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Ping Pong Fight Club returns – and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

September 2, 2019
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Ping Pong Fight Club, the uber-cool inter-company tournament and party, returns to the region in November – and the gauntlet has been thrown down to Bath firms to come and battle it out on the tables. Last year’s inaugural event witnessed some incredible table-top action from a clutch of West of England businesses and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 1, 2019
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Monday September 2 Final: Dechra Interims: CentralNic, Globaltrans Economic announcement: PMI manufacturing Tuesday September 3 Finals: Accrol Group, Craneware, Mattioli, RenalytixAI, Supermarket Inc Interims: Dalata Hotel Group, Frenkel Topping, Gamma Coms, Highland Gold, Hydrogen, Impact Health, India Cap, IQE, Johnson Service, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, Restaurant Group, Styg, Wentworth Res Economic announcement: Retail sales, PMI construction, Construction spending Wednesday September...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows.  According...

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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

August 30, 2019
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Five new directors appointed by PwC in the West as it boosts business in the regions

Global accountancy group PwC has appointed five new directors to its West and Wales region as part of a continued investment in its offices outside London. The group said new offices, new technology and new ways of working introduced in recent years had led to more than half of its UK workforce being based...

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Boost for Bath hotel’s conference and events team as it celebrates second anniversary

August 30, 2019
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The Apex City of Bath Hotel has marked its second anniversary by welcoming new members of staff to its groups and events team. The 177-bed, £50m hotel, which opened on James Street West in August 2017, is Bath’s only purpose-built city centre conference facility.  It boasts 11 meeting and event spaces ideal for exhibitions,...

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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its largest firms.  This year’s dinner...

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Bath firms to get chance to tap into multi-billion pound opportunities in UK nuclear sector

August 29, 2019
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Bath firms to get chance to tap into multi-billion pound opportunities in UK nuclear sector

A major conference in October will give Bath firms valuable insight into working with the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas. The Nuclear South West Showcase and Conference (NSW19) – the UK’s largest event of its kind – will shine a light on current and future opportunities in new build, decommissioning, defence and...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

August 29, 2019
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we look at . . . First quarterly MTD for VAT deadline Around 121,000 businesses fell at the first hurdle. Click here for what you need to know Number of non-doms...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative – said firms were paying...

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Stone King events to provide fund of knowledge on the ‘bank of mum and dad’

August 28, 2019
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Stone King events to provide fund of knowledge on the ‘bank of mum and dad’

The Bath office of national law firm Stone King is continuing its well-established free coffee morning series by offering two free information sessions entitled ‘Helping your family climb the property ladder’. The sessions this time include an evening one to enable those who work or have commitments during the day to attend.  Guest speakers...

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