Advanced manufacturing

Bentley teams up with University of Bath automotive experts in drive to develop luxury electric car

August 7, 2020
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Bentley teams up with University of Bath automotive experts in drive to develop luxury electric car

Researchers at the University of Bath are to work with engineers from luxury carmaker Bentley Motors on a three-year study that promises to transform electric vehicles. The project, which will be among the first to be undertaken in the university’s new £70m state-of-art automotive research centre scheduled to open next year, aims to develop...

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Two new arrivals strengthen team at SWIG as demand for finance increases

August 4, 2020
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Regional alternative finance lender South West Investment Group (SWIG) has made two appointments to its growing team while also saying farewell to Brian Steer, one of its longest-standing employees, who has retired. Nicki Kimberley has joined as start-up loans officer, a role that involves supporting applicants to the Start Up Loans scheme and helping...

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Surveys point to slow recovery for South West firms as they emerge from lockdown

July 30, 2020
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Surveys point to slow recovery for South West firms as they emerge from lockdown

Most firms in the South West remain cautious about their prospects as the coronavirus lockdown eases, according to the results of three business surveys released this week – but the region’s small manufacturers appear to be leading the bounce back. The surveys paint a mixed picture of the outlook over the next few months,...

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Mulberry looks to bag social-savvy Chinese consumers by appointing digital agency

July 23, 2020
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Mulberry looks to bag social-savvy Chinese consumers by appointing digital agency

Somerset-based fashion label Mulberry has appointed a digital media agency specialising in major luxury brands to target wealthy Chinese consumers. The firm, best known for its upscale leather bags, said ForwardPMX would spearhead brand awareness by using hugely popular Chinese social media platforms such as Weibo and WeChat.  Founded in 1971 by Somerset-born designer...

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Profit warnings soar to 20-year high as Covid-19 crisis hits South West’s quoted firms

July 23, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic has pushed up the number of profit warnings issued by South West listed businesses to a 20-year high, with those in the travel and leisure sector hardest hit. According to new figures from accountancy group EY, profit warnings soared by 73% year-on-year in the first half of 2020 to 26 – with 85%...

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Insolvency group warns Govt figures on business failures mask true impact of Covid-19 on firms

July 21, 2020
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Insolvency group warns Govt figures on business failures mask true impact of Covid-19 on firms

Government figures showing another monthly fall in corporate insolvencies are hiding the true picture of the damaging effect of the coronavirus pandemic on businesses,  according to the South West branch of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. Insolvency Service statistics for June show 732 company insolvencies in England and Wales, lower than May’s figure...

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Webinar: How Bath businesses can build back better and boost morale by supporting local charities

July 17, 2020
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Webinar: How Bath businesses can build back better and boost morale by supporting local charities

Practical ideas on how businesses can continue to support charities during the coronavirus pandemic are to be aired at a webinar hosted by Quartet, the community foundation for the West of England. The third sector is facing its toughest time for a generation with hundreds of thousands of people needing support just as charities’...

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Former Bath athlete raises £100,000 for device to protect Covid-19 carers

July 17, 2020
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Former Bath athlete raises £100,000 for device to protect Covid-19 carers

A retired wheelchair athlete and technology consultant from Bath who developed a fast, low-cost way to protect carers working with Covid-19 patients has received a £100,000 investment. Mat Campbell-Hill, pictured, created the AerosolShield mini-isolation tent, put it into production and took the first orders within just seven days. Staff who have used it say...

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Flagship project will harness region’s innovation to help firms create cleaner, greener products

July 17, 2020
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Flagship project will harness region’s innovation to help firms create cleaner, greener products

A £10m innovation project backed by the University of Bath to help West of England businesses make products that are lighter, more fuel efficient and have less waste and so reduce carbon emissions has been officially launched. The Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) initiative will play an important role in driving innovation and...

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Business interruption loan helps historic joinery bounce back with big increase in workload

July 16, 2020
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Business interruption loan helps historic joinery bounce back with big increase in workload

One of Bath’s oldest firms has bounced back from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its business and is now ramping up production to meet an increase in demand by using a government-backed loan. Hawker Joinery, which turned 100 last year and hand-creates bespoke items such as high-end windows and doors, found itself...

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