Advanced manufacturing

Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Bath businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada and explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest ‘meet the expert’ event to be...

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Bath’s bright future as hub for creativity and innovation outlined by city’s property experts

February 19, 2014
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Bath’s bright future as hub for creativity and innovation outlined by city’s property experts

Bath is about to get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a modern business centre that will position the city at the leading edge for creativity and innovation. The Bath Quays development sites – on either side of the River Avon near the city centre – will give the city a unique chance to attract...

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Auto test equipment firm AB Dynamics steers towards further growth

February 19, 2014
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Auto test equipment firm AB Dynamics steers towards further growth

Shares in AB Dynamics, the Bradford on Avon-based automotive equipment manufacturer, rose by nearly 8% today after it released an upbeat trading update. The firm, which employs 50 people designing and making advanced testing systems and measurement products for the global automotive industry, said trading had been in line with market expectations while a...

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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

February 17, 2014
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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

Bath’s innovative firms in the green, hi-tech and creative industries are being invited to take part in a unique trade mission to China which aims to open up valuable new markets for businesses in these key sectors. Taking the ‘Smart Cities’ concept as its theme, the November visit will give 10 businesses from the...

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£4m fund launched to boost innovation among West businesses

February 12, 2014
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£4m fund launched to boost innovation among West businesses

Innovative businesses in the Bath area working on pioneering research and development projects can apply for financial help through a £4m innovation fund launched today by the University of the West of England (UWE). Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 will be available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as large companies...

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Growth funding for six of the best of Bath’s fledgling hi-tech, digital and IT firms

February 10, 2014
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Growth funding for six of the best of Bath’s fledgling hi-tech, digital and IT firms

Six Bath hi-tech firms have received investment totalling nearly £400,000 from a regional growth fund to help them develop their pioneering products. The businesses – Neighbourly, Clean Energy, Citeab, Tivarri, Envolve Technologies and CloudFind – are based at the city’s SETsquared centre, which supports small, fast-growing innovative businesses, mainly in the hi-tech sector. Centre...

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Rapid economic growth forecast as business optimism reaches highest level for 22 years

February 10, 2014
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Rapid economic growth forecast as business optimism reaches highest level for 22 years

Optimism among UK businesses reached its highest level since 1992 in January, pointing to rapid economic growth over the coming six months, according to a major new survey. Manufacturers are particularly upbeat about their prospects and the overall high confidence levels among businesses are likely to lead to strong employment growth as firms take...

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Fascia Graphics looks north for expansion as sales manager returns

February 5, 2014
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Fascia Graphics looks north for expansion as sales manager returns

Fascia Graphics, the Chippenham-based specialist printing firm, has continued its expansion into new markets by appointing Mark Anderson as sales manager for the Midlands, North Wales, North West and East Anglia. Mark, pictured, worked for Fascia, which makes graphic overlays and membrane keypads, between 1996 and 2010, becoming UK sales manager in 2005. The...

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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

January 24, 2014
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West of England Business of the Year Awards are launched to find region’s best companies

Accountants PwC have launched their annual search for the region’s best companies with the 2014 West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Previous winners of the awards, now in their 26th year, read like a who’s who of the West’s most-respected companies, including Dyson, MITIE and...

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Workshop will expore financing growth options for West’s expanding small manufacturers

January 17, 2014
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Workshop will expore financing growth options for West’s expanding small manufacturers

Owners and directors of small and medium-sized manufacturers in the Bath area are being invited to a free workshop to gain expert advice on a range of financial issues. Staged by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) in partnership with business and financial advisors Grant Thornton, the event in Bristol on January 28 will help...

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