Advanced manufacturing

Networking group’s summer barbecue will offer food for thought for Bath’s young professionals

August 12, 2022
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Networking group’s summer barbecue will offer food for thought for Bath’s young professionals

Bath young professionals networking group Unlimited Potential is holding its second networking social later this month with a summer barbecue. The group was launched in June with the aim of bringing together under-35s based in Bath who are contributing to its development as a centre for innovation.  For its summer social BBQ on 25...

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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

August 11, 2022
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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

A £1.5m fund has been launched to help small firms in Bath and across the West of England and their supply chains adapt to the new economic and regulatory landscape. The Business Growth and Adaptions Grants are aimed at helping small to medium-sized enterprises buy new products and equipment to help increase production and...

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Bath firms invited to end-of-summer networking event to find out about doing business in China

August 10, 2022
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Bristol and West of England China Bureau

A regional organisation that helps businesses forge links with China is to host its first event for firms from Bath and Wiltshire. The Bristol & West of England China Bureau was launched in 1998 and has since grown to be the region’s strongest twinning network to support businesses and education organisations while also promoting...

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Profits and revenues under pressure at Rotork, but strong order pipeline promises second-half recovery

August 5, 2022
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Profits and revenues under pressure at Rotork, but strong order pipeline promises second-half recovery

Bath-headquartered global advanced engineering group Rotork is hoping for a recovery in its fortunes in the second half of this year after profits and revenues fell during the first six months. Pre-tax profits fell 12% to £44.6m on revenues down 2.9% to £280m as the group, which manufactures flow control equipment for the global...

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World-leading palm oil alternative to be manufactured at University of Bath after deal with food tech firm

August 5, 2022
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World-leading palm oil alternative to be manufactured at University of Bath after deal with food tech firm

The University of Bath is to start commercial production of a viable alternative to palm oil that could help reduce the huge environmental damage caused by its extraction. UK-based food-tech business Clean Food Group has set up a dedicated laboratory and pilot plant at the university following the acquisition of intellectual property (IP) developed over the...

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Growth blooms for plastic rubbish bin business after it snaps up firm behind self-watering street planters

August 3, 2022
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Growth blooms for plastic rubbish bin business after it snaps up firm behind self-watering street planters

A manufacturer of plastic moulded litter bins based near Bath has expanded through the acquisition of a firm that makes self-watering planters and street furniture. Leafield Environmental’s takeover of Amberol adds a range of organisations, including local authorities, community gardening groups, businesses, and educational establishments, to its client base.  Formerly known as Linpac Environmental,...

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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

July 29, 2022
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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

Companies in the South West are more gloomy about the economy and their own prospects than those in all other regions of the UK, according to a new survey. Business confidence in the region fell three percentage points to 11% during July, making it the least confident region in the UK for the second consecutive month, the...

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BGF targeting further growth with new-look executive team after record year in South West

July 28, 2022
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BGF targeting further growth with new-look executive team after record year in South West

Changes at the top of growth finance group BGF, including a new chief executive officer, have been welcomed by the head of its South West and Wales region. The group, a major investor in businesses in the region over recent years, has promoted its chief investment officer Andy Gregory, current to its board as...

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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

July 28, 2022
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Cost pressures stopping many firms from taking action on climate change, survey reveals

More than seven in 10 West of England firms consider climate change to be a core business issue for them but many admit they need help to do anything about it due to cost pressures. As a result, fewer than a quarter have taken concrete steps to reduce their impact, such as measuring their...

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Bath firm tackling global microplastic pollution recognised as one of UK’s top tech pioneers

July 21, 2022
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Bath firm tackling global microplastic pollution recognised as one of UK’s top tech pioneers

Naturbeads, the Bath firm developing biodegradable alternatives to harmful microplastics, has been named as one of the UK’s top tech innovators. The firm, a spin-out from the University of Bath, was a finalist in this year’s Emerging Giants Tech Innovator competition run by the UK arm of global accountancy group KPMG.   The fast-growth...

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