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Withy King rises up Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For rankings

February 27, 2015
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Withy King rises up Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For rankings

Law firm Withy King, which has its largest office in Bath, has been ranked 42nd in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For in 2015 – up from 58th position last year. The firm’s ranking was revealed at an awards ceremony held in London yesterday and will be published in...

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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

February 27, 2015
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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

Barclays has become the latest blue-chip company to sponsor Business Showcase South West 2015 – the region’s biggest business exhibition which returns for a second year in May. Barclays joins First Great Western and Enterprise Rent-a-car in sponsoring the event staged again at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Following last year’s successful debut as a one-day...

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Fast-growing Bath iris recognition tech firm snapped up by digital camera innovator FotoNation

February 27, 2015
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Fast-growing Bath iris recognition tech firm snapped up by digital camera innovator FotoNation

Bath-based Smart Sensors, a pioneer of iris recognition technology, has been acquired by FotoNation in a deal that will put its products into millions of devices across the world. Over the past 10 years Smart Sensors, based at Bath's Innovation Centre, has developed tools for iris feature extraction, biometric key creation and fast-matching which...

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Bulldog spirit channelled by Mr B & Friends for innovative YouTube marketing campaign

February 27, 2015
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Bulldog spirit channelled by Mr B & Friends for innovative YouTube marketing campaign

Mr B & Friends, the Bath creative agency, has harnessed the marketing power of YouTube to launch a new product for builders’ merchant Siniat. The brief from Siniat was to pitch the product – an innovative range of metal partition frames called Bulldog – against more traditional timber products, with a key task to...

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Seminar on effective innovation planning to be staged in Bath by EIP

February 27, 2015
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Seminar on effective innovation planning to be staged in Bath by EIP

Intellectual property law firm EIP is hosting an evening seminar in Bath next month on how to plan an effective innovation strategy from product concept to commercialisation. Speakers include EIP partners Gary Moss, Paula Flutter and Richard Gordon-Brown. They will be joined by James Lamb of Bath-based industrial designers Lamb Industries and Graham Maile...

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Bath branding agency The House shortlisted for three coveted industry awards

February 27, 2015
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Bath branding agency The House shortlisted for three coveted industry awards

Bath-based brand agency The House has been nominated for three major industry awards in recognition of its rebranding work for two international clients. The European Transform awards celebrate excellence in rebranding, including strategy, execution, content and evaluation.  The House’s work with global sustainable packaging company Petainer has been nominated for best multi-market implementation of a brand development project and best visual identity in...

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Thrings completes £26.1m sale of Bath’s Milsom Place retail centre

February 27, 2015
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Thrings completes £26.1m sale of Bath’s Milsom Place retail centre

Law firm Thrings has advised property developer L&R Group on the sale of its upmarket Bath shopping mall Milsom Place to London-based TIAA Henderson Real. The £26.1m deal marked the latest stage in the relationship between Thrings, which has an office in Bath, and L&R which began in 2006. Since then Thrings has provided...

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Sunday Times’ ‘best companies to work for’ ranking for Chase de Vere

February 27, 2015
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Sunday Times’ ‘best companies to work for’ ranking for Chase de Vere

Chase de Vere, the Bath-based independent financial advice business, has been named as one of 100 best companies to work for in the prestigious Sunday Times list. The firm is ranked in 95th place in the table, which showcases companies that demonstrate the highest levels of engagement within their organisation. Firms are judged on...

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Wincanton delivers innovation to win extension to Magnet transport contract

February 27, 2015
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Wincanton delivers innovation to win extension to Magnet transport contract

Magnet, the UK’s largest kitchen and joinery specialist, has renewed its national home delivery and transport contract with Chippenham-based logistics group Wincanton in a long-term deal. The agreement means Wincanton will continue to transport products from Magnet’s Darlington manufacturing plant to its UK-wide customers via strategic distribution sites, along with its two-man home delivery...

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Bath IT innovator IPL signs deal with FirstGroup to cut delays and improve information for passengers

February 26, 2015
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Bath IT innovator IPL signs deal with FirstGroup to cut delays and improve information for passengers

Transport operator FirstGroup has agreed a five-year IT innovation framework with IPL, the Bath-based specialist systems integrator. Under the agreement the companies will work together to identify and develop ways to improve the experience of passengers using its train companies, including First Great Western, which operates the London-West of England services through Bath. Early...

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