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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 26, 2014
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Monday 25 August Bank holiday Tuesday 26 August Interims: Antofagasta, Bunzl, FBD Holdings, Kingspan, Petrofac, Randal & Quilter, Regus, UTV Media, WPP Trading statement: Stagecoach AGM: Sirius Real Estate Wednesday 27 August Interims: 888 Holdings, APR Energy, Candover Investments, Cape, Chime Communications, Churchill China, Evraz, Foxtons, Grafton, Hansteen Holdings, Onesavings Bank, Polymetal International, Seadrill...

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The LAST WORD: Nick Child, managing director, Cardok UK

August 22, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Nick Child, managing director, Cardok UK

Each week Bath Business News lets a prominent member of the city’s business community have the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. We kick off the series with Nick Child, managing director of Bath-based Cardok UK, answering our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched?          The Monument Men – total rubbish. The...

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Update on city’s pioneering Craneworks project to be staged by Creative Bath

August 22, 2014
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Update on city’s pioneering Craneworks project to be staged by Creative Bath

Workers in Bath’s creative industries will be able to learn more about the city’s ambitious Craneworks innovation centre project at a meeting next month. Creative Bath, the organisation that brings together those employed in media, design, marketing and PR in the city, will be giving an update on Craneworks on September 10. The free...

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Sales coaching firm founder recruits her former boss as first employee

August 22, 2014
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Sales coaching firm founder recruits her former boss as first employee

Sales expert Lou Elliott has become the first employee of growing sales and customer service training firm Sales Coaching Solutions. Lou was headhunted for the job by the Chippenham company’s managing director Alison Edgar, who knows about Lou’s background in sales and customer service as she was previously Alison’s boss. The pair met more...

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Bath prepares to serve up its biggest Great Feast so far

August 22, 2014
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Bath prepares to serve up its biggest Great Feast so far

More than 100 businesses have already pledged to take part in this year’s Great Bath Feast, which runs throughout October. Some 150 events have been planned, ranging from chef demos, social suppers, book talks and cookery classes to cheese and apple festivals, with organisers expecting it to be the biggest so far. The Great...

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Passenger numbers soar to new high at Bristol Airport as holidaymakers jet off on new routes

August 22, 2014
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Passenger numbers soar to new high at Bristol Airport as holidaymakers jet off on new routes

Bristol Airport has achieved its busiest day ever with more than 25,000 passing through the terminal on Thursday last week. The record for a 24-hour period is another milestone for the expanding airport and comes as work on a £8.6m extension to its 14-year-old terminal building is about to start. In total 25,390 people...

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Property deal puts car dealership on the road to further growth

August 21, 2014
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Property deal puts car dealership on the road to further growth

Chippenham Motor Company is to accelerate its expansion plans after acquiring the freehold of its headquarters on the town’s Bumpers Farm industrial estate. The firm, established in 1996, bought the 29,000 sq ft building for what it described as a “significant seven figure sum”. Funding was provided by Barclays. Chippenham Motor Company supplies thousands...

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Bath agency Mr B & Friends teams up with Bristol Sport to create new branding

August 21, 2014
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Bath agency Mr B & Friends teams up with Bristol Sport to create new branding

Bath-based creative agency Mr B & Friends has designed a new brand identity for Bristol Sport, the management company behind many of the city’s leading clubs including Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby. The new identity, which includes new logos on its teams’ shirts, underpins Bristol Sport’s plans to become the South West’s best facility...

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Grant Associates seeks more work in Asia after strengthening its Singapore office

August 20, 2014
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Grant Associates seeks more work in Asia after strengthening its Singapore office

Bath-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates is expanding its presence in Singapore to meet growing demand for its services across Asia and Australia. The firm, which is involved in Singapore’s dramatic £500m Gardens by the Bay project, has recruited four more staff to the office adding international expertise and experience to the existing team led...

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Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

August 19, 2014
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Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

The South West office of BGF, the business growth fund set up to help the UK’s growing smaller and medium-sized firms, has appointed Sarah Ledwidge as an investment manager. Sarah, pictured, will be responsible for identifying investable businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Thames Valley and working with them to achieve their growth plans....

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