Media

Sales soar at media group Future as it reaps rewards of US acquisitions

May 17, 2019
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Sales soar at media group Future as it reaps rewards of US acquisitions

A string of strategic acquisitions over the past year helped propel Bath-based media group Future’s revenues to a record high, its latest financial figures showed today. For the first time the much-restructured group’s operations in the US – where it has made its largest acquisitions – brought in more revenue than those in the...

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‘We’re over the moon’: Big award win for Herschel Museum of Astronomy’s small exhibition

May 17, 2019
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‘We’re over the moon’: Big award win for Herschel Museum of Astronomy’s small exhibition

Bath’s Herschel Museum of Astronomy has proved that a little can go a long way by winning a national award for successful exhibitions staged on a shoestring. The Museums and Heritage Award recognised its 2018 Wonder Women of Space exhibition, which took place in one room and was mounted for less than £1,000.  The...

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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

May 17, 2019
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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

The organisers of TEDxBath are seeking inspirational speakers for this year’s event to explore its chosen theme of Echoes of the City from “unusual, exciting and provocative perspectives”. They are also looking to sign up sponsors from among the city’s business community. TEDx, which brings the spirit of TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) to...

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Stopping human error key to foiling cyberattacks, University of Bath research project shows

May 16, 2019
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Stopping human error key to foiling cyberattacks, University of Bath research project shows

Technology used in exercise and lifestyle apps may hold the key to getting people to change their passwords and better protect their online privacy and data, according to research carried out by the University of Bath. Over the past five years the cost of cyberattacks is reported to have risen by 67%, with the...

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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

May 10, 2019
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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

Inclusivity in the South West’s burgeoning intellectual property (IP) sector is being encouraged by a group of professionals who have set up a regional chapter of national organisation IP Inclusive. Founded in 2015 by four IP-related trade associations, IP Inclusive aims to create a more welcoming, accessible, and supportive sector for its professionals.  More...

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Corporate sponsors sought for former Bath Rugby stars’ Nepalese spinal injury centre appeal

May 3, 2019
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Corporate sponsors sought for former Bath Rugby stars’ Nepalese spinal injury centre appeal

Former Bath Rugby players Ed Jackson and Olly Barkley are inviting the city’s firms to support a not-for-profit organisation Ed has set up following a severe spinal injury that left him paralysed from the neck down and unlikely to ever walk again. Ed sustained the injury in 2017 while diving into a friend’s swimming...

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Sparkling Somerset artisan cider set to bring some fizz to Hong Kong’s bars

May 3, 2019
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Sparkling Somerset artisan cider set to bring some fizz to Hong Kong’s bars

Drinkers in bars in Hong Kong are to get the chance to sample sparkling cider made by a small Somerset drinks firm in a traditional – and rarely used – method. Shepton Mallet-based Pilton Cider produces its cider through the artisan method of keeving, which means that no water or sugar is added. Instead,...

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Coding school aims to help diversify IT workforce with funding scheme for women

May 2, 2019
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Coding school aims to help diversify IT workforce with funding scheme for women

IT bootcamp Mayden Academy has launched a funding scheme to encourage more women to embark on careers in coding.   The scheme will offer female students a 70% reduction in course fees on the academy’s Full Stack Track – an intensive 16-week training course for aspiring developers from non-tech backgrounds.  The course is designed...

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Queen’s Awards recognise Bath firms’ innovation, international trade and sustainable development

April 26, 2019
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Queen’s Awards recognise Bath firms’ innovation, international trade and sustainable development

Three Bath area businesses have this week been celebrating winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their contribution to the UK economy. Bath creative, branding and communications agency Emberson Group received the award for international trade for its “excellence and sustained growth in international trade”.  Group managing director Clare Pratt said...

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‘Ones to Watch’ listing for fast-growing Bath glasses design firm

April 26, 2019
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‘Ones to Watch’ listing for fast-growing Bath glasses design firm

Bath-based eyewear design house INSPECS has been named as one of the 10 firms across the UK with exceptional growth potential. The firm, based in Bath’s old Gas Light and Coke building on Upper Bristol Road, was selected from a 30-strong shortlist to appear in the ‘Ones to Watch’ section of the prestigious Sunday...

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