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Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

June 14, 2019
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Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

Bath-based digital media buying and analytics agency SearchStar, which launched 14 years ago as a one-man band, has been acquired by a major US group.  Buyer Welocalize is a global leader in multilingual content and data transformation to help companies capture international demand. SearchStar employs around 60 people at its offices in Railway Place,...

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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

June 12, 2019
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Royds Withy King boosts private wealth division with marketing & business development appointment

Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King has recruited Stephanie Rees as marketing & business development executive to strengthen its private wealth offering. Stephanie, pictured, has joined from the world’s leading auction house Christie’s, where she was global marketing manager and led on a number of high-value international luxury campaigns.  In her new role...

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Bath tourism to benefit from new visitor rail pass and latest Rough Guide

June 7, 2019
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Bath tourism to benefit from new visitor rail pass and latest Rough Guide

Bath’s visitor economy has received a double boost this week with launch of the UK’s largest integrated rail and bus ticket scheme and the latest Rough Guide travel book. Great Western Railway has joined forces with a host of bus providers to unveil its Great West Way Discoverer pass, which can be used by...

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Summer fun beds in at The Bird, Bath, with its pop-up Nook Garden

June 7, 2019
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Summer fun beds in at The Bird, Bath, with its pop-up Nook Garden

Boutique hotel The Bird, Bath, has launched its latest pop-up for the summer season, The Nook Garden, following the success of last year’s beach bar. Open throughout the summer, the south-facing garden is full of flamboyant touches in keeping with the Pulteney Road hotel’s eclectic character.  Features include creative planting to life-size sculptures and...

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Rural internet service provider TrueSpeed’s rebrand urges people to ‘band together’

June 7, 2019
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Rural internet service provider TrueSpeed’s rebrand urges people to ‘band together’

Fast-growing rural broadband provider TrueSpeed is stressing its community benefits through a new brand identity and website. Keynsham-based TrueSpeed was launched five years ago by three investors fed up with poor broadband in their homes. It has since grown exponentially and connected its 2,000th household earlier this year.  Bristol-based marketing agency Mr B &...

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Story of Georgian Bath to be brought to life when National Trust takes over the Assembly Rooms

June 7, 2019
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Story of Georgian Bath to be brought to life when National Trust takes over the Assembly Rooms

The National Trust is to take over the running of Bath’s iconic Assembly Rooms from Bath & North East Somerset Council after invoking a break clause in the building’s lease. The 18th century building has been owned by the National Trust since 1931 and is currently leased to the council to house the Fashion...

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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

June 6, 2019
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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

Specialist IT group SCISYS has said its action to avoid the impact of Brexit on its European space business was continuing to pay off with a strong order book. The Chippenham-headquartered group moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland last year to protect its EU-funded work.  At its AGM yesterday, the group...

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City’s smartest companies urged to get quizzical and claim the title of Brain of Bath

June 6, 2019
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City’s smartest companies urged to get quizzical and claim the title of Brain of Bath

Businesses are being invited to exercise their collective grey matter and enter the 2019 Brain of Bath. Now in its 20th year, the annual Julian House Brain of Bath Quiz has become a key date in the city’s business calendar and a fun-yet-competitive way to entertain clients and reward staff.  The inaugural quiz night was...

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Economic outlook for Bath on the agenda as city’s Financial Forum gathers for second meeting

May 31, 2019
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Economic outlook for Bath on the agenda as city’s Financial Forum gathers for second meeting

Bath Financial Forum, the group aiming to raise the city’s profile as a centre of excellence for financial services, returns for its second meeting next month with an in-depth look at how the wider economy is impacting on this ambition. Guest speaker will be Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for South West,...

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Firms seeking business opportunities as part of powerful trade delegation to US East Coast

May 31, 2019
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Firms seeking business opportunities as part of powerful trade delegation to US East Coast

Two Bath area firms are heading to the US this weekend as part of a high-powered regional delegation promoting the West of England and seeking potential business deals. Scanning Pens, the world’s leading supplier of pen scanners, and Chipside, a specialist software development company working with around a quarter of local and regional government...

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