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Lovehoney snaps up online retailer responsible for spicing up the sex lives of the Swiss

September 25, 2020
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Lovehoney snaps up online retailer responsible for spicing up the sex lives of the Swiss

Bath-based sex toy retailer Lovehoney has strengthened its position in the European market by snapping up a smaller Swiss rival. Amorana, which has been in business for six years, is Switzerland’s leading online retailer of sexual happiness products. According to a survey last year, one in two Swiss recognised the brand. Lovehoney, which is...

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Bath Business Blog: Sean McDonough, Mogers Drewett. All change in the workplace as Job Support Scheme replaces furlough

September 25, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Sean McDonough, Mogers Drewett. All change in the workplace as Job Support Scheme replaces furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday set out the government’s new job retention measures in an attempt to support employers who face lower demand over the next six months due to Covid-19. While more information is coming out all the time about the scheme, Bath law firm Mogers Drewett’s employment partner Sean McDonough answers some of the key...

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New round of funding opens for innovative firms aiming to meet challenges of Covid-19

September 25, 2020
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New round of funding opens for innovative firms aiming to meet challenges of Covid-19

Bath businesses looking to innovate and address new challenges that have arisen from Covid-19 can apply for funding from a £1m recovery fund set up by UWE Bristol. Following on from a successful first round, the university has launched the second round of funding for its Digital Innovation Fund, which is open to small...

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Success on a plate for food and drink firms as global markets link-up goes virtual

September 25, 2020
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Success on a plate for food and drink firms as global markets link-up goes virtual

Food and drink producers from Bath and its surroundings had the opportunity to meet commercial trade officers working across the world this week at the first-ever virtual Meet the Market Expert event. Some 80 businesses booked meetings with more than 50 global trade officers representing 40-plus countries. In total more than 450 meetings took...

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Bath Spa students and graduates to benefit from renewed Santander Universities partnership

September 24, 2020
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Bath Spa students and graduates to benefit from renewed Santander Universities partnership

Bath Spa University and Santander Universities, the arm of the Spanish banking group that funds students and graduates, have renewed their partnership with for a further three years. The link-up, now in its sixth year, will provide scholarships and award opportunities to support education, entrepreneurship and employability activities among the university’s 7,000-plus student community,...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan: National business reaction

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan: National business reaction

Measures in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan have been welcomed as “bold steps” and “a shot in the arm” for industry by the UK’s leading business groups. The CBI said it would save hundreds of thousands of viable jobs while the British Chambers of Commerce said it would help many companies hold on...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Bath business reaction

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Bath business reaction

The Winter Economic Plan announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday may help stave off mass unemployment, but it failed to target support to those sectors that need it most, according to the West of England’s largest business organisation. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, along with other business groups, had urged Mr...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his Winter Economy Plan to help businesses and their employees as Covid-19 continues to have a devastating impact. The key points are:  A Jobs Support Scheme for employees will replace the furlough scheme, which effectively paid people not to work. Under this new scheme, businesses will pay employees for...

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Bath Business Blog: Peter Ball, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme explained

September 23, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Peter Ball, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme explained

The window for claiming the second grant under the self-employed income support scheme opened on August 17 and closes on October 19. Traders do not have to have claimed the first grant in order to qualify for the second, but their business must have been adversely affected by Covid-19 on or after July 14 to qualify. Scheme outline ...

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Protect firms and their workers, Business West urges, as Govt brings in raft of new restrictions

September 22, 2020
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Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, today called for a comprehensive support package for firms hit by the latest coronavirus measures. With the number of cases of Covid-19 rising again – promoting a new raft of restrictions on businesses – Business West urged the government to take action to protect jobs...

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