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Story of Georgian Bath to be brought to life when National Trust takes over the Assembly Rooms

June 7, 2019
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Story of Georgian Bath to be brought to life when National Trust takes over the Assembly Rooms

The National Trust is to take over the running of Bath’s iconic Assembly Rooms from Bath & North East Somerset Council after invoking a break clause in the building’s lease. The 18th century building has been owned by the National Trust since 1931 and is currently leased to the council to house the Fashion...

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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

June 6, 2019
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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

Specialist IT group SCISYS has said its action to avoid the impact of Brexit on its European space business was continuing to pay off with a strong order book. The Chippenham-headquartered group moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland last year to protect its EU-funded work.  At its AGM yesterday, the group...

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City’s smartest companies urged to get quizzical and claim the title of Brain of Bath

June 6, 2019
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City’s smartest companies urged to get quizzical and claim the title of Brain of Bath

Businesses are being invited to exercise their collective grey matter and enter the 2019 Brain of Bath. Now in its 20th year, the annual Julian House Brain of Bath Quiz has become a key date in the city’s business calendar and a fun-yet-competitive way to entertain clients and reward staff.  The inaugural quiz night was...

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Economic outlook for Bath on the agenda as city’s Financial Forum gathers for second meeting

May 31, 2019
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Economic outlook for Bath on the agenda as city’s Financial Forum gathers for second meeting

Bath Financial Forum, the group aiming to raise the city’s profile as a centre of excellence for financial services, returns for its second meeting next month with an in-depth look at how the wider economy is impacting on this ambition. Guest speaker will be Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for South West,...

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Firms seeking business opportunities as part of powerful trade delegation to US East Coast

May 31, 2019
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Firms seeking business opportunities as part of powerful trade delegation to US East Coast

Two Bath area firms are heading to the US this weekend as part of a high-powered regional delegation promoting the West of England and seeking potential business deals. Scanning Pens, the world’s leading supplier of pen scanners, and Chipside, a specialist software development company working with around a quarter of local and regional government...

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Bowel cancer charity benefits from e-commerce agency blubolt’s skydives and pub quizzes

May 31, 2019
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Bowel cancer charity benefits from e-commerce agency blubolt’s skydives and pub quizzes

Bath e-commerce agency blubolt has raised nearly £9,000 for Bowel Cancer UK with feats ranging from skydives and pub quizzes to cake sales and obstacle courses. The agency, which works with blue-chip brands such as Seasalt, Hush, Teapigs and Route One, has had a strong and ongoing commitment to the charity since losing its...

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‘Big data’ project tracking visitor spending puts Bath BID at forefront of smart city revolution

May 24, 2019
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‘Big data’ project tracking visitor spending puts Bath BID at forefront of smart city revolution

Bath’s Business Improvement District (BID) has become the first in the UK to glean anonymous data from visitors’ mobile phones and credit cards to better understand spending patterns in the city centre. The BID, which is funded by 675 levy payers, has teamed up with a specialist ‘big data’ consultancy which will provide it...

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Booklovers’ mecca prepares for next chapter in its global growth

May 23, 2019
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Booklovers’ mecca prepares for next chapter in its global growth

Global second-hand and rare book retailer Bookbarn International is preparing for a major re-launch following the appointment of a new CEO. Nick Bates has joined the Hallatrow-based firm after nearly four years at renown New York-headquartered publishing group HarperCollins, where he was sales and marketing director and, most recently, associate publisher based in London.  Bookbarn International...

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City’s Festival of Nature goes global as it teams up with University of Bath to put it online

May 23, 2019
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City’s Festival of Nature goes global as it teams up with University of Bath to put it online

Bath Festival of Nature returns next month with a bigger and better programme to bring nature to life in the heart of the city. And in a world-first for a science festival, the free event will be hosted online, giving people all over the globe the chance to navigate their way around the festival...

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Housing association Curo brings home two internal comms awards

May 22, 2019
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Housing association Curo brings home two internal comms awards

Bath-based housing association Curo has won two national awards in recognition of the way it engages with its staff. Curo was shortlisted for two awards alongside well-known brands including Nationwide, RBS and Travelex at the inaugural Internal Communications and Engagement Awards, winning Silver for Best Ongoing Commitment to Internal Communications and Bronze in the...

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