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More Phenomenal Women talks lined up by The Gainsborough following last year’s success

January 25, 2019
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More Phenomenal Women talks lined up by The Gainsborough following last year’s success

The Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel’s series of inspirational talks by high-profile business women is to return for a second year with the aim of celebrating, supporting and inspiring. Following the success of 2018’s Phenomenal Women talks, The Gainsborough Bath Spa has teamed up again with the University of the West of England’s Business School...

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Bath online wedding gift pioneer vows to go global following latest investment

January 25, 2019
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Bath online wedding gift pioneer vows to go global following latest investment

Bath-based online wedding gift list group Prezola is aiming to deliver its highly successful formula to brides and grooms across the world after receiving more investment for growth.   The firm, which has its head office in Northumberland Buildings and a warehouse on Westbury’s Woodland Estate, helps couples create stylish, modern wedding gift lists...

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CBI warns of ‘devastating’ impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on South West’s economy

January 22, 2019
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CBI warns of ‘devastating’ impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on South West’s economy

Leaving the EU without a deal would be ‘devastating’ for the South West’s economy, hitting the region’s output by a staggering £13bn a year, the CBI warned this week. As Prime Minister Theresa May continues to refuse to rule out a ‘no deal’ Brexit if her deal is not approved by Parliament, business groups...

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Strong performance in Australia and North America brings more pleasure to Lovehoney

January 18, 2019
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Strong performance in Australia and North America brings more pleasure to Lovehoney

Sales and profits have both surged by 22% at Bath-based sex toy firm Lovehoney as it continues to shrug off the limp UK retail market and win legions of new fans in bedrooms across the globe. The firm, which styles itself as a sexual wellbeing online retailer, said the profit rise from £9m to...

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MEET South West announces full line-up of inspirational speakers

January 18, 2019
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MEET South West announces full line-up of inspirational speakers

The full speaker line-up for MEET South West, the region’s first dedicated exhibition and conference showcase, has been revealed, promising insight from a diverse range of event industry figures. The event, at We The Curious in Bristol on January 30, brings together 13 speakers across three stages offering authoritative presentations from professional development to...

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Full-fibre service quality puts TrueSpeed on new industry gold standard

January 18, 2019
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Full-fibre service quality puts TrueSpeed on new industry gold standard

Fibre-optic infrastructure firm TrueSpeed, which is delivering fibre broadband to rural homes and businesses around Bath, has become one of the first companies in the sector to gain a new gold standard for the quality of its network. The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) introduced its quality mark accreditation last November to reward best...

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Bath to take its bid for rare World Heritage ‘double-listing’ to UNESCO this month

January 17, 2019
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Bath to take its bid for rare World Heritage ‘double-listing’ to UNESCO this month

Bath’s bid for a rare double listing as a World Heritage site – a move that would give its tourism industry a major boost – is to be made later this month. The idea has been floated by The Great Spas of Europe – a collection of 11 spa towns and cities across Europe,...

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‘No deal’ must be ruled out, urges Business West, as it warns of rising anger among firms over Brexit

January 16, 2019
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‘No deal’ must be ruled out, urges Business West, as it warns of rising anger among firms over Brexit

The “overriding priority” for both the government and Parliament must be to avoid a no deal Brexit following this week’s overwhelming defeat of the Prime Minister’s deal, the region’s largest business organisation has said. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said firms in the region now found themselves “facing the unwelcome prospect...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part did not know whether their...

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National acclaim for West of England project to encourage scale-up businesses

January 14, 2019
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National acclaim for West of England project to encourage scale-up businesses

An innovative scheme encouraging and supporting Bath scale-up businesses has been praised by industry experts as a role model for other parts of the country.   The ScaleUp Institute, a company which aims to make the UK the best place in the world to develop a thriving business, said the West of England Growth...

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