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Search starts to find Bath’s happiest workplace

December 12, 2014
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Search starts to find Bath’s happiest workplace

A competition has been launched to find Bath’s happiest workplace – and staff working for the city’s forward-looking employers are being urged to enter. The contest is being staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA , which wants to know exactly what sets some of Bath’s offices apart from its humdrum, boring...

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Publishing industry group sings Bath magazine firm Anthem’s praises as it scoops top award

December 12, 2014
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Publishing industry group sings Bath magazine firm Anthem’s praises as it scoops top award

Bath-based Anthem Publishing, which was launched 12 years ago by three former Future Publishing executives, has won the industry’s top award for independent operators. The firm collected the prestigious Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publishing Company of the Year 2014 trophy at the PPA’s recent Independent Publishing Network Conference. The award, which was contested...

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Broadband quality – not speed – critical factor, Bath tech firm’s data reveals

December 11, 2014
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Broadband quality – not speed – critical factor, Bath tech firm’s data reveals

Bath-based digital supply chain management firm Actual Experience has helped telecoms industry regulator Ofcom compile a major report which debunks the view that slow broadband speeds are holding back the economy. Instead, the quality of the broadband is far more important for the majority of users, Ofcom concludes. As a result it has called...

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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

December 8, 2014
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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

The annual search for the region’s best companies has started with the launch of accountants PwC’s widely-respected West of England Business of the Year Awards 2015. Now in their 27th year, the eagerly-contested awards are the most prestigious in the region by far – previous winners read like a who’s who of the West’s...

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Red is the colour for Mulberry as sales decline pushes it into a half-year loss

December 4, 2014
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Red is the colour for Mulberry as sales decline pushes it into a half-year loss

Mulberry, the luxury goods brand, has slumped into the red with a half-year loss of £1.1m after a disastrous attempt to go upmarket backfired. The firm, based at Chilcompton, suffered a 9% fall in sales to £45.1m in the six months to September 30 while wholesale revenues tumbled 31% to £19.6m. In the same...

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London ‘liveable neighbourhood’ scheme lands Bath architects Grant Associates top industry award

December 4, 2014
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London ‘liveable neighbourhood’ scheme lands Bath architects Grant Associates top industry award

A masterplan developed by Bath-based firm of landscape architects Grant Associates to create London’s “most-liveable” neighbourhood has won it one of the top awards in its industry. Grant Associates’ bold infrastructure and public realm plan will transform the Church Street and Paddington Green area, setting new UK standards and creating a neighbourhood retro-fitted to...

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Bath Business Expo to return next March with pledge to be bigger and better

December 4, 2014
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Bath Business Expo to return next March with pledge to be bigger and better

The Bath Business Expo returns next spring – and after the success of this year’s event it promises to be bigger and better represent the city’s dynamic business scene. All 72 stands at this July’s Expo, held at the Guildhall, were sold out and more than 400 visitors attended the all-day event. Next year’s...

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Bath’s DWP PR gains two finance industry award nominations for client Clifton Asset Management

December 4, 2014
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Bath’s DWP PR gains two finance industry award nominations for client Clifton Asset Management

Bath-based PR firm DWP Public Relations has helped its client Clifton Asset Management reach the finals of the prestigious Business Moneyfacts Awards. Clifton has been shortlisted in two categories – Best Alternative Funding Provider 2015 for its pensionledfunding.com site and Innovation in the SME Finance Sector award for the alternativebusinessfunding.co.uk portal. Clifton and pensionledfunding.com...

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Autumn Statement: Bath Business reaction

December 3, 2014
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The Chancellor produced a balanced Autumn Statement yesterday that addressed business concerns around rates reform and finance, Bath business leaders said. Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, described it as a “crowd-pleasing” set of proposals for business, particularly its pledge for a major review into the “iniquitous...

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Bath agency Mr B & Friends draw on street art scene to encourage exporters to think outside the box

December 3, 2014
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Bath agency Mr B & Friends draw on street art scene to encourage exporters to think outside the box

Export chiefs hope that a former shipping container covered with colourful street art will hold the key to getting more Bath firms to take their business to the world. Business West’s #GetExporting campaign highlights the benefits of exporting in an innovative way. Using the eye-catching container, spray-painted by a pair of Bristol street artists...

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