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Trio of enterprise advisers taken on by LEP to boost links with education sector

September 26, 2016
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Trio of enterprise advisers taken on by LEP to boost links with education sector

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed three enterprise advisers for its Careers Enterprise Company, which offers strategic support to schools. The company aims to create powerful connections between local businesses and education providers.  Joining as enterprise advisers are Bath-based Wessex Water education adviser Duncan Forbes, UWE associate dean, research, innovation & partnerships Prof...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 25, 2016
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Monday 26 September Interims: CitiFibre Infrastructure Holdings, Ergomed, Zoltav Resources Finals: Allergy Therapeutics, Gemfields, Goldplat, MJ Gleeson AGMs: Acorn Minerals, BATM Advanced Communications, Octagonal, Pinewood Group EGM: Vela Technologies Economics: BBA house purchase loans, CBI total distribution reported sales Tuesday 27 September Interims: A.G. Barr, boohoo.com, Card Factory, Circassia Pharmaceuticals, MaxCyte, NetScientific, Premier Technical Services, S&U, Toumaz, XLMedia Finals: Close Brothers,...

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The LAST WORD: Simon Tapscott, managing director, Do Good Things

September 23, 2016
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The LAST WORD: Simon Tapscott, managing director, Do Good Things

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 Simon Tapscott, MD of specialist marketing consultancy Do Good Things and a member of the Big Bath City Bid team, answers our 10 questions.  What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The...

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Big Bath City Bid close to winning community ownership dream for football club

September 23, 2016
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Big Bath City Bid close to winning community ownership dream for football club

The campaign to turn Bath City FC into a community-owned football club is within touching distance of hitting its £300,000 goal. The Bath City FC Supporters Society, which is organising the Big Bath City Bid, has until next Wednesday to come up with the funds. This morning around £34,000 remained to be raised after...

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£1.1m profit for SCISYS as it bounces back from last year’s crisis

September 23, 2016
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£1.1m profit for SCISYS as it bounces back from last year’s crisis

Specialist IT group SCISYS has bounced back into profit with trading figures for the half year to the end of June showing a complete recovery from its disastrous 2015. The Chippenham-based group, which sells complex software systems to the space, defence, media and government sectors, chalked up an operating profit of £1.1m in the six months...

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Re-brand by Mr B & Friends shows sky wasn’t the limit for cloud services firm

September 23, 2016
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Re-brand by Mr B & Friends shows sky wasn’t the limit for cloud services firm

Bath-based brand, creative and digital agency Mr B & Friends has unveiled a new brand identity for UKCloud in a move that coincided with it topping a prestigious tech league table and losing a legal battle with media giant Sky. Mr B & Friends was tasked with rebranding the business formerly known as Skyscape...

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Bath Academy of Business to be launched by Bath College

September 23, 2016
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Bath Academy of Business to be launched by Bath College

Bath College is setting uo a business academy to give students valuable industry experience at top companies across the region. More than 30 companies have been invited to attend the launch of the Bath Academy of Business at Bath College next Thursday (Sept 29). The evening will bring together potential partners and students who...

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Regional Law Firm of the Year award shortlisting for newly merged Royds Withy King

September 23, 2016
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Regional Law Firm of the Year award shortlisting for newly merged Royds Withy King

Bath’s largest law firm Royds Withy King is in the running for the region’s most prestigious legal award. The firm, the result of the recent merger between Withy King, which has two offices in Bath, and city of London practice Royds, is on the three-strong shortlist for the title of Bristol Law Society Law Firm...

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Inspirational speakers and top advisers lined up for Bath Business Show

September 23, 2016
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Bath Business Show has announced its full seminar programme offering a wealth of invaluable advice and inspirational support for the city’s entrepreneurs. All the show’s seminars are free to attend and places can now be booked online.  The speakers have been chosen to inspire as well as deliver wisdom. Among them is James Buckley...

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Charitable foundation’s donation for Roman Baths’ Archway Project

September 23, 2016
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Charitable foundation’s donation for Roman Baths’ Archway Project

The Archway Project at the Roman Baths, which received planning permission earlier this month, has passed a major funding milestone with a donation from charitable grant-making foundation. The Garfield Weston Foundation has given a £75,000 grant to the project, which includes a new learning centre for the Roman Baths and a world heritage centre. London-based Garfield Weston...

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