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Former spin doctor Alastair Campbell proves hot ticket for West business leaders

November 20, 2013
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Former spin doctor Alastair Campbell proves hot ticket for West business leaders

Former Labour Downing Street spokesman-turned political commentator Alastair Campbell is proving to be a popular draw for the West’s leading business figures – more than 500 of them have signed up to attend this year’s CBI’s regional annual dinner where he will be guest speaker. Mr Campbell, pictured, best known for his role as...

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Future’s new science magazine uncovers everything under the sun

November 13, 2013
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Future’s new science magazine uncovers everything under the sun

Bath-based publishing group Future will next week launch Science Uncovered, a monthly magazine with in-depth coverage of the latest breakthroughs in technology, space, nature, humans and engineering. The magazine, which will be available in print and digital form, will also have contributions from experts giving their own insights into the latest discoveries as well as...

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Jobs go at failed Bath firm AudioGO after administrators take control

October 31, 2013
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Jobs go at failed Bath firm AudioGO after administrators take control

Fifty-seven workers at Bath audio books firm AudioGo have been made redundant as administrators blamed “significant accounting issues” for its collapse. The firm, employing around 100 staff in Bath, officially entered administration last Thursday, less than a week after efforts to sell it as a going concern were abandoned. Accountants BDO said its restructuring...

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Job losses expected at troubled AudioGo as it falls into administration

October 30, 2013
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Job losses expected at troubled AudioGo as it falls into administration

Dozens of redundancies are expected to be announced tomorrow at AudioGo, the Bath-based audiobook publisher which has just gone into administration. The firm, which employs more than 100 people in the city, filed a notice of intention to appoint administrators last Friday after efforts to sell the business as a going concern proved fruitless....

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Bath public relations firms in running for region’s top PR accolades

October 30, 2013
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Bath public relations firms in running for region’s top PR accolades

Three Bath PR consultancies are hoping to be among the winners at this year’s hotly-contested 2013 CIPR South West PRide Awards. The awards, which this year celebrate their 10th anniversary, showcase the cream of the region’s public relations agencies, in-house teams, individuals and campaigns. They are widely regarded as the most prestigious and rigorous...

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Pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service launches in Bath

October 23, 2013
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Pioneering ‘posh nosh’ takeaway service launches in Bath

A revolutionary online service which delivers food from upmarket restaurants direct to customer’s homes is launching in Bath following a year of success in Bristol. meals.co.uk uses cutting-edge technology, a sophisticated user-friendly website and delivery logistics to allow customers to place orders from their favourite restaurant and have it delivered direct to their door....

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New editor for Future’s TechRadar Pro channel

October 23, 2013
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New editor for Future’s TechRadar Pro channel

TechRadar, the UK’s most popular consumer technology website and part of Bath-based media group Future’s portfolio, has appointed Desire Athow as editor of TechRadar Pro, its dedicated channel which provides IT news and insights for small and medium-sized business. Desire, pictured, joins from ITProPortal where he served as editor for nearly eight years. Prior...

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Barclays’ £1m funding means print group can press ahead with growth plans

October 21, 2013
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Barclays’ £1m funding means print group can press ahead with growth plans

Superior, the fast-growing design, print and fulfilment group, has secured a £1m investment from its long-term bankers Barclays to support further expansion. The funding comes a year after Barclays supplied £2m to fund a purpose-built design studio and increase printing capacity at Superior’s Melksham headquarters. Superior, which has doubled its turnover to £15m in...

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Guru goes online with new versions of top-selling business titles

October 16, 2013
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Guru goes online with new versions of top-selling business titles

Bath-based business coach Robert Craven, described by the Financial Times as ‘The Entrepreneurship Guru’, is has lanched two major online initiatives this month. The prolific writer with five best-selling business books to his name has released a new, updated version of Customer Is King – first published in 2002 – on Kindle. Sir Richard...

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Contribution by The Consortium helps Smiths News deliver profits rise

October 16, 2013
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Contribution by The Consortium helps Smiths News deliver profits rise

The Consortium, the Trowbridge-based educational and health supplies distributor, has helped its parent company Smiths News achieve a 14% rise in full-year profits. The Consortium, which Smiths News bought for £38m in April last year, contributed underlying operating profits of £7.4m in the year to August 31 compared with £3.6m in the previous 12...

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