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Mulberry vows to halt profits slide with range of ‘cheaper’ handbags

June 12, 2014
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Mulberry vows to halt profits slide with range of ‘cheaper’ handbags

West-based luxury brand Mulberry, best known for its £1,000-plus handbags, has promised to launch new products with slightly cheaper price tags after revealing that profits nearly halved in its last financial year. Chairman Godfrey Davis, who is leading a restructuring of the business to restore growth, said it had listened to its customers and...

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Step change for Monahans and its clients as new website goes live

June 10, 2014
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Step change for Monahans and its clients as new website goes live

West of England chartered accountants Monahans’ new, highly-responsive website has gone live with the promise of a step change in the way existing and potential clients interact with the firm. The site – www.monahans.co.uk – offers new functionality and regular features with a greater focus on the sectors that Monahans works in, including manufacturing,...

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Bristol Airport and KLM look to lift Bath’s profile with Tour of Britain sponsorship

June 5, 2014
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Bristol Airport and KLM look to lift Bath’s profile with Tour of Britain sponsorship

The Bath stage of the Tour of Britain cycle ride is to be sponsored by airline KLM and Bristol Airport, it has been announced. The stage – the sixth of eight across the country – takes place on September 12 and is expected to attract thousands of spectators to the city as well as...

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New owner vows to fashion brighter future for Bath womenswear brand Rowland’s

May 29, 2014
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New owner vows to fashion brighter future for Bath womenswear brand Rowland’s

Women’s clothing brand Rowland’s, which originated in Bath 30 years ago, is to be revived under its original name as its third owner in two years takes control. The firm, which most recently had been based in Trowbridge, has gone into administration twice in as many years. But new owner, fast-growing Swindon online retail...

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Bath media group Future sells sport and crafts portfolio for £24m as it sinks into the red

May 29, 2014
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Bath media group Future sells sport and crafts portfolio for £24m as it sinks into the red

Bath-based media group Future today announced it has agreed to sell a large part of its business to rival publisher Immediate Media for £24m as it revealed it had slumped into the red. Immediate, the UK's third-largest magazine publishers whose titles include Radio Times, is to take over most of the Future’s sport and...

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Sound victory in top awards for college music hall designed by Bath architects Mitchell Taylor

May 29, 2014
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Sound victory in top awards for college music hall designed by Bath architects Mitchell Taylor

A £2m school communications centre and recital hall designed by Bath architects Mitchell Taylor Workshop has won a prestigious architecture award, beating 21 other nominations from across the South of England. The Pangbourne College Harding Communications Centre near Reading topped the category for design and construction excellence in the Royal Institute of British Architects...

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New venture capital fund to target Bath area’s burgeoning small tech firms

May 27, 2014
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New venture capital fund to target Bath area’s burgeoning small tech firms

A new fund focusing on investing in the Bath area’s early stage tech businesses is to be launched by Technology Venture Partners, a new independent venture capital fund manager based in the region. Technology Venture Partners is to start the fund to run alongside YFM Equity Partners’ closed South West Ventures Fund, which it...

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Jobs on the line at Future as Bath publisher starts major shake-up

May 23, 2014
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Jobs on the line at Future as Bath publisher starts major shake-up

Bath-based media group Future has launched a 45-day consultation with its entire 900-strong workforce on a major restructuring of the business which it has admitted will lead to job losses. Staff, including the 500 working in its Bath headquarter, have been told by bosses that the company badly needs to cut costs and adapt...

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Global fibre optic group Gooch & Housego recruits Bath’s The Agency to boost its brand worldwide

May 22, 2014
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Global fibre optic group Gooch & Housego recruits Bath’s The Agency to boost its brand worldwide

Bath branding consultancy The Agency has been appointed by Somerset specialist technology manufacturer Gooch & Housego as its lead planning, creative and digital agency. Ilminster-based Gooch & Housego, a $100m global business producing a range of fibre optic technologies, operates in more than 20 sectors with a high-profile role supplying critical systems and components...

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Green light for showpiece VW dealership designed by Bath architects Stubbs Rich

May 22, 2014
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Green light for showpiece VW dealership designed by Bath architects Stubbs Rich

Bath-based architects Stubbs Rich’s plans for a 35,000 sq ft Volkswagen dealership in Exeter have been given the go ahead. The showroom will be the first building to be constructed on the city’s Matford Green Business Park and will include a 22-car showroom and a 15-bay workshop, plus a large used car display area,...

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