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Red is the colour for Mulberry as UK retail meltdown counters stronger global sales

November 13, 2019
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Red is the colour for Mulberry as UK retail meltdown counters stronger global sales

The tough UK retail market has again pushed Somerset-based luxury fashion brand Mulberry, best known for its designer bags, into the red. But the firm, which has its global headquarters and a factory at Chilcompton, said it expects to be profitable again next year as ongoing investment in its international operations pay off.  Mulberry...

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Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

November 7, 2019
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Out of this world: SETsquared enterprise partnership wins global accolade for third time in a row

SETsquared, the unique enterprise partnership backed by the University of Bath, has been named as the world’s number one university business incubator for the third consecutive time. It beat off challenges from more than 1,500 incubators and accelerator programmes in 78 countries across the globe to claim the title once more in the contest...

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More staying visitors boost Bath’s economy – but day-tripper spending remains flat

November 4, 2019
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More staying visitors boost Bath’s economy – but day-tripper spending remains flat

The value of tourism to Bath and North East Somerset’s economy has increased to almost half a billion pounds over the past two years, according to new figures. But while efforts to attract more staying visitors – rather than day trippers – appear to be paying off, one in four tourists to the area...

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Future snaps up industry-leading titles in £140m magazine group takeover

November 4, 2019
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Future snaps up industry-leading titles in £140m magazine group takeover

Fast-growing Bath media group Future has made its largest acquisition yet, buying Country Life and Chat publisher TI Media in a £140m deal. The takeover takes Future, whose titles already span hobbies, home entertainment and gadgets, into new areas such as the wine, golf, equestrian, TV listings and gardening while strengthening its position in...

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Contemporary art showcase returns to The Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel for early Christmas shoppers

November 1, 2019
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Contemporary art showcase returns to The Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel for early Christmas shoppers

Bath’s Gainsborough Hotel has again teamed up with city-based Modern ArtBuyer and Rostra Gallery in a unique collaboration to showcase contemporary artworks from a selection of emerging and establishing artists. The Contemporary Art Pop-Up Gallery next Friday and Saturday – November 8 and 9 – follows the success of the summer exhibition at the...

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Wet wipe manufacturers urged to come clean over on-packet warnings about flushing

November 1, 2019
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Wet wipe manufacturers urged to come clean over on-packet warnings about flushing

Bath-headquartered utility Wessex Water has welcomed a decision by wet wipe manufacturers Kimberly-Clark to seek official ‘Fine to Flush’ approval for its products. The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) last month banned a website advert for Andrex ‘flushable washlets’, which do not meet the UK water industry’s recognised standard.  Kimberly-Clark has now pledged to adopt...

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International gathering of innovative cities showcases Bath’s creative and tech projects

November 1, 2019
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International gathering of innovative cities showcases Bath’s creative and tech projects

Bath’s creativity and innovation has been championed at a major international gathering of civic leaders aimed at driving collaboration between cities across the world. The 2019 Asia-Europe CICA (Creative Innovation Cities Alliance) Mayors’ Summit, staged earlier this week in Gwangju, South Korea, brought together leaders from Europe and Asia – with West of England...

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Speaker line-up revealed for MEET South West 2020 – with sessions on tech trends and ‘losing sponsors’

October 29, 2019
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Speaker line-up revealed for MEET South West 2020 – with sessions on tech trends and ‘losing sponsors’

The first four speakers for MEET South West 2020, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the event industry, have been announced – with their sessions ranging from staying distinctive in a busy market to ‘the best ways to lose sponsors’. Lined up for the event are Visit Bath interim CEO Kathryn Davis, Lis...

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Business West sets up support service to help Bath firms prepare for Brexit

October 24, 2019
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Business West sets up support service to help Bath firms prepare for Brexit

Bath firms can get up-to-date information on preparing for Brexit – including the likely impact of a no-deal exit on them – from Business West.  The region’s largest business organisation, Business West is being funded by the government to offer a support and signposting service to firms across the West of England ahead of...

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Exclusive film screening for clients at Richardson Swift and Mogers Drewett-hosted event

October 24, 2019
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Bath-based chartered accountants Richardson Swift and law firm Mogers Drewett teamed up to host an exclusive drinks and film evening at the city’s TIVOLI Cinema. More than 50 guests attended the event, which included a pre-screening of Hard, Cracked the Wind – the latest short film from Early Day Films, the BAFTA-winning Bristol film...

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