Blog Archives

Duke of York: ‘Sale of firms to foreign owners is not an issue if they invest in UK’

October 21, 2011
By
DukeOfYork-SETsquared

EXCLUSIVE Foreign ownership of British companies does not matter if they continue to invest in research, development and manufacturing in the UK, the Duke of York said during an official visit to the West this week. Speaking exclusively to Bath Business News, he said many former British businesses had successfully been bought by overseas...

Read more »

West’s PR industry takes PRide in tonight’s awards

October 21, 2011
By
feather

Key figures from the West’s PR industry will be gathering this evening for the prestigious CIPR West of England PRide Awards. The awards are the only ones of their kind to showcase the best PR work in the region and the winners will be announced at a sell-out black-tie dinner in at the Bristol...

Read more »

Scottish takeover for print and mail firm CFH

October 20, 2011
By

In a major step towards northern expansion of its business, Radstock print and mail company CFH Total Document Management has acquired FST Technologies, a print and mail business based in Livingston and East Kilbride, Scotland. FST, which has a turnover of £4m, went into administration last week. It has been bought for an undisclosed sum...

Read more »

‘Back Bristol Airport’ call by Institute of Directors

October 20, 2011
By
IOD_logo

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in the South West has called for stronger backing for Bristol Airport to ensure it develops further, including introducing more flights to European and Middle East business destinations and the return of the direct service to the US. IoD regional chairman Gerry Jones made the call today in response...

Read more »

New Barclays Business manager takes up position

October 19, 2011
By
GCH

Barclays Business has appointed Graeme Harrison as a new senior manager for Bath. Graeme’s role will be to support entrepreneurs at an important time for the local economy and will specialise in working with small and medium-sized companies with a turnover of up to £5m.  Graeme believes now is a great time for many...

Read more »

Soaring fuel bills push inflation to 3-year high

October 18, 2011
By
gas-prospect-bd

Inflation has risen to 5.2%, its highest level for three years, mainly due to soaring gas and electricity bills, new figures released this morning show. The increase will pile more pressure onto hard-pressed households as average wage increases are trailing rising prices. Today’s figures highlight the risk to the Bank of England, which recently...

Read more »

Bristol Airport passenger numbers soar to new high in September

October 17, 2011
By
bristol-airport-new-terminal

More than 610,000 passengers passed through Bristol Airport last month, making it the busiest September on record. The 1.5% year-on-year increase meant the monthly total surpassed the previous high of 601,432 in 2008. And despite the tough economic conditions, 2011’s passenger numbers are expected to be close to last year’s total of 5.7m, with...

Read more »

More gloom over economy as another survey slashes growth forecast

October 17, 2011
By
Bank of England
Credit: NewsCast
+44 (0)20 7608 1000
No archiving

UK economic growth has stalled and the Bank of England’s latest £75bn injection is unlikely to kick start it, another downbeat report said today. The respected Ernst & Young ITEM Club, which bases its quarterly report on the Treasury’s models, downgraded its forecast for growth this year from the 1.4% it predicted three months...

Read more »

Property: Final unit up for grabs at Trowbridge business centre

October 14, 2011
By

The last vacant unit at Trowbridge’s Doric Business Centre is being marketed as an ideal base for a trade counter business. The 12-unit development, behind Islington Motors on Canal Road, is already home to mainly trade counter businesses and Colin Scragg of commercial agents Carter Jonas believes the remaining unit will fit the bill...

Read more »

Media: Bath PR agencies in running for prestigious PR awards

October 14, 2011
By
awards - royalty free

Bath PR agencies will next week battle it out with rivals from across the region in the prestigious CIPR West of England PRide Awards. Among the Bath agencies vying for awards, which are presented at a black-tie dinner on Friday, are Geometry, shortlisted in the Best Use of Media category for its Made in...

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.