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Return of overseas tourists brings highly profitable post-pandemic recovery for Bath’s heritage sites

March 1, 2024
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Return of overseas tourists brings highly profitable post-pandemic recovery for Bath’s heritage sites

Bath’s world-class heritage sites, including the Roman Baths, have bounced back from the devastating impact of the pandemic as international tourists return to the city in large numbers. According to Bath & North East Somerset Council, its sites – which also include the Victoria Art Gallery and the Fashion Museum – will make a...

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Awards launched to showcase businesses that are the bee’s knees at caring for region’s pollinators

February 29, 2024
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Awards launched to showcase businesses that are the bee’s knees at caring for region’s pollinators

An awards scheme that champions the West of England’s best bee-friendly businesses is back – with some of the region’s biggest firms promising to create some extra buzz around it. The first Bee Bold Awards were held last year to champion the region’s pollinator champions. Among the winners were Bath digital technology agency Storm, city-based...

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Bath architects ‘embrace nature’ for their redevelopment work on high-profile site on London’s South Bank

February 26, 2024
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Bath architects ‘embrace nature’ for their redevelopment work on high-profile site on London’s South Bank

Bath-based landscape architects Grant Associates is to help redevelop the site of a landmark building on London’s South Bank into a scheme that aims to prioritise wellbeing and sustainability. The environmentally-driven firm, which has completed major projects across the globe, is working with the architects and developers on 72 Upper Ground, better known as...

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Bath Rugby Foundation seeks corporate sponsors and fundraising runners to tackle half marathon

February 21, 2024
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Bath Rugby Foundation seeks corporate sponsors and fundraising runners to tackle half marathon

Public entries for this year’s Bath Half Marathon may have sold out but one charity in the city is still looking for runners and sponsors to support its life-changing work with young people. Bath Rugby Foundation, which helps thousands of vulnerable youngsters through inspiring programmes that focus on health, education and employability, has signed...

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Rapid growth at Altus prompts new website and brand that ‘challenge the traditional consulting model’

February 16, 2024
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Rapid growth at Altus prompts new website and brand that ‘challenge the traditional consulting model’

Bath financial services software provider Altus Consulting has teamed up with a creative agency to introduce a new brand identity and website as part of its growth plan. Altus called in Chippenham-based Milk & Tweed to work on the brief, which follows a period of expansion at the business. Founded in Bath in 2005...

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Local news website’s charitable status secured by Stone King in boost for public interest journalism

February 16, 2024
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Local news website’s charitable status secured by Stone King in boost for public interest journalism

A partner with Bath-headquartered law firm Stone King has helped an online newspaper become the UK’s first charitable ‘public interest’ news provider. In a move that could ensure the future of local journalism, Stone King partner Tom Murdoch has helped The Guildford Dragon achieve charitable status. The process involved several months of dealings with...

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Another top award shortlisting for Bath workplace firm’s ‘game-changing’ legal office design

February 15, 2024
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Another top award shortlisting for Bath workplace firm’s ‘game-changing’ legal office design

Bath-based workplace design-and-build company Interaction’s design for an iternational law firm’s state-of-the-art office is in the running for another prestigious award. Following its shortlisting last year in two categories of the SBID International Design Awards – regarded as among the most coveted accolades for design excellence - Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office, pictured, is now challenging for a British...

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More growth for Interaction as it bolsters its office design team to work on series of new projects

February 9, 2024
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Bath-based workplace design and build company Interaction has expanded its team with six new appointments following a string of project wins.  The firm, which recently moved to new state-of-the-art offices, has appointed construction industry specialist Ollie Caunt as contracts director.  Ollie, pictured, will head Interaction’s contracts team and help manage a growing pipeline of...

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Politicians urged to act as small firms’ survey paints ‘depressingly familiar’ picture of low confidence

February 2, 2024
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Politicians urged to act as small firms’ survey paints ‘depressingly familiar’ picture of low confidence

The South West’s small firms are the least confident in the UK about their prospects for this year as they continue to struggle against the state of the economy, high labour costs and the lack of available staff. Worryingly, one in five say they may have to cut their workforce to stay in business...

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Bath firms team up to help create African forest habitat for at-risk species on Bristol’s doorstep

January 26, 2024
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Bath firms team up to help create African forest habitat for at-risk species on Bristol’s doorstep

Bath architectural practices Grant Associates and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios are working with conservation and education charity Bristol Zoological Society to create a new home for some of the world’s most critically endangered species. Construction of the new central African forest habitat, pictured, on the Zoological Society’s Bristol Zoo Project site will begin this...

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