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Thrings helps wedding venue Priston Mill untie the knot with sister business

June 2, 2015
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Thrings helps wedding venue Priston Mill untie the knot with sister business

Law firm Thrings’ Bath office has helped restructure the firm behind Priston Mill – one of the area’s best-loved wedding venues – in a move expected to boost growth for its two, very diverse business operations. The firm has organised and hosted wedding receptions and civil ceremonies at the upmarket location for more than...

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More summer holiday routes for Bristol Airport after travel giants add extra aircraft

June 1, 2015
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More summer holiday routes for Bristol Airport after travel giants add extra aircraft

Four more summer holiday routes have been added to Bristol Airport’s rapidly-lengthening destination board following the decision by travel giants Thomson and First Choice to add a third aircraft to their fleet at the airport. The move means the holiday firms, both part of  TUI UK and Ireland, will be offering their largest flight...

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IT firm Vysiion wins ‘smart hands’ contract with Wiltshire data centre group Ark

June 1, 2015
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Vysiion, the Chippenham-based communications infrastructure and outsourced IT service provider, has secured a deal with Ark Data Centres, the Corsham firm that runs the town’s massive Spring Park IT centre. Under the ‘smart hands’ contract, Vysiion, formerly known as RFL, will provide remote management, custom installations and equipment troubleshooting assistance to Ark using highly-trained...

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New agreement with key Chinese economic hub opens doors for partnerships with Bath firms

June 1, 2015
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New agreement with key Chinese economic hub opens doors for partnerships with Bath firms

Bath firms are being encouraged to establish closer trading partnerships with their counterparts in the South West’s sister region in China following the signing of a major new agreement. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Guangdong Provincial Government and the Bristol & West of England China Bureau is aimed at overcoming the difficulties...

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Expansion for region’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs following link-up with Enterprise Nation

June 1, 2015
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Expansion for region’s Festival of Female Entrepreneurs following link-up with Enterprise Nation

The West of England-based Festival of Female Entrepreneurs (FFE), which supports women in business, is to be expanded following a link-up with small business network Enterprise Nation. Launched four years ago by Joni Farthing, founder and director of Women Outside The Box, the event has carved a reputation for inspiring speakers, energising advice and...

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Queen’s Speech: EU referendum threatens to overshadow positive measures, says Business West

June 1, 2015
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Queen’s Speech: EU referendum threatens to overshadow positive measures, says Business West

Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, has described last week’s Queen’s Speech as ‘bittersweet’, with positive measures counter balanced by risks linked to the EU referendum. The speech, which set out the new Government’s legislative programme for the year ahead, included a number of major measures which will impact on...

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New business development executive takes up role at Bath Racecourse

May 26, 2015
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New business development executive takes up role at Bath Racecourse

Bath Racecourse has appointed Rosanna Hood as its new business development executive. Rosanna, pictured, who previously worked in an account management role for a local recruitment agency, is looking forward to becoming part of the Bath business community and attending networking events. She said it was a privilege to be an ambassador for such...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 25, 2015
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Monday 25 May UK bank holiday Tuesday 26 May Finals: Minds + Machines, Renold          Trading statement: Micro Focus International AGMs: Epwin, Cineworld, Mi-Pay Group, Nostrum Oil & Gas Economics: CBI reported sales Wednesday 27 May Interims: Brewin Dolphin, Fusionex International, Urban & Civic Finals: De La Rue, McKay Securities, Scapa Group, Telford Homes Trading statement: Arrow Global AGMs: Acencia Debt Strategies, Atrium...

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Sales rise at Bath digital pioneer Actual Experience as it aims for growth

May 22, 2015
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Sales rise at Bath digital pioneer Actual Experience as it aims for growth

Actual Experience, the Bath-based digital supply chain management firm, has increased sales by 21% to nearly £330,000 as it continues to win new clients. But pre-tax losses at the firm, which aims to become a global player in its market, nearly trebled to £1m in the six months to March 31. The firm believes...

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Rival accountants’ offices ready to make a run for their money

May 22, 2015
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Rival accountants’ offices ready to make a run for their money

A team from the Bath office of accountancy firm Bishop Fleming will do battle with colleagues from its Bristol base in the first marathon to be staged jointly by the two cities. Having already signed up as sponsors for the Bristol & Bath Marathon, the two Bishop Fleming offices will each field a team...

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