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Future cuts costs to limit impact of coronavirus as £140m TI Media takeover is finally completed

April 24, 2020
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Future cuts costs to limit impact of coronavirus as £140m TI Media takeover is finally completed

Bath media group Future has given more details of how it is coping with – and in some cases benefiting from – the coronavirus outbreak as it also announced it had completed its largest-ever acquisition. The group, whose titles span technology and gadgets to hobbies and health, said among cost-saving measures it has carried...

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Thousands of international scientists ‘meet’ at Bath publisher’s virtual summit

April 24, 2020
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Thousands of international scientists ‘meet’ at Bath publisher’s virtual summit

Bath-based specialist online publisher SelectScience has helped thousands of scientists and scientific manufacturers from across the globe shrug off the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on international industry gatherings by inviting them to the world’s first Virtual Analytical Summit. With key events in the science industry calendar postponed due to Covid-19, the virtual summit...

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International school software deal sealed by Royds Withy King’s corporate team

April 23, 2020
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International school software deal sealed by Royds Withy King’s corporate team

Bath-headquarterd law firm Royds Withy King has advised on the sale of a Somerset school management software business to Australia’s leading educational tech company. Yeovil-based Double First, which has worked with independent schools in the UK for more than 30 years, is now part of the Education Horizons Group (EHG) following the deal.  Over...

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Bath Business Blog: Sean McDonough, head of employment and HR, Mogers Drewett. Furlough leave – your questions answered

April 23, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Sean McDonough, head of employment and HR, Mogers Drewett. Furlough leave – your questions answered

It seems that everyone is talking about ‘furlough’ at the moment. But for employers, understanding the finer detail of what can and can’t be done is adding pressure to an already difficult situation. Mogers Drewett partner and head of its employment and HR department Sean McDonough answers some frequently asked questions.  Q: What is...

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Coronavirus update: Survey shows many West firms ‘looking into the abyss’ as pandemic hits sales

April 23, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Survey shows many West firms ‘looking into the abyss’ as pandemic hits sales

Fewer than one in six West of England firms believe they will be able to cope if the coronavirus crisis lasts for more than six months, according to the results of the first major survey highlighting the impact of the pandemic on the region’s businesses. More than 70% of firms have already suffered a...

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Coronavirus update: New task force will aim to shape West of England’s post-pandemic economy

April 22, 2020
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Coronavirus update: New task force will aim to shape West of England’s post-pandemic economy

A taskforce bringing together businesses, universities and the West of England’s local authorities is being set up to ensure the region’s economy recovers as quickly as possible from the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The new group will also represent the region in discussions with central government to make sure its needs are heard...

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Prestigious Queen’s Awards for three pioneering Bath area firms

April 22, 2020
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Prestigious Queen’s Awards for three pioneering Bath area firms

Three firms from the Bath area ranging from an eyewear frames manufacturer to a consultancy using artificial intelligence to transform businesses and an internet services company have been awarded coveted Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The accolades won by Inspecs Group, Kaiasm and Netcraft are the most prestigious for UK businesses in the country and...

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Dealmaker joins YFM to focus on South West as it targets region’s growing businesses

April 21, 2020
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Dealmaker joins YFM to focus on South West as it targets region’s growing businesses

Private equity provider YFM has appointed David Wrench as an investment director with a particular focus on the South West market. David, pictured, has joined the team to invest in growth capital and buyout opportunities. His appointment follows the recent raising of a new £80m YFM buyout fund.  David previously worked for accountancy firm...

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Coronavirus update: Support for government’s Future Fund scheme to help innovative firms survive

April 21, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Support for government’s Future Fund scheme to help innovative firms survive

The government’s £1.25bn funding package to support innovative start-ups and research-intensive firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic has been welcomed by business and civic leaders in the West of England. The measures include a Future Fund – a new £500m loan scheme for high-growth firms – and £750m of targeted support for small and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 20, 2020
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Monday April 20 Final: Pennant Internationl Q1 result: Bankmuscat Trading announcement: BMO Real Estate Investments Tuesday April 21 Finals: Calisen, Card Factory, Filta Group, Flowtech Fluidpower, Lidco Group, Sumo Group Interims: Associated British Food, Egdon Resources Trading announcement: Segro Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, CBI industrial trends survey Wednesday April 22 Finals: Boohoo, Fevertree Drinks,...

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