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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 29, 2017
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Monday 1 May Bank holiday Tuesday 2 May Interim: Aberdeen Asset Management Trading statements: Bovis Homes, BP, Just Eat, Shire AGMs: Bovis Homes, Howden Joinery, Lighthouse Group, Randgold Resources, RPS EGM: Bovis Homes Economics: Markit UK PMI manufacturing survey  Wednesday 3 May Interims: Focusrite, Imperial Brands, Sage Group Finals: Inspiration Healthcare, J Sainsbury, Osirium...

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Trailblazing role for The House in gaining recognition for using business as a force for good

April 28, 2017
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Trailblazing role for The House in gaining recognition for using business as a force for good

The House, the Bath-based specialist brand consultancy, has become the first business in the city to be awarded B Corp status – a measure of an organisation’s commitment to meeting rigorous standards of social and environmental performance. B Corps are for-profit companies that are committed to business models that deliver positive impact. B Corp...

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‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

April 28, 2017
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‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

A major conference in June will bring together the West of England’s political and business leaders as it faces a period of unprecedented change following the Metro Mayor and national Parliamentary elections. The West of England Economic Growth Conference on June 23 will offer delegates the first opportunity to discuss the region’s economic future...

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West of England LEP appoints interim chair as it prepares for new era

April 28, 2017
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West of England LEP appoints interim chair as it prepares for new era

UWE vice-chancellor Prof Steve West has been appointed interim chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) following the resignation of Stephen Roberston. Prof West, pictured, takes up the reins of the organisation as it grapples with changes brought in by the election of the region’s first Metro Mayor, the new West of...

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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

April 28, 2017
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SCISYS earns ‘game-changing’ place on Met Police’s supplier framework

Shares in specialist IT firm SCISYS rose today after it revealed it had won a place on the Metropolitan Police’s new supplier framework – a move it described as a “game-changer” in is relationship with the force. Chippenham-based SCISYS, which provides highly specialised software and IT services to organisations across the space, defence, media...

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Another acquisition clocked up by Bath lender 1pm as it continues to expand portfolio

April 28, 2017
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Another acquisition clocked up by Bath lender 1pm as it continues to expand portfolio

Bath-based specialist lending group 1pm has hit the acquisition trail again – snapping up an independent funder of hard assets as it continues its fast-paced growth. 1pm is paying £2.3m for Warwickshire-based Bell Finance, which has been lending to firms in the construction and manufacturing sectors mainly against business-critical equipment such as plant, machinery...

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Ping pops up at Roman Baths for historic venue’s first foray into one-off catered events

April 28, 2017
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Ping pops up at Roman Baths for historic venue’s first foray into one-off catered events

MasterChef winner-turned-judge Ping Coombes will be appearing at a one-night-only pop-up restaurant event at The Roman Baths Kitchen next month. At the event – called Go Bananas and which takes place on May 25 – Ping will be taking inspiration from her book Malaysia to showcase new Malaysian dishes and a new way to...

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Chase de Vere teams up with Inspire to offer membership benefits

April 28, 2017
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Chase de Vere teams up with Inspire to offer membership benefits

Chase de Vere, the national firm of independent financial advisers with an office in Bath, has formed a partnership with Inspire – the trading name of the Wessex Chamber of Commerce – to offer employee benefits advice to members. It will also supply personal independent financial advice to business owners, senior executives and management...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

April 27, 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. Managing cashflow for small businesses Think of cashflow as a balancing act to get your house in order. Read the full story here Completing your auto-enrolment duties Important procedures for completing your auto-enrolment duties. Read the full story here...

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Major business park thinks small with plan for its latest industrial units

April 26, 2017
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Major business park thinks small with plan for its latest industrial units

Plans have been drawn up for 20 small units on the 35-acre Hawke Ridge Business Park between Trowbridge and Westbury offering smaller firms the chance to relocate to the area’s newest business location. Developer Bath-based HPH Commercial Property has submitted a detailed planning application to Wiltshire Council for the scheme, to be called Kestrel...

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