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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

February 27, 2015
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Business Showcase South West 2015 signs up Barclays as latest blue-chip sponsor

Barclays has become the latest blue-chip company to sponsor Business Showcase South West 2015 – the region’s biggest business exhibition which returns for a second year in May. Barclays joins First Great Western and Enterprise Rent-a-car in sponsoring the event staged again at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Following last year’s successful debut as a one-day...

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Bulldog spirit channelled by Mr B & Friends for innovative YouTube marketing campaign

February 27, 2015
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Bulldog spirit channelled by Mr B & Friends for innovative YouTube marketing campaign

Mr B & Friends, the Bath creative agency, has harnessed the marketing power of YouTube to launch a new product for builders’ merchant Siniat. The brief from Siniat was to pitch the product – an innovative range of metal partition frames called Bulldog – against more traditional timber products, with a key task to...

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Bath branding agency The House shortlisted for three coveted industry awards

February 27, 2015
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Bath branding agency The House shortlisted for three coveted industry awards

Bath-based brand agency The House has been nominated for three major industry awards in recognition of its rebranding work for two international clients. The European Transform awards celebrate excellence in rebranding, including strategy, execution, content and evaluation.  The House’s work with global sustainable packaging company Petainer has been nominated for best multi-market implementation of a brand development project and best visual identity in...

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Bath IT innovator IPL signs deal with FirstGroup to cut delays and improve information for passengers

February 26, 2015
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Bath IT innovator IPL signs deal with FirstGroup to cut delays and improve information for passengers

Transport operator FirstGroup has agreed a five-year IT innovation framework with IPL, the Bath-based specialist systems integrator. Under the agreement the companies will work together to identify and develop ways to improve the experience of passengers using its train companies, including First Great Western, which operates the London-West of England services through Bath. Early...

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West firms urged to look east and explore opportunities in India

February 25, 2015
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West firms urged to look east and explore opportunities in India

The Indian market will be demystified and the commercial opportunities outlined at a seminar for West of England firms next week. Speaking at the event in Castle Combe, near Chippenham, on Thursday March 5, will be Siddharth Mukne, business adviser at the UK India Business Council, and Waseem Hussain, internationally renowned expert on doing...

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Barclays event will explore how to lead in the digital age through the use of intelligent social media

February 20, 2015
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Barclays event will explore how to lead in the digital age through the use of intelligent social media

With businesses becoming increasingly reliant on the successful use of social media to grow, Barclays is staging an event next week highlighting some of its more effective tools. Called Leading in the Digital Age – the use of Intelligent Social Media, the event at UWE’s Frenchay Campus near Bristol on Wednesday evening will hear...

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Civic centre and school science block take place on shortlist of region’s best new buildings

February 20, 2015
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Civic centre and school science block take place on shortlist of region’s best new buildings

Keynsham’s striking new civic centre and the innovative Lee Centre at Bath’s Ralph Allen School have been named among the region’s best new buildings by RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors). They appear on the shortlist for the annual RICS South West Awards, putting them head to head with major new schemes such...

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Business West welcomes another fall in unemployment – but calls on politicians to focus on full recovery

February 18, 2015
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Business West welcomes another fall in unemployment – but calls on politicians to focus on full recovery

Bath firms are greeting positive economic news, such as the latest fall in unemployment, with “faint alarm bells rather than celebratory cheers”, according to the region’s largest business organisation. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said politicians should now focus on the “significant hurdles” that remained to achieving a lasting recovery. Today’s...

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‘Connected’ Curo takes number one spot in the West for its digital communication strategy

February 13, 2015
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‘Connected’ Curo takes number one spot in the West for its digital communication strategy

Bath-based housing and support organisation Curo has been named as the most digitally engaged housing association in the West of England. Curo, which manages 12,000 homes, was the highest climber on the annual Connected Housing index, rising 60 places to rank 13th in the whole of the UK and first in the region. The...

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Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

February 10, 2015
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Search gets under way to find the South West’s top business leaders

Firms in the Bristol area are being urged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 seek to recognise outstanding business people and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region. Award nominations are...

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