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Glasto joins Brunel, Banksy and The Beatles among ‘England’s finest’

April 22, 2014
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Glasto joins Brunel, Banksy and The Beatles among ‘England’s finest’

Glastonbury Festival has been named among England’s greatest achievements in a list based on votes by the public. The world-famous festival, first staged at Michael Eavis’ Worthy Farm near Pilton in 1970, stars in a Hall of Fame showcasing England’s finest alongside an eclectic mix of individuals, objects, places and events which range from...

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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

April 21, 2014
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Promotions for two staff at West office of business funder BGF

BGF, the independent company established to help Britain’s growing businesses, has promoted two members of its West-based investment team. Ned Dorbin has been promoted to investment director and Edwin Davies to investment manager.  The BGF investment team in Bristol, which covers the South West of England and South Wales and is led by regional director...

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Nash Partnership work recognised in shortlist for prestigious planning awards

April 17, 2014
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Nash Partnership work recognised in shortlist for prestigious planning awards

Two projects by Bath-based built environment planning and design practice Nash Partnership have been shortlisted for the national Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence. The St Paul’s scheme in Cheltenham, pictured right, a consultation-led masterplan for Cheltenham Borough Homes, is a finalist in the ‘Exemplary Planning to Deliver Housing’ category. The...

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Mulberry warns of more pressure on profits as it looks to boost sales with cheaper bags

April 17, 2014
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Mulberry warns of more pressure on profits as it looks to boost sales with cheaper bags

Mulberry, the Somerset fashion brand best known for its upmarket bags, today warned its profits will be hit hard as it introduces new lower-price products. The firm, whose iconic bags often sell for upwards of £1,000, also said it was scaling back its new store opening programme as it looks to cut costs. Today’s...

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Bath’s The House does the double at top branding industry awards

April 10, 2014
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Bath’s The House does the double at top branding industry awards

Bath-based brand agency The House has clinched a double victory at the prestigious Transform Awards, which celebrate rebranding, repositioning and brand transformation in the UK and in Europe’s creative industries. The House won silver for its identity and event branding for Special Olympics GB and also gained a bronze for its rebranding of Norton...

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PR account for iconic Sylvanian Families won by Bath agency Highlight

April 10, 2014
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PR account for iconic Sylvanian Families won by Bath agency Highlight

Bath-based public relations firm Highlight has been appointed to manage PR and social media for the iconic collectable toy range Sylvanian Families. The appointment by Japanese toy maker and Sylvanian Families creator EPOCH also includes its Aquabeads art range and follows a four-way competitive pitch. Created in Japan in 1985 and launched two years...

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Innovator’s cool idea for cocktail ice lollies gets warm reception from Bath’s hospitality sector

April 3, 2014
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Innovator’s cool idea for cocktail ice lollies gets warm reception from Bath’s hospitality sector

Bar worker-turned-entrepreneur Crispin Shingler is hoping for a long hot summer to lick his innovative start-up business into shape. Bath-based Coba Cocktails makes and sells cocktail ice lollies – and Crispin is already gaining interest from wedding planners, party organisers, bars and corporate events for his unique products. Crispin, a former event planner and...

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Tour of Britain cycle race stop in Bath will strengthen city’s global profile

April 2, 2014
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Tour of Britain cycle race stop in Bath will strengthen city’s global profile

Bath is expecting a tourism boost from its inclusion for the first time in the Tour of Britain this September. The city will play host to the event’s 18 cycling teams – plus their entourages, media and race followers – on the sixth day of the eight day race. The teams, which will boast...

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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

March 31, 2014
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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

The blueprint for job creation and economic growth in Bath and the West of England was unveiled this morning with a clear message to the Government – come and back our vision for success. The Strategic Economic Plan identifies the city-region’s key growth sectors and sets out 122 ways that growth can be accelerated....

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More growth at Bath creative firm The Agency as it broadens range of services

March 26, 2014
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More growth at Bath creative firm The Agency as it broadens range of services

Bath-based planning, creative, technology and media firm The Agency increased turnover by 50% and gross profit by 35% last year, according to its latest financial results. It has grown its staffing to 25 full-time employees and continues to hire for its planning teams, creative and design teams as well as its technology teams. Since...

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