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Top dog award for Bath hotel that pampers pooches as well as its two-legged guests

January 6, 2022
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Top dog award for Bath hotel that pampers pooches as well as its two-legged guests

Bath’s Homewood Hotel & Spa has been named as one of the world’s best venues for dog lovers in a major awards scheme.   Established by leading dog-friendly holiday company PetsPyjamas in 2014, the awards champion hotels, cottages, country houses and B&Bs in the UK and abroad where pooches – and their owners –...

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Business West managing director Phil Smith: 2022 will be a year of challenges but also opportunities

January 5, 2022
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Business West managing director Phil Smith: 2022 will be a year of challenges but also opportunities

With the ongoing impact of the pandemic, climate change and Brexit, 2022 will be another tough year for many Bath businesses. Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath and North East Somerset Initiative – looks at the needs and challenges for this year? ...

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£100m investment for Truespeed to accelerate its roll-out across the South West

January 4, 2022
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£100m investment for Truespeed to accelerate its roll-out across the South West

Bath-based broadband provider Truespeed is poised for further expansion after securing £100m from Aviva Investors – its largest funding since its launch nearly eight years ago.   It is the second investment from the global asset management arm of UK-based insurance giant Aviva and follows on from the £75m it invested in Truespeed in...

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The LAST WORD: Grace Farrimond, founder, Young Blooms

December 17, 2021
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The LAST WORD: Grace Farrimond, founder, Young Blooms

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word. This week Grace Farrimond, founder of Young Blooms, answers our 10 questions.     What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Mauritanian with Jodie Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch. It’s not for the faint-hearted but it’s extremely powerful....

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Plea to help Bath firms as they face chilling prospect of another Covid-hit Christmas

December 17, 2021
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Plea to help Bath firms as they face chilling prospect of another Covid-hit Christmas

The Chancellor must step up and provide an urgent package of measures to support Bath businesses as they suffer the effects of another Covid-hit Christmas, according to West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris.   He has called for a package of support until the end of January to get businesses across the region...

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Expansion into more Somerset towns for Truespeed as it targets under-served communities

December 17, 2021
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Expansion into more Somerset towns for Truespeed as it targets under-served communities

Bath-based broadband provider Truespeed is expanding its full fibre network to further into Somerset as it continues to target under-served towns, smaller cities and rural communities.   It said more than 600 customers across Glastonbury, Street and Shepton Mallet had already signed up – many ready to receive the ultrafast service before Christmas.  In...

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New ‘Plan B’ Covid rules for nightclubs and outdoor events to be explained in webinar

December 16, 2021
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New ‘Plan B’ Covid rules for nightclubs and outdoor events to be explained in webinar

A webinar to help Bath businesses with the new Covid rules, including checking the Covid-19 status of customers, is to be staged next week.   Hosted by Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) with Bath Business Improvement District (BID), it is primarily aimed at operators of nightclubs and other venues which are now...

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PR agency celebrates fifth birthday by tackling five challenges for five charities

December 16, 2021
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PR agency celebrates fifth birthday by tackling five challenges for five charities

Independent PR firm Carnsight Communications has completed the five charity challenges it set itself at the start of this year to mark its fifth anniversary.     The Marshfield-based agency, which works with small and creative businesses, announced the move in January and completed all five between March and this month.  The charities supported were...

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Low carbon living guide launched as climate crisis impacts on Bath’s heritage buildings

December 16, 2021
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Low carbon living guide launched as climate crisis impacts on Bath’s heritage buildings

Bath Preservation Trust, the organisation that operates four visitor attractions in the city, including No.1 Royal Crescent, has created an online guide to low carbon living for residents of older homes.    From using old blankets and duvets to improve loft and underfloor insulation, to harvesting rainwater for outside cleaning jobs, regularly bleeding radiators...

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1,000th student completes innovative ‘Intrapreneur’ training scheme set up by SETsquared

December 15, 2021
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1,000th student completes innovative ‘Intrapreneur’ training scheme set up by SETsquared

A BSc Management student at the University of Bath has become the 1,000th to receive business innovation skills training in a pioneering scheme run by SETsquared, the world-leading tech incubator. The Intrapreneurial Knowledge Exchange Enterprise Pathway (IKEEP) was set up nearly a year ago by SETsquared, which is backed by a group of six...

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