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Coronavirus update: Crisis-hit Bath firms receiving support funding – but many could be missing out

April 17, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Crisis-hit Bath firms receiving support funding – but many could be missing out

More than 740 businesses in the Bath area have received urgent support grants from Bath & North East Somerset Council totalling £11m to help them stave off the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The council’s Invest in Bath business support team worked throughout the Easter weekend to continue processing applications for the central government-funded...

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Competition watchdog’s green light for Future’s £140m takeover of rival

April 17, 2020
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Competition watchdog’s green light for Future’s £140m takeover of rival

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) today cleared Bath-based media group Future’s £140m takeover of Country Life and Chat publisher TI Media after accepting its offer to sell on three titles. The CMA launched an investigation in January into the acquisition, the largest in a spate of deals that have transformed Future over recent...

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Coronavirus update: More than 40,000 firms log on to Business West’s Covid-19 advice portal

April 17, 2020
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Coronavirus update: More than 40,000 firms log on to Business West’s Covid-19 advice portal

More than 40,000 businesses have sought advice and guidance on how they can survive the coronavirus pandemic from a special service set up by Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce. Trading Through Coronavirus, which went live exactly a month ago, provides expert information and guidance to businesses as well as capturing...

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Marketing agency marks 30th birthday by helping brands emerge stronger from lockdown

April 17, 2020
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Marketing agency marks 30th birthday by helping brands emerge stronger from lockdown

Bath marketing communications agency Marcom has celebrated 30 years in business by running a series of free webinars on Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) to help firms during the coronavirus lockdown. The digital marketing specialist has been at the forefront of technologies and trends since it was founded in 1990 by Mark Baines, pictured, below...

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University of Bath harnesses expertise to help NHS slow spread of coronavirus and protect medics

April 17, 2020
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University of Bath harnesses expertise to help NHS slow spread of coronavirus and protect medics

The University of Bath has stepped up efforts to use its world-class expertise in helping tackle the spread of coronavirus with its rapid-response project now involving scientists, engineers and academics across a range of disciplines. The university is leading on a major project aiming to find effective treatments for patients with Covid-19 ahead of...

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Locked-down listeners boost Bath community radio station as presenters’ homes become studios

April 17, 2020
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Bath community radio station BA1 Radio has attracted four times its usual number of listeners during the coronavirus lockdown as its volunteers keep the city informed and entertained. Over the past few weeks total listener hours have doubled while the number of unique listeners has risen by more than 200%.  All 35 volunteers at...

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‘We still have a business’. Bath hotel secures city’s first coronavirus business loan from Barclays

April 17, 2020
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‘We still have a business’. Bath hotel secures city’s first coronavirus business loan from Barclays

A Bath boutique hotel and its restaurant have become the first business in the city to get a loan from Barclays under the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan (CBIL) scheme. The Queensberry Hotel and Olive Tree Restaurant on Russel Street has received the £450,000 loan to support its cashflow, allowing it to pay is...

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Bath Business Blog: FAQs for commercial property landlords and tenants during the coronavirus crisis. Maeve England and Justin Hopkins, Mogers Drewett

April 17, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: FAQs for commercial property landlords and tenants during the coronavirus crisis. Maeve England and Justin Hopkins, Mogers Drewett

As the UK deals with the coronavirus outbreak, considerable strain is being put on commercial property landlords and tenants. Mogers Drewett’s dispute resolution partner Maeve England and commercial property partner Justin Hopkins answer the most frequently asked questions. What help is there for businesses unable to pay rent?   The government has introduced measures to...

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Coronavirus update: Community foundation comes to aid of crisis-hit Bath charities

April 16, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Community foundation comes to aid of crisis-hit Bath charities

Small charities in Bath have received much-needed finance from an emergency fund set up by region’s community foundation to help them cope with spiralling demand as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Quartet Community Foundation, which covers Bath and across the West of England, has distributed more than £250,000 to local charitable organisations since...

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Private care home deal completed by Royds Withy King despite coronavirus crisis

April 16, 2020
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Private care home deal completed by Royds Withy King despite coronavirus crisis

The health and social care sector team at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has advised on the acquisition of a Bristol care home despite the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sector. Lawyers in the team worked with specialist mortgage broker Chandler & Co for several months on the deal to...

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