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Bath’s week of style will put city at heart of UK fashion scene

March 12, 2014
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Bath’s week of style will put city at heart of UK fashion scene

Tickets have gone on sale for this year’s Bath in Fashion as preparations continue for the high-profile May event. Over the past four years Bath in Fashion has played a key role in putting the city at the centre of the UK fashion industry, attracting world-renown designers such as Manolo Blahnik and Amanda Wakeley...

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Bath Ales raises curtain on new-look café/bars at Bristol’s Colston Hall

March 4, 2014
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Bath Ales raises curtain on new-look café/bars at Bristol’s Colston Hall

Independent brewer and restaurant chain Bath Ales has unveiled its two new-look café/bars at Bristol’s Colston Hall music venue following a major refurbishment. The firm, based between Bath and Bristol at Warmley, took over the iconic building’s food and drink contract last November. It has transformed the first-floor restaurant into a charcuterie bar called...

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Bath’s potential to be showcased to biggest players in international property market

March 3, 2014
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Bath’s potential to be showcased to biggest players in international property market

Bath’s role as an innovative city will be demonstrated at the highest-profile gathering of the global property market next week. MIPIM, staged annually in Cannes, brings together the most senior players in international property development and investment and acts as a showcase for business and development opportunities across the world. For the first time...

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Handel docu-drama underscores Bath’s reputation as movie-making centre

February 26, 2014
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Handel docu-drama underscores Bath’s reputation as movie-making centre

Bath’s reputation as a magnet for global film and TV production has been strengthened by it becoming the setting for an American drama-documentary on the life of composer George Frideric Handel. Kent-based Two Productions, commissioned by US firm Groberg Films, worked closely with Bath Film Office, part of Bath and North East Somerset Council,...

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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bath’s micro-chip innovation

February 26, 2014
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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bath’s micro-chip innovation

Bath’s world-class expertise in micro-electronics could play a crucial role in the recently-announced Smart Cities Trade Mission to China later this year. The West of England boasts the world’s second-largest cluster of micro-chip design expertise outside of California’s Silicon Valley. The Bath area is home to leading-edge chip design firms such as Picochip, now...

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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Bath businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada and explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest ‘meet the expert’ event to be...

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Bath’s bright future as hub for creativity and innovation outlined by city’s property experts

February 19, 2014
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Bath’s bright future as hub for creativity and innovation outlined by city’s property experts

Bath is about to get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a modern business centre that will position the city at the leading edge for creativity and innovation. The Bath Quays development sites – on either side of the River Avon near the city centre – will give the city a unique chance to attract...

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Digital innovation pays off for Future as it steals march on rivals in circulation figures

February 19, 2014
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Digital innovation pays off for Future as it steals march on rivals in circulation figures

Future, the Bath-based international specialist media group, has maintained its position as the UK’s number one publisher of digital titles. Latest circulation figures from the ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations − the industry body for media measurement) for the period ending December 2013 show Future sold 125,551 editions every month − more than twice...

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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

February 17, 2014
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China trade mission will showcase West of England’s green, tech and creative innovation

Bath’s innovative firms in the green, hi-tech and creative industries are being invited to take part in a unique trade mission to China which aims to open up valuable new markets for businesses in these key sectors. Taking the ‘Smart Cities’ concept as its theme, the November visit will give 10 businesses from the...

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Bath’s superfast broadband scheme launches with plea to firms to get involved

February 12, 2014
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Bath’s superfast broadband scheme launches with plea to firms to get involved

Firms are being urged to sign up to GigaBath – the pioneering scheme to give the city the region’s fastest broadband – following its launch on Monday. Bath-based internet telephony, broadband and web hosting firm Gradwell Communications has teamed up with London fibre infrastructure provider CityFibre to develop the city centre network. At the...

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