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Manufacturing growth slows as concerns grow over weaker exports

September 1, 2014
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Manufacturing growth slows as concerns grow over weaker exports

Growth among West of England manufacturers has eased to more moderate and sustainable long-term levels, according to a survey published today – but exports are being hit by a combination of weakness in the eurozone and sterling’s strength. The latest quarterly Manufacturing Outlook survey from EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, and accountants BDO shows a...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 1, 2014
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Monday 1 September Interim: Falkland Oil & Gas Trading statement: Berkeley Group AGMs: Berkeley Group, Igas Energy EGMs: Mecom, Retroscreen Virology Economics: Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals, M4 money supply, Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index – manufacturing, Halifax house prices, Bank of England/GfK inflation over the next 12 months Tuesday...

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Investment for trailblazing Bath tech firm Cloudfind as it aims for the digital jetstream

August 29, 2014
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Investment for trailblazing Bath tech firm Cloudfind as it aims for the digital jetstream

Bath-based tech start up Cloudfind, which aims to revolutionise the way businesses use the cloud, has received a further £600,000 investment to fund further growth. The firm plans to take information management into what it calls the ‘digital jetstream’ by cutting out wasted hours trying to find and organise huge amounts of data. The...

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Owners serve up £1m refurb for Bath’s County Hotel as Martin Blunos puts it on the culinary map

August 29, 2014
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Owners serve up £1m refurb for Bath’s County Hotel as Martin Blunos puts it on the culinary map

Bath’s County Hotel is to get a £1m refurbishment as it looks to build on its new-found reputation as a haven for food lovers. The 20-bedroom luxury hotel’s owner, entrepreneur Barry Hurley, brought Bath-born celebrity chef Martin Blunos, pictured, back to his home city earlier this year when it opened Blunos Fish Restaurant at...

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Award shortlistings at the double for pioneering NHS IT system developed by Bath firm IPL

August 29, 2014
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Award shortlistings at the double for pioneering NHS IT system developed by Bath firm IPL

An innovative healthcare IT system developed in Bath that helps paramedics deliver better care to patients has been shortlisted as a finalist in two leading industry awards. The Electronic Referral Information Sharing System (ERISS) was commissioned by the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) and built in collaboration with IPL, the Bath-based IT...

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Marshfield Farm Ice Cream makes it six golden years in Great Taste Awards

August 29, 2014
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Marshfield Farm Ice Cream makes it six golden years in Great Taste Awards

Marshfield Farm Ice Cream has added to its bulging trophy cabinet by scooping a sought-after gold star in the annual Great Taste Awards for a sixth consecutive year. The accolade is the 15th won by the family-owned business in the Great Taste Awards, the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink in the UK....

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Sports stars to explore parallels with business at next Nine Feet Tall networking event

August 29, 2014
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Sports stars to explore parallels with business at next Nine Feet Tall networking event

Bath-based management consultancy Nine Feet Tall is staging the latest in its long-running business and sport networking series next month. It will be the fifth time sport personalities and business leaders have come together with Nine Feet Tall specifically to discuss the similarities between business and sport. The free event, which takes place on...

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Vectura’s pioneering asthma inhaler gets green light for use in another new market

August 28, 2014
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Vectura’s pioneering asthma inhaler gets green light for use in another new market

An innovative inhaler for patients with asthma developed by Chippenham-based specialist drug firm Vectura has secured its first approval in Latin America. The green light from Mexico’s Health Authority follows similar go-aheads in four European countries and South Korea for the AirFluSal Forspiro device, pictured, which can also be used to treat chronic obstructive...

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Women in business award nomination for Begbies Traynor regional head caps busy year

August 28, 2014
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Women in business award nomination for Begbies Traynor regional head caps busy year

Business rescue and recovery specialist firm Begbies Traynor’s regional managing partner Julie Palmer has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Julie, pictured, who heads up a network of 12 offices including one in Bath, is in the running for The Business Magazine’s Women in Business 2014, Woman of the Year Award in the...

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Trio of new non-exec directors for Bath Building Society

August 27, 2014
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Trio of new non-exec directors for Bath Building Society

Bath Building Society has appointed Angela Cha, Robert Derry-Evans and Denzil Stirk as non-executive directors to strengthen its board and several of its committees. Angela Cha, pictured, is a solicitor with 24 years’ experience having spent the majority of her career at Pinsent Masons specialising in commercial legal and risk management advice in the...

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