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Corporate finance partner appointment at Bishop Fleming underlines its growth ambitions

September 7, 2021
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Corporate finance partner appointment at Bishop Fleming underlines its growth ambitions

Regional accounting and advisory firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has appointed David Lock as director of its growing corporate finance team. David, pictured, left, with corporate financer Charles Davey, is an experienced corporate finance professional with a lead advisory, banking, debt and equity background working across the South of England, including from bases...

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Al fresco licences that proved a lifeline for Bath’s pandemic-hit cafés and bars now up for renewal

September 7, 2021
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Al fresco licences that proved a lifeline for Bath’s pandemic-hit cafés and bars now up for renewal

Bath businesses granted pavement licences to help them continue trading during the pandemic are being invited to renew them for a second year. The licences, introduced last summer, allowed businesses to set up tables and chairs outside their premises to enable customers to socialise and eat out safely.   Some 69 cafés, pubs, bars and restaurants...

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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

September 6, 2021
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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon is reminding employers of their obligations when it comes to the National Minimum Wage. In recent months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been ramping up its investigation into employers who don’t pay the National Minimum and Living Wage – fining and publicly naming and shaming those businesses...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 5, 2021
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Monday September 6 Finals: Dechra Pharmaceuticals, Pci-Pal, Sylvania Platinum Interims: Belluscura, Vector Capital Economic announcement: PMI construction Tuesday September 7 Finals: Alumasc Group, McBride Interims: Bango, DP Eurasia, Flowtech Fluid, Lamprell, Luceco, Maintel Holdings, MHP Regs, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, Midwich Group, Parsley Box Group, Vistry Group Trading announcements: Safestore, Ted Baker Economic announcements: Retail sales, Halifax house price index Wednesday September...

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Bath’s clean air zone forces owners of more than 1,000 polluting vehicles to make them greener

September 3, 2021
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Bath’s clean air zone forces owners of more than 1,000 polluting vehicles to make them greener

Bath’s air quality is improving as polluting taxis, vans, buses and larger commercial vehicles are upgraded to drive in the city’s pioneering clean air zone, according to the first analysis of its impact since being introduced in March. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels have dropped by more than 12% compared with the same quarter in...

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Ecotricity offer for rival Good Energy lacking power as owners of just 1.8% shares give their backing

September 3, 2021
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Ecotricity offer for rival Good Energy lacking power as owners of just 1.8% shares give their backing

Green power supplier Good Energy looks to have repelled the latest takeover approach from arch-rival Ecotricity after it emerged that holders of just 1.8% of its shares have accepted the offer. Ecotricity already had 4,169,948 shares in Chippenham-headquartered Good Energy -  equivalent to a 25.1% stake – before pouncing for a fourth time in...

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Council could harness its £200m buying power to help tackle climate change and cut its carbon footprint

September 3, 2021
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Council could harness its £200m buying power to help tackle climate change and cut its carbon footprint

A fundamental review of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s buying practices – including using more local suppliers to further reduce its carbon footprint – is being considered as part of the council’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency. The council, which spends more than £200m each year commissioning goods and services, wants to...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bath area directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have to...

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Showpiece office building powers ahead with city’s largest solar panel scheme

September 3, 2021
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Showpiece office building powers ahead with city’s largest solar panel scheme

Bath’s biggest array of solar panels is now in place on the new flagship office development at the city’s Quays South regeneration area. Some 224 PV panels have been installed on the roof of the No1 Bath Quays building. Covering an area half the size of a five-a-side football pitch, they will provide it...

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Bath’s pandemic-hit creative talent can have a brighter future, thanks to new support programme

September 2, 2021
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A new support programme to help people working in the West of England’s thriving creative sector has been officially opened by Metro Mayor Dan Norris. Some 55 businesses in areas spanning music recording, web design, photography, theatre, illustration, film, video and TV production will take part in the five-month Creative Sector Growth Programme, which...

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