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New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in South West

October 8, 2019
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New partner brings wealth of experience to Deloitte’s private business team in South West

International accountancy group Deloitte has appointed Lizzie Hill as a partner in its South West practice to help ‘supercharge’ the growth of its family-owned and entrepreneurial business clients in the region. Lizzie, pictured, who was previously based in its Cambridge office, now heads the Deloitte Private team in the South West.  The team, based...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 7, 2019
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Monday October 7 Finals: PCI Pal, Sensyne Health Interim: Angling Direct Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Tuesday October 8 Final: YouGov Interim: Air Partner Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday October 9 Final: Volution Group  Interim: Vertu Motors Trading announcement: Robert Walters Thursday October 10 Interims: Brown Group, Morses Club Economic announcements: RICS housing market survey, Balance of trade, index...

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Exclusive: Respected legal directory showcases Bath’s top legal firms and lawyers

October 4, 2019
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Exclusive: Respected legal directory showcases Bath’s top legal firms and lawyers

Bath’s top law firms and the high-flying legal eagles working for them are highlighted in the latest edition of The Legal 500, the respected industry guide. Firms based in the city take top spot in several categories while a number of Bath-based lawyers are named among the best in their own specialist field.  More...

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Singapore investment group to reveal project to transform The Min into luxury hotel and spa

October 4, 2019
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Singapore investment group to reveal project to transform The Min into luxury hotel and spa

Ambitious plans to convert Bath’s Royal Mineral Water Hospital into an upmarket hotel and spa are to go on show to the public for the first time. Singapore-based hotel investor Fragrance Group acquired the redundant Grade-II*-listed Min, pictured, from the Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust in January last year for £21.5m.  The...

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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

October 2, 2019
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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

Specialist IT group SCISYS’s £78.9m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI has been given the go-ahead by UK competition watchdogs. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had decided not to refer the deal to a phase 2 investigation based on the information available to it.  The CMA launched its merger inquiry on...

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Longest-serving director at Vectura retires from board after 12 years

October 1, 2019
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Longest-serving director at Vectura retires from board after 12 years

Pharmaceutical group Vectura’s longest serving director has stepped down after 12 years on the board, during which time it has been transformed into a £1bn turnover business. Dr Susan Foden, pictured, left her position as senior independent non-executive director last week to be replaced by Dr Thomas Werner.  Dr Foden joined Chippenham-based Vectura’s board...

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Tech scale-up expert joins Bath growth consultancy as managing director

October 1, 2019
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Tech scale-up expert joins Bath growth consultancy as managing director

Bath-based equity growth consultancy Cowderoy Consulting has appointed Emma Sinden as its new managing partner.  Emma, pictured right, will jointly run the business with founder Jenny Cowderoy as well as lead a growing team of associates to deliver on the visions of their business clients and achieve their equity targets.  In her previous role...

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Commitment to gender diversity earns Royds Withy King No 2 slot in national rankings

September 30, 2019
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Commitment to gender diversity earns Royds Withy King No 2 slot in national rankings

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has been named second among the UK top 100 law firms for its gender diversity. Some 64% of the firm’s 213 lawyers are female – a percentage that has put it in second place after national firm Irwin Mitchell in ‘UK 200: Top 100’ report for 2019 by...

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Bags of enthusiasm from Bath firms for Stone King’s litter pick

September 30, 2019
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Bags of enthusiasm from Bath firms for Stone King’s litter pick

More than 40 volunteers from Bath businesses turned out to support a litter pick organised by law firm Stone King to clean up part of the city. They helped clear rubbish from a stretch of the River Avon along with some surrounding streets, including the Lower Bristol Road, parts of Widcombe and Oldfield Park....

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 29, 2019
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Monday September 30 Final: Grit Real Est Interims: Altitude Group, Ariana, Creo Medical, Etalon S, Nasstar Economic announcements: Nationwide house price index, Consumer credit, M4 money supply, Mortgage approvals, Gross Domestic Product, Current account Tuesday October 1 Finals: Ferguson, James Halstead, SCS Group Trading announcement: Greggs Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Wednesday October 2 Final: Ceres Power Interims: Inspiration...

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