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Couple bring classic sweet treats to Bath with their third city outlet

July 17, 2012
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Bath entrepreneurs Poppy and Mark Powell have launched their third specialist cafe in the city. Knickerbockerglory, at 15-16 Pulteney Bridge, offers an array of sweet treats from traditional British desserts such as Eton mess to banana splits and, of course, knickerbocker glories. Other favourites include giant waffles served with West Country ice cream and fresh...

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Ask the Expert: My biggest customer never pays on time. What can I do?

July 12, 2012
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Waiting for invoices to be paid is a major problem for many small businesses, specifically because it has a detrimental impact on their cashflow, writes Milsted Langdon. With outstanding debts, a small firm may not be able to pay wages or overheads, which could prove fatal for the business, particularly if late payment becomes...

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Kellaway wins Balloon Fiesta sponsorship

July 10, 2012
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Kellaway wins Balloon Fiesta sponsorship

Builders merchant Kellaway Building Supplies has been chosen as sponsor of this year’s Saturday Night Glow at the 34th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. The Bristol company, which has 10 branches including an outlet at Turnpike Yard, Bath, has been a supporter of the Fiesta for many years and a member of its 100 Club...

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GALLERY: South West PA of the Year Awards

July 5, 2012
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Lucille Barnes, personal assistant to law firm Thrings managing partner Thomas Sheppard,  has been named as the first winner of the South West PA of the Year award, staged by Bath Business News. Click here to open the gallery.  

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Inaugural South West PA Awards presented this afternoon

July 4, 2012
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Inaugural South West PA Awards presented this afternoon

The region’s top personal assistants will be championed this afternoon when Bath Business News stages the inaugural South West PA of the Year Awards. Hosted by the luxury Ston Easton Park Hotel, near Shepton Mallet, the prestigious awards recognise and reward the PAs who have gone the extra mile over the past year to...

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Hotel reveals the power of LinkedIn as it relaunches its conference facilities

July 3, 2012
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One of the UK’s leading LinkedIn experts has helped relaunch the meeting and conference at Guyers House Hotel in Corsham. James Potter, pictured, who provides LinkedIn training and consultancy across the UK, gave an hour-long presentation to an invited audience of more than 50 business leaders. He showed how the online social media platform,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 2, 2012
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Monday July 02 EGMs XXI Century Investments Public Ltd. AGMSs BATM Advanced Communications Ltd., Bayfield Energy Holdings, JPMorgan Income & Capital Inv Trust TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Hydrogen Group UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS PMI Manufacturing  (09:30) Tuesday July 03 INTERIMS St. Modwen Properties FINALS Anite, Polar Capital Technology Trust, The Real Good Food Company ANNUAL REPORT Caffyns...

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LEP welcomes further transport investment

June 29, 2012
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Business leaders have lauded the further £24m investment to improve the West's local transport system, which is a key element in boosting the economy of the West of England. Speaking on behalf of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership, the group that provides a platform for business and local councils to work together, Robert Sinclair, the chief...

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Recession worse than expected, gloomy new figures show

June 28, 2012
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Recession worse than expected, gloomy new figures show

The recession has been deeper than previously thought, official data out today show, with the economy now known to have shrank by 0.4% during the final three months of 2011. Today’s figures, from the Office for National Statistics, also confirm that UK was firmly in recession for the first quarter of this year, with...

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Major redevelopment planned for Chippenham’s former industrial heart

June 28, 2012
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Plans for the biggest redevelopment project for generations in Chippenham – including the town’s massive former Westinghouse site – are being drawn up following an agreement between two development companies. Property management and development companies Aberdeen Property UK Retail Parks Trust and Ashtenne Industrial Fund have formed the partnership to redevelop a 54-acre site...

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