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‘Ignore the cynics’ Eden Project founder tells accountants’ annual dinner

May 17, 2012
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Businesses should ignore the cynicism of the mainstream media and instead look at the huge opportunities that come from believing in the positive, the Eden Project's co-founder Tim Smit told business leaders in Bristol. Taking optimism and hope as the theme of his speech to the West of England annual dinner of chartered accountants...

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Less talk, more action, West manufacturers tell Govt

May 17, 2012
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Only one in four manufacturers in the South West believes the Government has adopted the right strategies to support and develop the sector, according to research by accountants and business advisors BDO. While 93% of manufacturers value the Government’s message that manufacturing is essential to the UK economy, they do not see policy pledges...

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One year on and Bath’s BID is hailed a success

May 16, 2012
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Cleaner, safer streets and the positioning of Bath as a hotbed for cutting-edge fashion are among the successes of the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) in just one year. Working in partnership with businesses and other organisations, the BID has introduced activities and initiatives that, without its funding, would not have taken place. BID...

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New brand identity for law firm Withy King

May 16, 2012
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Graham Street, Managing Partner, Withy King Solicitors

One of the Bath area’s longest-established law firms, Withy King, has launched a new brand identity which puts its clients at the very heart of the practice. The rebranding follows 18 months of research into what people want from their lawyers and includes a new logo in warm red and orange tones with distinctive...

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Rubric, Bath’s newest law firm, promises a new way of working

May 16, 2012
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Law firm Rubric has launched in Bath providing cost-effective legal advice and using only senior lawyers with experience of working in the top practices. Founder James Howell has pledged that Rubric will shun the traditional pyramid structure of law firms and instead move with modern technological advances to provide a more streamlined business. He...

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Recognition for Bath’s Genesis Trust charity

May 16, 2012
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Recognition for Bath’s Genesis Trust charity

The Genesis Trust, the charity helping socially vulnerable people in Bath, has been voted Charity of the Year for 2012/13 by the members of the Bath Business Women’s Association (BBWA). BBWA chair Julie Cooper said: “Each year our members vote for a new local charity to raise funds for. So we were thrilled that...

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Property: Topping out at Chippenham office completes Methuen Business Park

May 16, 2012
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The traditional ‘topping out’ has taken place of Summerfield Developments’ latest project in Chippenham – a 8,220 sq ft office scheme for IT equipment reseller Bechtle Direct on Methuen Business Park. The ceremony marked the construction of the highest part of the building which Bechtle Direct, currently based on the town’s Bumpers Farm business...

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Energy firms urged to plug into export advice at UKTI roadshow

May 16, 2012
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Energy firms from around the West of England can find out how to benefit from international opportunities at a renewable energy roadshow later this month. With growing demand for renewable and alternative energy across the globe, potential export markets are opening up for businesses in the industry – a key sector for the region....

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Charity partner Valldata in running for PwC Small Business of the Year Award

May 15, 2012
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Valldata Group, the Melksham-based outsourcing partner for the charity sector, is competing for one of the region’s most prestigious businesses awards. It is in the running against three other firms PwC’s West of England Business of the Year Awards 2012’s category for firms turning over less than £25m or employing fewer than 100 employees....

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Waste deals grow as recycling sector escapes the slowdown

May 15, 2012
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Merger and acquisition activity in the South West’s waste and recycling industry increased last year as it remained one of the region’s few growth sectors, latest figures compiled by accountants and business advisers Grant Thornton reveal.  The firm’s 2011 Annual Waste Sector Review shows market continued to develop despite waste volumes falling by nearly...

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