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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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Higos Insurance brand taken in new direction by Bath agency The House

March 26, 2014
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Higos Insurance brand taken in new direction by Bath agency The House

Bath creative agency The House has worked with Wells-based insurance broker Higos Insurance Services to reposition its commercial insurance brand by establishing a new brand direction, visual representation and corporate brochure. The House established that Higos Insurance’s clear distinguishing brand features were its people and promise. The tag line ‘Insurance without doubt’  is at...

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New boss for Send a Cow charity as it announces ambitious target to help 1m more people

March 26, 2014
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New boss for Send a Cow charity as it announces ambitious target to help 1m more people

The Bath-based international development charity Send a Cow has appointed Simon Barnes, former executive vice president of the American Bible Society, as its new chief executive. He takes up his new post as the charity – which was set up by South West dairy farmers – announces ambitious plans to double the number of...

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Change at the top at Bath publisher Future as chief executive steps down

March 26, 2014
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Change at the top at Bath publisher Future as chief executive steps down

The chief executive of Bath-based media group Future, Mark Wood, is to step down from the role to become a non-executive director and will be replaced by its group chief financial officer Zillah Byng-Maddick. The changes, announced today, take effect from April 1. Ms Byng-Maddick will be replaced by interim chief financial officer Simon...

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Sudden departure for Mulberry chief after stormy period for fashion brand

March 20, 2014
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Sudden departure for Mulberry chief after stormy period for fashion brand

Upmarket fashion brand Mulberry’s chief executive Bruno Guillon resigned with immediate effect – with industry insiders pointing to the Somerset-based group’s troubles during his two years at the helm. His sudden departure comes less than two months after the iconic brand’s third profits warning in 18 months – the most recent blamed on prices...

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The House helps build numbers at accountancy site PracticeWeb

March 19, 2014
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The House helps build numbers at accountancy site PracticeWeb

Bath brand agency The House has been appointed by PracticeWeb, the Bristol-based web portal for accountants, to support its growth strategy over the next year. The House will work with PracticeWeb to clarify its business positioning and direction, develop new markets, and significantly grow the business this year and beyond. Set up in 1998,...

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Birmingham regeneration scheme appoints Bath’s Grant Associates to landscape new area of city

March 19, 2014
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Birmingham regeneration scheme appoints Bath’s Grant Associates to landscape new area of city

Bath-based landscape architects Grant Associates have been selected to work on a major regeneration project in Birmingham which will include a series of new streets and public squares around some of the city’s historic buildings. The 68,800 sq m Paradise Circus scheme forms part of a wider £450m masterplan for Birmingham city centre. Grant...

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Event aims to generate interest in low-carbon future among Bath area firms and school students

March 13, 2014
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Event aims to generate interest in low-carbon future among Bath area firms and school students

Bath businesses are being urged to take part in a cutting-edge event for young people to highlight the skills and job opportunities available in an innovative low-carbon economy. Called Your Green Future, it will feature industry thinkers and experts who will advise and inspire more than 400 secondary school students from across Bath and...

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