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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

September 14, 2021
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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

The CBI has appointed a new South West team, including a new regional director and deputy regional director, to lead its activities in the region and support member businesses as they look to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19. Ben Rhodes steps up from the deputy director role he has held since 2017 to...

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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

September 13, 2021
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Savvy Investor sale handled by Royds Withy King corporate team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King’s corporate team has advised the company behind Savvy Investor, the thought-leadership platform for institutional investors, on its acquisition by global business information provider Pageant Media. Savvy Investor pulls together more than 10,000 white papers and other third-party content from across the investment management industry for more than 55,000...

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Inspecs eyeing up further takeovers as last year’s acquisitions transform its fortunes

September 10, 2021
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Inspecs eyeing up further takeovers as last year’s acquisitions transform its fortunes

Bath-based glasses designer and manufacturer Inspecs achieved a 562% increase in revenue in the first half of this year after reaping the rewards of the two acquisitions it made in 2020 – and is now on the lookout for more. The firm said it was working with its advisors to identify potential targets as...

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Pioneering low-cost washing machines bound for Iraqi refugee camps, thanks to Business West

September 10, 2021
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Pioneering low-cost washing machines bound for Iraqi refugee camps, thanks to Business West

Regional business support organisation Business West has helped innovative hand-cranked washing machines developed by a former University of Bath student reach refugee camps in Iraq. The Washing Machine Project was founded in 2018 by Nav Sawhney after he volunteered in India and saw his neighbour struggling to handwash her clothes.  Business West, the organisation...

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Double delight as event marks Bath gaining rare second UNESCO World Heritage listing

September 9, 2021
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Double delight as event marks Bath gaining rare second UNESCO World Heritage listing

Bath’s success in achieving a second UNESCO World Heritage listing has been celebrated at an event attended by civic and tourism industry leaders. The city, along with 10 other historic spa towns, secured the much-coveted UNESCO World Heritage status in July as part of the ‘Great Spa Towns of Europe’ nomination.  The achievement makes...

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Plans submitted for long-hoped-for redevelopment of former town centre industrial site

September 9, 2021
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Plans submitted for long-hoped-for redevelopment of former town centre industrial site

A mix of new homes, commercial workspaces and independent food and drink outlets are promised under long-awaited plans for a major town centre redevelopment site. The Innox Mills scheme will bring a vibrant new quarter to Trowbridge town centre, according to developers of the 10-acre brownfield site.  Once home to cloth mills and a...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bath firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England passing on their unused levy...

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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

September 6, 2021
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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon is reminding employers of their obligations when it comes to the National Minimum Wage. In recent months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been ramping up its investigation into employers who don’t pay the National Minimum and Living Wage – fining and publicly naming and shaming those businesses...

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Council could harness its £200m buying power to help tackle climate change and cut its carbon footprint

September 3, 2021
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Council could harness its £200m buying power to help tackle climate change and cut its carbon footprint

A fundamental review of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s buying practices – including using more local suppliers to further reduce its carbon footprint – is being considered as part of the council’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency. The council, which spends more than £200m each year commissioning goods and services, wants to...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bath area directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have to...

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