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City centre Grade II listed office building acquired by Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

January 27, 2015
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City centre Grade II listed office building acquired by Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) has bought Grade II listed 1 Trim Bridge from The Bath Institute of Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) to use as its new head office. The building, which was sold with vacant possession for £775,000, has just over 3,000 sq ft (280 sq m) of office space over...

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Experienced entrepreneur joins Alliance Pharma board as non-executive director

January 26, 2015
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Experienced entrepreneur joins Alliance Pharma board as non-executive director

Chippenham-based speciality pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma has appointed tech entrepreneur and experienced businessman Nigel Clifford as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Mr Clifford, pictured, is chief executive of Procserve Holdings, a London, Cambridge and Guildford-based company specialising in technology that enables secure transactions online. He is also a non-executive director of Slough...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 25, 2015
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Monday 26 January Finals: Porvair, SThree Trading statements: Cranswick, Petra Diamonds Economics: BBA loans for house purchases Tuesday 27 January Interims: PZ Cussons, Mattioli Woods Final: Crest Nicholson Trading statements: British Land, Britvic, Carpetright, easyJet, Greencore AGMs: Alternative Networks, Arria NLG, Britvic, Greencore, Marston's, Servoca Economics: Index of services, GDP (fourth quarter) Wednesday 28...

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The LAST WORD: Malcolm Miller, managing director, RTS Group

January 23, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Malcolm Miller, managing director, RTS Group

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Malcolm Miller, managing director of Chippenham-based learning and development consultancy RTS Group, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I re-watched Up In The Air with George...

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Bath tech firm Actual Experience plans global digital revolution

January 23, 2015
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Bath tech firm Actual Experience plans global digital revolution

Actual Experience, the small Bath-based digital supply chain management firm, plans to become “truly global” within a year as it prepares to sign contracts with international blue-chip businesses, its co-founder predicts. Chief executive Dave Page, pictured, the Bath-based entrepreneur who helped launch the innovative firm in 2009, said it was poised to revolutionise the...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

January 23, 2015
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Solicitors at Withy King have the following advice which may be useful to business owners and directors in their professional and private lives. Shareholders’ reserve power It is a long-established principle that, in the absence of specific controls, the board is entitled to govern and exercise its powers without interference from its members. Less...

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Business leaders welcome jobless fall in South West but warn over rise in youth unemployment

January 23, 2015
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Business leaders welcome jobless fall in South West but warn over rise in youth unemployment

The latest drop in unemployment has been welcomed by business groups – but they warned that the pace of the fall has slowed and urged the Government to do more to help young people into work. Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, also questioned the number of part-time and fixed...

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Logistics group Wincanton lands major contract to support shipbuilding at BAE Systems

January 23, 2015
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Logistics group Wincanton lands major contract to support shipbuilding at BAE Systems

Chippenham-based supply chain firm Wincanton has secured a new contract with defence giant BAE Systems to provide full logistics and warehousing services that support its UK shipbuilding operations. Under the long-term agreement, which starts with the outsourcing of all logistics and warehousing at BAE Systems’ sites in Glasgow, Wincanton will operate a central warehousing facility,...

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Bath agency Mr B & Friends creates identity to unlock potential of Cheltenham’s cultural venues

January 23, 2015
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Bath agency Mr B & Friends creates identity to unlock potential of Cheltenham’s cultural venues

Bath-based creative marketing agency Mr B & Friends has created a new identity for the The Cheltenham Trust, the organisation responsible for managing and operating some of the Gloucestershire spa town’s iconic cultural venues. The agency won the task to create the new look in a competitive pitch last year. The Cheltenham Trust manages...

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Ethiopian photo exhibition takes Bath’s Fairfield House back to its roots as Haile Selassie’s home

January 23, 2015
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Ethiopian photo exhibition takes Bath’s Fairfield House back to its roots as Haile Selassie’s home

Fairfield House in Bath, the residence of Ethiopia’s Emperor Haile Selassie I while in exile, is staging a unique photographic exhibition. Ethiopian photographer Addishiwot Asfawosen Zeleke’s Roots offers a fascinating series of portrait, documentary and landscape photographs from diverse regions of Ethiopia, presenting an intimate look into the lifestyle and culture of her homeland.  ...

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