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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

November 29, 2021
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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

A scheme set up to bridge the digital divide by getting laptops to schools, charities and individuals who do not have access to technology has celebrated sending out 1,000 devices.   Wiltshire Digital Drive was born from the success of a laptop recycling project started by Westbury-based Priority IT during lockdown. The scheme recycled...

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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

November 22, 2021
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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

Business people with strong networking experience and the credibility to champion the region are being sought by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to join its business board. The LEP is looking to appoint new board members to help shape a brighter, greener future for the West of England’s residents.  The LEP...

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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

November 19, 2021
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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

Bath businesses are partnering with the police, banking sector and specialists to spearhead a new crackdown on fraud in the South West. They have come together to re-launch the South West Fraud Forum (SWFF), which is dedicated to helping prevent businesses and individuals becoming victims of the crime.  The organisation will be holding regular...

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Production lines halted at Rotork as global supply issues stall its recovery from pandemic

November 19, 2021
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Production lines halted at Rotork as global supply issues stall its recovery from pandemic

Rotork, the Bath-headquartered specialist manufacturer, has warned that global supply chain disruption, which has shut some of its production lines for weeks, will choke off any growth in its post-pandemic sales.   The firm, which makes specialist valves for the global oil, gas, water and chemical industries, had reported a bounce back in profits...

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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

November 18, 2021
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Western Gateway powerhouse on the lookout for top innovators to join its board

Leading lights in Bath’s higher education, innovation and research communities are being invited to apply for posts representing the sectors on the board of the Western Gateway as it starts to ramp up its work. The gateway is the cross-border economic partnership of eight cities either side of the River Severn, including Bath.  The...

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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bath’s creatives

November 11, 2021
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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bath’s creatives

Bath’s innovators, inventors, artists and designers are to get free help to protect their intellectual property (IP) under a new scheme offering expert support and advice. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) scheme will run until December 17 and offer advice on copyright, patents and trade marks. Successful applicants will be able to...

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International Trade Week to show Bath firms how exporting can boost their business

November 9, 2021
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International Trade Week to show Bath firms how exporting can boost their business

Bath firms thinking of exporting or taking their international expansion to the next level can sign up to a week of special events hosted by experts. The Department for International Trade (DIT) will stage the first International Trade Week next week, with events – most of them virtual – including business and sector-led activities,...

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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

November 5, 2021
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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

Two-thirds of small firms in the South West have no active plan to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a new survey, with many arguing they should receive tax breaks, grants or low interest loans to help them go green. The report by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) – issued to...

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More global blue-chip firms call on Actual Experience to upgrade their digital workplaces

November 4, 2021
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More global blue-chip firms call on Actual Experience to upgrade their digital workplaces

Two more contracts have been won by Actual Experience, the Bath-based advanced analytics firm, for its ground-breaking Business Impact Assessments, which help businesses introduce new ways of working ushered in by the pandemic.   Actual Experience described one of the unnamed clients as a leading global food and beverages business while the other is...

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Saturday session will give more potential business owners chance to get free expert start-up advice

November 4, 2021
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Saturday session will give more potential business owners chance to get free expert start-up advice

A Saturday start-up clinic is to be held for the first time to allow more would-be entrepreneurs across Bath and North East Somerset to access free expert advice on launching their own business.    The Business Start-up programme provides free training and support to help people see if their idea are viable and, if...

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