on brink of top 10 UK tourist cities

Bath is aiming to become one of Britain’s top 10 cities for overseas tourists after leaping five places to reach 12th in the latest rankings. Statistics from VisitBritain, the national tourism agency, show foreign visitors to Bath rose by 36.8% to 323,000 in 2014-15. The increase was the highest among any city in the...

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