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Free workforce development support for Bath businesses to prepare for the future

November 29, 2022
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Free workforce development support for Bath businesses to prepare for the future

Firms in the Bath can ensure they are fit for the future by taking advantage of free support on offer under a Workforce for the Future programme. Staged by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, Workforce for the Future provides fully funded, tailored and in-depth support for firms with fewer than 250 employees to...

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Bath Business Blog: Right to Work checks – are you up to speed? Julie Moktadir, head of immigration team and faith sector, Stone King

November 28, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: Right to Work checks – are you up to speed? Julie Moktadir, head of immigration team and faith sector, Stone King

It has been a very busy few years for immigration law. Firstly, absorbing Brexit and, more recently, with the impact of the pandemic with numerous temporary changes and concessions being introduced by the Home Office. 2022 has been no exception, with a number of these ‘quick fixes’ either being removed or enshrined as a...

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Bath’s unique heritage and indie firms showcased as city looks to overcome recession this Christmas

November 25, 2022
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Bath’s unique heritage and indie firms showcased as city looks to overcome recession this Christmas

Bath’s tourism and hospitality firms are pinning their hopes on a cracking Christmas this year as the city’s festive season starts amid the worst cost of living crisis for decades. The city’s award-winning Christmas Market got under way yesterday with many other visitor attractions also gearing up for a busy time.  Visit Bath, the...

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Arts Council funding delivers red letter day for Bath Spa University’s creative writing incubator

November 24, 2022
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Arts Council funding delivers red letter day for Bath Spa University’s creative writing incubator

Bath Spa University’s creative writing incubator has been announced as one of only a handful of cultural organisations in the South West to be awarded Arts Council England funding over the next three years. Paper Nations will receive a total investment of £603,060 from Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).  The funding will...

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Biodiverse city havens could flower across the globe following success of Tower of London’s ‘Superbloom’

November 23, 2022
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Biodiverse city havens could flower across the globe following success of Tower of London’s ‘Superbloom’

Spaces in cities across the world will increasingly be repurposed to allow biodiversity to thrive, according to the Bath-based design team behind this year’s transformation of the historic Tower of London moat. Landscape architects Grant Associates, which masterminded the design of the Superbloom experience, pictured, for Tower of London custodian Historic Royal Palaces, believes...

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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, Taste of Bath. Stress-free ordering – all tied up with no loose ends

November 23, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: Helen Rich, Taste of Bath. Stress-free ordering – all tied up with no loose ends

Attention all business customers – Taste of Bath’s online Christmas shop for business gifting will be closing on the 7 December.  Delivery slots are filling up fast too, so it’s time to get those orders in. Luckily it couldn’t be easier to browse our gorgeous Christmas collection online and place your order in just...

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Recognition for Bath firm’s contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

November 22, 2022
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Recognition for Bath firm’s contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

Bath-based full fibre broadband provider Truespeed has been championed as a regional success story in a new UK-wide programme. The fast-growing firm is among 16 South West mid-sized businesses chosen by specialist consulting firm WIRED that typify its vision of trailblazing enterprises – not only generating local growth but also boosting the wider UK...

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US software firm’s new Bath office shows city is on the up as vibrant tech hub, says Mayor

November 18, 2022
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Bath has a bright future as a tech-driven economic hub, according to the city’s mayor, with fast-growing US firms like software developer SmartBear investing in new offices and creating jobs. Councillor Rob Appleyard was speaking as he officially opened SmartBear’s redesigned Bath base, which he said proved there was “no holding back the city’s vibrant business community”. ...

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Analysis of retail trends reveals Bath as top city fighting back against online shopping boom

November 18, 2022
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Analysis of retail trends reveals Bath as top city fighting back against online shopping boom

Bath has emerged as the UK’s most resilient shopping centre in the battle against the online retail boom, according to a new survey. The city’s high street shops are flourishing due to its strong tourism offering, says Hey Discount, a provider of discount codes for online shoppers.  The firm analysed Google search data to...

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Green light for Bath landscape architecture firm’s modern take on the traditional public park

November 18, 2022
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Green light for Bath landscape architecture firm’s modern take on the traditional public park

The largest new urban public park to be created in the South West for 50 years has been given the go-head, allowing Bath-based landscape architecture practice Grant Associates to move ahead with its design. The six-hectare sustainable public park, which received planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council, will be a key part of Brabazon,...

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