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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

September 22, 2020
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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

Some of the world’s brightest minds in fintech and investment are being brought together by tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance to provide a masterclass on successfully raising funds. The expert panel will provide the inside track on how to pitch for investment, whether through a bank, venture capital group or corporate venture capital...

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Event: Chance for food and drink firms to go online to meet global market experts

September 21, 2020
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Event: Chance for food and drink firms to go online to meet global market experts

Food and drink producers from Bath and its surroundings will have an opportunity to meet commercial trade officers working across the world tomorrow, Tuesday, September 22, at the first-ever virtual Meet the Market Expert event. It is being organised by the Department for International Trade (DIT) in conjunction with the Great British Food Programme...

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Home vs Office: Royds Withy King webinar explores the challenges of the post-Covid workplace

September 18, 2020
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Home vs Office: Royds Withy King webinar explores the challenges of the post-Covid workplace

Huge changes in the way people work have occurred since the coronavirus pandemic first hit – yet many businesses are struggling to cope with this ‘new normal’ and the legal implications remain unclear, a webinar on the workforce of the future staged by law firm Royds Withy King heard. The Bath-headquartered firm’s employment partner...

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New restaurant and hotel openings as Bath’s hospitality industry looks to brighter future

September 18, 2020
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New restaurant and hotel openings as Bath’s hospitality industry looks to brighter future

Bath’s beleaguered hospitality industry has been boosted by the opening of a new hotel and two new restaurants, while one of its oldest hotels has become part of the global Marriott group. The 166-bedroom Hotel Indigo on South Parade has opened after a delay of nearly two years, along with The Elder, a 60-seat...

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Covid-19 deals Bath’s economy devastating blow – but city will bounce back in 2021, says report

September 18, 2020
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Covid-19 deals Bath’s economy devastating blow – but city will bounce back in 2021, says report

Bath’s economy will shrink by 10.6% this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic but should recover strongly next year, according to a new forecast. According to global accountancy group KPMG, the decline in the city’s gross value added (GVA) means it will be hit harder than for the UK as whole, at...

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Bath wine retailer tastes success for second year running at top industry awards

September 17, 2020
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Bath wine merchant Novel Wines has landed a major national drinks industry accolade for the second consecutive year. The firm, founded in 2016 by former wine journalist Ben Franks and wine importer Gyorgy Zsiga, topped the Best Specialist Retailer – Central & Eastern Europe category at the Decanter Retailer Awards 2020, which celebrate the...

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Latest lockdown restrictions force TEDxBath organisers to postpone it to next spring

September 17, 2020
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Latest lockdown restrictions force TEDxBath organisers to postpone it to next spring

Next month’s TEDxBath, which would have been the largest staged so far in the city, has been put back to next spring as a result of the latest lockdown measures. Organisers said they had arrived at the decision reluctantly but will go ahead with a TEDxBath Countdown – a free virtual event in partnership...

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Change at the top at Quartet Community Foundation as CEO Sue Turner leaves

September 17, 2020
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Change at the top at Quartet Community Foundation as CEO Sue Turner leaves

Quartet, the community foundation covering Bath and the West of England, has appointed its philanthropy director Ronnie Brown as interim CEO following the departure of Sue Turner. Sue, pictured, who has led the organisation for more than five years – a period in which she helped  more than double its endowment to £50m – has...

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Experienced business growth consultant joins Bath acceleration hub as entrepreneur-in-residence

September 16, 2020
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Experienced business growth consultant joins Bath acceleration hub as entrepreneur-in-residence

The Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub has appointed Sean Devane as entrepreneur-in-residence based at Bath’s world-leading SETsquared business incubator. The role was previously held by Brian Prescott, who earlier this year took over as centre director at the University of Bath’s SETsquared Innovation Centre.  The Advanced Engineering Business Acceleration Hub (AEBAH) is a three-year...

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Scheme launched to help firms tackle issue of mental health at work as Covid-19 crisis takes its toll

September 16, 2020
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Scheme launched to help firms tackle issue of mental health at work as Covid-19 crisis takes its toll

A support programme to assist Bath area firms in responding to mental health concerns in the workplace, particularly those arising from Covid-19, has been launched. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is investing in the two-year Thrive at Work West of England programme, which aims to address key mental health issues affecting businesses’...

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