Advanced manufacturing

Collaboration between business, government and universities to be explored at Bath Uni conference

April 20, 2018
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Collaboration between business, government and universities to be explored at Bath Uni conference

The ‘golden triangle’ of business, government and universities must work together better to drive economic growth across the West of England, a major conference at the University of Bath next week will be told.   The event on Wednesday will explore how the three-way collaboration could contribute to the ‘powerhouse’ agenda and support the...

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First headline speaker announced for this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

April 19, 2018
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First headline speaker announced for this year’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England for a seventh year in October with one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs already lined up as headline speaker. Emma Bridgewater, who has spent more than 30 years building up a successful pottery business, will share her experiences and give advice to businesswomen...

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Creative Technology Network to be launched to drive digital innovation in region’s key sectors

April 13, 2018
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Creative Technology Network to be launched to drive digital innovation in region’s key sectors

A £6.5m project that will harness the power of innovative digital technology to boost the West of England’s creative, health and manufacturing sectors is to be launched by a consortium of universities, including Bath Spa, and arts venues. The new Creative Technology Network will pool research and innovation expertise from the universities and industrial...

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Phenomenal Women series of talks to welcome inspirational technology pioneer as next speaker

April 13, 2018
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Phenomenal Women series of talks to welcome inspirational technology pioneer as next speaker

One of the most inspirational women in technology is to give the second in a series of talks by high-profile business women in Bath later this month. Carole Mundell, head of physics at the University of Bath, will speak at The Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel’s Phenomenal Women event, part of a series that aims...

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Business park attracts two new occupiers as it becomes magnet for expanding firms

April 13, 2018
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Two rapidly expanding firms have moved onto the Woodland Estate in Westbury as the business park’s reputation as a growth hub for regional companies goes from strength to strength.   The latest additions are Easy José Coffee, a speciality coffee company known for its quality products and ethical ethos, and site investigations and geotechnical...

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University of Bath ‘acceleration hubs’ will boost region’s advanced engineering and digital firms

April 6, 2018
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University of Bath ‘acceleration hubs’ will boost region’s advanced engineering and digital firms

More than 200 advanced engineering firms and digitally-innovative small and medium-sized enterprises are to gain access to expert support and advice through two new ‘business acceleration hubs’ set up by the University of Bath.   The university has been awarded £1.5m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver start-up, scale-up, open innovation...

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IoD welcomes Bishop Fleming as sponsor for its South West Director of the Year Awards

April 6, 2018
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IoD welcomes Bishop Fleming as sponsor for its South West Director of the Year Awards

Bishop Fleming, the regional accountancy firm with a large office in Bath, was today named as the official sponsor of the Institute of Directors (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2018.   Bishop Fleming, which has seven offices across the South West and West Midlands, has teamed up with the IoD to...

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Business West links with London and Manchester chambers to warn over impact of Brexit ‘uncertainty’

April 6, 2018
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Business West links with London and Manchester chambers to warn over impact of Brexit ‘uncertainty’

Business West, the region’s largest business body and the organisation that runs the Bath Chamber of Commerce, is collaborating with two other powerful chambers to highlight the impact of uncertainty over Brexit a year before it takes effect. The Three Chamber Alliance – which includes the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and...

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Bath Business Blog: Ian Bell, executive director, Bath Chamber of Commerce & Initiative. Putting the NES in business

April 5, 2018
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Local media in Bath quite properly concentrate on Bath itself, the global tourist brand and the economic engine for the area. But the district is called Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) for a good reason and the business community is very conscious of what the whole patch can do if we use all...

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$9.25m sale of non-core US business allows Avon Rubber to concentrate on protection market

April 5, 2018
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$9.25m sale of non-core US business allows Avon Rubber to concentrate on protection market

Specialist manufacturer Avon Rubber has sold its US-based hovercraft skirt and bulk liquid storage tank business, for $9.25m (£6.58m). Melksham-based Avon, which makes respirators for military, homeland security and first responder customers as well as rubber products for the dairy industry, said it had been reviewing strategic options for Avon Engineered Fabrications (AEF) –...

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