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Women in Property to stage event to showcase the work of Concern Universal

March 5, 2015
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Women in Property to stage event to showcase the work of Concern Universal

Ahead of this Sunday’s International Women’s Day, the Association of Women in Property (WiP) is this evening hosting an event to highlight the work of Concern Universal, the charity aiming to bring opportunities to communities worldwide and help to beat poverty. The drinks and tapas reception at The Lido, Clifton, Bristol, which starts at...

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Bath gift firm Wild & Wolf has designs on expansion following takeover by D C Thomson

March 5, 2015
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Bath gift firm Wild & Wolf has designs on expansion following takeover by D C Thomson

Bath-based gift designer and retailer Wild & Wolf has been acquired by D C Thomson, publisher of The Beano and The Dandy, in a move that will accelerate its expansion. Wild & Wolf makes award-winning products featuring fashion brands such as Ted Baker and games and characters such as Scrabble, Mr Men and The...

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New director roles created at media group Future as it looks for new commercial opportunities

March 4, 2015
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New director roles created at media group Future as it looks for new commercial opportunities

Future, the Bath-based international media group, has created the new positions of sales director and commercial operations director as it continues its recovery from a tough period of trading. The firm, best known for its GamesRadar, Edge, MusicRadar, Guitarist, SFX and Total Film titles, has recruited former Clear Channel agency director Kerry Hindhaugh to...

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‘Best not-for-profit company’ ranking for Business West

March 4, 2015
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‘Best not-for-profit company’ ranking for Business West

Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, has been named among the UK’s best employers for the first time. Business West, which also operates a business centre in Midsomer Norton, appears at number 80 in this year’s prestigious Sunday Times ‘100 best not-for-profit companies to work for’ national list and is...

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Bath’s General Election hopefuls to be quizzed by city’s businesses

March 4, 2015
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Bath’s General Election hopefuls to be quizzed by city’s businesses

Five individuals who want to become Bath’s MP at the General Election will face questions from the city’s business community next week. The Question Time-style event, staged by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and which is being supported by Bath Business News as media partner, will give each candidate the chance to speak on...

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Two solicitors taken on to strengthen Stone King’s Bath office

March 3, 2015
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Two solicitors taken on to strengthen Stone King’s Bath office

Bath-based law firm Stone King has welcomed two more experienced solicitors to its fast-growing legal teams. Philip Askew joins as an associate solicitor in the residential property department while solicitor Sarah Eden begins work dispute resolution team. Mr Askew previously worked for his family’s law firm Askews Solicitors in North Yorkshire, where he followed...

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Head of learning at RTS moves up to board role

March 3, 2015
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Head of learning at RTS moves up to board role

Specialist automotive industry agency RTS’s head of learning Kathryn Searle has been promoted to the group’s board as director of learning and development. Kathryn, pictured, joined Chippenham-based RTS four years ago. The group provides learning and development for customer-facing staff in the automotive industry and counts leading brands such as Mazda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and...

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Jobs boost as West manufacturers ramp up production and investment

March 2, 2015
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Jobs boost as West manufacturers ramp up production and investment

Manufacturing companies across the West of England have increased output and investment over recent months, resulting in new jobs and a brighter outlook than most other regions of the UK. The upbeat picture emerged from a major survey published today which also showed the slump in the oil price has had little impact so...

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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

March 2, 2015
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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

West of England commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has strengthened its corporate offering to domestic and international clients with the appointment of Jonathan Morris as partner. Jonathan, pictured, is a highly-experienced corporate solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience of working with businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange’s...

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Senior planner appointment strengthens Savills’ regional team

March 2, 2015
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Senior planner appointment strengthens Savills’ regional team

Savills has appointed Chloë Clark as senior planner covering the South West. Chloë, pictured, who qualified as a chartered town planner in 2012, joins Savills from Hunter Page Planning in Cheltenham. Chloë has experience of a range of residential and commercial development projects, as well as urban regeneration and rural conversion schemes for a variety...

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