Advanced manufacturing

Pair of new non-exec directors strengthen manufacturer Rotork’s board

December 6, 2018
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Pair of new non-exec directors strengthen manufacturer Rotork’s board

Rotork, the Bath-based specialist manufacturing group, has appointed two new non-executive directors. Ann Christin Gjerdseth Andersen and Tim Cobbold will both be members of the audit, nomination and remuneration committees of the board at Rotork, the world-leader in the design and manufacture of specialist valves for the oil and gas industry.  Ann Christin has...

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Maid in Bath: New Riverside artwork bridges space between site’s industrial past and its future

November 30, 2018
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Maid in Bath: New Riverside artwork bridges space between site’s industrial past and its future

The latest work of art at Crest Nicholson’s Bath Riverside development has been unveiled – a sculpture that aims to connect the past with the present and the land with the river. Designed by Bath artist Anna Gillespie and created through collaborative work by two local companies, Maid of the Bridge, pictured, sets out...

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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

November 23, 2018
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UWE, NatWest and Foot Anstey team up to launch funding and support scheme for scale-ups

West of England businesses with ambitious growth plans will be able to get grant funding and relevant, high-quality support and training under a new programme launched by the University of the West of England (UWE), NatWest and regional law firm Foot Anstey. S4G (Scale Up 4 Growth) is open to businesses in any sector...

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Aerospace chiefs to hear from Bath Olympic gold winner Amy Williams at their annual dinner

November 23, 2018
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Aerospace chiefs to hear from Bath Olympic gold winner Amy Williams at their annual dinner

Bath-based Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams MBE will be the keynote speaker at the West of England Aerospace Forum (WEAF) gala dinner next week. Skeleton bobsleigh athlete Amy, pictured, was the first British female individual Winter Olympics gold medallist since 1952, the first British individual gold medallist at a Winter Olympics for 30 years...

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Valve maker Rotork’s shares under pressure as it reveals decline in orders

November 22, 2018
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Valve maker Rotork’s shares under pressure as it reveals decline in orders

Shares in Bath-based engineering group Rotork tumbled by more than 11% when it reported a fall in new orders in a third quarter trading update.   The world-leader in the design and manufacture of specialist valves for the oil and gas industry blamed the drop on the difference between the timing of project orders...

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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 16, 2018
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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

The differences between Bath and Bristol should be celebrated as they can be key factors in making the West of England one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study. The region is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on its vibrant tech, creative, advanced engineering and...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation has urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath...

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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping young people across the South West. This...

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High-skill jobs promised as engineering firm unveils plans for second showpiece factory

November 5, 2018
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High-skill jobs promised as engineering firm unveils plans for second showpiece factory

Advanced engineering group AB Dynamics has drawn up plans for a second state-of-the-art factory just a year after its new manufacturing plant was opened. The firm, which supplies test systems to some of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers, has submitted a planning application to Wiltshire Council for the new 33,000 sq ft factory, pictured...

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Chance for Bath firms to tap into university’s world-class research prowess

November 5, 2018
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Chance for Bath firms to tap into university’s world-class research prowess

The University of Bath is calling on businesses in and around the city to discuss how they can harness its world-leading academic and scientific research to launch new products and services. The university, one of the UK’s leading research institutes, believes more businesses can benefit by collaborating on research partnerships and strategic investments. The...

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