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University and council team up in Our Shared Future project to tackle major challenges faced by city

January 17, 2020
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Creating a decarbonisation task force to help Bath address the climate crisis, exploring new ways of using the 8,000 vaults under the city, and establishing partnerships between the main public sector bodies were among the ideas discussed at the launch of a major new initiative. Called Our Shared Future, it brings together the University...

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Inspiring speakers lined up for Gainsborough Bath Spa’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

January 17, 2020
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Inspiring speakers lined up for Gainsborough Bath Spa’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

Some of the West of England’s most inspiring businesswomen will share their experiences in the latest series of Phenomenal Women talks staged by Bath’s Gainsborough Hotel. Now in its third year, the series aims to celebrate, support and inspire. Each event is delivered by a high-profile woman who has innovated in her field and...

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Practical insight and expert speakers lined up for MEET South West’s educational programme

January 17, 2020
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Practical insight and expert speakers lined up for MEET South West’s educational programme

The speaker line-up for MEET South West 2020, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry, has been confirmed – with attendees promised a day full of expert advice, industry updates and practical support. Subjects will range from future trends and sustainable events to utilising tech and marketing an event.  Each session...

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MIND Mondays launched by pub chain to help raise awareness of mental health

January 17, 2020
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MIND Mondays launched by pub chain to help raise awareness of mental health

A West of England brewery and pub chain with outlets in and around Bath has teamed up with charity MIND to increase awareness of mental health issues among its customers and staff. Butcombe and MIND are launching MIND Mondays – weekly coffee afternoons to encourage people to meet, talk more and enjoy a free...

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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

January 16, 2020
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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

A pioneering programme to help catalyse investment into some of the West of England’s fastest-growing start-ups has been launched by TechSPARK, the region’s tech sector information hub. The first of its kind in the UK, the Investment Activator Programme (IAP) will include activities to increase the flow of money into the area and showcase...

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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

January 13, 2020
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CBI calls for government to appoint Minister for the South West to rival success of Northern Powerhouse

The South West needs its own government minister to champion the case for more funding and spur its economic growth, the CBI’s director general said on a visit to the region. Such a move – along with more autonomy for the West of England’s Metro Mayor over government funding – would ‘power up’ the...

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Range of blue-chip partners line up to support MEET South West 2020

January 10, 2020
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Range of blue-chip partners line up to support MEET South West 2020

MEET South West 2020, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry, has announced its full list of its sponsors and partners. Ranging from media outlets to specialist technology firms and from destination marketing organisations to signage manufacturers, the roster reads like a who’s who of the sector’s key businesses.  Organisers of...

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Business and cultural ties to be celebrated at West of England’s Chinese New Year banquet

January 8, 2020
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Leading figures from the West of England’s business community will gather next month for the region’s annual banquet to mark the Chinese New Year. Organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, the high-profile event not only celebrates the most important date in the Chinese calendar but acts as a showcase for...

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Refugees’ lives transformed by Bath student’s pioneering low-cost washing machine

January 3, 2020
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Refugees’ lives transformed by Bath student’s pioneering low-cost washing machine

An innovative washing machine developed by a University of Bath student is easing the hardship for refugees in a camp in Northern Iraq where water and electricity are scarce. Nav Sawhney, pictured, came up with the idea for the ‘Divya’ hand-cranked machine after hearing the stories of families living in refugee camps struggling to...

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TEDxBath to look at how global ideas impact on Bath – and vice-versa – for 2020 event

January 3, 2020
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TEDxBath to look at how global ideas impact on Bath – and vice-versa – for 2020 event

International influences on local issues along with global collaborations and ideas are to influence the themes for the third annual TEDxBath event in October. Following the success of the previous two events, organisers of TEDxBath 2020 have promised it will be a bigger, more inclusive and more diverse with a truly international agenda in...

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