Media

Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

October 23, 2014
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Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bath, has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs. SETsquared, whose Bath base is in the university's Innovation Centre at Carpenters House, will compete in the national finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards next month after judges were...

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The LAST WORD: Simon Barbato, CEO, Mr B & Friends

October 20, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Simon Barbato, CEO, Mr B & Friends

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 Simon Barbato, CEO of creative agency Mr B & Friends, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? American Hustle. It was on my list for ages and...

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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 20, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on new staff – as it...

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Domestic life has starring role in Mr B & Friends’ campaign for Welsh building society

October 20, 2014
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Domestic life has starring role in Mr B & Friends’ campaign for Welsh building society

Wales’ largest building society The Principality has turned to Bath-based creative agency Mr B & Friends to develop a flagship multi-channel mortgage campaign. Mr B & Friends’ creative treatment for the campaign focuses on a domestic environment familiar to millions with life stages such as graduation, marriage, christening and young children. The agency worked alongside...

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Tribe puts homeless young people in the frame to raise awareness of their plight

October 20, 2014
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Tribe puts homeless young people in the frame to raise awareness of their plight

Staff from marketing agency Tribe Communications have produced, directed and starred in a film to raise awareness of the plight of vulnerable and homeless young people. The film was made ahead of the first Byte Night sponsored sleep-out in Bristol earlier this month. Five staff from Holt-based Tribe took part in the event, which...

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Non-executive director to leave publishing group Future

October 17, 2014
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Non-executive director to leave publishing group Future

Mark Whiteling is to stand down as a non-executive director of Bath-based international media group Future with effect from November 30 to take up a role as non-executive director at global travel business Hogg Robinson. Mark, pictured, has been a non-executive director at Future for just over four years and has chaired its audit...

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Mulberry warns on profits after sales decline again in tougher-than-expected market

October 14, 2014
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Mulberry warns on profits after sales decline again in tougher-than-expected market

Shares in luxury goods brand Mulberry fell sharply after it warned its annual profits will be “significantly” lower than expected. The group, based at Chilcompton, Somerset, and best known for its upmarket handbags, is undergoing a major restructuring after several years of dwindling profits. But chairman Godfrey Davis, who has been leading the firm...

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More restructuring at media group Future as it brings together its content marketing teams

October 13, 2014
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More restructuring at media group Future as it brings together its content marketing teams

Future, the international media group based in Bath, has merged its two content marketing businesses to form a new global content marketing agency as it continues its major restructuring. Called Future Fusion, the new division brings together staff who previously worked in its FuturePlus and NGIN businesses, producing ‘own-brand’ content, magazines and websites for...

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Bath Boules organisers aim to throw ‘party-in-the-city’ with changes to next year’s event

October 13, 2014
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Bath Boules organisers aim to throw ‘party-in-the-city’ with changes to next year’s event

Organisers of Bath Boules today unveiled bold changes to the event next year to widen its appeal after revealing that this year it raised a record £18,467. Law firm Withy King, which has two offices in Bath, was also confirmed as headline sponsor for the second year running. Bath Boules takes place in the...

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Bath event will show how social enterprise innovation can have a real impact on people’s lives

October 13, 2014
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Bath event will show how social enterprise innovation can have a real impact on people’s lives

The senior designer at Bath-based charity Designability, which makes life-changing technology, will speak at an event in the city this week about how it converts innovative ideas into commercially-viable products that have a real impact on people’s lives. Keir Haines will  joined by Bath Innovation Centre director Simon Bond, and Dick Penny, managing director of Bristol’s...

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