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Midsomer Norton school contract win for Halsall Construction

October 3, 2013
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Midsomer Norton school contract win for Halsall Construction

Halsall, the Bath-based construction firm, has been appointed to build a sixth form centre at Norton Hill School in Midsomer Norton. Work will start on the 800 sq m, £870,000 building this month and complete next May. The project will give the school improved sixth form accommodation and four additional classrooms and will link...

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Business West urges Cameron to turn his conference words into action

October 2, 2013
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Business West urges Cameron to turn his conference words into action

The Government must show ambition and get moving on economic expansion, Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said this afternoon. Responding to David Cameron’s speech at the Conservative Party conference today, Business West managing director Phil Smith said: “It is encouraging to hear the Prime Minister put enterprise, wealth generation...

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Good Energy to fund production of green power through corporate bond

October 2, 2013
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Good Energy to fund production of green power through corporate bond

Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier, has launched its first corporate bond to finance production of its own green energy. The Good Energy Bonds offer investors a coupon of 7.25% a year, paid half-yearly. Any Good Energy customer or generator investing in the bonds will also be paid, at maturity, the equivalent to...

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Legal 500 names Bath’s top law firms and their leading individuals

October 2, 2013
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Bath’s top lawyers have been named in the latest Legal 500, the annual guide that gives a region-by-region breakdown of the UK’s best-performing legal firms and individuals. The respected publication says this year law firms across the South West have on the whole continued to thrive in an increasingly challenging market dominated by highly-competitive...

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Withy King boosts family law team with arrival of divorce specialist

October 2, 2013
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Withy King boosts family law team with arrival of divorce specialist

Divorce lawyer Gwyn Randolph has become a partner in Withy King’s rapidly-expanding family team in Bath, joining from rival firm Thrings’ office in the city. Gwyn, pictured, who has more than 20 years’ experience as a family lawyer, had worked at Thrings for nearly five years, advising on all aspects of relationship breakdown and...

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Future media group’s longest-serving director to step down after 13 years

October 1, 2013
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Future media group’s longest-serving director to step down after 13 years

Bath-based international media group Future’s chief financial officer and longest-serving board member Graham Harding is to leave the business. Mr Harding, pictured, who has been with Future for 13 years, two of them in his current post, will step down after the company’s preliminary results in November to pursue other career opportunities. He will...

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Father and daughter’s ‘posh chocolate’ firm tastes success with £1m turnover

October 1, 2013
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Father and daughter’s ‘posh chocolate’ firm tastes success with £1m turnover

Handcrafted chocolate producer Choc on Choc, launched 10 years ago by father-and-daughter team Kerr Dunlop and Flo Broughton, has achieved turnover of £1m-plus for the first time. The firm, based in Rode, near Frome, uses high-quality Belgian chocolate and custom-made silicon moulds to produce intricate designs ranging from miniature ice cream cornets and reindeers,...

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Withy King builds new property team as housing market starts to pick up

October 1, 2013
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Withy King builds new property team as housing market starts to pick up

Bath law firm Withy King has created a dedicated new build and plot sales team –and appointed two new property experts. Residential property solicitor Beth Heley joins from Goughs in Corsham, bringing with her a solid understanding of local market trends. Beth, pictured below, will be working closely with housebuyers and sellers on a...

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‘Get moving on economic growth’ Business West urges Tories

September 30, 2013
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‘Get moving on economic growth’ Business West urges Tories

Business West today joined the British Chambers of Commerce in calling on the Government to ‘get moving’ and deliver pro-growth policies to benefit the nation as a whole. The hard-hitting message, which contains seven action points to strengthen the economic recovery, comes on the day the Conservative Party Conference gets underway in Manchester. The...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 30, 2013
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Monday 30 September Interims: Incadea, InternetQ, Personal Group, Straight Finals: MJ Gleeson, International Ferro Metals Trading statements: Homeserve, ICAP, KCom AGMs: African Consolidated Resources, Galleon, Greatland Gold, IPSA, Ludorum, Mediazest, OPG Power Ventures, Pinewood Shepperton, Provexis, Redstone, Theo Fennell, United Carpets EGMs: RGI International, Shanta Gold Economics: Net consumer credit figures, Data for net...

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