Blog Archives

SciSys predicting further growth after active 2011

January 20, 2012
By

SciSys is likely to enjoy further growth in sales, profits and net margins in 2012, the company said in a pre-close trading statement. The Chippenham-based firm, which has a major base in Bristol, is a leading developer of information and communications technology services, e-business and advanced technology solutions serving the media broadcast, space, government...

Read more »

Mulberry bucks retail trend with fruitful Christmas

January 19, 2012
By

Luxury fashion brand Mulberry continues to shine through the global gloom with strong demand for its upmarket handbags and leather accessories, particularly over the the six-week Christmas trading period. Mulberry, which has 86 stores and concessions worldwide, says retail sales for the six weeks to January 14 were up 41% while like-for-like sales climbed...

Read more »

Airport numbers grow for second successive year

January 18, 2012
By
Bristol Airport

Passenger numbers at Bristol Airport rose for the second successive year in 2011 despite challenging economic conditions. The rise was modest – just 0.8% to a total of 5.7m. Overall the airport continued to grow its market share within the region while maintaining its ranking as the UK's fifth largest airport outside London. It is also forecasting...

Read more »

SciSys secures its first business with Met Office

January 18, 2012
By
Met Office

The UK Met Office has awarded SciSys key analysis and development work in the form of  four new contracts worth in excess of £400,000. Chippenham-based SciSys, is a leading developer of information and communications technology services, e-business and advanced technology solutions serving the environment and utilities sectors including major public and private sector clients.  Three contracts are for discovery phase...

Read more »

Guide launched to help redundant public sector workers

January 18, 2012
By

West business leaders have welcomed a bespoke guide and website for public sector staff moving into private employment. The Choices Guide, which includes the website www.hays.co.uk/jobs/LEP, was launched at an event yesterday. It has been compiled by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) in conjunction with national recruitment experts Resource Solutions Group (RSG)...

Read more »

Tumbling inflation brings some relief to the economy

January 17, 2012
By
dash-for-cash-001

Inflation fell sharply last month as lower fuel prices and hefty pre-Christmas discounting on the high street brought some economic relief. The drop – to 4.2% from 4.8% in November – is the biggest fall since April 2009 and supports Bank of England forecasts that inflation will tumble this year as a result of...

Read more »

Direct mail firm gives stamp of approval to Jubilee tree campaign

January 16, 2012
By

Print and post provider CFH Docmail has launched its first commemorative pre-franked stamp to encourage everyone to Plant a Tree for the Jubilee. It will be used as a substitute for its regular stamps on all envelopes mailed through its Docmail direct mail service during January and February.  As a longstanding corporate supporter of the Woodland Trust,...

Read more »

Encouraging signs for West manufacturers among the uncertainty, says BDO

January 13, 2012
By
Jim Brown 1

Government initiatives to promote innovation and exports to emerging markets coupled with growth sectors like the automotive industry provide real opportunities for West manufacturers, according to accountants and business advisors BDO’s regional office. While recognising that uncertainty in key economies and markets and the lack of access to capital will make 2012 a challenging...

Read more »

Future offloads US music division for $3m

January 13, 2012
By
Screen shot 2011-09-28 at 10.51.44

Bath-based publishing group Future has sold its Music Division in New York to NewBay Media for $3m (£1.96m). The sale includes US magazines Guitar World, Revolver and Guitar Aficionado and the related websites together with a licence to operate the Golden Gods Awards show in the US. It follows the group's £19.3m annual loss...

Read more »

Specialist lender 1pm says it’s time for more growth as demand increases

January 12, 2012
By

1pm, the independent Bath firm providing asset finance to small firms, has reported a 238% rise in pre-tax profits to £214,000 in the six months to November 30. It was achieved on revenue up 31% from £880,000 to £1.15m while its total lease portfolio increased from £9.19m to £10.85m.  Highlights included a reduction in bad...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across the Bath area for just £75 a month. Email info@bath-business.net for more information.