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Bath Rugby teams up with global training firm Olive Media as latest business partner

September 30, 2014
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Bath Rugby teams up with global training firm Olive Media as latest business partner

International digital training and communications company Olive Media, which has former Bath and England hooker Mark Regan as a director, has become the latest firm to join Bath Rugby as an official business partner. The Ireland-based firm will have its branding on the number patch of all squad playing shirts as well as advertising...

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New regional head of business development for Institute of Directors

September 29, 2014
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New regional head of business development for Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors has expanded its team in the South West with the appointment of Hannah Goodenough as head of business development. Hannah, pictured, who lives in Bath, will be based at the regional headquarters at the Bristol & Bath Science Park and will be responsible for retaining and attracting membership across the South West. She brings...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 28, 2014
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Monday 29 September Interims: Camkids, CityFibre Infrastructure, Gameaccount Network, Globo Finals: DX, Inland Homes, MJ Gleeson Trading statements: Aberdeen Asset Management, Compass AGMs: Aortech International, Aurum Mining, Maple Energy, Namibian Resources, Pinewood Shepperton, Speymill, Trafalgar New Homes Economics: Net consumer credit, Net lending secured on dwellings, Mortgage approvals, M4 money supply Tuesday 30 September...

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Michelin stars shines light on The Bath Priory’s excellence for third year running

September 26, 2014
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Michelin stars shines light on The Bath Priory’s excellence for third year running

The Bath Priory, part of former Bath Rugby owner Andrew Brownsword’s hotel group, has retained its Michelin star for a third consecutive year. Executive Chef Sam Moody, who joined The Bath Priory in 2009, was awarded the accolade for the first time in 2013 aged just 28. The country house hotel’s third star coincides...

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Bath agency Mr B & Friends toasts major branding exercise for London craft brewery

September 26, 2014
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Bath agency Mr B & Friends toasts major branding exercise for London craft brewery

Bath-based creative agency Mr B & Friends has completed a major branding and design exercise for highly-acclaimed London craft brewery Fourpure, whose beers now appear in some of the capital’s top restaurants. The agency worked on a complete naming, brand strategy, packaging design and website design-and-build for the start-up brewery, which was launched by brothers...

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Bath Rugby Foundation scheme to tackle illiteracy gets two years added time

September 26, 2014
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Bath Rugby Foundation scheme to tackle illiteracy gets two years added time

Bath Rugby Foundation’s successful Stickability literacy programme, which is sponsored by Trowbridge-based The Consortium, is to continue for a further two years.  The programme gives young people aged between nine and 10 the opportunities and support to develop learning skills and confidence. It is delivered in primary schools throughout Bath & North East Somerset...

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Bath’s historic St John’s Hospital looks to the future with fund to boost social enterprise

September 26, 2014
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Bath’s historic St John’s Hospital looks to the future with fund to boost social enterprise

A Bath charity that has been helping disadvantaged people in the city since 1174 wants to hear from social enterprises and other charities that could benefit from a new £4m lending fund. The St John’s Hospital Social Investment programme is designed to support growth and development of social enterprises and charitable organisations with social,...

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The LAST WORD: Esther McMorris, chief executive, Nine Feet Tall

September 26, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Esther McMorris, chief executive, Nine Feet Tall

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 Esther McMorris, founder of Bath-based change management consultancy Nine Feet Tall, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I started watching the Bourne Identity the other night...

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Staycation tourism campaigns pay off as UK visitors boost Bath’s economy

September 26, 2014
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Staycation tourism campaigns pay off as UK visitors boost Bath’s economy

Nearly 200 jobs have been created and an additional £10.5m spent by tourists as a result of campaigns run by Bath Tourism Plus (BTP) working with the Bath Business Improvement District (BID), new figures show. The campaigns, which took place last autumn and winter, were aimed at encouraging UK residents to take more holidays...

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Transatlantic trade mission to learn from the best of the Big Apple

September 26, 2014
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Transatlantic trade mission to learn from the best of the Big Apple

Sales expert Alison Edgar has travelled to New York as part of a national business mission for small and medium-sized firms to explore trade opportunities. Alison, pictured, managing director of Chippenham-based Sales Coaching Solutions, has joined more than 60 UK-based small businesses to meet entrepreneurs who are successful in the Big Apple. During the...

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