Advanced manufacturing

Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

March 22, 2019
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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

Two businesses from the Bath area have today been recognised as ‘export champions’ by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Organic waste pioneer Advetec and Scanning Pens, the world’s leading supplier of pen scanners, are among 15 leading exporters from across the South West to appear at an...

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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

March 21, 2019
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Back and bigger than before – Business Showcase South West returns in June

Business Showcase South West – the region’s largest event of its kind – returns in June with the promise of an unparalleled range of seminars, workshops, speeches and networking opportunities. The event, the ninth since it launched in 2014, again takes place in Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium and will celebrate the best of innovation,...

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Free workshop will highlight best ways to manage time and productivity

March 21, 2019
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Free workshop will highlight best ways to manage time and productivity

Business growth consultancy Cool Ventures is teaming up with Bath-based healthtech specialist Mayden and law firm Mogers Drewett to stage Managing People and Productivity, a free learning and networking event. Taking place on March 28 in Bath, the workshop will focus on three key areas:  Managing and planning your people’s time and business productivity...

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Bath Business Expo gets set to help firms grow and prosper with inspirational talks and networking

March 15, 2019
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Bath Business Expo gets set to help firms grow and prosper with inspirational talks and networking

Preparations for the Bath Business Expo next Thursday, which is expected to attract more than 500 visitors, are continuing apace, with a raft of new seminars announced today. The event, in the Assembly Rooms, aims to inspire small and medium-sized businesses and locally-based corporates, start-ups and pre start-ups to further growth through its comprehensive...

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University of Bath gets latest business acceleration hub on the road with automotive sector event

March 15, 2019
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University of Bath gets latest business acceleration hub on the road with automotive sector event

Collaboration will be key for automotive firms to meet the biggest challenges in the industry’s history over the next decade, an industry event hosted by the University of Bath heard. The Automotive Industry Network gathering was organised by the university’s Research and Innovation Services (RIS) and brought together individuals, businesses and organisations operating regionally...

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New group general counsel and company secretary at Rotork

March 1, 2019
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New group general counsel and company secretary at Rotork

Rotork, the Bath-based specialist manufacturing group, today appointed Helen Barrett-Hague as its new group general counsel and company secretary with immediate effect.    Helen, pictured, arrives at Rotork – the world-leader in the design and manufacture of specialist valves for the oil and gas industry – from utility group Pennon, where she was general counsel...

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Advanced engineering focus for University of Bath’s latest business acceleration hub

February 25, 2019
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Advanced engineering focus for University of Bath’s latest business acceleration hub

The latest sector-specific business acceleration hub to bring together academia and industry from across the West of England is to be launched next month by the University of Bath. The Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub goes live on March 13 at an event in Bath’s Apex Hotel.  It follows the launch last year of...

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Non-EU exports worth millions to South West firms at risk if no deal Brexit takes place, warns CBI

February 22, 2019
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Non-EU exports worth millions to South West firms at risk if no deal Brexit takes place, warns CBI

The CBI has issued another dire warning of the likely effects on the South West’s economy of leaving the EU without a deal – the potential loss of global export orders worth millions of pounds. The business organisation highlighted what it said would be the damaging implications of crashing out of the trade deals...

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University of Bath to play lead role in training artificial intelligence experts of the future

February 21, 2019
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University of Bath to play lead role in training artificial intelligence experts of the future

A new generation of academics specialising in artificial intelligence (AI) is to be trained by the University of Bath under a programme aimed at keeping the UK at the forefront of the disruptive technology. The university will lead one of 16 new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) announced today, creating the experts of tomorrow...

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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

February 14, 2019
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Tickets selling fast for unique awards that champion the region’s ethical businesses

The region’s most ethical organisations will be celebrated next month when the South West Fair Trade Business Awards are staged for the seventh year. Tickets are selling fast for the ceremony on March 8, which will be hosted by Countdown presenter Nick Hewer and takes place in Bristol’s magnificent Arnos Vale cemetery heritage site. ...

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