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Love nominated as chairman of the year

November 17, 2011
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Love nominated as chairman of the year

  South West entrepreneur Mike Love (pictured) was shortlisted last night for Grant Thornton's 2012 Chairman of the Year Quoted Company awards. Dr Love has grown a number of companies, including CODASciSys, which at its peak featured in the Top 50 companies on AIM. It was taken private by Unit4 Agresso in 2008 in a deal...

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Concern as unemployment increases in the South West

November 16, 2011
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The UK economy was dealt another blow today as the latest unemployment figures showed record levels of unemployment, particularly among young people. Statistics from the Office for National Statistics showed unemployment among young people at its highest level, surpassing a million for the first time. Some 178,000 people above the age of 16 are...

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Western Riverside developer Crest scoops housing accolade

November 15, 2011
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Crest Nicholson, the developer behind Bath's Western Riverside regeneration scheme, has been named Sustainable Housebuilder of the Year. The award recognises companies which demonstrate a real commitment to innovation in the housebuilding industry. Crest plans to build more than 2,000 homes on the 44-acre site as part of a £400m regeneration scheme.   Crest...

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Tourism boost for Bath expected from direct Swiss flights

November 11, 2011
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Bath Tourism Plus has welcomed the new flights between Bristol Airport and Zurich.  The Helvetic Airways service, which will begin on December 5, aims to attract more leisure and business visitors into the area. Bath welcomes 11,000 visitors from Switzerland a year and it is hoped that the new route into Bristol Airport will...

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Capital move by fast-growing Jelf

November 11, 2011
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Jelf, the insurance, employee benefits and financial planning group with a major base in Bath, has opened its first London office as it pursues a strategy to organically build a presence in the capital. The Yate-based group, which has its insurance brokering and financial planning businesses in Bath, has more than 30 branches throughout...

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Minister for cities to attend Bath conference on LEP progress

November 9, 2011
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Minister for cities to attend Bath conference on LEP progress

Greg Clarke, minister for cities, decentralisation and planning, will be the keynote speaker at a conference in Bath next Tuesday (15th). It has been organised by the Local Enterprise Partnership to discuss what the LEP has been doing since its last event in January – and its planned work, for example. on the Enterprise Areas across...

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Survey points to serious risk of economic slowdown

November 7, 2011
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The economy is at serious risk of contracting before the end of the year as services firms falter and manufacturing declines again, a bleak survey claims today. Accountants BDO’s output index, which measures turnover expectations over the next three months, fell in October to 92.6, the lowest level since the country was in the...

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Small manufacturers predicting tougher times ahead

November 7, 2011
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Sentiment has fallen sharply among the UK’s small and medium-sized manufacturers, the CBI has said, adding to the air of gloom hanging over the economy. A slight decline in production over the next three months is forecast by these firms while, worryingly, over the past three months they suffered a 8% fall in export...

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Entrepreneur brothers open Bath’s latest nightclub

November 4, 2011
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Caroline Entwistle, Commercial Property Solicitor at Withy King Solicitors and Rod and Max Johnson, owners of Baroque Nightclub

A pair of Bath entrepreneurs have created one of the largest dance spaces in the city with the help of local law firm Withy King. Brothers Rod and Max Johnson have launched Baroque nightclub (formerly Back to Mine) in Bladud Buildings with the support of the commercial property, corporate and employment teams at Withy...

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Theatre Royal builds on its success with award-winning performance

November 4, 2011
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Bath’s Theatre Royal has won the award for best small commercial building in the 2011 LABC National Building Excellence Awards, which took place in London earlier this week. The submission by Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studions beat 12 other shortlisted entrants from all the other LABC regions in the UK and follows the...

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