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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

January 13, 2015
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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

Confidence among West of England businesses petered out at the end of 2014 and has started the new year lower than at any time over the previous 12 months, new research shows. Domestic sales, cashflow and recruitment expectations all fell during the fourth quarter, according to results of the latest business survey by Business...

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Former Future magazines sold again after competition watchdog steps in

January 8, 2015
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Former Future magazines sold again after competition watchdog steps in

Three magazines formerly published by Bath-based media group Future have their third owner in eight months following an enforced sale sparked by the UK competition watchdog. Your Family Tree, Cross Stitcher and Cross Stitch Collection were among a package of craft and cycling magazines sold by Future last May to Bristol-based rival Immediate Media...

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Bath bounced back in 2014 – don’t ruin it next year, Chamber of Commerce boss warns politicians

December 29, 2014
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Bath bounced back in 2014 – don’t ruin it next year, Chamber of Commerce boss warns politicians

Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, looks back at the past 12 months and considers why next year’s General Election is set to be one of the most important in recent memory. “The noise and glare of fireworks this New Year must not mask the fact...

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Bath’s happiest office: The search continues . . .

December 19, 2014
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Bath’s happiest office: The search continues . . .

Click here or on the image below for full deails of this exciting contest   Staff working for Bath’s most forward looking businesses are being urged to enter a contest to find the city’s happiest workplace. The high-profile contest, staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, will recognise and reward those organisations...

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Media innovation award recognises level of Bath agency Mytton Williams’ branding for The Porter

December 19, 2014
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Media innovation award recognises level of Bath agency Mytton Williams’ branding for The Porter

Bath brand and design consultancy Mytton Williams’ work with city venue The Porter has earned it a Media Innovation Award. Mytton Williams’ branding for the The Porter, which occupies a four-storey Georgian townhouse in George Street which has been converted into a stylish place to eat, drink, work and play, helped explain its owner’s...

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Search starts to find Bath’s happiest workplace

December 12, 2014
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Search starts to find Bath’s happiest workplace

A competition has been launched to find Bath’s happiest workplace – and staff working for the city’s forward-looking employers are being urged to enter. The contest is being staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA , which wants to know exactly what sets some of Bath’s offices apart from its humdrum, boring...

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Publishing industry group sings Bath magazine firm Anthem’s praises as it scoops top award

December 12, 2014
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Publishing industry group sings Bath magazine firm Anthem’s praises as it scoops top award

Bath-based Anthem Publishing, which was launched 12 years ago by three former Future Publishing executives, has won the industry’s top award for independent operators. The firm collected the prestigious Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publishing Company of the Year 2014 trophy at the PPA’s recent Independent Publishing Network Conference. The award, which was contested...

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Broadband quality – not speed – critical factor, Bath tech firm’s data reveals

December 11, 2014
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Broadband quality – not speed – critical factor, Bath tech firm’s data reveals

Bath-based digital supply chain management firm Actual Experience has helped telecoms industry regulator Ofcom compile a major report which debunks the view that slow broadband speeds are holding back the economy. Instead, the quality of the broadband is far more important for the majority of users, Ofcom concludes. As a result it has called...

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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

December 8, 2014
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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

The annual search for the region’s best companies has started with the launch of accountants PwC’s widely-respected West of England Business of the Year Awards 2015. Now in their 27th year, the eagerly-contested awards are the most prestigious in the region by far – previous winners read like a who’s who of the West’s...

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Red is the colour for Mulberry as sales decline pushes it into a half-year loss

December 4, 2014
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Red is the colour for Mulberry as sales decline pushes it into a half-year loss

Mulberry, the luxury goods brand, has slumped into the red with a half-year loss of £1.1m after a disastrous attempt to go upmarket backfired. The firm, based at Chilcompton, suffered a 9% fall in sales to £45.1m in the six months to September 30 while wholesale revenues tumbled 31% to £19.6m. In the same...

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