Media

Leading digital and media industry figure joins Future as non-executive director

November 25, 2014
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Leading digital and media industry figure joins Future as non-executive director

Bath-based international media group Future has appointed industry heavyweight Hugo Drayton as a non-executive director as its major restructuring programme nears its end. Mr Drayton, pictured, who takes up the role on December 1, is CEO of advertising technology company InSkin Media. Prior to that he spent two years as CEO of behavioural targeting...

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Investment doubles to £60m for SETsquared’s innovative firms

November 11, 2014
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Investment doubles to £60m for SETsquared’s innovative firms

Investment raised by innovative firms based at SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bath, has doubled over the past year to £60m – and is expected to rise again in the coming 12 months. Funding has come through a mixture of angel investors, venture capitalists and Government grants, according to...

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R&D tax credit take-up spirals as firms finally realise the benefit

November 11, 2014
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R&D tax credit take-up spirals as firms finally realise the benefit

West of England accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has a large office in Bath, has secured more than £53m in research and development tax credits for clients over the past year. The tax credits were introduced 14 years ago but take-up had been slow until recently – a fact many blame on the misapprehension...

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Unique university-led research project to gauge impact of design on Bath’s economy

November 10, 2014
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Unique university-led research project to gauge impact of design on Bath’s economy

The contribution made by design in businesses and the public sector in Bath is to be analysed for the first time in new academic research. The project, which will also look at design in Bristol, brings together experts from Bath Spa University, the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol....

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Jobs boost for Bath as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

November 6, 2014
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Jobs boost for Bath as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

Inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath is on track to hit its target of helping to create 1,380 jobs over two years, new figures show. Since its launch January 2013, the organisation has assisted in generating more than 1,200 jobs by attracting a number of high-profile businesses to the area – and it...

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Marketing firm says farewell Leicester Square to concentrate on its office in Bath’s Queen Square

November 3, 2014
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Marketing firm says farewell Leicester Square to concentrate on its office in Bath’s Queen Square

Respected national marketing agency Marcom Marketing Communications has closed its London office and shifted its business focus to Bath after 24 years of trading mainly in the capital. Changes in the industry – combined with Bath’s growing reputation as a creative city in its own right – means it feels it no longer needs...

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Tech-savvy men have Future in their sites for best gadget news

November 3, 2014
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Tech-savvy men have Future in their sites for best gadget news

Bath-based international media group Future has been named as the online publisher most likely to be visited by UK males ages 25 to 34 – a key demographic for advertisers of gadgets and technology. According to comScore MMX Multi-Platform, which analyses digital audiences, men between these ages are 97% more likely to visit Future...

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Workshop to help exporters develop their brands to be staged by Bath agency Mr B & Friends and UKTI

November 3, 2014
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Workshop to help exporters develop their brands to be staged by Bath agency Mr B & Friends and UKTI

Bath creative agency Mr B & Friends has partnered with UKTI South West, the regional arm of the Government’s export advice service, to host a half-day workshop next week for businesses looking to develop their brand in international markets. The event, called Advanced Brand Management: How to maximise competitive advantage, is aimed at helping...

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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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