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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

February 24, 2017
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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

The highly experienced judging panel for one of this year’s prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards has been announced. Among the judges are former winners of the award – widely regarded as the region’s top business accolade – as well as respected figures from the business community. Now in their...

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Creative Business News to highlight the region’s best work in its unique Campaigns of the Month section

February 21, 2017
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Creative Business News to highlight the region’s best work in its unique Campaigns of the Month section

The West of England is chock-full of incredibly talented creative agencies and individuals. To showcase the cream of their work, Bath Business News’ sister title Creative Business News will feature the very best creative campaigns coming out of the region in a special section each month. We need you to tell us about the work that...

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Sector focus: How tech, talent and innovation have combined to spark our creative boom

February 21, 2017
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Sector focus: How tech, talent and innovation have combined to spark our creative boom

The West of England’s creative industry is very broad-based – from TV, film and animation to design, branding and marketing. Each month Bath Business News’ sister title Creative Business News will focus on a different part of the sector to highlight the latest trends and innovations coming out of the region and champion those...

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Martin Roberts ready for his next challenge – getting Bath businesses to back Mayor’s charity concert

February 20, 2017
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Martin Roberts ready for his next challenge – getting Bath businesses to back Mayor’s charity concert

I’m A Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here star Martin Roberts is urging businesses to support the Mayor of Bath’s charity concert in April as he prepares to host the event. Property expert Martin – who also co-presents the BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer – was among the guests at a...

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Bath PR firm Highlight scores top coverage after winning ‘bubble football’ account

February 20, 2017
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Bath PR firm Highlight scores top coverage after winning ‘bubble football’ account

Outdoor toy specialist Wicked Vision UK has appointed Bath PR agency Highlight to manage its public relations, social media and e-marketing. Highlight will support Wicked as it fuels the latest outdoor craze for ‘bubble football’ with the global launch of its Socker Bopper Body Bubble Ball. Wicked is the first to launch a body...

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A moment in time: Bath photography exhibition charts iconic events

February 18, 2017
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A moment in time: Bath photography exhibition charts iconic events

  A collection of iconic news photographs of world events that changed public perceptions will go on display this month at Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery.   The exhibition entitled ‘History through a Lens: Iconic Photographs’ from the Incite Project runs from February 25 to May 10 and will feature more than 100 images that...

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Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

February 17, 2017
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Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

The West of England is experiencing a creative boom. From its trailblazing animators and film makers to its innovative marketing agencies, brand consultancies and graphic designers, the rich pool of talent in the region is going from strength to strength. To celebrate and showcase the world-leading work of this sector, Bath Business News and its...

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Long-established education supplies firm to be sold in £56.5m deal

February 17, 2017
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Long-established education supplies firm to be sold in £56.5m deal

Connect Education & Care, the Trowbridge-based firm formerly known as The Consortium, is to be sold for £56.5m – some £18.5m more than its current owners bought it for less than five years ago. The business has supplied books and stationary to generations of schoolchildren across the South West since it was launched in...

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Bath Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Mixed picture emerging as UK heads towards Brexit

February 16, 2017
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By Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for the South West of England What should we make of the prospects for the UK economy just over a month into what promises to be another eventful year? On the face of it there’s much to be positive about. Growth has proved surprisingly resilient since...

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Chancellor urged to use Spring Budget to lift flagging business confidence

February 15, 2017
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Chancellor urged to use Spring Budget to lift flagging business confidence

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to use his Spring Budget next month to bolster confidence amid fears that higher inflation and skill shortages will combine to hit West of England firms hard. While latest official jobless figures show unemployment continuing to fall, the strength of the...

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