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New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

January 16, 2018
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New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

International property agency CBRE has promoted Tom Morris to managing director of its regional office 10 years after he joined the firm as a graduate. Tom, pictured right, will take over the role in the second quarter of this year from industry stalwart Garry Hicks, pictured below left, who will retire from the firm...

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Partner promotion for key player in Grant Thornton’s regional employer solutions team

January 16, 2018
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Partner promotion for key player in Grant Thornton’s regional employer solutions team

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has promoted Dominic Merlin-Cone to partner in a move that reflects his success in working in its South regional employer solutions team. The team advises businesses on all aspects of rewarding and incentivising staff, employment taxes, benefits and global mobility across Grant Thornton’s South region, which takes in Bath. Before...

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Director takes up role to drive forward University of Bath’s world-class automotive research centre

January 15, 2018
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Director takes up role to drive forward University of Bath’s world-class automotive research centre

The University of Bath’s pioneering car-of-the-future research centre, due to open in 2020, has appointed its first programme director. Gavin Edwards, pictured, joined the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) this week from the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department at the University of Warwick providing research, education and knowledge transfer in...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 13, 2018
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Monday January 15 Interim: Acacia Mining Trading update: Metro Tuesday January 16 Interims: Citigroup, UnitedHealth Trading updates: Rio Tinto, Dunelm, JD Sports, Greggs, Provident Financial, Premier Foods Economic announcement: CPI (December) Wednesday January 17 Interims: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Alcoa, Carrefour Trading updates: Burberry, Diploma, Hochchild Mining, Ladbrokes Coral, Mitie Thursday January 18...

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International architects Grimshaw appointed to design new stadium for Bath Rugby

January 12, 2018
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International architects Grimshaw appointed to design new stadium for Bath Rugby

The long hoped for new stadium on The Rec – and new home for Bath Rugby – will be designed by globally renowned architectural firm Grimshaw if it gets the go-ahead.   The London-based practice – responsible for the re-designed Wimbledon’s No 1 Court and the new grandstand at Lord’s cricket ground –  was...

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Quays North regeneration key to Bath’s economic ambitions, says council as plans go in for approval

January 12, 2018
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Quays North regeneration key to Bath’s economic ambitions, says council as plans go in for approval

Bath’s ambitious Quays North development, which could create up to 1,900 jobs in 270,000 sq ft of much-needed new office space, has been submitted for outline planning approval. The scheme near Churchill Bridge is a key part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s (B&NES) flagship riverside regeneration project, which also includes the Quays...

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More room for growth in Bath’s hospitality sector as ‘wellness’ breaks take off

January 12, 2018
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More room for growth in Bath’s hospitality sector as ‘wellness’ breaks take off

Bath’s hospitality industry will continue to grow against the national trend this year, with more rooms, more visitors and more high-profile deals, according to new research.   The city will benefit from the growing trend for ‘wellness’ short breaks, which are forecast to reach record levels in 2018.   And as the gateway to...

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Apple specialist joins Systemagic as demand for technical know-how continues to grow

January 12, 2018
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Apple specialist joins Systemagic as demand for technical know-how continues to grow

IT firm Systemagic has welcomed Apple specialist James Bunting to its award-winning team based in Bradford on Avon.    James, pictured, joins as demand for using Apple computers and servers continues to grow among businesses.  He is the latest addition to Systemagic’s helpdesk team, bringing with him more than eight years’ experience implementing and supporting Apple...

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Creative sector must face up to huge challenges, ITV chair tells launch of Bath’s new Centre for Cultural & Creative Industries

January 11, 2018
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Creative sector must face up to huge challenges, ITV chair tells launch of Bath’s new Centre for Cultural & Creative Industries

ITV chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette highlighted the importance of the UK’s creative industries during an inaugural lecture at the launch of Bath Spa University’s new Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries. Speaking to 60 members of staff and students from the university, the former president of the Royal Television Society and deputy chairman of...

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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

January 11, 2018
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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has promoted two surveyors in its South West office. Tom Dickson, a member of LSH’s South West building consultancy team, and Roxine Foster, who works in its office advisory team, have been made senior surveyors. In addition, industrial and logistics surveyor Chris Williams has become the latest...

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