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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 3, 2018
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Monday December 3 Economic announcement: Manufacturing PMI (November) Tuesday December 4 Final: ITE Interims: Northgate, Hewlett Packard Enterprises Trading update: Ferguson Economic announcement: Construction PMI (November) Wednesday December 5 Interim: Stagecoach Trading update: Saga Economic announcement: Services PMI (November) Thursday December 6 Interim: DS Smith Trading updates: Legal & General, St Modwen Properties, Ted...

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New awareness and training project aims to plug region’s cyber security skills gap

November 30, 2018
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New awareness and training project aims to plug region’s cyber security skills gap

The shortage of workers in Bath and the West of England with cyber skills is to be addressed through a major new scheme to be launched next week. Called Do Cyber, it will help raise awareness, create and deliver opportunities for young people so they can develop the necessary skills needed to work in...

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£1.65m funding for project conserving the natural heritage of Bath’s surroundings

November 30, 2018
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£1.65m funding for project conserving the natural heritage of Bath’s surroundings

An ambitious scheme to restore and protect Bath’s local natural heritage has secured £1.65m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The Bathscape Landscape Partnership officially launched the project delivery stage of Bathscape at an event held at the city’s Roman Baths following confirmation of the HLF funding award.  The scheme will bring to life...

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Maid in Bath: New Riverside artwork bridges space between site’s industrial past and its future

November 30, 2018
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Maid in Bath: New Riverside artwork bridges space between site’s industrial past and its future

The latest work of art at Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside development has been unveiled – a sculpture that aims to connect the past with the present and the land with the river. Designed by Bath artist Anna Gillespie and created through collaborative work by two local companies, Maid of the Bridge, pictured, sets out...

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Mayden’s ‘driving force’ development team lands top IT industry award

November 30, 2018
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Mayden’s ‘driving force’ development team lands top IT industry award

Embracing agile working has earned Bath-based software company Mayden, which specialises in innovative cloud-based software for the healthcare sector, has won a top industry award. The firm was named Development Team of the Year at the UK IT Industry Awards staged by the British Computer Society and Computing magazine.  The awards are considered the...

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Boost for Grant Thornton’s regional tax team as VAT expert takes up top post

November 30, 2018
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Boost for Grant Thornton’s regional tax team as VAT expert takes up top post

National accountancy group Grant Thornton has appointed Karen Robb to head the VAT team in its South region, which covers Bath. Karen, pictured, joins from the firm’s London office, where she led its VAT, customs and indirect tax practice for the UK and EMEA. Grant Thornton said her relocation was further evidence of its...

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Bishop Fleming limbers up for centenary celebrations next year with Bath Half sponsorship

November 30, 2018
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Bishop Fleming limbers up for centenary celebrations next year with Bath Half sponsorship

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has become the official title sponsor of the 2019 Bath Half Marathon. The partnership coincides with centenary year celebrations at Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath. It is the first of a series of major initiatives and activities which the firm plans to stage throughout 2019 to...

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New regional MD for BaxterStorey aims to serve up growth across South West

November 30, 2018
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New regional MD for BaxterStorey aims to serve up growth across South West

Contract catering and hospitality specialist BaxterStorey has appointed Mack Allan as its South West and Wales managing director as it seeks to strengthen its presence in the region. The national group already has a significant local client base, including law firm Burges Salmon’s Bristol head office, Nationwide building society’s HQ in Swindon and the...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: Koffmann & Mr White’s official launch party

November 26, 2018
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Bath Business News photo gallery: Koffmann & Mr White’s official launch party

Koffmann & Mr White’s at Bath’s Abbey Hotel has been officially opened with a glittering celebration attended by some of the city’s top sports stars. Guests had the opportunity to try delicious canapes adapted from the restaurant’s new menu, which celebrates the best of French and English cuisine, and watch a spectacular fire show....

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Space race eases as prime city centre office building comes onto market

November 26, 2018
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Space race eases as prime city centre office building comes onto market

The former headquarters of Bath book publisher Parragon has come onto the market – potentially easing pressure on expanding city centre office-based firms to relocate to Bristol. The Grade II listed 10,000 sq ft building on Trim Street, known as Chartist House, is undergoing an extensive refurbishment and will be ready for occupation in...

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