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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

February 5, 2016
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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

Bath firms can get instant access to an extensive network of business knowledge and skills partners through a new growth hub launched by Business West. The region’s largest business group – and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce – wants the portal to be the first port of call for businesses seeking any...

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Real estate lawyer takes up post as South West chair of BCO NextGen

February 1, 2016
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Real estate lawyer takes up post as South West chair of BCO NextGen

An organisation that mentors and encourages the next generation of professionals to become future leaders in the office sector has appointed lawyer Drew Nesbitt as its new regional chairman. Drew, pictured, a senior associate in Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon’s real estate team, will lead the British Council for Offices (BCO) NextGen in the...

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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

January 31, 2016
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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

Bath’s business community is being invited to welcome in the Chinese New Year of the Monkey in style with a banquet at one of the region’s top restaurants. The gala banquet has been organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which works to connect businesses in the region with businesses in...

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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

January 29, 2016
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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

Bath’s top firms are being urged to enter the region’s most prestigious business competition – accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards. The widely-respected awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners represent the cream of the region’s top companies. The unrivalled awards, which are being staged in...

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Last chance to enter prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016

January 29, 2016
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Last chance to enter prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016

Applications for the coveted South West Fairtrade Business Awards close this weekend and Bath firms that support fair and ethical business practices are being urged to enter before Sunday’s deadline. The unique awards – now in their fourth year – champion firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business. Bath businesses...

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Intellectual property sessions to be staged as part of Bath Digital Festival

January 29, 2016
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Intellectual property sessions to be staged as part of Bath Digital Festival

Intellectual property law firm EIP is offering free intellectual property (IP) advice clinics during this month’s Bath Digital Festival. The clinics are for businesses or individuals seeking IP protection for their inventions (patents), designs or branding (trademarks). Innovative IP law firm EIP provides a range of services in Europe and the US from patent,...

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New R3 regional chair takes up role

January 27, 2016
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New R3 regional chair takes up role

Alan Bennett, a partner at West of England law firm Ashfords, has become the new for the South West & Wales chair of R3, the insolvency trade body. In his new role Alan, pictured, a partner in Ashfords’ restructuring and insolvency team, will provide support to R3 members in the region, helping them promote...

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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

January 22, 2016
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Withy King Directors’ Briefing

Solicitors from Withy King’s corporate & commercial and private client teams in Bath discuss a few of the issues which may affect directors and other business decision-makers at work and in their personal lives. Employers may have to pay for staff travel time Employers are advised to check whether they have to pay for...

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Firms that make a difference urged to enter Business in the Community awards

January 22, 2016
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Firms that make a difference urged to enter Business in the Community awards

Business in the Community (BITC) is calling on Bath firms to showcase how they are taking practical action to address pressing issues as the deadline for entries to the 2016 Responsible Business Awards looms. The awards, now in their 19th year, celebrate inspiring examples of businesses that make a difference by creating stronger communities,...

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Business West turns spotlight on skills and pay as region’s jobless rate falls again

January 21, 2016
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Business West turns spotlight on skills and pay as region’s jobless rate falls again

The latest fall in unemployment – down a further 7,000 in the South West – has been welcomed by Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce. But Business West, the region’s largest business group, has warned that low unemployment brings its own challenges – particularly skills shortages and rising wage costs –...

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