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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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Barclays provides funds for Kingswood School redevelopment

June 26, 2013
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Barclays provides funds for Kingswood School redevelopment

Bath’s Kingswood School has staged a topping-out ceremony for its new teaching block, the first phase of a major redevelopment funded by Barclays. Guest of honour at the event was CEO of Corporate Banking, Barclays, John Winter, along with Bath architects Mitchell Taylor and building contractors Beards. The bank has provided a funding package to...

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Experienced corporate tax specialist joins Old Mill accountants as head of tax

June 26, 2013
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Experienced corporate tax specialist joins Old Mill accountants as head of tax

Accountants and financial planners Old Mill have appointed highly-experienced corporate tax specialist Elaine Kinsella as its new head of tax. Elaine, , started her career at international accountants Price Waterhouse (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in 1988 where she trained as a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser, before moving onto KPMG and Capital One Bank. Most...

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Bath lawyers ride, run and bake their way to a big charity haul

June 24, 2013
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Bath lawyers ride, run and bake their way to a big charity haul

Staff at the Bath offices of law firm Withy King have raised £12,144.25 for Children’s Hospice South West with a wide range of fund-raising activities. These included a 180-mile staff cycle-ride from Children’s Hospice South West, based in Bristol, to Helen and Douglas House in Oxford, a Santa Fun Run around Bath, the Bath...

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Chancellor ‘must prioritise economic development’ in spending review, say West firms

June 23, 2013
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Chancellor ‘must prioritise economic development’ in spending review, say West firms

West businesses will be looking for Chancellor George Osborne to reallocate departmental budget savings to local areas so they can determine their own economic futures in his spending review this Wednesday. Businesses feel the Government needs to meet its commitment to implement Lord Heseltine’s recently-announced proposals for a Single Pot. However, there is uncertainty...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 23, 2013
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Monday June 24 INTERIMS Andor Technology, Porvair FINALS Cohort EGMS Bilfinger Berger Global Infrastructure Sicav S.A.(DI), Ishaan Real Estate AGMS African Eagle Resources, Amati VCT , Ark Therapeutics Group, Coalfield Resources, Crawshaw Group, Eden Research, Falkland Oil & Gas Ltd., JZ Capital Partners Ltd, Lebanese Co for the Development & Reconstruction of Beirut Central...

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Responsible businesses rewarded for their work at gala awards dinner

June 20, 2013
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Responsible businesses rewarded for their work at gala awards dinner

Businesses across the West were celebrating last night as they received awards for community and sustainability work from Business in the Community. The national charity, led by HRH The Prince of Wales, is committed to building resilient communities, diverse workplaces and a more sustainable future. The annual Responsible Business Awards ceremony, at St George’s...

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Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

June 20, 2013
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Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

The work of new and emerging artists from refugee backgrounds is to be showcased to West organisations and businesses to explore ways they can be employed on creative projects. The groundbreaking initiative, the result of a link-up between St George’s Bristol and Platforma South West, the arts and refugees network, will introduce the performing...

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Snowfall brings chaos to businesses across Bath area

January 18, 2013
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Snowfall brings chaos to businesses across Bath area

Bath businesses were today hit by the snowfall which caused chaos across the region. Bus operator First took all its vehicles off the road, including park and ride services. Bath and Bath Spa Universities were closed along with most of the area’s schools. At Bristol Airport all flights were grounded until around 2pm. Several...

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