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Business start-up scheme calls in Bath’s The Agency to power its growth

July 12, 2013
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Business start-up scheme calls in Bath’s The Agency to power its growth

Bath-based communications firm The Agency is working with Start-Up Loans, the £112m initiative helping thousands of young people launch their own businesses, to advance and re-launch its CRM (customer relationship management) platform. The system has been designed to allow extensive and secure data sharing between Start-Up Loans, which is chaired by former Dragons’ Den...

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Experienced family lawyer joins expanding Bath legal firm Rubric

July 10, 2013
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Experienced family lawyer joins expanding Bath legal firm Rubric

Bath-based fast-growing solicitors’ chambers Rubric has appointed experienced family lawyer Magnus Mill. A highly-regarded family law specialist, Magnus will head a new family law serving clients across the South West. He will also continue to offer family law advice in London, where he is heading the firm’s new office in Fetter Lane.  Prior to...

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Bath Building Society hands out more than £5,000 in its annual charity awards

July 10, 2013
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Bath Building Society hands out more than £5,000 in its annual charity awards

Seven Bath area charities and community groups are today sharing £5,500 from Bath Building Society’s annual charity awards scheme. A further three have have received pairs of Bath Building Society hot-air balloon tickets to use to raise funds. The awards, now in their seventh year, were established to support as many local initiatives as...

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Bath architects draw up plans to secure horse charity’s long-term future

July 10, 2013
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Bath architects draw up plans to secure horse charity’s long-term future

Ambitious plans aimed at safeguarding equestrian charity and visitor attraction HorseWorld have been drawn up by Bath architecture practice Stubbs Rich. The scheme would allow HorseWorld, the UK’s leading horse charity, to sell off part of its site, including its out-dated visitor centre, for housing – bringing in much-needed funds to secure its future...

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Regional economy on mend but challenges remain, Business West survey reveals

July 10, 2013
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Regional economy on mend but challenges remain, Business West survey reveals

The region’s economy has made further progress, but that there are still some risks at home and abroad that could derail the recovery, according to the latest Business West Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) released today. This survey, made up of responses from more than 400 businesses across the West, shows that most key indicators...

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Infographic: Economy on track for growth but challenges remain, says Business West survey

July 10, 2013
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Infographic: Economy on track for growth but challenges remain, says Business West survey

Business West’s Quarterly Economic Survey for the second quarter of this year suggests that the economy will continue to strengthen gradually over the next year, with growth slowly improving. Business confidence remains positive with 73% of respondents confident about their business prospects. Figures for exporting show a dramatic improvement on the first quarter with...

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June passenger numbers soar to record high at Bristol Airport

July 9, 2013
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June passenger numbers soar to record high at Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport had its busiest ever June last month with more than 625,000 passengers travelling through the terminal. The figure is 15,000 higher than the previous record set in 2008 and represents a 3.4% increase on the same month last year. This was despite the 2012 figure being boosted by a late Whitsun bank...

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Firms still hampered by funding drought, research shows

July 9, 2013
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Firms still hampered by funding drought, research shows

A lack of funding is holding back West firms as they struggle to overcome tough market conditions, according to a new study. Improving access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is is high on the Government’s agenda as it tries to stimulate economic recovery. But according to research carried out for Bibby...

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Cornish delight as West Business of the Year Awards go to Falmouth firms

July 8, 2013
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Cornish delight as West Business of the Year Awards go to Falmouth firms

Somerset-based Centaur Veterinary Services missed out on landing the region’s most coveted business accolade at an awards ceremony that resulted in Cornish firms winning the double. The Castle Cary veterinary products distributor was up against five other expanding firms in the prestigious West of England Business of the Year Awards, sponsored by accountants PwC....

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Jobs lost as upmarket greeting cards firm goes into administration

July 8, 2013
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Jobs lost as upmarket greeting cards firm goes into administration

Frome-based upmarket greeting cards firm Museums & Galleries Marketing has gone into administration with the loss of 23 jobs. Five staff have been retained while administrators try to sell the business. The company, which designed, published and distributed greetings cards along with a range of stationery and giftware for major museums and galleries as...

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