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Queen Square office building once home to Jane Austen comes on the market for first time since 1832

March 24, 2021
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Queen Square office building once home to Jane Austen comes on the market for first time since 1832

A Grade I listed Georgian property on Bath’s iconic Queen Square, once occupied by Jane Austen but since used as an office, is on the lettings market for the first time in nearly two centuries. Law firm Stone King has occupied 12 & 13 Queen Square continuously since 1832.  But following its merger with...

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Royds Withy King Bath team handles sale of grass verge maintenance businesses

March 24, 2021
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Royds Withy King Bath team handles sale of grass verge maintenance businesses

A team from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has advised the shareholders of two fast-growing businesses that maintain grass verges on roads and central reservations on their sale to one of the UK’s leading traffic management firms. Camps Highways and Camps Environmental Services (CES) were acquired by Chevron TM, which provides traffic management...

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Unique opportunity for West of England to become major hub for legaltech, report shows

March 19, 2021
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Unique opportunity for West of England to become major hub for legaltech, report shows

The West of England has the potential to become the UK’s leading centre for the fast-growing legaltech sector outside of London, according to a new report. With Bristol and Bath already an established centre for the legal firms – 26 of the UK’s top 100 have a presence in them – and the cities boasting...

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Sponsored editorial. New rules, new opportunities for businesses

March 19, 2021
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Sponsored editorial. New rules, new opportunities for businesses

Many businesses across the West of England are facing uncertainty and challenges that could not have been foreseen a year ago when the pandemic hit our economy and livelihoods. With our new relationship with the EU, we also know that doing business with Europe has changed. This has meant adapting to new ways of...

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Work placement programme will give businesses chance to link with city’s skilled students

March 19, 2021
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Work placement programme will give businesses chance to link with city’s skilled students

Bath firms of all sizes are being urged to take part in a scheme that aims to boost industry by creating work placements for skilled students in the city. IKEEP – Intrapreneurial Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Pathway – is looking for local businesses and organisations of all sizes that would benefit from being matched up...

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Mogers Drewett extends divorce offering with chartered financial planner appointment

March 18, 2021
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Mogers Drewett extends divorce offering with chartered financial planner appointment

A combined legal and financial service to help people going through a divorce or separation has been launched by regional law firm Mogers Drewett, which has an office in Bath. The move coincides with the appointment of chartered financial planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society Daniel Gornall.  His arrival in the Mogers...

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Professional practices webinar series launched by Smith & Williamson

March 16, 2021
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Professional practices webinar series launched by Smith & Williamson

National accountancy firm Smith & Williamson is launching a series of webinars for partners in professional practices later this month. The series begins on Thursday, March 25, with ‘Introduction to the Partnership,’ which will guide newly appointed equity partners through the transition from employee to equity partner. This will be followed by ‘Financial Planning...

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Event: Adapting culture to fit the new mixed working environment

March 12, 2021
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Event: Adapting culture to fit the new mixed working environment

Bath’s HR professionals will be able to hear from a leading expert based in the city on how they can change their workplace culture to meet the new, post-pandemic environment at a webinar next week. The event, the latest staged by Bath HR Network, the group dedicated to collaborative HR knowledge and expertise among employers in the city,...

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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

March 12, 2021
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Western powerhouse should plug into region’s high-growth sectors to spur economic growth, says report

Cyber technology, advanced manufacturing, renewable energy and the green economy should be harnessed to drive recovery and growth in the Western Gateway, the regional powerhouse that includes Bath, the West of England and South Wales. The recommendation comes in an independent report published this week which also suggests the region should focus on raising productivity...

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Region’s best new real estate projects to be championed through Michelmores Property Awards

March 10, 2021
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Region’s best new real estate projects to be championed through Michelmores Property Awards

Regional law firm Michelmores has launched its Property Awards for 2021, which celebrate the best projects from the South West real estate and construction sectors during the year. The awards, now in their 19th year, have become a fixture of the region’s business calendar and attract applications from a broad range of innovative schemes across 10...

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