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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 10, 2013
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Monday 11 November Interim: Flybe Final: Carrs Milling, Lonmin Trading statements: Admiral, Catlin, Cobham, Dignity, Hammerson, Kingspan, Lonmin, Morgan Advanced Materials AGM: Redrow Tuesday 12 November Interims: Babcock, BTG, Energy Assets, Land Securities, Oxford Instruments, Speedy Hire, Synergy Health, TalkTalk Telecom, Trifast, Vodafone, Workspace Trading statements: John Menzies, Premier Farnell, Resolution, Sportech, TT Electronics...

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Council urges Bath businesses to help it tackle city’s gull menace

November 8, 2013
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Council urges Bath businesses to help it tackle city’s gull menace

Bath businesses are being urged to help in the city’s constant battle against gulls by highlighting any action they have taken themselves to tackle the menace. Bath and North East Somerset Council is staging what it is calling a ‘scrutiny inquiry day’ later this month which will focus on reducing the gulls’ food source...

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Monahans seminar will outline how to maximise value from selling a business

November 8, 2013
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Monahans seminar will outline how to maximise value from selling a business

Bath area business owners considering selling their companies can get expert advice at a free conference staged by West accountants Monahans later this month. The morning event, at Homewood Park Hotel on November 26, is open to anyone planning to sell their business in the future or would like to understand the process involved....

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Legal ‘bible’ Chambers 2014 champions Bath’s top lawyers and law firms

November 6, 2013
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Legal ‘bible’ Chambers 2014 champions Bath’s top lawyers and law firms

Bath’s best law firms and their top-performing lawyers have been recognised in the annual Chambers guide – often viewed as the sector’s ‘bible’ and a reference tool for businesses buying in legal services. The best firms and individual lawyers across more than 70 different practice areas are highlighted in the publication which is based...

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Economy not yet in recovery despite business growth returning, say West firms

November 6, 2013
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Economy not yet in recovery despite business growth returning, say West firms

Further evidence that West businesses are seeing signs of an upturn has emerged from a survey by R3, the insolvency trade body – although nearly half the firms taking part disagree with Chancellor George Osborne that the UK economy is in recovery mode. R3’s latest Business Distress Index (BDI) reveals that the 81% of...

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Pizza delivery chain moves into prominent Chippenham retail unit

November 4, 2013
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Pizza delivery chain moves into prominent Chippenham retail unit

Pizza Hut Delivery has opened a takeaway outlet in Chippenham town centre following planning consent for a change of use in a building previously occupied by a restaurant and wine bar. The 1,081 sq ft unit on New Road has a 474 sq ft (44 sq m) bar and seating area at the front...

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Law firm Withy King warns cyclists over potential cut in accident pay out rates

November 4, 2013
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Law firm Withy King warns cyclists over potential cut in accident pay out rates

Cyclists who don’t wear helmets may lose up to a quarter of any compensation if they are injured in an accident, warns Bath law firm Withy King. With winter approaching and many cyclists now commuting to and from work in more challenging conditions, the firm is keen to highlight this important issue following a...

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Merger number two adds up to further growth for Milsted Langdon

November 4, 2013
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Merger number two adds up to further growth for Milsted Langdon

West chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bath, has completed its second merger in six months. Smaller Bristol practice David Cottrell & Co completed the tie-up with Milsted Langdon last Friday and its staff have relocated from its Westbury-on-Trym base into Milsted Langdon’s Bristol city centre offices at One Redcliff...

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Business West boss collared by Branson for being tied-up in meeting

November 4, 2013
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Business West boss collared by Branson for being tied-up in meeting

Business West managing director Phil Smith could never be accused of being a buttoned-up sort of boss. But when he came face to face with Sir Richard Branson recently he was lightheartedly given a dressing down by the Virgin founder – for dressing up. Laid back Sir Richard is not one to stand on...

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Bath firms urged to consider overseas markets as part of Export Week

November 4, 2013
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Bath firms urged to consider overseas markets as part of Export Week

The countdown is on for Export Week and West companies need to act fast to sign up to explore a world of trade opportunities on their doorstep. The Government’s trade promotion organisation UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is running a series of regional events during the week of November 11-15 aimed at getting businesses...

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