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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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New chair of trustees for Quartet Community Foundation

October 22, 2014
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New chair of trustees for Quartet Community Foundation

Quartet Community Foundation, the organisation that matches philanthropists’ donations with good causes across the West of England, has appointed Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT senior partner Robert Bourns as its chair of trustees. Robert will work with the board of trustees and Quartet’s executive team to support the foundation’s work. He succeeds Stephen Parsons, Deputy...

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Law firm Stone King looks for more growth as it reaches milestone of 200 staff

October 21, 2014
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Law firm Stone King looks for more growth as it reaches milestone of 200 staff

Law firm Stone King, which has the largest of its three offices in Bath, has appointed its 200th member of staff as it continues with ambitious plans to grow its regional and national legal teams. The arrival of Sean Knight, who joins as a paralegal in the trusts and estates team, marks a milestone...

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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

October 20, 2014
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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

Property agency GVA has expanded its regional office agency team with the appointment of Alex Riddell as a senior surveyor. Alex, pictured, joins GVA at a time of strong growth for the South West office in Bristol and its office agency team in particular, which has just been placed at the top of the...

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The LAST WORD: Simon Barbato, CEO, Mr B & Friends

October 20, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Simon Barbato, CEO, Mr B & Friends

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 Simon Barbato, CEO of creative agency Mr B & Friends, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? American Hustle. It was on my list for ages and...

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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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£14.6m pumped into Bath’s economy by Thermae Spa, research shows

October 20, 2014
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£14.6m pumped into Bath’s economy by Thermae Spa, research shows

Bath’s Thermae Bath Spa contributes more than £14.6m a year into the city’s economy, according to new figures. Since it opened in August 2006 the total additional spend from visitors to the spa has added an estimated £75m to the city’s coffers, the research shows. The independent research carried out for Thermae Bath Spa...

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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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Domestic life has starring role in Mr B & Friends’ campaign for Welsh building society

October 20, 2014
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Domestic life has starring role in Mr B & Friends’ campaign for Welsh building society

Wales’ largest building society The Principality has turned to Bath-based creative agency Mr B & Friends to develop a flagship multi-channel mortgage campaign. Mr B & Friends’ creative treatment for the campaign focuses on a domestic environment familiar to millions with life stages such as graduation, marriage, christening and young children. The agency worked alongside...

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Innovation in IT award for ILP’s pioneering patient care information system

October 20, 2014
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Innovation in IT award for ILP’s pioneering patient care information system

Bath IT services firm IPL is celebrating a major award win for an innovative patient care information system built for its client North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS). IPL developed the Electronic Referral Information Sharing System (ERISS) system to help NWAS deliver the right care at the right time in the right place....

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