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Funding for Mayden project that harnesses power of digital to benefit mental health patients

August 2, 2019
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Funding for Mayden project that harnesses power of digital to benefit mental health patients

Bath-based specialist software house Mayden has been awarded funding to help with the digital transformation of the way patients get access to mental health services. The financial support from the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare – which supports tech innovation in the NHS – will enable Mayden to digitise and streamline each stage...

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Maiden Kwik Cricket tournament runs up £3,500 total for Novia Foundation

August 2, 2019
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Maiden Kwik Cricket tournament runs up £3,500 total for Novia Foundation

Novia Foundation, the charitable arm of Bath-based wealth management firm Novia Financial, has raised more than £3,500 from its inaugural Kwik Cricket tournament. Nine teams of six players from Bath firms battled it out at Bath Rec to raise money for the foundation, which Novia set up last year to primarily support projects that...

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Gem of an opportunity to get ahead in brewing served up by Bath Ales

August 2, 2019
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Gem of an opportunity to get ahead in brewing served up by Bath Ales

Bath Ales is seeking individuals who are passionate about beer to become its first brewing apprentices. The brewer behind Gem bitter is offering two people the chance to train at its state-of-the-art Hare Brewery, pictured, at Warmley between Bath and Bristol to learn the craft of beer production.  As well as gaining hands-on experience...

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Major Chinese recruitment deal for Bath-based Artificial Intelligence trailblazer

August 1, 2019
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Major Chinese recruitment deal for Bath-based Artificial Intelligence trailblazer

Bath-based Artificial Intelligence pioneer firm Cognisess has signed a deal potentially worth millions of pounds to supply its expertise to the second-biggest recruitment company in China. Beijing-based Zhaopin, which operates online and has more than 140m candidates on its books, called on Cognisess to help it better understand the best roles for students.  Cognisess’...

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Bath Spa University honorary doctorate for Hollywood cinematographer alumnus

August 1, 2019
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Bath Spa University honorary doctorate for Hollywood cinematographer alumnus

Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE, who has worked on major movies such as The Big Lebowski and The Shawshank Redemption, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Bath Spa University in recognition of his significant contribution to film and TV. Born and raised in Devon, Roger, 70, studied at Bath College of...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from the Bath area are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

August 1, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . Tax implications of home working  Key considerations when it comes to working from home. Click here to find out if this applies to you The...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 29, 2019
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Monday July 29 Interims: GlobalData, Hammerson, Hiscox, Keller Trading announcements: Cranswick, Gama Aviation Tuesday July 30 Finals: Games Workshop, NWF Interims: Aggreko, Centrica, Elementis, Greggs, Hutchison China, Jupiter Fund Management, Low & Bonar, Lsl Prop, Provident Financial, Seplat Petrol, Spectris Trading announcement: Reckitt Benckiser Economic announcement: Import Price Index Wednesday July 31 Finals: ANGLE,...

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UWE journalism and PR graduate joins Bath agency Creatrix as account executive

July 25, 2019
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UWE journalism and PR graduate joins Bath agency Creatrix as account executive

Bath PR agency Creatrix has appointed Olivia Evans as the newest addition to its team. Olivia, pictured, has begun her PR career as an account executive at the agency, having earned a first-class honours degree in Journalism and Public Relations at the University of The West of England (UWE).  She is now be working...

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Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

July 25, 2019
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Clampdown on single-use plastics earns Bishop Fleming Surfers Against Sewage ‘Champion’ status

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has been accredited as a ‘Plastic Free Champion’ by conservation charity Surfers Against Sewage. The accolade recognises the firm’s efforts to remove all single-use and avoidable plastics from across its office network.  Bishop Fleming, which employs nearly 350 staff, has taken just six...

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