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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 7, 2013
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Monday July 08 EGMS Queenco Leisure International Ltd. GDR (Reg S) AGMS Hargreave Hale AIM VCT 2 TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Bovis Homes Group Tuesday July 09 GMS TUI Travel FINALS Polar Capital Technology Trust EGMS JSC KazMunaiGaz Exploration Production GDR (Reg S) AGMS 3i Infrastructure, Aveva Group, Downing Planned Exit VCT 3 F Shares, Establishment...

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Fascia presses ahead with environmental commitment

July 4, 2013
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Fascia presses ahead with environmental commitment

Specialist printer Fascia Graphics is expecting to step up its performance and energy efficiency further after investing in its second world-leading piece of machinery. The Chippenham-based firm, the market leader for the production of membrane keypads and graphic overlays, became the first UK manufacturer to buy a Sakurai MS80-SD last year – a move...

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Client accolade for West accountants Bishop Fleming

July 4, 2013
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Client accolade for West accountants Bishop Fleming

West accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has become the region’s first to secure the Investors in Clients accreditation. Independent assessment by the Investors in Clients organisation gave the firm a score of more than 8 out of 10 – described as “an outstanding first assessment, putting the firm in...

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Mediation cases rise at Stone King after cuts in legal aid for divorcing couples

July 1, 2013
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Mediation cases rise at Stone King after cuts in legal aid for divorcing couples

Cuts in legal aid for divorce cases has resulted in a big increase in demand for specialist family mediation services at Bath and Wiltshire law firm Stone King. Its family law and mediation team in Melksham has received a 25% rise in inquiries from separating couples seeking to resolve their differences without going to...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 30, 2013
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Monday July 01 FINALS Omega Diagnostics Group AGMS Brady Exploration, SocialGo, Ultima Networks TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Ashmore Group UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS Consumer Credit (09:30) Industrial Production (09:30) M4 Money Supply (09:30) M4 Sterling Lending (09:30) Mortgage Approvals (09:30) PMI Manufacturing (09:30) Tuesday July 02 INTERIMS St. Modwen Properties FINALS Anite EGMS Ceramic Fuel Cells Ltd....

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Govt infrastructure plan welcomed by Business West – but it calls for action, not words

June 28, 2013
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Govt infrastructure plan welcomed by Business West – but it calls for action, not words

The region’s leading business organisation last night called on the Government to back up its promises on key infrastructure investment projects with action. Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander announced modernisation plans worth £100bn spanning homes, roads, rail, energy and flood protection. Projects in the West include electrification of the Great Western mainline...

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Business leaders fear Chancellor has ‘blown it’ over chance to boost economy

June 26, 2013
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Business leaders fear Chancellor has ‘blown it’ over chance to boost economy

Chancellor George Osborne this afternoon announced proposals to slash a further £11.5bn from Government spending in 2015-16. The cuts in his highly-anticipated Spending Review mean budget reductions of 8% to 10% for the majority of Whitehall departments – the worst hit were Local Government and Justice, with Business doing better than expected at a...

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Brighter outlook for West food and drink firms, Grant Thornton survey shows

June 26, 2013
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Brighter outlook for West food and drink firms, Grant Thornton survey shows

The West’s food and drink sector is upbeat with most businesses set to grow turnover and orders this year, according to a new report. The research has also found most food and drink firms think being based in the region is a major advantage. Business advisory firm Grant Thornton and Taste of the West,...

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First Bath Business Raceday is under starter’s orders

June 26, 2013
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First Bath Business Raceday is under starter’s orders

Businesses from across the region are being given an opportunity to get out of the office and network, entertain clients and have some fun at Bath Racecourse. The first Business Raceday at the Lansdown course, on July 16, is hosted by Swindon communications group Excalibur in association with Bath Business News and what’s-on website...

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Expanding Epoch strengthens compliance team with new arrival

June 26, 2013
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Expanding Epoch strengthens compliance team with new arrival

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has appointed experienced financial services compliance specialist Belinda Cusmans as part of its latest recruitment drive. Belinda, pictured, who joins from Wiltshire Financial Management, will help strengthen Epoch’s in-house compliance team and complement its external compliance functions. She will work closely with the firm’s head of technical planning and compliance...

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