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Queen’s Award officially handed over to Lovehoney following delay due to pandemic

April 1, 2022
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Queen’s Award officially handed over to Lovehoney following delay due to pandemic

Bath sexual wellness firm Lovehoney has been officially presented with its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise, which it gained for its contribution to boosting the UK’s international trade. The firm, which has a global customer base of 2.2m people and a 400-strong workforce, was awarded the accolade in April last year for its outstanding...

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Two more takeovers for Future as it looks to video for further revenue growth

April 1, 2022
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Two more takeovers for Future as it looks to video for further revenue growth

Acquisition-hungry Bath media group Future has snapped up another two businesses in a move that strengthens its video and data insight offerings. WhatCulture.com, a digital-only entertainment publisher, and data insight platform Waive, are the latest in a string of takeovers at Future, whose titles span Techradar, Horse & Hound and Marie Claire.  Gateshead-based WhatCulture is a...

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Coveted national award shortlisting for Bath PR consultant who launched his agency in lockdown

March 31, 2022
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Coveted national award shortlisting for Bath PR consultant who launched his agency in lockdown

The founder of a Bath-based specialist communications consultancy launched during the first Covid lockdown has been named as a finalist in the UK public relations industry’s most prestigious award scheme. Ben Veal, pictured, opened Second Mountain Communications for business in summer 2000 with a mission to help good people to do good by sharing their values and...

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Roman Baths relegated out of UK’s Top 50 tourist attractions as Covid sends visitor numbers plummeting

March 18, 2022
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Roman Baths relegated out of UK’s Top 50 tourist attractions as Covid sends visitor numbers plummeting

The Covid-19 pandemic slashed annual visitors to the Roman Baths by nearly 73% last year compared to 2019, sending it tumbling to 51st place in the table of most-visited UK attractions. According to the latest figures from the Association for Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) released today, outdoor attractions such as gardens, parks, forests and...

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Huge slide will offer dramatic way to enter Tower of London’s sea of 20m flowers designed by Bath firm

March 18, 2022
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Huge slide will offer dramatic way to enter Tower of London’s sea of 20m flowers designed by Bath firm

A novel feature has been added to the innovative project masterminded by Bath landscape architecture practice Grant Associates that will turn the Tower of London’s moat into a vibrant sea of flowers this summer – a giant slide. Visitors will be able to make a dramatic entrance to the Superbloom attraction via the 21ft...

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Bath’s hospitality firms looking to shine again in prestigious South West tourism awards

March 18, 2022
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Bath’s hospitality firms looking to shine again in prestigious South West tourism awards

Bath’s top tourism businesses are hoping to repeat their success in a recent major awards scheme when they take part in another round of awards next month. They are among more than 90 contenders in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Some 476 businesses, including hotels, restaurants, caravan parks and tourist attractions, had originally...

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Website aims to be just the job to help tackle the hospitality industry’s recruitment crisis

March 18, 2022
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Website aims to be just the job to help tackle the hospitality industry’s recruitment crisis

Bath’s hospitality and tourism firms battling with staff shortages are set to benefit from a new jobs website built by city-based software company Cognisess. The site, commissioned by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and officially launched this week in Bath, will enable businesses to post vacancies while jobseekers can log on to...

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Bath Rugby to sharpen its online retail offering through sponsorship deal with expanding fulfilment firm

March 15, 2022
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Bath Rugby to sharpen its online retail offering through sponsorship deal with expanding fulfilment firm

Fast-growing eCommerce fulfilment company Huboo has struck a multi-year agreement to be Bath Rugby’s official eCommerce partner. Under the deal the firm, which was founded in Bath but now based in Bristol, has become the eCommerce fulfilment provider for all Bath Rugby merchandise on its online shop.  It will also sponsor the club’s official...

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Curo draws on region’s artistic talent to develop interest in its latest housing scheme

March 11, 2022
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The West of England’s creativity is helping Bath-based housing group Curo promote its latest development in Bristol. The show home on its 128-property Century Park scheme in Lawrence Weston features unique artwork created by Westbury, Wiltshire-based Helen Chester and Andy Council, who works in Bristol.  Helen has created two abstract paintings for the two-bedroom, mid-terrace...

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Bath opening for UK’s largest fast-casual Mexican restaurant brand

March 11, 2022
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Bath opening for UK’s largest fast-casual Mexican restaurant brand

Fast-growing Mexican restaurant Tortilla chain has opened its first outlet in Bath. The unit, in the former Oasis store on Cheap Street, is the London-based group’s 47th restaurant and follows two openings in Bristol.  Founded in October 2007 by Brandon and Jen Stephens after after a four-year search for “decent burritos and tacos” in London, Tortilla...

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