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Creative Bath Awards deadline extended to Monday – so get your skates on and enter

April 21, 2017
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Creative Bath Awards deadline extended to Monday – so get your skates on and enter

Bath’s creative talent has a few more days to send in their nominations for the prestigious Creative Bath Awards after the deadline was extended. Submission can now be made up to 3pm on Monday – a move made following requests that the Easter break had interrupted some individuals and agencies’ plans to enter. Organisers...

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Property group Andrews rebrand lands prestigious European visual identity award

April 19, 2017
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Property group Andrews rebrand lands prestigious European visual identity award

A new corporate identity launched by Keynsham-based estate agency and property group Andrews and created by the London office of international branding agency Siegel + Gale has landed a major accolade. The rebranding was among the winners at the prestigious Transform Awards Europe, which celebrate excellence and innovation in branding across the continent. It...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, demands Bath Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Bath that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking a General Election on June 8,...

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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

April 17, 2017
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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner – one of the most popular events in the region’s business calendar. More than 400 business figures and guests from the accountancy, professional services and wider business community will attend the dinner, which takes place...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2017
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Monday 17 April Bank Holiday Tuesday 18 April Trading statement: Ashmore AGM: Onzima Ventures EGMs: Cobham, Harwood Wealth Management, Sabien Technology Wednesday 19 April Interims: Associated British Foods, Fenner Trading statements: Bunzl, Burberry, Henderson Group, RELX, Rentokil Initial, Rio Tinto, Segro AGMs: Bunzl, Greggs, Harwood Wealth Management, RTC Group, XP Power EGM: Sportech Thursday...

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Third year in driving seat of freight transport accreditation scheme for recruitment agency boss

April 13, 2017
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Third year in driving seat of freight transport accreditation scheme for recruitment agency boss

24-7 Staffing founder and director Julian Thompson has been confirmed as the chair of a freight transport accreditation scheme for the third year running. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) Driver Agency Accreditation Scheme (DAAS) aims to raise standards among driver recruitment companies. Julian, pictured, who helped set up DAAS in 2015 to help improve...

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Future looks brighter as acquisitions and e-commerce investment kick in

April 11, 2017
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Future looks brighter as acquisitions and e-commerce investment kick in

Acquisitions and investment in its e-commerce proposition have paid off, Bath-based media group Future said as it updated shareholders on performance over the past six months. The group said overall trading to March 31 had been positive and had continued to reshape it in line with its restructuring and refocus of recent years. Its...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 9, 2017
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Monday 10 April Interim: Empiric Student Property Final: Safestay Trading statement: Centamin EGM: Franchise Brands Tuesday 11 April Interims: Applied Graphene Materials, Egdon Resources Final: JD Sports Trading statements: City of London Investment Group, Global Graphics, Vedanta Resources, XP Power AGM: Porvair Economics: BRC like-for-like sales, Consumer price index, Retail price index, Producer prices,...

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The LAST WORD: Guy Tullberg, chairman, Institute of Directors Bath and Wiltshire branch

April 7, 2017
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The LAST WORD: Guy Tullberg, chairman, Institute of Directors Bath and Wiltshire branch

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Guy Tullberg, the new chairman of the Institute of Directors Bath and Wiltshire branch, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I enjoy different and quirky films...

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Bath innovators named on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

April 7, 2017
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Bath innovators named on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

A dozen entrepreneurs from Bath have been named on an exclusive list of the top 50 innovators helped by SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator. SETsquared, which is backed by a number of universities including the University of Bath, supports high-growth tech companies that have significant economic impact. Member firms have collectively...

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