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Jobs boost as West manufacturers ramp up production and investment

March 2, 2015
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Jobs boost as West manufacturers ramp up production and investment

Manufacturing companies across the West of England have increased output and investment over recent months, resulting in new jobs and a brighter outlook than most other regions of the UK. The upbeat picture emerged from a major survey published today which also showed the slump in the oil price has had little impact so...

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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

March 2, 2015
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Thrings boosts presence in London corporate market with new partner appointment

West of England commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has strengthened its corporate offering to domestic and international clients with the appointment of Jonathan Morris as partner. Jonathan, pictured, is a highly-experienced corporate solicitor with more than 10 years’ experience of working with businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange’s...

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Senior planner appointment strengthens Savills’ regional team

March 2, 2015
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Senior planner appointment strengthens Savills’ regional team

Savills has appointed Chloë Clark as senior planner covering the South West. Chloë, pictured, who qualified as a chartered town planner in 2012, joins Savills from Hunter Page Planning in Cheltenham. Chloë has experience of a range of residential and commercial development projects, as well as urban regeneration and rural conversion schemes for a variety...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 1, 2015
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Monday 2 March Interim: Swallowfield, Thorntons Finals: Alent, Amlin, British Polythene Industries, Dialight, FBD Holdings, HellermanTyton, Hiscox, Intertek, Keller, PPHE, Senior, Trinity Mirror, Ultra Electronics EGM: Dunelm Economics: Consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals, Manufacturing data, M4 money supply Tuesday 3 March Interims: Ashtead Group, Clinigen, ISG Finals: Barclays, Costain, Devro,...

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Withy King rises up Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For rankings

February 27, 2015
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Withy King rises up Sunday Times’ Best Companies to Work For rankings

Law firm Withy King, which has its largest office in Bath, has been ranked 42nd in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For in 2015 – up from 58th position last year. The firm’s ranking was revealed at an awards ceremony held in London yesterday and will be published in...

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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

February 27, 2015
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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

Barclays has become the latest blue-chip company to sponsor Business Showcase South West 2015 – the region’s biggest business exhibition which returns for a second year in May. Barclays joins First Great Western and Enterprise Rent-a-car in sponsoring the event staged again at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Following last year’s successful debut as a one-day...

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Fast-growing Bath iris recognition tech firm snapped up by digital camera innovator FotoNation

February 27, 2015
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Fast-growing Bath iris recognition tech firm snapped up by digital camera innovator FotoNation

Bath-based Smart Sensors, a pioneer of iris recognition technology, has been acquired by FotoNation in a deal that will put its products into millions of devices across the world. Over the past 10 years Smart Sensors, based at Bath's Innovation Centre, has developed tools for iris feature extraction, biometric key creation and fast-matching which...

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Bulldog spirit channelled by Mr B & Friends for innovative YouTube marketing campaign

February 27, 2015
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Bulldog spirit channelled by Mr B & Friends for innovative YouTube marketing campaign

Mr B & Friends, the Bath creative agency, has harnessed the marketing power of YouTube to launch a new product for builders’ merchant Siniat. The brief from Siniat was to pitch the product – an innovative range of metal partition frames called Bulldog – against more traditional timber products, with a key task to...

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Seminar on effective innovation planning to be staged in Bath by EIP

February 27, 2015
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Seminar on effective innovation planning to be staged in Bath by EIP

Intellectual property law firm EIP is hosting an evening seminar in Bath next month on how to plan an effective innovation strategy from product concept to commercialisation. Speakers include EIP partners Gary Moss, Paula Flutter and Richard Gordon-Brown. They will be joined by James Lamb of Bath-based industrial designers Lamb Industries and Graham Maile...

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Bath branding agency The House shortlisted for three coveted industry awards

February 27, 2015
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Bath branding agency The House shortlisted for three coveted industry awards

Bath-based brand agency The House has been nominated for three major industry awards in recognition of its rebranding work for two international clients. The European Transform awards celebrate excellence in rebranding, including strategy, execution, content and evaluation.  The House’s work with global sustainable packaging company Petainer has been nominated for best multi-market implementation of a brand development project and best visual identity in...

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