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£14.2m publishing acquisition takes Future into new markets

June 24, 2016
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£14.2m publishing acquisition takes Future into new markets

Bath-based publishing group Future is to buy rival Imagine Publishing in a £14.2m deal – extending its portfolio of titles to include a further 19 magazines in the process. The takeover will add the Retro Gamer and World of Animals titles and digital platforms to Future’s portfolio, which already includes T3 and PC Gamer....

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Brexit: Bath area firms suffer from stock market fall-out

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Bath area firms suffer from stock market fall-out

Millions of pounds were wiped off the value of Bath area firms quoted on the London Stock Exchange today as they became caught up in the Brexit share price collapse. Rotork, Bath's largest manufacturer, suffered a 4.4% drop in its share price this morning. The firm, which makes specialist valves for the global oil...

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Brexit: National business reaction

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: National business reaction

Business organisation the CBI, which had lobbied hard for the UK to remain in the EU, called for “strong and calm leadership” from the Government to ensure economic stability as Brexit kicks in. Director-general Carolyn Fairbairn described the vote as a “momentous turning point” in the country’s history. “The country has spoken and it’s...

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Brexit: Bath business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

June 24, 2016
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Brexit: Bath business leaders call for urgent Govt action to protect firms

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, called on the government to immediately commit to negotiate the best deal possible for British firms following the referendum result. Failing to do that could risk jeopardising new investment from the many overseas firms that have chosen to base themselves in the region to give them access...

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Regional group calls on Bristol’s tech innovators to help showcase South West as global hub

June 22, 2016
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Regional group calls on Bristol’s tech innovators to help showcase South West as global hub

Bath’s tech sector is being urged to get involved with a new group that aims to promote the South West as a global hi-tech and digital centre of excellence. Tech South West is holding one of its first event tomorrow morning at the Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub at Temple Meads, pictured. Launched in...

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Bath Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 20, 2016
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Bath Business News Photo Gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

Business leaders from across the region were recognised at the Institute of Directors 2016 Director of the Year Awards. Simon Barbato, founder and CEO of Bath-based brand, digital and marketing agency was named South West Director of the Year. Other winners were:  James Piper of Ecosurety in Bristol (Young Director), Brady George of Keynsham-based Almeda...

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New recruitment site proves just the job for creative industry freelancers

June 18, 2016
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New recruitment site proves just the job for creative industry freelancers

Creative industry freelancers Helen and Richard Forsyth have launched a professional skills match-making website to help firms recruit creative talent. The husband-and-wife team from Bradford on Avon want Find a Creative Pro to be a new model for freelance recruitment. Professional creative freelancers such as writers, designers and web developers registering with the site...

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Bath marketing agency M2 Bespoke in running to land coveted title of region’s happiest workplace

June 16, 2016
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Bath marketing agency M2 Bespoke in running to land coveted title of region’s happiest workplace

Bath-based content marketing agency M2 Bespoke has been named among the finalists in a unique competition to find the region’s happiest workplace. M2, based in the beautiful surroundings of Stokewood House at Limpley Stoke, will now line up against four other firms – three from Bristol and one from Swindon – in the final...

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Support for remaining in EU growing among West bosses, survey reveals

June 15, 2016
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Support for remaining in EU growing among West bosses, survey reveals

Bosses running West of England firms are almost three times more likely to vote in favour of remaining in the EU than leave – with the gap between the two views widening over the past three months. The latest snap survey by Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – of its members...

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Mr B & Friends founder wins Director of the Year award – while he’s celebrating firm’s 10th birthday

June 10, 2016
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Mr B & Friends founder wins Director of the Year award – while he’s celebrating firm’s 10th birthday

Simon Barbato, founder and CEO of Bath-based brand digital and marketing agency Mr B & Friends, has been named South West IoD Director of the Year. Simon, pictured, launched the agency in a bedroom 10 years ago. Today it the city’s largest firm of its kind and one of the fastest-growing in the region. ...

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