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Bath Festivals teams up with reading charity to publish young patients-turned-authors’ stories

November 16, 2017
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Bath Festivals teams up with reading charity to publish young patients-turned-authors’ stories

Bath Festivals, storyteller Jennifer Lunn and Read for Good – a charity that helps children develop a love of reading – have collaborated to publish a book of stories written by young patients at Bristol children’s hospital. Entitled Once Upon A Time…, the book was launched in the hospital with storytelling and performances of...

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Regional origination manager appointment for alternative funder as it gears up for more growth

November 14, 2017
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Regional origination manager appointment for alternative funder as it gears up for more growth

Alternative funding specialist ThinCats has appointed Alison Whistance in a senior management role to cover its South West region. Alison, pictured, joins as origination manager, South-West, as the firm gears up for its next period of growth. ThinCats, an online peer-to-peer lending platform that allows investors to make secured loans directly to businesses, recently...

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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

November 11, 2017
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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

West of England firms’ domestic sales and orders have grown at their fastest rate for two years, while business confidence is at its highest since before the Brexit referendum, according to the latest survey from Business West. The organisation, the largest business membership group in the region, said the findings showed local businesses had...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 11, 2017
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Monday November 13 Trading update: Taylor Wimpey, Ladbrokes Coral Tuesday November 14 Finals: McCarthy & Stone Interims: FirstGroup, Land Securities, Vodafone, Aveva, Electrocomponents Trading updates: Paysafe, Smiths Group, Cobham, Cineworld, Meggitt, ITV, Bovis Homes Economic announcement: CPI (October) Wednesday November 15 Finals: Fenner Interims: Experian, Premier Foods, TalkTalk, Great Portland Estates, Cisco Trading updates:...

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The LAST WORD: Charles Cronin, criminal defence solicitor, Mowbray Woodwards

November 10, 2017
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The LAST WORD: Charles Cronin, criminal defence solicitor, Mowbray Woodwards

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 Charles Cronin, criminal defence solicitor at Mowbray Woodwards, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Transformers: The Last Knight. Sadly a disappointment following on from the previous...

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Staff wellbeing and teamwork earn Circle Bath Hospital South West’s happiest workplace award

November 10, 2017
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Staff wellbeing and teamwork earn Circle Bath Hospital South West’s happiest workplace award

Bath’s Circle Hospital has been named as the South West’s happiest workplace for its ‘truly-inspiring’ ethos and environment. The Peasedown St John independent hospital beat a strong challenge from shortlisted workplaces across the region to claim the coveted award. The competition, now in its third year, was launched by workplace and interior design consultancy...

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Grounds for celebration as new guide reveals Bath’s best indie coffee spots

November 10, 2017
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Grounds for celebration as new guide reveals Bath’s best indie coffee spots

Bath’s top coffee spots have been revealed today in the latest edition of the South West and South Wales Independent Coffee Guide. And once again it shows the city punching well above its weight when it comes to indie cafes serving top-notch coffee. Bath boasts nine coffee shops in the guide – making it...

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Top UK financial planning listing for Chase de Vere

November 10, 2017
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Top UK financial planning listing for Chase de Vere

National independent financial advice firm Chase de Vere, which has an office in Bath, has been named as one of top financial planning companies for the eighth successive year. The firm features in thewealthnet Top 25 list, which highlights companies that are best equipped to provide financial planning advice to clients. It is based...

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Newcomer award recognition for mid-life career-change health insurance broker

November 10, 2017
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Newcomer award recognition for mid-life career-change health insurance broker

Simon Milner, a director at Radstock-based health insurance broker Lesson Moore, has been named among the industry’s newcomers of the year – at the age of 48. Simon received the honour at the national Health Insurance Awards, where he was up against a shortlist of much younger contenders. Simon achieved the top three finish...

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Firms urge MP to help deliver the best Brexit deal possible at Business West roundtable

November 10, 2017
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Firms urge MP to help deliver the best Brexit deal possible at Business West roundtable

Challenges linked to infrastructure, apprenticeships and Brexit were among the topics discussed by businesses when they met Chippenham MP Michelle Donelan at a roundtable staged by business services organisation Business West. With uncertainty still hanging over the government’s Brexit negotiations, businesses at the event emphasised the importance of agreeing a meaningful transitional deal with...

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