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General Election result: National business reaction

June 9, 2017
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General Election result: National business reaction

The unexpected outcome of the General Election and the resulting hung Parliament has sent shock waves through businesses and the organisations representing them. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said it was a serious moment for the UK economy. “The priority must be for politicians to get their house in order and form a functioning government,...

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General Election result: Bath business reaction

June 9, 2017
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General Election result: Bath business reaction

Business organisations in Bath and across the West of England today warned of damaging uncertainty following the shock General Election result and the impact of a hung Parliament on key issues for the city, particularly on the imminent Brexit negotiations Business West, the region’s largest business group, said there would be widespread concern about more...

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Highlight PR hired by disruptive organic food for babies brand

June 8, 2017
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Highlight PR hired by disruptive organic food for babies brand

Organic baby brand Babease has appointed Bath agency Highlight PR to manage its consumer and trade PR. Babease champions the importance of babies developing savoury palates before sweet ones with a range of vegetable-led weaning products. It claims to already be disrupting the baby food industry while creating healthy eaters for life through its...

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Ancient meadows provide natural home for Bath’s innovative Forest of Imagination arts event

June 8, 2017
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Ancient meadows provide natural home for Bath’s innovative Forest of Imagination arts event

Bath-based contemporary arts event Forest of Imagination is to sprout up again later this month – connecting people to nature in all kinds of imaginative ways. This year’s event is at Bushey Norwood, the National Trust-owned ancient meadows behind the University of Bath that make up part of Bath’s hugely popular Skyline Walk. Organisers...

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Bath Economic Question Time to tackle crucial issues affecting the city

June 2, 2017
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Bath Economic Question Time to tackle crucial issues affecting the city

The vital issues affecting Bath’s economy – from Brexit to rail electrification – will come under the spotlight at a major event in the city next week. Taking place the day before Thursday’s General Election, the annual Bath Economic Question Time will have extra relevance this year, with highly-acclaimed economist and public speaker Mark...

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The LAST WORD: Nick Sturge, regional chairman, Institute of Directors

June 2, 2017
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The LAST WORD: Nick Sturge, regional chairman, Institute of Directors

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Nick Sturge, South West regional chairman of the Institute of Directors, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I’ve been watching OJ: Made in America, which has...

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‘Energetic hub’ created in new Bristol office by Bath workplace specialist Interaction

June 2, 2017
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‘Energetic hub’ created in new Bristol office by Bath workplace specialist Interaction

Bath-based workplace design and build specialist Interaction has helped create an “energetic and progressive hub” in one of Bristol’s latest contemporary office schemes. Interaction was called in by retail support services client eXPD8 ahead of it moving to the refurbished office at One Brunswick Square in St Paul’s – one of the new generation...

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Leaving EU with no deal would harm region, Business West warns in its General Election manifesto

June 1, 2017
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Leaving EU with no deal would harm region, Business West warns in its General Election manifesto

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has warned that leaving the EU without a deal would cause “considerable damage” to many businesses. The organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, said avoiding this outcome “must be a priority” for all General Election candidates standing in constituencies across the West of England. In its manifesto...

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Turnaround in confidence levels by South West firms points to strong growth this year

June 1, 2017
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Turnaround in confidence levels by South West firms points to strong growth this year

Confidence among businesses in the South West is back in positive territory after a sustained period of decline, according to a new survey. The latest quarterly ICAEW Business Confidence Monitor shows investment plans in the region are stronger than the UK average in areas such as employment, staff development and capital investment. The survey findings...

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Heat is on for local producers as deadline for chalets at this year’s Bath Christmas Market approaches

May 26, 2017
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Heat is on for local producers as deadline for chalets at this year’s Bath Christmas Market approaches

Organisers of Bath’s highly successful Christmas Market are urging city traders to forgot the heatwave and look ahead to the festive season by booking their chalet now. The deadline to reserve space at the market – which this year will be between Thursday November 23 and Sunday December 10, subject to planning and licensing consent...

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