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Bath media group Future appoints ex-Tesco finance boss as it continues to cut costs

July 9, 2014
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Bath media group Future appoints ex-Tesco finance boss as it continues to cut costs

Tesco’s former financial controller Richard Haley is to join Bath-based media group Future as its chief financial officer and company secretary. Mr Haley, pictured, who takes up his new role on October 1, is currently finance director for Tesco Extras UK. The announcement of his appointment comes as Future, best known for its computer...

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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

July 7, 2014
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Business West welcomes Local Growth Deal funding but says more investment must follow in future

Business West, the organisation that runs the Bath Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the allocation of £86.2m of Government investment to accelerate economic growth and create 5,000 jobs in the area. But it said the city’s business community still needed to make sure future funding was secured under the Local Growth Deal to secure long-term...

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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

July 7, 2014
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From broadband to robots: Full details of projects benefiting from new Govt funding

The Government has announced funding of £86.2m for the West of England under its Local Growth Deal. This money is for projects to start in 2015/16 and 2016/17. The key projects to benefit will be: Terabit West – £15m A world-first project to ensure that the West is positioned at the forefront of groundbreaking,...

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Planning director joins Nash Partnership in Bath

July 4, 2014
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Planning director joins Nash Partnership in Bath

Bath-based multi-disciplinary built environment practice Nash Partnership has appointed Mike Fox as a planning director planning director. He will work alongside director of planning and regeneration Mel Clinton to develop the national and regional spread of the practice’s planning consultancy work. Mike, pictured, brings 11 years of experience in handling complex planning, urban design...

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Bath Uni backs £16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

July 3, 2014
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Bath Uni backs £16.5m hi-tech enterprise zone to be set up at UWE Bristol

The West of England is to be home to one of the UK’s first four University Enterprise Zones to help the next generation of hi-tech companies set up and expand. Backed by the University of Bath, the zone is expected to create more than 500 jobs and generate £50m for the local economy. From...

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Bath’s hi-tech cluster highlighted as world-leader for innovation

July 2, 2014
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Bath’s hi-tech cluster highlighted as world-leader for innovation

The Bath and Bristol region has this week been championed as a world-leading centre for innovation in hi-tech, creative and digital media in a major new report. The Centre for Cities/McKinsey & Company survey, which analysed industry clusters across the globe, pinpoints the West of England’s diverse combination of industries and strong networks as...

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Second-hand bookseller writes new chapter in industry by paying royalties to authors

June 27, 2014
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Second-hand bookseller writes new chapter in industry by paying royalties to authors

Ambitious second-hand and rare book retailer Bookbarn International (BBI), based near Bath, is shaking up the industry by becoming the first to pay royalties to authors whose books it sells. The firm, based at Hallatrow, has teamed up with the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) to launch The Book Author Resale Right –...

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European number one ranking for Bath innovation hub SETsquared

June 24, 2014
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European number one ranking for Bath innovation hub SETsquared

SETsquared, the centre for innovative part run by the University of Bath, has been named as the top university business incubator in Europe and second best in the world. In a ranking published this week by the University Business Incubator (UBI) Index, SETsquared, whose Bath base is at the Innovation Centre in Carpenter House,...

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Bath Rugby on hunt for new main sponsor after Novia steps down

June 24, 2014
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Bath Rugby on hunt for new main sponsor after Novia steps down

Bath-based wealth management company Novia has relinquished its role as Bath Rugby’s main partner but will become an official partner and continue to have a “heavy involvement” with the club. Novia has been involved with the club since 2011 and among its roles has provided work experience for players and raised more than £100,000...

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Funding to harness Bath’s creative force and tap into its young talent

June 23, 2014
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Funding to harness Bath’s creative force and tap into its young talent

Creative industry and arts organisations in Bath and across the West of England have become the largest group in the UK to receive funding to help generate employment opportunities for young jobless people. The £170,000 from the Creative Employment Programme grant scheme will create more than 140 paid internships and apprenticeships in firms across...

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