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Local green projects secure Earth Champion award for Bath architects Grant Associates

July 1, 2015
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Local green projects secure Earth Champion award for Bath architects Grant Associates

Bath-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates has been recognised as an ‘Earth Champion’ for its contribution to protecting the planet’s environment. The firm has received an Outstanding Earth Champions Award in the built environment category by Earth Champions Quest, which was created by the United Nations to champion the local sustainability efforts. The organisation’s...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 29, 2015
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Bath Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

The recent ninth annual Institute of Directors Director of the Year awards, staged at Bordeaux Quay, Bristol. Photos by Clint Randall www.pixelprphotography.co.uk All the awards winners with ceremony host Laura Rawlings, centre Director of the Year Award winner Julie Moore with ceremony host Laura Rawlings and Mark Bennett of sponsors HSBC Stephen Jackson of...

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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

June 24, 2015
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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

More than 80% of West of England firms fear leaving the EU would pose a risk to the UK economy, according to results of a survey among nearly 1,000 businesses in the region published today. Two thirds also believe it would be bad for their own business. The survey by Business West, the organisation...

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Senior creative appointments boost Bath’s Mr B & Friends

June 23, 2015
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Senior creative appointments boost Bath’s Mr B & Friends

Kate Gorringe has been appointed as creative director of Mr B & Friends, the Bath-based brand, creative and digital agency. With more than 20 years’ experience in London-based design and advertising agencies, Kate’s clients have included Lloyds TSB, JustGiving, AXA, Principality Building Society, Siniat (formerly Lafarge Plasterboard) and Sainsbury’s and she brings a strong...

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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

June 18, 2015
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Tax calculator launched after report reveals SMEs are missing out on millions of pounds in R&D relief

Accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has launched a free tax calculator to enable businesses to work out how much tax they could be saving on their research and development (R&D) costs. The online tool has been set up in the light of research suggesting that thousands of businesses could be missing...

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Music festivals play multi-million pound role in boosting Bath’s economy, new report shows

June 16, 2015
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Music festivals play multi-million pound role in boosting Bath’s economy, new report shows

The Glastonbury Festival and the Bath area’s vibrant cultural scene add nearly £300m a year to the regional economy, a major new report out today shows. The study by industry body UK Music shows more than 772,000 visitors came to the South West last year specifically to attend live music events. These visitors generated...

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Bath Ales’ cider tastes success in international awards ahead of music festivals debut

June 16, 2015
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Bath Ales’ cider tastes success in international awards ahead of music festivals debut

Bath Ales’ Bounders cider has won an international award as it prepares to go on sale to thirsty music lovers at festivals this summer for the first time. Medium-dry Bounders, which is made entirely from Somerset apples, secured a bronze medal at the coveted International Cider Challenge 2015. The highly-acclaimed awards celebrate the best-tasting...

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IT group SciSys’ shares plummet as it issues profits warning

June 4, 2015
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IT group SciSys’ shares plummet as it issues profits warning

Millions of pounds have been wiped off the value of SciSys, the specialist IT firm, after it warned of a major collapse in its profits this year. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the Chippenham firm – which counts governments, the BBC and space agencies among its customers – blamed difficulties in...

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New member appointments boost Local Enterprise Partnership board

June 3, 2015
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The chief executive of Bath-based management consultancy Nine Feet Tall is among eight business leaders who have today been appointed to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s board to help drive its growth ambitions. Esther McMorris is one of five new representatives who join three reappointed members on the newly formed LEP board,...

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Best workplace award for Keynsham’s Civic Centre

May 22, 2015
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Best workplace award for Keynsham’s Civic Centre

Keynsham’s recently opened Civic Centre has been named as the best corporate workplace in the South West, Thames Valley and South Wales by the British Council for Offices (BCO). The building, pictured, which replaced a number of outdated 1960s buildings in the town centre, won the award in the BCO’s regional property sector awards...

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