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West’s Olympics legacy could trigger trade with African nations

June 25, 2012
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West businesses are being urged to make the most of golden opportunities for trade with Africa as three countries from the continent prepare to set up Olympic training camps in the region. Bristol is hosting the London 2012 Kenyan team, building on long-established links between the city and East African nation through the with...

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‘Help young business grow’, says accountants Old Mill

June 25, 2012
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‘Help young business grow’, says accountants Old Mill

  Valuable business resources have been concentrated too much on start-ups and not enough on helping young businesses to grow, according to Tim Lerwill, corporate director at Wiltshire accountancy firm Old Mill. “It is probable that in the recent past too much help has been focused on helping small companies to start up and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 25, 2012
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Monday June 25 FINALS Bango, City of London Group, Cohort AGMs Andes Energia, Anglo Asian Mining, Coca-Cola HBC S.A., Condor Resources, Crawshaw Group, Energetix Group, European Islamic Investment Bank, HydroDec Group, Open Joint Stock Company Inter Rao Ues GDR RegS, Oxus Gold, Pactolus Hungarian Property, Panmure Gordon & Co, SeaEnergy, Westside Investments, YCO Group...

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SouthGate secures city’s largest office letting agreement in five years

June 22, 2012
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Altran Praxis, one of the UK’s leading systems and software houses, is relocating its Bath head office to SouthGate shopping centre, resulting in one of the largest office lettings in the city for five years. The firm, part of the Altran Group, which develops systems for clients in the transport, automotive and aerospace sectors, has taken 17,000...

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Top architectural awards for Bath’s Holburne Museum and Dyson Centre

June 22, 2012
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Bath's recently refurbished Holburne Museum and the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Intensive Care are among the winners of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) South West  Architecture Awards 2012. The museum, which was named RIBA Regional Building of the Year award, reopened last May after a £11.2m refurbishment while the £6.1m Dyson Centre,...

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Business Growth Show heads to Gloucs for next event

June 20, 2012
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Following recent successes in Swindon and Bristol, organisers of the Business Growth Show are staging their next event in Gloucestershire this Friday. More than 100 businesses have already registered to attend the show at the Cheltenham Chase Hotel, Brockworth, which promises free networking, a free lunch and free parking. The hotel is sponsoring the...

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Paper cuts trigger top award nomination for West law firm and print specialist

June 20, 2012
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Cutting paper usage by six million pages a year has put legal document management specialists Canotec and Bristol law firm Bond Pearce in the running for the Best Technology Project at this year’s The Lawyer magazine awards. The new category recognises the positive impact of technology on the legal industry. Bond Pearce and Canotec, whose...

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Melksham outsourcing firm in running for West’s most coveted business awards

June 19, 2012
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Valldata Group, the Melksham-based outsourcing partner for the charity sector, will find out this evening whether it is one of the winners in this year’s prestigious West of England Business of the Year Awards. The firm is among the four finalists in the category for businesses turning over less than £25m or employing fewer...

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Welcome fall in inflation could trigger more help for struggling economy

June 19, 2012
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Inflation fell to its lowest in two and a half years in May as food and fuel price rises eased. The unexpected fall – from 3% to 2.8% as measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) – increases the likelihood that the Bank of England will try to further stimulate the economy as it...

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New head of supply chain development for MAS

June 19, 2012
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New head of supply chain development for MAS

  The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) has appointed Phil Jones as head of supply chain development, in its bid to help manufacturers increase efficiency and growth throughout their supply chains. Based in the South West, Phil will be focused on looking for supply chain opportunities that will help both SMEs and large enterprises develop their businesses....

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