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Owners serve up £1m refurb for Bath’s County Hotel as Martin Blunos puts it on the culinary map

August 29, 2014
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Owners serve up £1m refurb for Bath’s County Hotel as Martin Blunos puts it on the culinary map

Bath’s County Hotel is to get a £1m refurbishment as it looks to build on its new-found reputation as a haven for food lovers. The 20-bedroom luxury hotel’s owner, entrepreneur Barry Hurley, brought Bath-born celebrity chef Martin Blunos, pictured, back to his home city earlier this year when it opened Blunos Fish Restaurant at...

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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

August 26, 2014
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Ambassador to highlight trade opportunities in fast-growing, tech-savvy South Korea

West firms will be able to learn about commercial opportunities in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies when the British Ambassador to South Korea visits the region next week. Scott Wightman will be joined by CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce in Korea, David Lee, at the free event staged by UK Trade...

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Update on city’s pioneering Craneworks project to be staged by Creative Bath

August 22, 2014
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Update on city’s pioneering Craneworks project to be staged by Creative Bath

Workers in Bath’s creative industries will be able to learn more about the city’s ambitious Craneworks innovation centre project at a meeting next month. Creative Bath, the organisation that brings together those employed in media, design, marketing and PR in the city, will be giving an update on Craneworks on September 10. The free...

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Bath prepares to serve up its biggest Great Feast so far

August 22, 2014
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Bath prepares to serve up its biggest Great Feast so far

More than 100 businesses have already pledged to take part in this year’s Great Bath Feast, which runs throughout October. Some 150 events have been planned, ranging from chef demos, social suppers, book talks and cookery classes to cheese and apple festivals, with organisers expecting it to be the biggest so far. The Great...

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Bath agency Mr B & Friends teams up with Bristol Sport to create new branding

August 21, 2014
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Bath agency Mr B & Friends teams up with Bristol Sport to create new branding

Bath-based creative agency Mr B & Friends has designed a new brand identity for Bristol Sport, the management company behind many of the city’s leading clubs including Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby. The new identity, which includes new logos on its teams’ shirts, underpins Bristol Sport’s plans to become the South West’s best facility...

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Grant Associates seeks more work in Asia after strengthening its Singapore office

August 20, 2014
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Grant Associates seeks more work in Asia after strengthening its Singapore office

Bath-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates is expanding its presence in Singapore to meet growing demand for its services across Asia and Australia. The firm, which is involved in Singapore’s dramatic £500m Gardens by the Bay project, has recruited four more staff to the office adding international expertise and experience to the existing team led...

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Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

August 19, 2014
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Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

The South West office of BGF, the business growth fund set up to help the UK’s growing smaller and medium-sized firms, has appointed Sarah Ledwidge as an investment manager. Sarah, pictured, will be responsible for identifying investable businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Thames Valley and working with them to achieve their growth plans....

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Bath media group Future looks ahead with restructured content and marketing team

August 15, 2014
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Bath media group Future looks ahead with restructured content and marketing team

Future, the Bath-based magazine and website group, has named the team that will develop its content and marketing strategy as its root-and-branch restructuring continues. The team, under the leadership of content & marketing director Nial Ferguson, pictured, is responsible for creating and developing Future’s brands, audiences and market expertise across its games, technology, music,...

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More fears over looming skills shortages as another survey predicts strong employment growth

August 11, 2014
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More fears over looming skills shortages as another survey predicts strong employment growth

Further evidence of an impending skills shortage among West firms that could threaten to derail the economic recovery has emerged from a report predicting the strongest jobs growth since 1998. The national survey by accountants BDO shows businesses’ hiring intentions rose sharply last month to surpass their pre-recession figure and reach their highest level...

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Lights, camera, innovation: Smartphone promo film puts science park in the frame

August 11, 2014
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Lights, camera, innovation: Smartphone promo film puts science park in the frame

Bristol & Bath Science Park, with its state-of-the-art innovation centre, has again been used as the setting for a film promoting advanced technology. The Science Park, based between the two cities at Emersons Green and backed by the University of Bath, stars in a promotional film for the new Samsung Galaxy S5, which tells...

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