Blog Archives

Hats off to homeless charity fundraising day

September 16, 2011
By
MartinFreemanPA221010

Sherlock actor Martin Freeman is calling on Bath businesses to hunt out hilarious hats and wear them on November 4 to raise funds for St Mungo’s, the national charity which will start operating a centre in Bath providing healthcare advice and support for homeless people. Martin is joined by TV comedian Ed Byrne in...

Read more »

Gloomy survey results point to new economic slowdown

September 12, 2011
By

Business confidence among UK firms has slumped to a 26-month low, triggering fears that the economy will go into reverse over the next three months. The gloomy outlook comes from the latest Business Trends report by accountants and business advisors BDO, and reinforces a spate of downbeat surveys over recent weeks pointing to tougher...

Read more »

Media: Calling all freelancers. Your chance to pitch to Bath’s creatives

September 9, 2011
By

Freelancers are to get a chance to pitch their skills to some of Bath’s most exciting companies at an event later this month staged by Creative Bath. The companies will meet freelancers in 10-minute slots from 5pm onwards at the Freelancer Fair on September 26 at Jika Jika in Princes Buildings. Among the jobs...

Read more »

Former Barclays regional chairman joins Grant Thornton

September 8, 2011
By
Grant thornton 2 staff

Simon Moore, one of the region’s leading bankers, has joined accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton as a senior consultant, one of two top-level appointments made by the firm as it embarks on a new phase of growth in the South West. Simon joins from Barclays Corporate where he was chairman and managing director...

Read more »

Stamp of approval for innovative medical mail out system

September 7, 2011
By

An innovative application that will help medical practices save time and money on mail outs has been developed by Radstock-based print and post specialist CFH Docmail with EMIS, the UK’s leading supplier of clinical software and related services to GPs. Called EMIS Mail, it is an easy-to-use application that allows practices to create mail...

Read more »

Alliance Pharma on takeover trail again as profits edge up

September 7, 2011
By

Alliance Pharma, the Chippenham-based speciality pharmaceutical group, has expanded its portfolio by paying £2.4m to acquire the UK marketing rights to six products from Beacon Pharmaceuticals. In the year to April 30 the products had total sales of approximately £2m and gross margin of £900,000, mainly from severe acne treatment Rizuderm (isotretinoin) which fits...

Read more »

Flexitime? It’s the best way to tackle Rugby World Cup fever

September 5, 2011
By
Flexitime? It’s the best way to tackle Rugby World Cup fever

  More than a third of South West bosses will bow to the inevitable and allow rugby-keen employees to work flexitime during the upcoming World Cup in New Zealand. Interest in the competition, which begins on Friday and runs until October 23, is expected to be high. But nine in 10 UK bosses don’t...

Read more »

Money matters: How buying student digs could get you out of a hole

September 5, 2011
By
dash-for-cash-001

How can parents support their children through university and also save tax? It's a question many are facing for the first time as the 2011/12 university year begins. The Clifton office of national accountancy firm Saffery Champness suggests that investing in residential accommodation for student children could allow parents to minimise income tax, generate capital...

Read more »

CBI boss to address its South West annual dinner

August 31, 2011
By
CBI boss to address its South West annual dinner

CBI director general John Cridland will be guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West annual dinner. Mr Cridland is a key spokesman for the business community in the media, on public platforms and with Government, leads the CBI, the voice of UK business, and represents it internationally. The black-tie dinner, on November 3...

Read more »

New homes planning decision overturned on appeal

August 31, 2011
By
Cotswoldmin

Developer Cotswold Homes, based at Tormarton, has won a planning battle to build 10 three-bedroom town houses and two pairs of semi-detached three-bedroom homes on a  former North Somerset coach depot. CJH Land brokered the site’s sale with a view to replacing derelict commercial buildings at the former Starline coach depot in Clevedon with 14 new homes...

Read more »

ADVERTISE HERE

Reach tens of thousands of senior business people across the Bath area for just £75 a month. Email info@bath-business.net for more information.