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Bishop Fleming prepares for more growth by expanding partnership with three key appointments

June 16, 2022
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Bishop Fleming prepares for more growth by expanding partnership with three key appointments

Three new partners have been appointed by regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming as it continues its rapid growth. The firm, which has one of its seven offices in Bath, has made Anna Averis, Mark Munro and Richard Harborne partners, taking its partnership to 37. Bishop Fleming has recently announced ambitious plan to double the...

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New networking group to tap into the unlimited potential of Bath’s young talent launches next week

June 16, 2022
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New networking group to tap into the unlimited potential of Bath’s young talent launches next week

Bath Unlimited, the organisation that celebrates the city’s most dynamic, successful, world-class companies and their talented employees, is to launch a networking group for young professionals. Called Unlimited Potential, it aims to bring together under-35s based in Bath who are contributing to its development as a centre for innovation – or intend to in...

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Fifth year at coveted No 1 spot in national water retail table for specialist Bath business

June 16, 2022
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Fifth year at coveted No 1 spot in national water retail table for specialist Bath business

Water2business, the specialist retailer owned by Bath-based Wessex Water and Bristol Water, has come out on top of a prestigious industry rankings for the fifth consecutive year. The firm, which was set up in 2016 to supply the two utilities’ business customers, took the No 1 slot in the latest ranking of large water...

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Local sourcing and community engagement earns Green Key award for the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

June 16, 2022
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Local sourcing and community engagement earns Green Key award for the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath’s Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has become the first hotel in the South West to achieve a prestigious accreditation for environmental responsibility. The Green Key Award was presented to the 45-bedroom hotel, pictured, following a rigorous sustainability assessment which looked at factors ranging from the water flow in guest bedrooms to the kitchen’s...

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Three new partners among raft of promotions at Deloitte as it maintains investment in region

June 14, 2022
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Three new partners among raft of promotions at Deloitte as it maintains investment in region

Accountancy group Deloitte has continued to invest in the South West by promoting three staff to partner, one to associate partner and 12 to director. They are among 182 promotions in its regional office in Bristol, which employs more than 600 people. The three new partners are Georgina Miles, Paul Markham and John Buckley...

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Pearson May Financial Update: The tax benefits of making pension contributions

June 13, 2022
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Pearson May Financial Update: The tax benefits of making pension contributions

The tax benefits of making pension contributions can be significant and although there have not been any major changes in this area in recent years, it is always useful to recap the main tax benefits. Here Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden highlights looks at personal pensions. These can be set up by individuals or...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 12, 2022
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Monday June 13 Nothing listed Tuesday June 14 Final: Oxford Instruments Interims: Crest Nicholson, Paragon Banking Group Trading update: Bellway Wednesday June 15 Final: AO World Q4 result: Ashstead Group Thursday June 16 Finals: Biffa, Halma Friday June 17 Trading announcement: Tesco  

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The LAST WORD: Peter Woodhouse, head of business and social enterprise, Stone King

June 10, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Peter Woodhouse, head of business and social enterprise, Stone King

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Peter Woodhouse, head of business sector and social enterprise sector at Bath-headquartered law firm Stone King, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Actually real life going out to the...

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Bath firm honoured to bring flower power to the Tower of London to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

June 10, 2022
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Bath firm honoured to bring flower power to the Tower of London to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The boss of the Bath landscape architecture practice behind a special ‘Queen’s Garden’ at the Tower of London marking Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee has spoken of his pride at masterminding the project. Grant Associates led on the ‘Superbloom’ visitor experience for Historic Royal Palaces, which owns the Tower. The project, pictured, involved sowing 20m seeds in...

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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

June 10, 2022
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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

Business leaders are urging the government to continue to invest in the West of England amid signals its ‘levelling-up’ agenda is switching spending to other areas of the country as the economy falters. The plea has come from Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, and follows a shock economic forecast...

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