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Investment helps Bath cosmetics-for-men start-up face the future with confidence

August 23, 2019
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Investment helps Bath cosmetics-for-men start-up face the future with confidence

Bath-based beauty start-up Shakeup Cosmetics has received equity investment from a pair of established entrepreneurs as it prepares to launch a range of innovative skincare products for men. Sally Preston, managing director of Kiddylicious, the UK’s fastest-growing children’s food firm, and its commercial director Neil Mather will support Shakeup’s founders Jake Xu and Shane...

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Call goes out for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

August 18, 2019
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Call goes out for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

Ambitious Bath technology firms are being invited to enter a major awards scheme that recognises the UK’s fastest-growing businesses in the sector. Entries are now open for the 22nd annual UK Technology Fast 50 Awards staged by global accountancy group Deloitte. The awards are open to firms that use a proprietary technology in their business.  The...

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Google lined up for top billing at SearchStar’s 2020 vision – and beyond – advertising conference

August 15, 2019
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Google lined up for top billing at SearchStar’s 2020 vision – and beyond – advertising conference

Bath digital media buying agency SearchStar’s Future of Advertising conference series returns to the city later this year with Google set to deliver the keynote presentation. A follow-up to last year’s brilliantly received Data in Advertising conference, pictured, the full-day event – called Growth & Advertising: 2020 and Beyond – is aimed at digital...

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Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

August 15, 2019
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Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

Specialist IT group SCISYS has added to the success of its newsroom software, services and training business by winning another major contract from a major European broadcaster. The contract, secured by the Chippenham-headquartered group’s Germany-based Media Solutions division, is with an unnamed broadcaster, for which it will provide an integrated newsroom package for planning...

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Exporters to EU told to get ‘third country’ registration to avoid potential no-deal Brexit problems

August 13, 2019
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Bath companies that export to Europe are being urged to register for non-EU trade ahead of a possible no-deal Brexit or face potential problems once the UK has left the European Union. The warning has come from Business West, the South West’s largest business organisation, which points out that if the UK quits the...

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Lovehoney founders to step back as marketing expert prepares to take over as CEO

August 2, 2019
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Lovehoney founders to step back as marketing expert prepares to take over as CEO

The co-founders of Bath-based sex toy retailer Lovehoney are to relinquish day-to-day operations of the fast-growth business next month when one of the UK’s top marketers is appointed as CEO. Ex-journalist Richard Longhurst and DJ Neal Slateford formed Lovehoney in 2002 – appropriately from a bedroom.  Since then the firm has grown to boast...

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Another US acquisition for Future gives it extra clout in business-to-business media sector

August 2, 2019
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Another US acquisition for Future gives it extra clout in business-to-business media sector

Bath media group Future has crossed the Atlantic again for its latest multi-million pound deal as it continues to build its presence in the US market. The group, whose UK titles include TechRadar, PC Gamer and Guitar World, has bought Washington DC-headquartered digital media publisher SmartBrief for an initial sum of $45m (£37.2m).  SmartBrief...

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Bath Spa University honorary doctorate for Hollywood cinematographer alumnus

August 1, 2019
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Bath Spa University honorary doctorate for Hollywood cinematographer alumnus

Oscar-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins CBE, who has worked on major movies such as The Big Lebowski and The Shawshank Redemption, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Bath Spa University in recognition of his significant contribution to film and TV. Born and raised in Devon, Roger, 70, studied at Bath College of...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from the Bath area are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

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UWE journalism and PR graduate joins Bath agency Creatrix as account executive

July 25, 2019
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UWE journalism and PR graduate joins Bath agency Creatrix as account executive

Bath PR agency Creatrix has appointed Olivia Evans as the newest addition to its team. Olivia, pictured, has begun her PR career as an account executive at the agency, having earned a first-class honours degree in Journalism and Public Relations at the University of The West of England (UWE).  She is now be working...

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