Media

Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

August 19, 2014
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Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

The South West office of BGF, the business growth fund set up to help the UK’s growing smaller and medium-sized firms, has appointed Sarah Ledwidge as an investment manager. Sarah, pictured, will be responsible for identifying investable businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Thames Valley and working with them to achieve their growth plans....

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Bath media group Future looks ahead with restructured content and marketing team

August 15, 2014
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Bath media group Future looks ahead with restructured content and marketing team

Future, the Bath-based magazine and website group, has named the team that will develop its content and marketing strategy as its root-and-branch restructuring continues. The team, under the leadership of content & marketing director Nial Ferguson, pictured, is responsible for creating and developing Future’s brands, audiences and market expertise across its games, technology, music,...

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More fears over looming skills shortages as another survey predicts strong employment growth

August 11, 2014
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More fears over looming skills shortages as another survey predicts strong employment growth

Further evidence of an impending skills shortage among West firms that could threaten to derail the economic recovery has emerged from a report predicting the strongest jobs growth since 1998. The national survey by accountants BDO shows businesses’ hiring intentions rose sharply last month to surpass their pre-recession figure and reach their highest level...

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Lights, camera, innovation: Smartphone promo film puts science park in the frame

August 11, 2014
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Lights, camera, innovation: Smartphone promo film puts science park in the frame

Bristol & Bath Science Park, with its state-of-the-art innovation centre, has again been used as the setting for a film promoting advanced technology. The Science Park, based between the two cities at Emersons Green and backed by the University of Bath, stars in a promotional film for the new Samsung Galaxy S5, which tells...

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Customer experience consultancy set up by Bath’s Mr B & Friends to tap into growing market

August 8, 2014
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Customer experience consultancy set up by Bath’s Mr B & Friends to tap into growing market

Fast-growing Bath-based creative agency Mr B & Friends has launched a sister business CXCo to meet spiraling demand for customer experience (CX) consultancy services. CXCo specialises in helping clients measure, develop and manage their CX. According to the team behind CXCo, in the age of the consumer when the fortune and financial wellbeing of...

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Future shuffles management team as major restructuring continues

August 7, 2014
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Future shuffles management team as major restructuring continues

Bath-based magazine and website group Future has announced a new-look executive management team as it continues to slash costs and restructure the business. The group, whose print portfolio ranges from Total Film to Xbox: The Official Magazine and owns websites such as musicradar.com, recently sold most of its sport and craft titles to Bristol-based...

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Bath agencies competing for PR industry’s top regional accolades

August 4, 2014
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Bath agencies competing for PR industry’s top regional accolades

Bath communications agencies Media Safari and DWP Public Relations have been shortlisted in the top awards for the region’s PR industry. Established tech PR and social media agency Media Safari is in the running for two awards at the 2014 Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards. It is the fourth consecutive year...

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Social network out to revolutionise the way businesses engage with local communities

August 1, 2014
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Social network out to revolutionise the way businesses engage with local communities

Bath-based innovative social network Neighbourly.com has been officially launched with the ambition of revolutionising corporate social responsibility. The business, which connects community projects with companies, has been developed by entrepreneur Nick Davies and is the first digital platform to be created for the largely unstructured corporate giving sector within the UK, which is worth...

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Bath’s The Agency stakes its claim to second Welsh meat account

August 1, 2014
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Bath’s The Agency stakes its claim to second Welsh meat account

Bath integrated communications firm The Agency has won a 12-month contract to promote Welsh beef across the UK – just three months after it was appointed as lead agency for a nationwide Welsh lamb promotional campaign. Both contracts have been secured from Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC), the organisation responsible for...

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Bath Business Blog: Colin Skellett, chair, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

July 25, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Colin Skellett, chair, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

By Colin Skellett, Chair, West of England LEP Since the Government announcement a couple of weeks ago of the local growth deals awarded to England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), there have been a lot of big numbers bandied about. Unless you’re close to the deals, the figures and the fuss may seem a...

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