Media

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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Future looks brighter as media group enjoys pick up in advertising bookings

October 16, 2013
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Future looks brighter as media group enjoys pick up in advertising bookings

Shares in Future, the Bath-based international media group, rose sharply this morning on an upbeat trading statement and a promise to give shareholders their first dividend for two years. The group, whose titles range from TechRadar to Simply Knitting, said advertising bookings for the first quarter of its 2014 financial year were up by...

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Future media group’s longest-serving director to step down after 13 years

October 1, 2013
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Future media group’s longest-serving director to step down after 13 years

Bath-based international media group Future’s chief financial officer and longest-serving board member Graham Harding is to leave the business. Mr Harding, pictured, who has been with Future for 13 years, two of them in his current post, will step down after the company’s preliminary results in November to pursue other career opportunities. He will...

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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

September 26, 2013
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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

Shares in Chippenham-based specialist IT and software firm SciSys fell sharply after it revealed a 19.8% drop in interim pre-tax profits and warned that its markets remained challenging. The group, whose blue-chip customers include the Ministry of Defence, European Space Agency and major broadcasters, blamed the decline in profits to £749,000 on contract delays. Chairman...

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