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Severe lack of office space in Bath could force more firms to move to Bristol, property agents warn

February 5, 2016
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Severe lack of office space in Bath could force more firms to move to Bristol, property agents warn

Bath risks losing more firms to Bristol unless new prime office developments in the city come onto the market quickly, property experts fear. A severe lack of quality employment space has already led to a number of Bath firms relocating along the A4. Yet no new office schemes – particularly those aimed at businesses...

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‘Winner of winners’ title for Roman Baths in South West Tourism Excellence Awards

February 5, 2016
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‘Winner of winners’ title for Roman Baths in South West Tourism Excellence Awards

Bath’s Roman Baths last night landed the title of ‘winner of winners’ at the prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Held in Exeter Cathedral, the awards championed the quality and breadth of the region’s tourist industry – from guest houses, hotels, campsites and pubs to large attractions, cultural venues and one-off events. Some 95...

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The LAST WORD: Martin Roberts, presenter, Homes under the Hammer

February 5, 2016
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The LAST WORD: Martin Roberts, presenter, Homes under the Hammer

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Martin Roberts, presenter of Homes under the Hammer, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Everest. I did a charity climb of Kilimanjaro a few years ago,...

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Bath’s night-time economy meets Purple Flag standard for fifth year

February 5, 2016
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Bath’s night-time economy meets Purple Flag standard for fifth year

Bath has retained its coveted Purple Flag status in recognition of the way the city manages its vibrant evening and night-time economy. It is the fifth consecutive year the city has been awarded the status, which is staged by the ATCM (Association of Town & City Management). To gain a Purple Flag, towns and...

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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

February 5, 2016
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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

Bath firms can get instant access to an extensive network of business knowledge and skills partners through a new growth hub launched by Business West. The region’s largest business group – and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce – wants the portal to be the first port of call for businesses seeking any...

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48-hour Minecraft challenge will help Bath build its digital future

February 5, 2016
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48-hour Minecraft challenge will help Bath build its digital future

It may be a World Heritage Site famed for its Roman and Georgian architecture but Bath is about to be rebuilt – in a virtual world. A Minecraft version of the city based on the top-selling video game will take shape at this month’s Bath Digital Festival, showing how it could look in a...

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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

February 4, 2016
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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

The latest deal by BGF, the independent fund that backs small and medium-sized firms with strong growth potential, has taken its total investment in the South West past the £100m mark. The £4.43m equity funding in marketing technology software and service firm Adestra means BGF’s regional office has now invested in 17 fast-growing companies...

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Non-executive to steer US growth for digital innovator Actual Experience

February 4, 2016
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Non-executive to steer US growth for digital innovator Actual Experience

Bath-based specialist supply chain management innovator Actual Experience has recruited a widely experienced director to help it meet its ambitious growth in the US. The firm, which improves digital supply chains for major firms through leading-edge analytics, has appointed former deputy CEO of global consulting, technology and outsourcing group Capgemini in a non-executive role....

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Rebooting old computers boosts dementia charity’s coffers

February 4, 2016
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Rebooting old computers boosts dementia charity’s coffers

Specialist support firm Priority IT is raising valuable funds for a local Alzheimer’s charity by bringing old computers back to life. The Trowbridge-based company is refurbishing second-hand computers and offering them to the public in return for a donation to Alzheimer’s Support. The charity runs day clubs, home support and a wide range of...

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New global editor-in-chief takes up role at Future’s fast-growing GamesRadar+ website

February 4, 2016
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New global editor-in-chief takes up role at Future’s fast-growing GamesRadar+ website

Bath specialist media group Future has appointed a new global editor-in-chief at its GamesRadar+ entertainment website. Daniel Dawkins has been promoted from group editor-in-chief, games UK, replacing Sophia Tong, who moves to a new role at Future working on creative brand strategy and business development within the global revenue team. GamesRadar+ is a global...

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