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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

May 22, 2018
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Business West urges Theresa May to ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the economy

The managing director of the West of England’s largest business group today joined more than 50 other chamber of commerce leaders to urge the Prime Minister to take radical action and ‘fix the fundamentals’ of the UK economy. Phil Smith from Business West – the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce – is one...

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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

May 20, 2018
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£100m fund launched by Lloyds Bank to help firms plug into Hinkley Point C supply chain

Lloyds Bank has launched a £100m fund to help small businesses take advantage of supply chain opportunities linked to the construction of Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset. The fund, which opened today, will help small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across the UK access discounted lending and become involved in one of...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 20, 2018
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Monday May 21 Nothing listed Tuesday May 22 Finals: Big Yellow, Cranswick, Homeserve, Halfords, Pets at Home Interims: Shaftesbury, Topps Tiles, Hewlett Packard Trading updates: Close Bros, Galliford Try Wednesday May 23 Finals: Severn Trent, Marks & Spencer, Vedanta Resources, Dairy Crest Interims: Britvic, Target Trading updates: Bovis Homes, Hilton Group Economic announcement: CPI...

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The LAST WORD: Rav Bumbra, founder, Structur3dpeople

May 18, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Rav Bumbra, founder, Structur3dpeople

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Rav Bumbra, tech entrepreneur and founder of recruitment business Structur3dpeople, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:    Film you watched? Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. I don’t usually get...

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University of Bath aims to power new generation of high-growth companies

May 18, 2018
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University of Bath aims to power new generation of high-growth companies

A programme to enable some of the UK’s best tech scale-up companies become the sector giants of tomorrow has been launched by the University of Bath. The programme, part of a national project, is supported by £5m of government money through Research England’s Connecting Capability Fund. It will enable 240 of the most innovative...

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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into region to advise firms on all things Brexit

May 18, 2018
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Trade Horizons Roadshow rolls into region to advise firms on all things Brexit

Businesses in the Bath area are to be helped prepare for the challenges and opportunities that Brexit will bring when an Export for Growth roadshow tours the region this summer.   The day-long Trade Horizons events are to be staged by Business West – the region’s largest business advice group, which also runs Bath...

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Double vision for Bath Ales as multi-million pound Hare Brewery increases capacity

May 18, 2018
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Double vision for Bath Ales as multi-million pound Hare Brewery increases capacity

Bath Ales has officially opened its new state-of-the-art brewhouse, doubling its capacity and opening up the possibility of a wider range of beers.   Hare Brewery in Warmley, between Bath and Bristol, is the result of a multi-million pound investment by Bath Ales’ parent group St Austell Brewery, which acquired the firm in 2016....

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‘Breakthrough’ campaigns promised by Bath agency Ready following re-positioning

May 18, 2018
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‘Breakthrough’ campaigns promised by Bath agency Ready following re-positioning

Bath-based creative agency Ready has unveiled a fresh positioning and launched a new sub-division as it looks to clarify its offering to new and existing clients.   The agency will focus on what it calls ‘breakthrough’ promotional and tactical campaigns for consumer brands.  According to co-founder Shane Carnell-Xu, this means original tactical ideas that cut...

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Specialist recruiter drives up standards with fifth transport industry accreditation

May 18, 2018
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Specialist recruiter drives up standards with fifth transport industry accreditation

Independent recruitment agency 24-7 Staffing has gained an accreditation for excellence for the fifth consecutive year.   The Chippenham-based firm has held the Driver Agency Excellence (DAE) since the voluntary scheme was set up by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) five years ago to recognise, encourage and promote good practice within the sector.  To...

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Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased at city’s sixth Digital Festival

May 18, 2018
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Bath’s tech pioneers to be showcased at city’s sixth Digital Festival

Bath businesses, IT experts and digital pioneers will be taking a step into the future when the city’s Digital Festival returns later this year.  After the success of 2017’s event, plans are already in the pipeline for another exciting five days of talks, activities, workshops and more as the World Heritage City is taken...

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