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Record number of jobs created by campaigns that market West of England as business hotspot

June 23, 2017
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Record number of jobs created by campaigns that market West of England as business hotspot

Targeted campaigns aimed at attracting UK and foreign-owned firms to the West of England helped create a record 1,600 jobs last year. The figures, released by inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath (IBB), were announced by recently elected Metro Mayor Tim Bowles. IBB said more than half of all companies it supported were new or...

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Manufacturers warn of ‘chilling effect’ of post-Brexit restrictions on EU workers

June 23, 2017
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Manufacturers warn of ‘chilling effect’ of post-Brexit restrictions on EU workers

Denying Bath firms access to workers from the European Union after Brexit could have a “potentially chilling economic effect”, a major industry body warns today.  The stark message from the EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, comes a day after Prime Minister Theresa May told EU leaders that about 3m EU citizens living in the UK...

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Innovation programme sets budding healthcare entrepreneurs on course for business success

June 22, 2017
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Innovation programme sets budding healthcare entrepreneurs on course for business success

Bath’s next generation of healthcare entrepreneurs have learned how to take their cutting-edge technology and business ideas to the next level thanks to an intensive innovation programme. The four-day course brought together health professionals, health and life science academics and small businesses and was delivered by business incubator SETsquared, which is backed by the University of...

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The LAST WORD: Maeve England, partner, Mogers Drewett, and chair, Bath BID board

June 22, 2017
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The LAST WORD: Maeve England, partner, Mogers Drewett, and chair, Bath BID board

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 Maeve England, a partner at Bath law firm Mogers Drewett and recently appointed chair of the Bath Business Improvement District (BID) board, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film...

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‘Truly astonishing’ campaign emerges from plasterboard firm’s tricky brief for Mr B & Friends

June 22, 2017
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‘Truly astonishing’ campaign emerges from plasterboard firm’s tricky brief for Mr B & Friends

Bath brand, creative and digital agency Mr B & Friends has crafted a striking integrated campaign for global dry lining manufacturer Siniat – with the client hailing it as “truly astonishing”. Siniat marketing and communications manager Fiona O’Callaghan admitted the firm knew it would be a “tricky brief to tackle”. But she said the...

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Andrews Property Group’s charitable shareholders receive £0.5m dividend payout

June 22, 2017
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Andrews Property Group’s charitable shareholders receive £0.5m dividend payout

The two charitable trusts that own Keynsham-based estate agency and property group Andrews are to share nearly £500,000 in annual dividend payments. Andrews Charitable Trust (ACT) and the Christian Book Promotion Trust are the sole shareholders of Andrews Property Group, which has 56 offices across the South of England. The ownership structure, which is...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

June 22, 2017
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath Business News and Pearson May bring you the top national finance stories. Employee benefits and costs on employers Staff benefits available and the impacts on employers. Read the full story here Parents-to-be saving into Junior ISAs Saving for your child’s future using Junior ISAs. Read the full story here    

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Land manager takes up role at Lovell to build further growth

June 22, 2017
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Land manager takes up role at Lovell to build further growth

Housing developer Lovell has appointed Richard Williams as land manager to drive its ambitious growth strategy for its residential developments portfolio across the South West.   Richard, pictured, brings wide-ranging knowledge of the regional property market to his new role. His 17-year career has included working as a property consultant for South West property...

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Firm behind Bath Labour Exchange regeneration forms joint venture to seek UK-wide opportunities

June 22, 2017
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Firm behind Bath Labour Exchange regeneration forms joint venture to seek UK-wide opportunities

Bath-based property developer Rengen, the firm behind the regeneration of the city’s former Labour Exchange building, has formed a joint venture with a London developer and investor to seek further opportunities across the UK. The partnership is with Farleigh Property, which has developed a number of high-quality residential schemes in and around the capital....

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Corporate finance partner appointed at Bishop Fleming

June 22, 2017
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Corporate finance partner appointed at Bishop Fleming

Bath’s largest accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has promoted its director of corporate finance Charles Davey to corporate finance partner. Since arriving at Bishop Fleming in 2015 from NatWest Structured Finance, Charles has been instrumental in completing a number of major deals for clients. These include business sales, family transitions, acquisitions and fundraisings, working with...

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