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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 16, 2018
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Celebrating Bath’s distinct identity can help region become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

The differences between Bath and Bristol should be celebrated as they can be key factors in making the West of England one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study. The region is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on its vibrant tech, creative, advanced engineering and...

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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

November 15, 2018
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Business West warns of looming prospect of ‘tremendously damaging’ no deal Brexit

The West of England’s largest business organisation has urged “calm compromise” from politicians over Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan to avoid what it said would be the “tremendously damaging” impact of the UK crashing out of the EU with no deal. Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath...

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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support region’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping young people across the South West. This...

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High-skill jobs promised as engineering firm unveils plans for second showpiece factory

November 5, 2018
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High-skill jobs promised as engineering firm unveils plans for second showpiece factory

Advanced engineering group AB Dynamics has drawn up plans for a second state-of-the-art factory just a year after its new manufacturing plant was opened. The firm, which supplies test systems to some of the world’s largest vehicle manufacturers, has submitted a planning application to Wiltshire Council for the new 33,000 sq ft factory, pictured...

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Chance for Bath firms to tap into university’s world-class research prowess

November 5, 2018
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Chance for Bath firms to tap into university’s world-class research prowess

The University of Bath is calling on businesses in and around the city to discuss how they can harness its world-leading academic and scientific research to launch new products and services. The university, one of the UK’s leading research institutes, believes more businesses can benefit by collaborating on research partnerships and strategic investments. The...

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Ping Pong Fight Club heads West – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

November 4, 2018
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Ping Pong Fight Club heads West – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

Bath’s most competitive businesses are being urged to bring their rivalry to the table and take part in the region’s first Ping Pong Fight Club. The popular Ping Pong Fight Club began four years ago as a stand-alone annual tournament in London. It is now spreading out across the UK and taking place in...

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Budget 2018: Bath business reaction

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: Bath business reaction

Business West director of policy Matt Griffith described the Budget as pro-business in which the Chancellor “reaffirmed his commitment to providing stimuli in the right places”. “Businesses will welcome the Chancellor’s commitment to housing, particularly with the Housing Infrastructure Fund,” said Mr Griffith, pictured.  “The spiralling cost of housing makes it tougher for businesses...

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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

October 29, 2018
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Budget 2018: As it happened – Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to an end

Chancellor Philip Hammond started his speech at 3.33pm and finished at 4.43pm. He open by saying he will deliver a Budget for “hard-working families … who live their lives far from this place … and care little for the twists and turns of Westminster politics”.  Chancellor says the era of austerity is coming to...

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West business leaders call on Chancellor to use Budget to boost region as Brexit looms

October 26, 2018
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West business leaders call on Chancellor to use Budget to boost region as Brexit looms

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been urged to introduce measures that will boost the West of England’s economy in his Budget on Monday, including accelerating housebuilding and investing in infrastructure. Brexit will loom large over the Chancellor’s presentation. Mr Hammond, pictured, will present the first Budget on a Monday since 1962 with just five months...

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2018 series of Phenomenal Women talks closes with speech from Airbus senior vice-president

October 26, 2018
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2018 series of Phenomenal Women talks closes with speech from Airbus senior vice-president

Katherine Bennett OBE, aerospace giant Airbus’s senior vice-president, is the next speaker a series of talks by high-profile business women staged at Bath’s Gainsborough Hotel. Katherine, pictured, who is responsible for leading Airbus’s strategy and external relations in the UK and reports directly to the global CEO, will be at the hotel next Thursday...

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