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Council set to close down loss-making Visit Bath and join new regional tourism group

December 4, 2020
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Council set to close down loss-making Visit Bath and join new regional tourism group

Visit Bath, the city’s cash-strapped direct marketing organisation, is set to be axed and replaced by a region-wide body in a move that could save the city £2m over the next 10 years. According to a report to Bath & North East Somerset Council’s (B&NES) cabinet, setting up a new organisation with other West of...

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Bath hit harder than other cities, warns BID, as stores, bars and cafes count cost of Covid-19

December 4, 2020
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Bath hit harder than other cities, warns BID, as stores, bars and cafes count cost of Covid-19

Bath city centre bars, restaurants and shops lost at least £142m during the first national Covid-19 lockdown while the cancellation of its iconic Christmas market will deal the city a further £13.6m blow, new figures reveal. Data provided by credit card company Visa shows that expenditure lost to the hospitality and retail sectors in...

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Airport digital map that stops passengers getting lost set for take off after firm lands investment

December 4, 2020
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Airport digital map that stops passengers getting lost set for take off after firm lands investment

A Bath firm producing digital maps that stop passengers getting lost in busy airports and missing their flights has received further investment to roll out the technology across the world. Living Map, which was founded in 2010 by urban design consultant Tim Fendley and now employs more than 25 people, will also use the...

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Covid-hit independent Bath hotel looks to brighter future after winning pair of major awards

December 3, 2020
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Covid-hit independent Bath hotel looks to brighter future after winning pair of major awards

A Bath boutique hotel has landed two major industry awards at the end of a year during which it suffered a fire just hours after being forced to close in the first national lockdown while its owners also caught Covid-19. The four-AA-star, 29-room hotel Queensberry Hotel was named Independent Hotel of the Year at...

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Funding for group aiming to tackle Covid-19′s impact on mental health, sexual abuse and domestic violence

December 3, 2020
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Funding for group aiming to tackle Covid-19′s impact on mental health, sexual abuse and domestic violence

Bath-based cooperative Dot Project, which works with organisations that are creating positive change to help them achieve their goals through technology, has been awarded £465,000 in National Lottery funding to provide its expertise to organisations tackling mental health, sexual abuse and domestic violence. In partnership with London-based Shift, which tackles social problems through the...

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Bath Spa students’ film highlights impact of ‘silent killer’ on Somerset’s woodlands

December 3, 2020
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Bath Spa students’ film highlights impact of ‘silent killer’ on Somerset’s woodlands

Four Bath Spa University students have collaborated with Somerset Wildlife Trust to create a powerful video raising awareness of ash dieback, the fatal fungal disease ravaging woodlands across the UK and Europe. From filming, to sound and editing, BA (Hons) Creative Media students Caitlin Bancroft, Elizaveta Stoliarova, Rebecca Lomas and Kiana West worked on the live...

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Website and podcast series capture the creatives who make Bath unique

December 3, 2020
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Website and podcast series capture the creatives who make Bath unique

The hidden makers of Bath – the city’s modern-day creatives, craftspeople, engineers and innovators – are being celebrated on a new website and series of podcasts. The site – madeinbath.co.uk – has been produced by Bath-based brand and design studio Mytton Williams Mytton Williams, following its 2018 book, also called Made in Bath, pictured,...

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Pearson May Financial Update: Festive gifts and virtual Christmas parties

December 2, 2020
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Pearson May Financial Update: Festive gifts and virtual Christmas parties

It is sadly inevitable that this year’s staff Christmas parties will not be the usual get-togethers and businesses will, no doubt, already be looking at more inventive ways to have a festive celebration, be it virtual or with individual gifts, etc. writes Pearson May partner Matthew Rutter. From online cookery classes, virtual pantomimes and streaming...

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Creative agency shows its record on tackling climate change by publishing its own disclosure report

December 2, 2020
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Creative agency shows its record on tackling climate change by publishing its own disclosure report

A marketing consultancy specialising in working for businesses that focus on delivering sustainability has published a report on its own climate action. Content Coms’ annual Creative Climate Disclosure report, the second it has produced, shows that just 1.6% of its turnover comes from a carbon-intensive industry – a reduction on the 4.6% in last...

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Bath Business Blog: Tom Webb, head of corporate, Mogers Drewett. Futureproof your business for 2021

December 2, 2020
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Bath Business Blog: Tom Webb, head of corporate, Mogers Drewett.  Futureproof your business for 2021

Given the unprecedented challenges all businesses have faced over the past six months, there is no doubt that 2021 is going to be an important year. Add to this the UK leaving the EU on December 31 and the uncertainty of more lockdowns and for many businesses 2021 could be a make or break year....

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