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Business West to help Bath firms cut through confusion as end of UK’s Brexit transition looms

October 23, 2020
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Business West to help Bath firms cut through confusion as end of UK’s Brexit transition looms

Bath firms are being urged to prepare now for the end of the Brexit transition period on January 1 next year, despite many questions of how it will work in practice remaining unanswered. The government has launched a campaign for businesses with the strapline ‘Time is running out’ as talks with the EU over...

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Bath’s hospitality sector misses out again, says Business West, as Govt announces new support for firms

October 23, 2020
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Bath’s hospitality sector misses out again, says Business West, as Govt announces new support for firms

Business West, the group that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, has welcomed the latest government job and self-employment support measures – but warned that many firms, including those in the city’s vital hospitality sector, continue to miss out. The new support package was announced yesterday by Chancellor Rishi Sunak as businesses in many areas...

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Bath Uni’s ‘car-of-the-future’ research centre on track to open next summer despite Covid-19

October 22, 2020
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Construction work on the University of Bath’s £70m motor industry global centre of excellence has shifted up a gear with the handover of vital research areas, despite disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The 13,500 sq m, two-storey building on the Bristol & Bath Science Park – which is still on track to open...

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Royds Withy King helps Bath racing driver’s business gear up for success in the motorsport industry

October 21, 2020
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Bath-based British Touring Car driver and entrepreneur Josh Cook has been advised by city-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King on an acquisition that puts his business in the fast lane for growth. Precision Sixty Six, Josh’s High Littleton-based supplier of performance parts for racing cars, which he launched two years ago, has taken over...

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Business groups urge Johnson to continue Brexit talks as he tells them to ‘prepare for a no-deal’

October 16, 2020
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Business groups urge Johnson to continue Brexit talks as he tells them to ‘prepare for a no-deal’

Firms will ‘despair’ over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s comments today that they should prepare for a no-deal Brexit, the region’s biggest business organisation said. Describing the move as “another period of political theatre”, Business West managing director Phil Smith said firms across the West of England were already under unprecedented pressure from the impact...

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Region’s creativity and diversity to be harnessed in £100m post-Covid bounce back plan

October 16, 2020
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Region’s creativity and diversity to be harnessed in £100m post-Covid bounce back plan

More than £100m is to be spent on ambitious plans that use the West of England’s creativity and diversity to protect and secure jobs while building back greener and creating opportunities for all residents. The plan has been drawn up by the region’s Recovery Taskforce, which brings together businesses, universities and the West of...

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Business West welcomes Chancellor’s latest support measures for firms closed by Covid

October 12, 2020
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Business West welcomes Chancellor’s latest support measures for firms closed by Covid

New support for firms forced to close by law because of coronavirus restrictions by Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been welcomed by Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce. The scheme, under which the government will pay two-thirds of the wages of staff working for these firms, was announced on Friday. It begins...

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Council outlines financial help package for firms hit by city centre Clean Air Zone

October 9, 2020
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More than 9,000 businesses are being contacted by Bath & North East Somerset Council to help them find out if they will be charged to drive in the city centre when its delayed Clean Air Zone is launched next March. Firms will also be told if they can get financial support to enable them...

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Businesses urged to design artwork to help brighten up the Bath’s streets at Christmas

October 9, 2020
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Businesses urged to design artwork to help brighten up the Bath’s streets at Christmas

Bath’s firms are being invited to take part in a public project to fill the city’s streets with giant bunting made from their artwork and designs in the run-up to Christmas. The competition has been launched by the city’s Business Improvement District (BID) and printing firm Minuteman Press Bath, who see it as a...

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Bath Business Blog: Lucy Cotterell, Mogers Drewett HR consultant. Practical tips to support employee health and wellbeing

October 8, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Lucy Cotterell, Mogers Drewett HR consultant. Practical tips to support employee health and wellbeing

As the seventh month of working from home approaches and the season starts to change, Mogers Drewett HR consultant Lucy Cotterell offers some guidance and tips aimed at helping managers to ensure they can support their team’s health and wellbeing. With the Centre for Mental Health charity predicting that up to 10m people (almost...

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