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New round of LEP growth funding opens to back expanding Bath firms and create jobs

July 23, 2014
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New round of LEP growth funding opens to back expanding Bath firms and create jobs

Ambitious Bath businesses with growth potential are being encouraged to apply for a new round of funding from the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The latest opportunity follows on from two previous successful rounds operated under the West of England Growth Fund scheme and through which nearly 300 businesses across the area...

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Professional group vice-president role for founder of Somerset cosmetic medicine business

July 22, 2014
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Professional group vice-president role for founder of Somerset cosmetic medicine business

Dr Beatriz Molina, founder of Somerset-based aesthetic medicine company Medikas, has been appointed vice-president of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine (BACM). Dr Molina, who launched the business in Street in 2005 and opened a Bath clinic in 2011, is known as an international expert and speaker on non-surgical cosmetic medicine. BCAM aims to...

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Learning disability group selected as Bath Building Society’s first charity of the year

July 22, 2014
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Learning disability group selected as Bath Building Society’s first charity of the year

Bath Building Society has chosen its first charity of the year – Bath Gateway Out and About, which provides help and support to people aged 18-plus with a learning disability. It is also one of nine charities and community groups sharing £7,000 from the society’s Annual Charity Awards scheme. A further four organisations have...

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Bath solicitor one of youngest to take up role on specialist Law Society committee

July 21, 2014
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Bath solicitor one of youngest to take up role on specialist Law Society committee

A solicitor from law firm Withy King's Bath office has become one of the youngest to be appointed to the Law Society’s Wills and Equity Committee. With just two years’ post qualification experience, Holly Mieville-Hawkins, pictured, is already making a name for herself as an expert in the field of Court of Protection work....

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Bath takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

July 21, 2014
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Bath takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

Bath’s thriving digital cluster – and one of its leading up-and-coming businesses – have been championed to an audience of national investors at a Tech City UK event in London. Bath, along with Bristol, was one of five tech clusters from across the UK to be invited to present at the Tech City UK...

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Passenger numbers hit new high at Bristol Airport as airlines map out new routes

July 21, 2014
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Passenger numbers hit new high at Bristol Airport as airlines map out new routes

Bristol Airport has recorded its busiest June ever, handling more than 646,000 passengers during the month. The increase comes as a number of airlines introduce new services to meet growing demand and a new £6.5m central walkway, which opened earlier this month, paves the way for the airport to handle larger, long-haul aircraft. The...

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Third Bath branch for Subway as it takes over former Toni & Guy salon

July 21, 2014
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Third Bath branch for Subway as it takes over former Toni & Guy salon

Expanding fast food group Subway is to open its third branch in Bath following its acquisition of a hairdressing salon in the city centre. The US-based group has taken over the former Toni & Guy outlet in Southgate Street, opposite The Southgate Shopping Centre. Fitting out of 1,500 sq ft unit has started and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 21, 2014
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Monday 21 July Interims: Dialight, Michelmersh Brick Finals: Allocate Software, Schroder Real Estate Investment Trading statements: Babcock International, Quindell AGMs: Babcock International, Ensor, Pathfinder Minerals, Quintain Estates & Development EGM: Bowleven Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 22 July Interims: Arm, Beazley, Croda International, McColl's Retail Group, Premier Foods Finals: IG, Versarien Trading statements: Future,...

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Staff share £600,000 payout as accountants Old Mill chalk up record growth

July 18, 2014
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Staff share £600,000 payout as accountants Old Mill chalk up record growth

West Country accountancy firm Old Mill achieved a record 14.2% growth in business last year, taking total income to £16.2m and enabling it to pay £600,000 in staff bonuses. The firm, which employs 270 people across its offices in Melksham, Wells, Yeovil, Dorchester and Exeter, has grown turnover by at least 10% a year...

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Bath Spa University honours ‘Dragon’ Deborah Meaden for services to business

July 18, 2014
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Bath Spa University honours ‘Dragon’ Deborah Meaden for services to business

Somerset-based serial entrepreneur and Dragon’s Den regular Deborah Meaden is today receiving an honorary degree from Bath Spa University – one of five presented this week during its annual graduation ceremonies. Other recipients are former Bath Spa governors Stella Pirie OBE and Mary Toman, artist Michael Craig-Martin CBE and American saxophonist, composer and arranger...

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