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Bath and the West’s finance sector showcased as alternative location to City of London

July 22, 2016
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Bath and the West of England are being promoted as a financial services hotspot capable of attracting major international investment while also playing a lead role in the UK’s emerging financial technology (fintech) industry. The area is being showcased as one of nine UK ‘financial centres of excellence’ by the Government as it looks...

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Bath Spa University elects Jeremy Irons as its first chancellor

July 22, 2016
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Bath Spa University elects Jeremy Irons as its first chancellor

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons is to become the first chancellor of Bath Spa University. The chancellor is a ceremonial figurehead and the Brideshead Revisited and Reversal of Fortune star will play an important ambassadorial role for the university.  An investiture ceremony will take place in the autumn when Jeremy Irons, pictured, will formally be installed as Chancellor.  Bath...

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M2 Bespoke’s radical approach to staff wellbeing wins it Bath’s Happiest Workplace award

July 21, 2016
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M2 Bespoke’s radical approach to staff wellbeing wins it Bath’s Happiest Workplace award

A beautiful rural setting, dogs in the offices and weekly Google-style lunches have earned content marketing agency M2 Bespoke the title of Baths Happiest Workplace. The prestigious award was handed to the Limpley Stoke-based firm, at a special ceremony in Chippenham on Wednesday. Judges in the contest – staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior...

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Business West urges Govt to act as unemployment edges up amid fresh fears of an economic slowdown

July 20, 2016
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Business West urges Govt to act as unemployment edges up amid fresh fears of an economic slowdown

The region’s largest business organisation, Business West, has called for “stability, clarity and action” from the Government after official figures showed a small rise in unemployment across the South West and fears grow of an economic slowdown. The number of people out of work and claiming benefit edged up by 8,000 – or 0.2%...

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Work to start on Bath’s boutique Hotel Indigo after it gains planning consent

July 15, 2016
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Work to start on Bath’s boutique Hotel Indigo after it gains planning consent

Permission has been granted by Bath & North East Somerset Council for construction work to begin on the new 117-bedroom Hotel Indigo. The boutique hotel is being reshaped from Pratt’s Hotel and The Halcyon and the former Circo nightclub in Grade I listed Georgian buildings on South Parade. The site was acquired by St...

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Contract won by design firm to supply in-store cookery demo units to Tesco

July 15, 2016
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Creative design studio Mette is to supply supermarket giant Tesco with 900 demonstration units for use in its stores across the UK. Holt-based Mette’s specialist sub-brand Pop Up Cookspace has collaborated with brand activation agency N20 on the contract. The custom-branded units will be used by Tesco and its suppliers to demonstrate, promote and...

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Trio of new arrivals helps Nash Partnership build its expertise

July 14, 2016
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Trio of new arrivals helps Nash Partnership build its expertise

Nash Partnership, the West of England built environment design, planning and regeneration consultancy, has recruited three experienced members to its team. Ciaran Andrews, Paul Miller and Richard Mather-Jones have joined the practice’s Bath and Bristol studios, bringing with them a wealth of experience of working with public and private sector clients. Ciaran joins the practice’s...

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EU referendum campaign hit Bath’s economy even before result, survey reveals

July 13, 2016
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EU referendum campaign hit Bath’s economy even before result, survey reveals

The bitter EU referendum campaign and fears over its outcome hit Bath firms’ confidence and impacted on the wider economy even before the result to leave was announced, according to the latest survey by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. On all major indicators, the poll of more than 550 businesses across the...

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Systemagic teams up with design firm Boson to conjure up new branding

July 8, 2016
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Systemagic teams up with design firm Boson to conjure up new branding

IT support specialist firm Systemagic has its unveiled its new branding to reflect its continued growth. The new look for the award-winning Monkton Combe firm is the result of a five-month collaboration with design and web development company Boson, based in Bradford on Avon. The new brand moves away from the firm’s previous red...

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Bath Business News Factfile: West of England devolution deal

July 1, 2016
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Bath Business News Factfile: West of England devolution deal

Key facts of the West of England devolution deal approved by the area’s three councils this week: The deal would secure £900m of investment over 30 years, with the potential to leverage in additional funds, such as transport funding linked to the emerging Joint Transport Plan. So it is expected to be worth more...

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