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Views on Brexit impact sought from Bath firms as Government moves to steady businesses’ nerves

June 28, 2016
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Firms from Bath and across the West of England are being asked for their views on the likely impact of Brexit ahead of a series of crunch meetings between business leaders and senior government figures. The first takes place today when Business Secretary Sajid Javid hosts a round table with more than 20 representatives of...

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Share offer generates £1.3m for Good Energy to power further growth

June 27, 2016
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Green energy supplier Good Energy has raised £3.1m from its latest share offer as it aims to increase its number of customers five-fold by 2020. Good Energy said the majority of the 2,000 individual applications for shares were from its customers. Funds raised through the share offer will be used to boost Good Energy’s...

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Company of the Year and Customer Service titles go to Good Energy at top green awards

June 27, 2016
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Company of the Year and Customer Service titles go to Good Energy at top green awards

Renewable energy firm Good Energy is celebrating after triumphing at one of the UK’s leading green awards. The Chippenham-based firm, which supplies 100% renewable electricity and ‘green’ gas, secured the Company of the Year and Customer Service Recognition titles at the 2016 British Renewable Energy (REA) Awards. Good Energy managing director David Brooks said:...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 26, 2016
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Monday 27 June Interim: Porvair Final: Omega Diagnostics AGMs: Anglo Asian Mining, Anglo-Eastern Plantations, Baron Oil, Coms, Curtis Banks, Eland Oil & Gas, Surgical Innovations, Velox3 Tuesday 28 June Interims: Benchmark Holdings, Blue Prism Group, Ocado Finals: BCA Marketplace, Carpetright, Cohort, IS Solutions, Northgate, ULS Technology AGMs: Anpario, Ariana Resources, CentralNic Group, Eden Research,...

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Brexit: Regional property market analysis

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Regional property market analysis

The region's residential and commercial property markets face a long period of uncertainty as the economic and political impact of the EU referendum results plays out, according to industry experts. Occupier demand for offices, warehouses and shops could be weaker and investment sentiment subdued, according to Paul Baker, director in the regional office of...

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£14.2m publishing acquisition takes Future into new markets

June 24, 2016
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£14.2m publishing acquisition takes Future into new markets

Bath-based publishing group Future is to buy rival Imagine Publishing in a £14.2m deal – extending its portfolio of titles to include a further 19 magazines in the process. The takeover will add the Retro Gamer and World of Animals titles and digital platforms to Future’s portfolio, which already includes T3 and PC Gamer....

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Brexit: Bath area firms suffer from stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Bath area firms suffer from stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were wiped off the value of Bath area firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as they became caught up in the Brexit share price collapse. Rotork, Bath's largest manufacturer, suffered a 4.4% drop in its share price this morning. The firm, which makes specialist valves for the global oil...

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Extra office space for Richardson Swift as team continues to grow

June 24, 2016
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Extra office space for Richardson Swift as team continues to grow

Bath accountancy firm Richardson Swift has taken on more staff and additional office space as demand for its specialist business advice and payroll services grows. Among the new joiners are associate director Tom Baines, who arrives from Berkeley Hamilton in Gloucester, where he was an associate partner. Prior to this Tom, who has more...

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Brexit: Economic impact

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Economic impact

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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Brexit: National business reaction

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: National business reaction

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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