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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

September 12, 2019
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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign aimed at helping businesses across the West of England prepare for life after Brexit is in the running for a top national award. Trading Through Brexit (TTB) was launched in October last year by Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce and the...

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Bath Ales toasts extending its sponsorship deal with Bath Rugby for another season

September 11, 2019
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Bath Ales toasts extending its sponsorship deal with Bath Rugby for another season

Bath Ales has extended its sponsorship of Bath Rugby, which started in 2014, for a further season. Under the deal, the brewery’s flagship amber ale Gem will continue as the ‘Official Beer of Bath Rugby’ and be served on cask at The Rec when the new season starts later this month.  Gem branding will...

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Region’s event industry ready to MEET again next year as successful showcase prepares to return

September 6, 2019
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Region’s event industry ready to MEET again next year as successful showcase prepares to return

MEET South West, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the event industry, returns next January with its organisers promising it will be even bigger and better. The inaugural show in January this year sold out with more than 350 event professionals attending to hear expert speakers provide practical insight to support them in...

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Bristol tourism boss takes up part-time job as Visit Bath CEO

September 6, 2019
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Bristol tourism boss takes up part-time job as Visit Bath CEO

Visit Bath, the city’s destination market organisation, has appointed the head of tourism for Bristol as its part-time, interim chief executive officer. Kathryn Davis, pictured, has been seconded to the organisation by Destination Bristol and will spend three days a week working in Bath until next spring.  Her arrival is the latest twist in...

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Upbeat outlook and strong US trading sends Future shares to record high

September 5, 2019
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Upbeat outlook and strong US trading sends Future shares to record high

Shares in Bath-based media group Future shot up by nearly 11% to a new record high in less than two hours after it released a London Stock Exchange update saying its current trading is stronger than it expected. The acquisition-hungry group, which last month snapped up Washington DC-headquartered digital media publisher SmartBrief for $45m...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said this week. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a...

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Ping Pong Fight Club returns – and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

September 2, 2019
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Ping Pong Fight Club, the uber-cool inter-company tournament and party, returns to the region in November – and the gauntlet has been thrown down to Bath firms to come and battle it out on the tables. Last year’s inaugural event witnessed some incredible table-top action from a clutch of West of England businesses and...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows.  According...

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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its largest firms.  This year’s dinner...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative – said firms were paying...

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