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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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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

April 26, 2017
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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

The West of England’s largest business organisation has called on all candidates in next week’s Metro Mayor election to show they will deliver long-term economic growth for the region. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative and the chambers of commerce for Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire, has...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, demands Bath Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Bath that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking a General Election on June 8,...

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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

April 17, 2017
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ICAEW annual dinner to hear behind-the-scenes stories on Brexit night from Jeremy Vine

Broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Vine will be the guest speaker at this year’s ICAEW West of England’s annual dinner – one of the most popular events in the region’s business calendar. More than 400 business figures and guests from the accountancy, professional services and wider business community will attend the dinner, which takes place...

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Mowbray Woodwards staff raffle, run, bake and dress down to raise money for Mentoring Plus

April 7, 2017
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Mowbray Woodwards staff raffle, run, bake and dress down to raise money for Mentoring Plus

Raffling a day off work, dress-down days and a bake-off style cake sale helped staff at Bath law firm Mowbray Woodwards raise £3,200 for local charity Mentoring Plus. Mowbray Woodwards, a member of the Bath Percent Club - which aims to encourage charitable giving among local businesses - was introduced to the charity at one of its...

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Hunt for Bath’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bath’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in the Bath area’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bath Business News and its sister titles, the Happiest...

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£7m stately home deal for Stone King’s Bath commercial property and charity teams

April 3, 2017
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£7m stately home deal for Stone King’s Bath commercial property and charity teams

The Bath office of law firm Stone King has advised on a multi-million pound property deal that secures the future of Wentworth Woodhouse, the country’s largest stately home. The Grade-I listed Georgian mansion and gardens in South Yorkshire, pictured, have been sold to the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust for £7m, with Stone King acting for...

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Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

March 30, 2017
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Double partner appointment boosts Thrings’ private client team

Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has strengthened its private client offering with the appointment of two new partners. Awen Mellick and Stuart Crippin have joined the firm’s fast-growing private client team, which works across its five main UK offices in Bath, Bristol, Swindon, London and Southampton. Awen was formerly...

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Article 50: Future of EU workers tops list of concerns for Bath firms, say advisors

March 30, 2017
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Business advisors covering Bath are poised to deal with a wide range of concerns impacting on their clients following the triggering of Article 50 – from employment to tariffs and tax. They say the major worry – and one that is already affecting some firms – is the uncertainty over the status of EU...

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Article 50: National business reaction

March 29, 2017
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Article 50: National business reaction

The CBI called today’s triggering of Article 50 a “pivotal moment in country’s history” but said early wins were needed in the negotiations with the EU to keep business on side. President Paul Drechsler said the Prime Minister’s commitment to free trade and European values should “hearten those around the table and set a...

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