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General Election reaction: Business groups look foward to period of stability

December 13, 2019
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General Election reaction: Business groups look foward to period of stability

Business organisations have welcomed the stability that the landslide Conservative General Election victory will bring – but question marks remain over the kind of Brexit deal a Boris Johnson-led government will strike. Business West, the South West’s largest business group which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative,...

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Golden night for Bath tourist attractions and venues at regional awards

December 8, 2019
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Golden night for Bath tourist attractions and venues at regional awards

Some of the Bath area’s top tourism venues have spoken of their delight at being among the big winners at a prestigious regional awards scheme. Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, based just outside the city at Colerne, received five awards at the Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards 2019 while the Roman Baths won...

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New auction firm bids farewell to outdated way of operating by combining expertise with tech

December 6, 2019
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New auction firm bids farewell to outdated way of operating by combining expertise with tech

A widely experienced auctioneer has launched a business that combines his expertise with 21st century technology to sell art, antiques and collectables across the world. Westbury-based The Auction Hub was founded by James Harvey, who started his career at Phillips Auctioneers, followed by a period working in London and New York for Mallett.  More...

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Black Friday proves red letter day for Future with record sales and audience numbers

December 5, 2019
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Black Friday proves red letter day for Future with record sales and audience numbers

Bargain-hunting Black Friday shoppers have given a major boost to Future, the Bath-based specialist media group with a strong online presence and chalking up record sales on its sites. The group, which owns technology sites TechRadar, GamesRadar and Tom’s Guide, enjoyed its highest-ever audience and eCommerce figures on November 29.  With the exponential rise...

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Prestigious British Chambers Award for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

December 4, 2019
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Prestigious British Chambers Award for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign to help firms in the South West prepare for life outside the European Union has earned a major national award for Business West, the region’s biggest business support organisation. Recognising that Brexit represents the single most radical transformation in the way that British businesses trade for decades, Business West – which...

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Profits soar at Future as string of acquisitions pay off during ‘transformative year’

November 22, 2019
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Profits soar at Future as string of acquisitions pay off during ‘transformative year’

Bath media group Future hailed the past 12 months as a “transformative year” as it revealed a 189% leap in annual pre-tax profits. The highly acquisitive group, which has made a spate of takeovers in the past few years, earned the £12.7m pre-tax profits on sales up 70% at £221.5m in the year to September...

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Success across the board for Bath attractions in region’s top tourism awards

November 22, 2019
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Success across the board for Bath attractions in region’s top tourism awards

Bath tourist attractions and hospitality venues swept the board against rivals from across Bristol and Somerset in a major awards scheme last night. The Roman Baths & Pump Room won a hat-trick of Golds in the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism, International Tourism an  Large Visitor Attraction of the Year categories while the  Assembly Rooms...

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Call for ‘data fellows’ to take part in pioneering South West creative tech project

November 22, 2019
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Call for ‘data fellows’ to take part in pioneering South West creative tech project

A groundbreaking £6.5m project aiming to expand the use of creative technologies across the South West is seeking 24 people to explore the frontiers of data. The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN) is recruiting ‘data fellows’ to ask questions about the current state of data in the region and look at the challenges...

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Unique list champions Bath groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

November 22, 2019
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Unique list champions Bath groups doing most to tackle tech sector’s diversity challenge

Organisations that are addressing diversity challenges in the South West’s tech sector have been highlighted in a unique project. For the past two years DisruptSW has showcased the most-innovative companies in the region with the 25 named in each list recognising firms taking a new approach to existing problems. They demonstrated this by showing...

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Minerva’s Owls campaign earns hat-trick of awards for Bath agency Highlight

November 21, 2019
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Minerva’s Owls campaign earns hat-trick of awards for Bath agency Highlight

Bath-based PR agency Highlight’s campaign for last year’s successful Minerva’s Owls of Bath public arts trail has landed it three Gold awards at a prestigious ceremony to celebrate the South of England’s public relations industry. The agency landed the hat-trick at the regional Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards – going one...

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