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Prestigious Queen’s Awards for three pioneering Bath area firms

April 22, 2020
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Prestigious Queen’s Awards for three pioneering Bath area firms

Three firms from the Bath area ranging from an eyewear frames manufacturer to a consultancy using artificial intelligence to transform businesses and an internet services company have been awarded coveted Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. The accolades won by Inspecs Group, Kaiasm and Netcraft are the most prestigious for UK businesses in the country and...

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Coronavirus update: Support for government’s Future Fund scheme to help innovative firms survive

April 21, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Support for government’s Future Fund scheme to help innovative firms survive

The government’s £1.25bn funding package to support innovative start-ups and research-intensive firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic has been welcomed by business and civic leaders in the West of England. The measures include a Future Fund – a new £500m loan scheme for high-growth firms – and £750m of targeted support for small and...

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Coronavirus update: Crisis-hit Bath firms receiving support funding – but many could be missing out

April 17, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Crisis-hit Bath firms receiving support funding – but many could be missing out

More than 740 businesses in the Bath area have received urgent support grants from Bath & North East Somerset Council totalling £11m to help them stave off the impact of the coronavirus crisis. The council’s Invest in Bath business support team worked throughout the Easter weekend to continue processing applications for the central government-funded...

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Coronavirus update: More than 40,000 firms log on to Business West’s Covid-19 advice portal

April 17, 2020
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Coronavirus update: More than 40,000 firms log on to Business West’s Covid-19 advice portal

More than 40,000 businesses have sought advice and guidance on how they can survive the coronavirus pandemic from a special service set up by Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce. Trading Through Coronavirus, which went live exactly a month ago, provides expert information and guidance to businesses as well as capturing...

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University of Bath harnesses expertise to help NHS slow spread of coronavirus and protect medics

April 17, 2020
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University of Bath harnesses expertise to help NHS slow spread of coronavirus and protect medics

The University of Bath has stepped up efforts to use its world-class expertise in helping tackle the spread of coronavirus with its rapid-response project now involving scientists, engineers and academics across a range of disciplines. The university is leading on a major project aiming to find effective treatments for patients with Covid-19 ahead of...

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Coronavirus update: Community foundation comes to aid of crisis-hit Bath charities

April 16, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Community foundation comes to aid of crisis-hit Bath charities

Small charities in Bath have received much-needed finance from an emergency fund set up by region’s community foundation to help them cope with spiralling demand as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Quartet Community Foundation, which covers Bath and across the West of England, has distributed more than £250,000 to local charitable organisations since...

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Coronavirus update: South West manufacturers fear widespread job cuts as sales and orders plummet

April 8, 2020
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Coronavirus update: South West manufacturers fear widespread job cuts as sales and orders plummet

Nearly nine out of 10 South West manufacturers expect the coronavirus pandemic to hit their sales over the next six months, with half saying they will need to axe staff to stay in business. And despite action by the government to support businesses during the crisis, three-quarters of manufacturers in the region believe it...

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Coming next week from Bath Business News – the Coronavirus Knowledge Hub

April 3, 2020
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Coming next week from Bath Business News – the Coronavirus Knowledge Hub

As the city’s leading independent online business news provider, Bath Business News is stepping up during these challenging times to ensure that Bath remains a successful, innovative and forward-looking business hub. Next week we will launch the Bath Business News Coronavirus Knowledge Hub, a unique source of essential news, information and advice as the...

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Coronavirus update: Think carefully before taking advantage of Govt-backed crisis loans, says accountant

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Think carefully before taking advantage of Govt-backed crisis loans, says accountant

A top accountant is warning Bath firms hit by the coronavirus crisis not to rush into seeking financial help through the government’s newly-amended package of business support. Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the measures yesterday amid widespread criticism that they were not assisting enough businesses and that some banks were putting too many...

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Coronavirus update: Bath firms urged to step up and support Dorothy House Hospice appeal

April 3, 2020
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Coronavirus update: Bath firms urged to step up and support Dorothy House Hospice appeal

Bath area hospice Dorothy House is urgently seeking support from city businesses to help it step up its response to the national health emergency triggered by coronavirus pandemic. It has launched its Stepping Up Support appeal to raise funds for its clinical teams to provide extra care for the community in response to rising...

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