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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

September 18, 2017
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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

The CBI has appointed Ben Rhodes as its new assistant regional director in the South West. Ben, pictured, joins from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, where he was chief executive for five-and-a-half years. His responsibilities in the newly created role will include promoting the South West as a great place to invest and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 17, 2017
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Monday September 18 Finals: Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited, City of London Investment Group, Finsbury Food Group, Green Reit, Petra Diamonds Ltd.(DI) Interims: Concurrent Technologies, Ergomed , Learning Technologies Group , M. P. Evans Group, Medica Group , Secure Income Reit , Veltyco Group AGMS: Mercia Technologies , Ormonde Mining Trading announcements: Dairy Crest...

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The LAST WORD: David Newton, chief executive, Kersfield

September 15, 2017
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The LAST WORD: David Newton, chief executive, Kersfield

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 David Newton, chief executive of Bath-based property developer Kersfield, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The 1949 film The Third Man, often cited as the best British...

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International experts to explore Bath’s development at city’s first Festival of the Future

September 15, 2017
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International experts to explore Bath’s development at city’s first Festival of the Future

The future of Bath’s architecture, art and housing – and how they shape its economy – will come under the spotlight at the first major conference of its kind to be held in the city. Speakers will include internationally acclaimed architects, designers and heritage experts along with award-winning Bath-based film director Ken Loach, who...

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Time Out city guide redesign for Bath agency Mytton Williams

September 15, 2017
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Time Out city guide redesign for Bath agency Mytton Williams

Bath-based brand and design agency Mytton Williams has redesigned the acclaimed Time Out city guides following a complete review by publisher Crimson to upgrade everything from their content structure to the use of typographical features and imagery.   Multi award-winning Mytton Williams changed the front end design to make it more magazine-like and also improved navigation...

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University of Bath event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

September 15, 2017
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University of Bath event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

Small and medium-sized enterprises from across the South West are being invited to the preview in Bath of a unique programme aimed at supporting and investing in the business leaders of the future. Productivity through People is a collaboration between four world-class organisations with the University of Bath School of Management, which has co-designed...

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Bath Rugby drives into three-way partnership with Land Rover and Dick Lovett

September 15, 2017
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Bath Rugby drives into three-way partnership with Land Rover and Dick Lovett

Iconic British car marque Land Rover has become the official vehicle of Bath Rugby in a three-way partnership with West of England motor dealership group Dick Lovett. The agreement, which extends Land Rover’s long-running support of UK rugby, comes ahead of the opening in December of Dick Lovett’s new state-of-the-art Jaguar Land Rover dealership...

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Marketing expert joins Wincanton as non-exec director

September 15, 2017
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Chippenham-headquartered logistics group Wincanton has appointed former John Lewis and Co-operative Group marketing director Gill Barr as an independent non-executive director. Ms Barr, whose new role becomes effective from today, will also sit on the company’s audit, nomination and remuneration committees. She is also a non-executive director of PayPoint and a trustee director of...

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Last chances for Bath businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

September 15, 2017
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Last chances for Bath businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

Bath businesses have just a few weeks left to comment on a new economic blueprint for the West of England which aims to make it a “beacon of growth and innovation”. The draft strategy was launched in July by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and interim chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)...

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New regional business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank

September 14, 2017
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New regional business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank

Allied Irish Bank (GB) has appointed James Penman as its business centre leader for the South West region. James, pictured, was previously with Principality Commercial, Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and has extensive experience working with commercial and corporate customers in the region over the past 15 years. In his...

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