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Bath Business Blog: Peter Woodhouse, head of business and social enterprise, Stone King. Should more employers be considering a four-day work week?

June 16, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: Peter Woodhouse, head of business and social enterprise, Stone King. Should more employers be considering a four-day work week?

The four-day work week is a hot topic right now. There has been much in the press, not least the six-month pilot that is currently under way with 70 UK companies trialling a four-day week. The benefits to employer and employees are fairly obvious, working one day fewer allows for a better work-life balance...

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New networking group to tap into the unlimited potential of Bath’s young talent launches next week

June 16, 2022
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New networking group to tap into the unlimited potential of Bath’s young talent launches next week

Bath Unlimited, the organisation that celebrates the city’s most dynamic, successful, world-class companies and their talented employees, is to launch a networking group for young professionals. Called Unlimited Potential, it aims to bring together under-35s based in Bath who are contributing to its development as a centre for innovation – or intend to in...

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Local sourcing and community engagement earns Green Key award for the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

June 16, 2022
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Local sourcing and community engagement earns Green Key award for the Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath’s Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa has become the first hotel in the South West to achieve a prestigious accreditation for environmental responsibility. The Green Key Award was presented to the 45-bedroom hotel, pictured, following a rigorous sustainability assessment which looked at factors ranging from the water flow in guest bedrooms to the kitchen’s...

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Bath firm honoured to bring flower power to the Tower of London to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

June 10, 2022
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Bath firm honoured to bring flower power to the Tower of London to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The boss of the Bath landscape architecture practice behind a special ‘Queen’s Garden’ at the Tower of London marking Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee has spoken of his pride at masterminding the project. Grant Associates led on the ‘Superbloom’ visitor experience for Historic Royal Palaces, which owns the Tower. The project, pictured, involved sowing 20m seeds in...

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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

June 10, 2022
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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

Business leaders are urging the government to continue to invest in the West of England amid signals its ‘levelling-up’ agenda is switching spending to other areas of the country as the economy falters. The plea has come from Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, and follows a shock economic forecast...

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Sustainability and employee wellbeing webinar to be hosted by Interaction

June 10, 2022
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Sustainability and employee wellbeing webinar to be hosted by Interaction

Bath strategic workplace design company Interaction is hosting a special online event next week with international law firm Osborne Clarke to address the challenges facing employers as they strive to lower their environmental impact and improve employee wellbeing.  Interaction has designed Osborne Clarke’s new flagship Bristol office with the aim of promoting staff health...

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Bath City FC’s long hoped for women’s team to kick off, thanks to support from Novia

June 10, 2022
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Bath City FC’s long hoped for women’s team to kick off, thanks to support from Novia

Bath-based financial services firm Novia has played a key role in helping Bath City FC achieve it goal of setting up a new women’s team. The firm, a long-running backer of Bath Rugby, has agreed to be the founding sponsor of the team, which will wear the club’s famous black-and-white striped kit and play...

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Bath hospitality businesses among the winners in prestigious tourism awards

June 9, 2022
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Bath hospitality businesses among the winners in prestigious tourism awards

Two Bath hotels and a pioneering firm running food tours of the city, have been named among the best in England in the national hospitality industry’s most-prestigious awards scheme. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa was voted the best large hotel while No 15 by GuestHouse Bath came second in the small hotel category...

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Purpose-driven public relations agency’s founder lands major national industry award

June 9, 2022
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Purpose-driven public relations agency’s founder lands major national industry award

The founder of a communications consultancy that specialises in promoting purpose-driven companies and charities has been named as one of the PR sector’s top practitioners. Ben Veal, pictured, launched Holt-based Second Mountain Comms during the first national lockdown with a mission to help good people to do good by sharing their values and accomplishments...

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Fightback begins to keep £50m in tourist booking commissions from leaving the city

May 31, 2022
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Bath’s independent hotels, guest houses, shops and cafes could benefit from around £50m in additional revenue if visitors booked direct rather than through major websites, according to tourist chiefs. They are spearheading a campaign to promote the city’s independent tourism and hospitality businesses while also making sure their own websites can compete against online...

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