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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

October 20, 2014
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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

Property agency GVA has expanded its regional office agency team with the appointment of Alex Riddell as a senior surveyor. Alex, pictured, joins GVA at a time of strong growth for the South West office in Bristol and its office agency team in particular, which has just been placed at the top of the...

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The LAST WORD: Simon Barbato, CEO, Mr B & Friends

October 20, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Simon Barbato, CEO, Mr B & Friends

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Simon Barbato, CEO of creative agency Mr B & Friends, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? American Hustle. It was on my list for ages and...

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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 20, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on new staff – as it...

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£14.6m pumped into Bath’s economy by Thermae Spa, research shows

October 20, 2014
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£14.6m pumped into Bath’s economy by Thermae Spa, research shows

Bath’s Thermae Bath Spa contributes more than £14.6m a year into the city’s economy, according to new figures. Since it opened in August 2006 the total additional spend from visitors to the spa has added an estimated £75m to the city’s coffers, the research shows. The independent research carried out for Thermae Bath Spa...

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Spate of deals helps Bishop Fleming’s tax and corporate finance teams chalk up new records

October 20, 2014
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Spate of deals helps Bishop Fleming’s tax and corporate finance teams chalk up new records

The tax and corporate finance teams at West accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, are celebrating their most successful year yet having completed just over 20 transactions worth in total more than £200m. The team’s latest deal involved the sale of Asteral, the UK’s leading outsourcing of high-cost medical equipment...

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Domestic life has starring role in Mr B & Friends’ campaign for Welsh building society

October 20, 2014
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Domestic life has starring role in Mr B & Friends’ campaign for Welsh building society

Wales’ largest building society The Principality has turned to Bath-based creative agency Mr B & Friends to develop a flagship multi-channel mortgage campaign. Mr B & Friends’ creative treatment for the campaign focuses on a domestic environment familiar to millions with life stages such as graduation, marriage, christening and young children. The agency worked alongside...

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Innovation in IT award for ILP’s pioneering patient care information system

October 20, 2014
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Innovation in IT award for ILP’s pioneering patient care information system

Bath IT services firm IPL is celebrating a major award win for an innovative patient care information system built for its client North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS). IPL developed the Electronic Referral Information Sharing System (ERISS) system to help NWAS deliver the right care at the right time in the right place....

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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

October 20, 2014
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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

Commercial law firm Thrings has appointed two solicitors to its fast-growing commercial property team as a result of continued organic growth and a series of new client wins. Associate Steve Schofield and solicitor Beth Nicholls will further strengthen Thrings’ commercial property and construction offering across its four main offices in Bath, Bristol, Swindon and...

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Tribe puts homeless young people in the frame to raise awareness of their plight

October 20, 2014
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Tribe puts homeless young people in the frame to raise awareness of their plight

Staff from marketing agency Tribe Communications have produced, directed and starred in a film to raise awareness of the plight of vulnerable and homeless young people. The film was made ahead of the first Byte Night sponsored sleep-out in Bristol earlier this month. Five staff from Holt-based Tribe took part in the event, which...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 20, 2014
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Monday 20 October Trading statement: McBride AGMs: CPL Resources, McBride Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 21 October Interims: BP Marsh & Partners, Whitbread Final: Asos Trading statements: Arm, GKN, Go-Ahead, InterContinental Hotels, Pentair, Reckitt Benckiser, William Hill AGMs: Ashley House, Leeds Economics: Public sector finances Wednesday 22 October Interims: Home Retail, Ingenious Media Active...

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