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Bath Spa University awards PR account to Grayling’s Bristol office

August 16, 2017
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Bath Spa University awards PR account to Grayling’s Bristol office

Bath Spa University has appointed national PR agency Grayling’s Bristol office to handle its public relations brief for the next year. The account was secured by Grayling, part of the London Stock Exchange-listed specialist communications and PR group Huntsworth, following a competitive tender process which included a number of regional PR consultancies.  The core...

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Destination development expert’s arrival widens Colliers’ service offering in South West

August 15, 2017
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Destination development expert’s arrival widens Colliers’ service offering in South West

Commercial property specialist Colliers International’s South West office has added expertise in developing leisure destinations to its range of services following the appointment of an associate director who has worked with clients such as London’s Olympic Park, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Trust. Matt Hyslop, who has more than 10 years’...

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Bath Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Modest growth ahead as uncertainty weighs on businesses

August 10, 2017
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Bath Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Modest growth ahead as uncertainty weighs on businesses

By Donna Kehoe, Bank of England agent for the South West of England I always enjoy the conversations I have each day with those running businesses, charities and other organisations here in the South West. These discussions provide an up-to-the-minute insight into what’s really happening in the economy across the UK. And at the...

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BBC journalist tech deal is good news for SCISYS following German acquisition

August 9, 2017
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BBC journalist tech deal is good news for SCISYS following German acquisition

The roll-out of a next-generation news management system by the BBC to thousands of its journalists has boosted Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS following its acquisition of the German firm behind the technology. Munich-headquartered Annova had a 12-year contract with the BBC to supply its OpenMedia software when SCISYS paid €11.35m (£9.64m) upfront in...

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Bath’s promotional balloon project gets off the ground at VIP launch

August 4, 2017
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Bath’s promotional balloon project gets off the ground at VIP launch

Novia Financial, the Bath-based wealth management firm, and Visit Bath have officially launched their new balloon in the city ahead of its first public appearance at next week’s Bristol Balloon Fiesta. Partner Bath Balloons staged a series of short, tethered ascents for guests at the launch against the iconic backdrop of the Royal Crescent....

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Future builds wider portfolio after completing £32m move into homes magazine and exhibition market

August 4, 2017
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Future builds wider portfolio after completing £32m move into homes magazine and exhibition market

Future, the Bath-based media group, has completed its £32m acquisition of rival Centaur Media’s home interest division in a move that brings three key brands to its portfolio – Homebuilding & Renovating, Period Living and Real Homes. The division’s magazines have a circulation of more than 870,000, although around half of its revenue comes...

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Online publisher’s grand gesture helps vocal group reap Fringe benefits

August 3, 2017
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Online publisher’s grand gesture helps vocal group reap Fringe benefits

An internationally-renowned vocal jazz group from Oxford University is heading to this month’s Edinburgh Fringe festival, thanks to the support of Bath online publisher SelectScience. The Corston-based firm, which works with scientists across the world, stepped in with a donation to the tune of £1,000 to help The Oxford Gargoyles, pictured, return for their...

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Bath firms urged to join roll call of UK’s fastest-growing tech firms

August 3, 2017
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Bath firms urged to join roll call of UK’s fastest-growing tech firms

Bath’s best tech businesses are being invited to enter a national awards scheme that celebrates innovation and growth among the sector’s fastest-growing firms. The 2017 Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards showcase the country’s dynamic technology ecosystem and the most exciting hi-tech companies.   Now in their 20th year, the awards rank the UK’s...

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‘Stop dithering and think big’ plea to West bosses as Metro Mayor launches draft economic blueprint

July 31, 2017
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‘Stop dithering and think big’ plea to West bosses as Metro Mayor launches draft economic blueprint

West of England business and local authority leaders have been urged to “stop dithering” and help develop a stronger regional economy that builds on its position as one of the UK’s leading centres for innovation and creativity. The recently formed West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is drawing up a new economic blueprint for...

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Lack of suitable office space in Bath forces fast-growing creative agency to relocate to Bristol

July 21, 2017
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Lack of suitable office space in Bath forces fast-growing creative agency to relocate to Bristol

Bath brand, creative and digital agency Mr B and Friends is to move to Bristol after failing to find a suitable office in its home city to meet its expansion plans. The firm was formed in a bedroom 11 years ago by CEO Simon Barbato, pictured, and moved into Bath city centre around nine...

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