Media

Future’s new non-exec director to bring experience of platform-based businesses to group

September 16, 2020
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Future’s new non-exec director to bring experience of platform-based businesses to group

The former chief operating officer of Trainline, the digital rail and coach ticketing platform, has joined the board of Bath-based global media group Future as an independent non-executive director. Mark Brooker, whose appointment takes with effect from October 1, has extensive experience of executive and non-executive roles at platform-based businesses.  He is currently a...

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Future looks bright as its shares climb on expectations of much higher profits

September 11, 2020
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Future looks bright as its shares climb on expectations of much higher profits

Shares in Bath media group Future reached their highest-ever price today after it said it expected annual profits to be much better than previously forecast. The group has been one of the few in the media industry to shrug off the impact of Covid-19 – a fact it puts down to its strong digital...

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Rebrand and new website for Milsted Langdon reflect firm’s ‘commitment to innovation’

September 11, 2020
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Rebrand and new website for Milsted Langdon reflect firm’s ‘commitment to innovation’

Regional accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, which has an office in Bath, has rebranded and launched a new website. The firm said the new look demonstrated its commitment to innovation and was built around its core values of helping its clients to thrive while also reflecting its high-quality advice and support. The relaunched website includes...

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Fund launched to help innovative Bath firms bring their ideas to life

September 11, 2020
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Fund launched to help innovative Bath firms bring their ideas to life

Bath businesses looking to get cutting-edge ideas off the drawing board and into reality can apply for funding under a new scheme. The Business Innovation Fund – a three-year programme managed by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) – will provide funding of either £20,000 or £50,000 for projects in a range of...

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Digital educational group adds to growing portfolio with acquisition of Bath teacher resource firm

September 11, 2020
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Digital educational group adds to growing portfolio with acquisition of Bath teacher resource firm

Bath-based teacher resource provider Teachit has been acquired by Sandbox, the operating platform for digital educational products and services.  Teachit is the latest acquisition by Sandbox since it became a majority shareholder in pre-school education app Hopster last  November.  Founded by English teacher Siobhain Archer in 1999 and previously owned by education charity AQA, Teachit serves a community of more than...

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50% growth target set by new managing director of HR outsourcing specialist

September 10, 2020
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50% growth target set by new managing director of HR outsourcing specialist

Human resources outsourcing specialist The HR Dept has appointed Sam Ali as the managing director of its franchise covering Bath. Sam, pictured, has already set the ambitious target of boosting revenue by 50% during her first year in charge of the HR Dept Bristol, Bath and North Somerset – the group’s original, and largest, franchise. ...

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New account manager joins PR agency as it continues to grow

September 10, 2020
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New account manager joins PR agency as it continues to grow

Specialist independent PR agency Carnsight Communications has grown its team with the appointment of Georgia Christley as account manager. Georgia, pictured, joins owner Jessica Morgan and account executive Leigh-Ann Hewer at the Marshfield-based agency, which works with small and creative businesses.  The appointment marks an expansion of Carnsight’s permanent team, which has also worked alongside...

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Future chalks up huge increase in visitors to its websites after it broadens portfolio

September 4, 2020
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Future chalks up huge increase in visitors to its websites after it broadens portfolio

Unique visitors to websites owned by Bath-based media group Future have soared by 57% over the past year, taking the total to more than 23m and confirming the business as one of the UK’s leading digital publishers. The data is the first since Future acquired London-based TI Media for £140m in April, which added...

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Survey shows gloomy South West firms ready to axe jobs as demand fails to recover

September 3, 2020
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Survey shows gloomy South West firms ready to axe jobs as demand fails to recover

Firms in the South West are among the most pessimistic in the UK about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with many expecting to shed jobs when the government’s furlough scheme ends, according to a new survey. The Lloyds Bank Business Barometer, which takes the pulse of 1,200 firms across England every month, shows...

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Royds Withy King webinar will explore challenges linked to the post Covid-19 workforce

September 3, 2020
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Royds Withy King webinar will explore challenges linked to the post Covid-19 workforce

Major challenges for employers ranging from managing remote staff to changing the way entire organisations work post Covid-19 will be tackled head-on in a webinar to be staged next week by Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King.  Called Workforce of the Future: The New Norm, the event will give insights from practical futurist and...

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