Advanced manufacturing

Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 10, 2014
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Monday 10 November Interims: Aveva, e2v Technologies Finals: Carrs Milling Industries, Ceres Power Trading statements: Hammerson, Just Retirement, Redrow AGM: Redrow Tuesday 11 November Interims: Blinkx, BTG, Energy Assets, Hayward Tyler, Land Securities, Liontrust Asset Management, Oxford Instruments, Speedy Hire, TalkTalk Telecom, Trifast, vodafone Finals: Bowleven, Egdon Resources, Fenner, Lonmin Trading statements: Centaur Media,...

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Apply now to £30m Government engineering skills fund, Bath manufacturers are told

November 6, 2014
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Apply now to £30m Government engineering skills fund, Bath manufacturers are told

Bath’s manufacturers are being urged to take advantage of a £30m Government scheme to give employers the skills they need to realise their growth ambitions. The scheme – the Employer Ownership Fund – gives employers 50% matched funding for training projects designed to address skills shortages affecting their business. The first £20m of the...

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Jobs boost for Bath as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

November 6, 2014
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Jobs boost for Bath as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

Inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath is on track to hit its target of helping to create 1,380 jobs over two years, new figures show. Since its launch January 2013, the organisation has assisted in generating more than 1,200 jobs by attracting a number of high-profile businesses to the area – and it...

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New enterprise centre to make pioneering 3D printing available to small firms

November 5, 2014
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New enterprise centre to make pioneering 3D printing available to small firms

Small and medium-sized businesses are to get access to world-class CAD CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacture) tools and rapid prototyping through 3D printing at a new enterprise centre. Opening today at Wiltshire College’s Lackham campus near Chippenham, pictured, the centre is aimed at boosting product design in businesses by fast-tracking product development and...

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Bath’s Zynstra and SETsquared shine in the Sparkies among the region’s top innovators

November 3, 2014
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Bath’s Zynstra and SETsquared shine in the Sparkies among the region’s top innovators

Bath-based cloud pioneer Zynstra and SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bath, have been named among the winners in the Sparkies, the region’s tech sector ‘Oscars’. The awards, staged at Bath’s Komedia last week, emphasised the West of England’s growing role as one of the UK’s most innovative regions and...

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Event will look at likely business impact of ground-breaking EU-US trade agreement

November 3, 2014
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Event will look at likely business impact of ground-breaking EU-US trade agreement

The impact of the impending EU-US trade agreement on business in the West of England will be discussed next week by a high-powered expert panel in Bristol. The breakfast event, hosted by accountancy firm Grant Thornton, will look at the ground-breaking Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), which aims to remove trade barriers between...

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Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

October 23, 2014
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Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bath, has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs. SETsquared, whose Bath base is in the university's Innovation Centre at Carpenters House, will compete in the national finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards next month after judges were...

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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 20, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on new staff – as it...

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Spate of deals helps Bishop Fleming’s tax and corporate finance teams chalk up new records

October 20, 2014
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Spate of deals helps Bishop Fleming’s tax and corporate finance teams chalk up new records

The tax and corporate finance teams at West accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, are celebrating their most successful year yet having completed just over 20 transactions worth in total more than £200m. The team’s latest deal involved the sale of Asteral, the UK’s leading outsourcing of high-cost medical equipment...

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Small manufacturers urged to reap rewards of UK’s £60bn nuclear power programme

October 16, 2014
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Small manufacturers urged to reap rewards of UK’s £60bn nuclear power programme

The Bath area’s small and medium-sized manufacturers are being urged to take advantage of a new scheme which could help them win contracts from the UK’s rapidly-developing £60bn civil nuclear new build programme. The link-up between the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) will allow these firms...

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