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Stronger trade links on the menu at region’s traditional Chinese New Year business banquet

February 6, 2019
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Stronger trade links on the menu at region’s traditional Chinese New Year business banquet

Bath businesses will be able to celebrate the Chinese New Year and look ahead to building improved trade links with the country at the regional China Bureau’s annual banquet later this month. The gala on February 27 has become a key event in the business calendar and this time marks the start of the...

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BrandSoup: Playing silly burgers

February 6, 2019
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BrandSoup: Playing silly burgers

Even the biggest brands need to play by the rules – and they don’t come much bigger than McDonald’s. The global burger chain has thousands of trade mark registrations worldwide and spends an eye-watering amount each year maintaining and enforcing them.  But in a recent dispute with Irish burger chain Supermac, McDonald’s Mc’d up...

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£1m scheme for small firms to plug into the power of robotics

February 5, 2019
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£1m scheme for small firms to plug into the power of robotics

Small and medium-sized Bath firms thinking of incorporating robotics and smart automation in their business have the opportunity to try out their ideas under a £1m scheme launched by in the West of England. The SABRE Programme, which is based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay Campus, will link businesses...

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We’ll meet again: Region’s first events industry showcase’s success means it will return next year

February 1, 2019
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We’ll meet again: Region’s first events industry showcase’s success means it will return next year

Organisers of the region’s first dedicated showcase for its exhibition and conference industry are already looking ahead to next year’s event following the success of this week’s inaugural Meet South West. More than 350 event professionals attended the event, where expert speakers provided practical insight to support them in delivering better events. #MEETSouthWest was...

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Investors step up to back fast-growing Bath gym membership firm’s £1m funding exercise

January 31, 2019
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Investors step up to back fast-growing Bath gym membership firm’s £1m funding exercise

A crowdfunding campaign by Bath tech firm MoveGB to finance international expansion has raised £1m in just a few hours. Now the firm, which has become the UK’s largest fitness marketplace in only a few years, is continuing with the campaign for another three weeks to give more of its users and small investors...

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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

January 31, 2019
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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

The organisation tasked with helping shape the economic future of the West of England is hoping to attract more businesswomen to join its board to go some way to address its major gender imbalance. Out of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) 18 board members, just two are women. Now, as the...

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Free training sessions to be staged for Bath businesses and start-ups

January 31, 2019
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Free training sessions to be staged for Bath businesses and start-ups

Business growth consultancy Cool Ventures is offering free advice to help aspiring Bath entrepreneurs and established businesses expand and win more customers. The firm is running a series of no-cost workshops for individuals and businesses that enrol on its start-up and support programmes.  It will also provide free one-to-one support to small and medium-sized...

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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

January 31, 2019
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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

Business leaders in Bath are being encouraged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes for recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2019 champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region. Over recent years the prestigious...

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TV star makes World Cancer Day appeal on behalf of Bath charity

January 28, 2019
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TV star makes World Cancer Day appeal on behalf of Bath charity

Actress Stephanie Cole OBE is urging businesses and individuals to mark World Cancer Day next Monday by making a donation to the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG).   Stephanie, pictured, best known for her roles in the TV sitcoms Still Open All Hours and Waiting for God, is president of the BCUSG, which...

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Buoyant SCISYS says it has ‘mitigated Brexit risks’ with parent company move to Ireland

January 25, 2019
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Buoyant SCISYS says it has ‘mitigated Brexit risks’ with parent company move to Ireland

A flurry of new business won by its space division in December gave specialist IT and software group SCISYS a better-than-expected end to 2018, it said in a trading update today.   The Chippenham-headquartered group landed a series of contract wins with an aggregate value of £23m during the month. That bolstered its order...

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