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Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

June 14, 2019
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Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

Bath-based digital media buying and analytics agency SearchStar, which launched 14 years ago as a one-man band, has been acquired by a major US group.  Buyer Welocalize is a global leader in multilingual content and data transformation to help companies capture international demand. SearchStar employs around 60 people at its offices in Railway Place,...

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Export software firm looks ahead after being snapped up by global group

June 14, 2019
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Export software firm looks ahead after being snapped up by global group

Specialist software firm i2i Infinity, which works with exporters to provide electronic certificates of origin, has been acquired by a Switzerland-based global certification group. Shepton Mallet-based i2i Infinity provides customs compliance services to exporters and chambers of commerce using innovative proprietary software solutions.  Established in 1986 and privately owned, it employs 12 people and...

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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

June 14, 2019
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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

Diversified quarrying and building group Hills has promoted Ed Dodd to group director for waste and resource management with responsibility for managing and overseeing its waste management and treatment activities. Ed, pictured, will look after the Hills Waste Solutions and Hills Municipal Collections businesses together with the group’s involvement in Northacre Renewable Energy’s waste-to-energy...

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Top building award for ‘exemplary community hub’ on new Bath housing estate

June 13, 2019
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Top building award for ‘exemplary community hub’ on new Bath housing estate

A £10m community building on Bath-based housing group Curo’s Mulberry Park development on the edge of the city has won a major industry award for bringing people together in state-of-the-art facilities. The Hub, pictured, topped the South West Community Benefit category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2019.  The award recognises...

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Vectura chief who masterminded £1bn merger to stand down as CEO

June 13, 2019
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Vectura chief who masterminded £1bn merger to stand down as CEO

James Ward-Lilley, the chief executive officer of innovative pharmaceutical firm Vectura, is to step down at the end of this month just over three years after turning it into a £1bn business. James, pictured, joined the Chippenham-based firm, which pioneering new ways of treating asthma and lung diseases, in June 2015 from pharma giant...

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Thrings Bath property team advise long-standing client on Dorset industrial estate disposal

June 13, 2019
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Thrings Bath property team advise long-standing client on Dorset industrial estate disposal

Legal experts from regional law firm Thrings’ Bath office have advised on the sale of two industrial estates in Dorset. Legal director Charlie Wakefield and solicitor Alice Paye, both in Thrings’ Bath-based commercial property team, provided legal support to long-standing clients Michael Fowler and his family.  They sold the fully occupied North Mills Trading...

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Solicitor appointment for Stone King’s Bath-based international and cross-border team

June 13, 2019
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Solicitor appointment for Stone King’s Bath-based international and cross-border team

National law firm Stone King has strengthened the international and cross-border team in its Bath office with the appointment of solicitor Harriet Burt. Harriet, pictured, studied law through the Open University and graduated with a First. She completed her Legal Practice Course at the University of the West of England (UWE).  She arrives at...

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Sponsorship deal proves smart way to support construction workforce of the future

June 13, 2019
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Sponsorship deal proves smart way to support construction workforce of the future

Dickies Workwear, the global brand with UK headquarters in Midsomer Norton, is sponsoring the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices. Dickies’ sponsorship includes providing clothing and safety footwear for all national final contestants across SkillBuild, SkillELECTRIC and SkillPLUMB.  SkillBuild is staged by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), while...

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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

June 12, 2019
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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King has recruited Stephanie Rees as marketing & business development executive to strengthen its private wealth offering. Stephanie, pictured, has joined from the world’s leading auction house Christie’s, where she was global marketing manager and led on a number of high-value international luxury campaigns.  In her new role...

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Trio of senior promotions strengthen Colliers International’s South West office

June 10, 2019
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Trio of senior promotions strengthen Colliers International’s South West office

Global real estate advisor Colliers International has made three senior promotions in its South West office. Amy Brooksbank has been appointed an associate director in the parks, sports and marinas team while Ed Jefferson from its hotels agency and James Skelly, who works in the rating team, both become senior surveyors. Amy’s primary focus is the holiday and...

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