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Land and development manager appointment boosts Andrews

August 27, 2015
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Land and development manager appointment boosts Andrews

West of England property group Andrews has strengthened its land and new homes team with the appointment of James Read to the role of land and development manager. James, pictured, who will be based at the group’s Keynsham headquarters, joins from Bath-based social enterprise Curo, where he was land and acquisition manager with responsibility...

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Happy glampers put luxury yurt and tipi firm on road to further expansion

August 25, 2015
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Happy glampers put luxury yurt and tipi firm on road to further expansion

Yurt and tipi manufacturer and hire firm Hearthworks is intent on more expansion following a year in which it has achieved strong growth. The Pilton-based firm, which started as a hobby in 1999 and has nearly doubled turnover every year, now attends 25 festivals a year, hiring out 115 yurts, more than 200 tipis...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 22, 2015
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Monday 24 August Interims: Amlin, Avocet Mining, BATM Advanced Communications, Bunzl, Headlam Tuesday 25 August Interims: AFI Development, Antofagasta, Al Noor, BHP Billiton, FBD, Gulf Marine Services, James Fisher & Sons, Petrofac, Regus AGMs: Acorn Income Fund, Blinx, Blue Plant European Financials Investment Trust Economics: BBA loans for house purchase, Index of services Wednesday...

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Shake up at former Helphire group Redde shifts up a gear with £43.2m acquisition

August 21, 2015
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Shake up at former Helphire group Redde shifts up a gear with £43.2m acquisition

Bath-based accident management and specialist legal services group Redde has taken over a rival for £43.2m as it continues its major restructuring. Redde – known until last year as Helphire – said the acquisition of Huddersfield-headquartered FMG would broaden its accident and fleet management capabilities and allow it to enter additional industry sectors. It...

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The LAST WORD: David James, chief executive, Bath Tourism Plus

August 21, 2015
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The LAST WORD: David James, chief executive, Bath Tourism Plus

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 James, chief executive, Bath Tourism Plus, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? American Sniper, directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper Book you read?...

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Poland visit will offer valuable business connections in Central and Eastern Europe for rookie exporters

August 21, 2015
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Poland visit will offer valuable business connections in Central and Eastern Europe for rookie exporters

First-time exporters from the Bath area are being invited to explore opportunities in the fast-growing Central and Eastern Europe markets by taking part in a trade mission to Poland in October. The trip to Warsaw between October 6 and 8 is dedicated to building connections and learning on how to sell goods and services...

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Wealth management firm in running for top industry award

August 21, 2015
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Wealth management firm in running for top industry award

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has been shortlisted for the title of Tax and Estate Planner of the Year in a prestigious sector-focused national award scheme. The firm, a fast-growing provider of specialist investment and tax planning services, is one of just eight finalists competing for the accolade in the 2015 Investment Life & Pensions...

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Only Connect teams up with Bath Business News for its landmark 25th event

August 21, 2015
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Only Connect teams up with Bath Business News for its landmark 25th event

Only Connect, the West of England’s exclusive business and social networking company, stages its landmark 25th event next month – and Bath Business News has partnered with it to offer a massive 50% discount on ticket prices. The strictly black tie event, on September 17, will bring together 300-plus like-minded professionals in the glamorous...

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$5m coastal security contract win for Software Radio Technology

August 21, 2015
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$5m coastal security contract win for Software Radio Technology

Specialist marine identification and tracking technology firm Software Radio Technology (SRT) has landed a $5m (£3.18) contract to supply coastal monitoring equipment to an unnamed country. The Midsomer Norton firm’s AIS Maritime Domain Management (MDM) system will allow the nation to combat illegal fishing, identify potential threats, manage sensitive marine areas and strengthen its...

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Old Mill team’s 300-mile cycle challenge bags £8,000 for global education charity

August 21, 2015
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Old Mill team’s 300-mile cycle challenge bags £8,000 for global education charity

Staff from West of England accountancy firm Old Mill have taken part in a 300-mile cycle ride from Paris to Somerset to raise nearly £8,000 for charity School in a Bag. Thirteen staff made the gruelling trek which started under the Eiffel Tower and ended at Old Mill’s Yeovil office four days later. The...

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