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Enterprising West of England scheme creates jobs and boosts region’s fledgling businesses

October 18, 2018
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Enterprising West of England scheme creates jobs and boosts region’s fledgling businesses

More than 650 entrepreneurs have been helped and 80-plus jobs created under the Enterprising West of England programme launched 18 months ago to assist with start-ups and scale-ups in Bath and across the region. The figure includes 440 aspiring entrepreneurs who were assisted at the pre start-up stage, while 18 of the jobs are...

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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

October 11, 2018
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Support and inspiration on the agenda as Festival of Female Entrepreneurs heads West again

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs is staged in the West of England this week for its seventh year to once again support women to build and grow sustainable businesses. Hundreds of women self-starters are expected to attend the day-long event in Bristol this Friday, October 19, to hear, learn from and be inspired by...

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Event: Free workshop on how to develop a business growth strategy

October 10, 2018
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Event: Free workshop on how to develop a business growth strategy

Bath businesses can learn how to expand and win more customers at a series of free training events in the city organised by the business growth consultancy Cool Ventures. The workshops are open to businesses that enrol on the Bath Business Support Programme, which is delivered by Cool Ventures.  The programme provides free, intensive...

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Events: Business West skills workshops in Bath

September 25, 2018
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Events: Business West skills workshops in Bath

Business West’s Skills West team is running a series of business skills workshops in Bath throughout autumn covering topics ranging from recruitment and flexible working to apprenticeships for small and medium-sized businesses and developing the workforce. The workshops are free and open to businesses from any sector or industry.  Title: Diversifying your recruitment; unlocking...

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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

September 17, 2018
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Conference will offer chance for firms to tap into nuclear sector’s growth

Bath companies will gain an insight into doing business in the nuclear sector in the UK and overseas at a major conference on Wednesday. The Nuclear South West Annual Conference will focus on collaboration in the industry and important international links – with a recent report by host organisation Nuclear South West revealing that...

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Science Park jointly acquired by University of Bath in £18m deal

September 17, 2018
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Science Park jointly acquired by University of Bath in £18m deal

The University of Bath has bought the Bristol & Bath Science Park with South Gloucestershire Council in a joint £18m deal they say will realise its potential and boost the West of England’s reputation as a centre of excellence for research.   Since the park opened in 2011 after a quarter of a century...

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New South West regional chair sought by Institute of Directors

September 10, 2018
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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new South West chair to represent its 5,000 members across the region. Current chair Nick Sturge, pictured, who is director of Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed, steps down in January after the standard three years in the role.  The voluntary, unpaid position aims to promote awareness...

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Successful crowdfunding serves up more growth for innovative dog’s dinner firm

September 7, 2018
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Successful crowdfunding serves up more growth for innovative dog’s dinner firm

Pioneering pet food company Poppy’s Picnic is tasting success after securing a 4,000 sq ft manufacturing plant to expand its range.   The firm, which makes raw, nutritional meals for dogs, is making to move to the site in Melksham from its existing base at Bromham, near Chippenham, on the back of an oversubscribed...

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Chance for Bath firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

September 6, 2018
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Chance for Bath firms to influence post-Brexit support for exporters

Bath firms have just a week left to take part in a major survey, the results of which will shape support for exporters in the post-Brexit age. The Business West International Trade Survey takes the pulse of firms across the region at a time when exports are on the rise and the government is...

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Client co-ordinator joins firm behind Bath’s business support programme as uptake doubles

September 5, 2018
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Client co-ordinator joins firm behind Bath’s business support programme as uptake doubles

The number of businesses enrolled on the Bath & North East Somerset Business Support Programme, which offers free expert business advice to growing firms, has more than doubled in just six months. More than 250 firms have now joined the programme compared to 100 on the scheme back in March. Those taking part benefit...

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