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Free essential cyber security workshop for Bath’s small businesses

October 9, 2019
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Free essential cyber security workshop for Bath’s small businesses

Bath businesses looking to protect their systems and data from cyber breaches and attacks can find out more at a free workshop next week. Business growth consultancy Cool Ventures has teamed up with Avon and Somerset Police’s cyber security team to stage the event called Essential Cyber Security for Small Businesses on Tuesday.  Insurance...

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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

October 2, 2019
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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

Specialist IT group SCISYS’s £78.9m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI has been given the go-ahead by UK competition watchdogs. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had decided not to refer the deal to a phase 2 investigation based on the information available to it.  The CMA launched its merger inquiry on...

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Longest-serving director at Vectura retires from board after 12 years

October 1, 2019
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Longest-serving director at Vectura retires from board after 12 years

Pharmaceutical group Vectura’s longest serving director has stepped down after 12 years on the board, during which time it has been transformed into a £1bn turnover business. Dr Susan Foden, pictured, left her position as senior independent non-executive director last week to be replaced by Dr Thomas Werner.  Dr Foden joined Chippenham-based Vectura’s board...

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More opportunities for University of Bath students through new agreement with CERN project

September 26, 2019
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More opportunities for University of Bath students through new agreement with CERN project

University of Bath students studying subjects ranging from computer science to architecture are to benefit from a new agreement with a long-running experiment group based at CERN, the world-leading physics research organisation. Under the agreement, the university’s Faculty of Engineering & Design has become an affiliate member of the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment,...

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TEDxBath speakers to look to the future by making sense of the past

September 20, 2019
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TEDxBath speakers to look to the future by making sense of the past

Echoes of the past and visions of the future will collide at TEDxBath tomorrow, organisers have promised, through a series of discussions in sectors including engineering, community and science and tech. Taking the theme of ‘Echoes of the City’, the event returns for a second year by showcasing a range of individual perspectives, stories and knowledge from...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to ‘take bold action’ over climate change

September 20, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to ‘take bold action’ over climate change

The organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with more than 450 chambers across the world to sign up to an international agreement to tackle climate change. Business West, which also runs the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative, said its commitment to the International Chambers of Commerce Chambers Climate Coalition showed...

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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

September 12, 2019
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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign aimed at helping businesses across the West of England prepare for life after Brexit is in the running for a top national award. Trading Through Brexit (TTB) was launched in October last year by Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce and the...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said this week. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows.  According...

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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its largest firms.  This year’s dinner...

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