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Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

March 27, 2015
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Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

Shares in specialist IT group SciSys continued to fall today after its chairman warned that its performance this year would be “flat”. Dr Mike Love, pictured, who co-founded the Chippenham-based group, admitted the business faced challenges last year but insisted its 2014 financial results, announced yesterday, had been “solid”. Pre-tax profits doubled last year...

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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now and in the future? The...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome businesses from the Bath area among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been...

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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

March 25, 2015
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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

More than 800 jobs have been created in 222 businesses over the past year through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growth Fund. The £10m-plus handed out by the fund has enabled the wide range of businesses to gain training, attract investment and carry out research and development as well as create...

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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Bath firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall in Bristol on May 14 and 15. Last...

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Workshop will show how to gain media coverage through effective public relations

March 23, 2015
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Workshop will show how to gain media coverage through effective public relations

Bath business journalist-turned-PR consultant Paul Mullins will be teaching firms how to secure valuable media exposure at a forthcoming workshop. The founder of PR and digital content agency Sandusky Media Consultants is running his Promote your business with PR workshop at the Somer Valley Enterprise Park in Paulton on April 16. Mr Mullins, pictured,...

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Spotlight shines on Bath again as city prepares to strut its stuff as fashion capital

March 20, 2015
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Spotlight shines on Bath again as city prepares to strut its stuff as fashion capital

Bath will once again become the centre of the fashion world this weekend as the latest Bath in Fashion festival gets underway. Now in its sixth year, the innovative nine-day festival has become a global event, attracting top-name speakers, designers and journalists from the top of the fashion industry. The number of events staged...

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Global event will offer timely look at emerging ‘slow media’ movement

March 20, 2015
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Global event will offer timely look at emerging ‘slow media’ movement

Slow Media – a counter reaction to the modern, always-on world of instant and rapid media – goes under the spotlight at an event hosted by Bath Spa University next week. The symposium on Thursday will bring together international scholars, journalists, filmmakers, creative writers and arts practitioners to explore ‘slow’ in relation to a...

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Two new appointments at The House to spur further expansion

March 20, 2015
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Two new appointments at The House to spur further expansion

Bath-based brand agency The House has made two new hires to support its continued growth. Oliver Holtaway has joined as head of communications & PR and Georgia Chambers has been appointed as a junior designer. The House helps enterprises build business strategy, internal culture and brand around a unifying purpose that has a positive...

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Conference aims to help Bath’s cultural and voluntary organisations thrive

March 20, 2015
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Conference aims to help Bath’s cultural and voluntary organisations thrive

Cultural and voluntary organisations across Bath & North East Somerset can learn the latest techniques in areas such as digital marketing and fundraising at the inaugural Thrive Bath Conference. The event takes place on Monday March 30 at the University of Bath with keynote speaker Sue Hoyle, director of the Clore Programme, talking about leadership in the cultural and...

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