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Bowel cancer charity benefits from e-commerce agency blubolt’s skydives and pub quizzes

May 31, 2019
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Bowel cancer charity benefits from e-commerce agency blubolt’s skydives and pub quizzes

Bath e-commerce agency blubolt has raised nearly £9,000 for Bowel Cancer UK with feats ranging from skydives and pub quizzes to cake sales and obstacle courses. The agency, which works with blue-chip brands such as Seasalt, Hush, Teapigs and Route One, has had a strong and ongoing commitment to the charity since losing its...

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‘Big data’ project tracking visitor spending puts Bath BID at forefront of smart city revolution

May 24, 2019
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‘Big data’ project tracking visitor spending puts Bath BID at forefront of smart city revolution

Bath’s Business Improvement District (BID) has become the first in the UK to glean anonymous data from visitors’ mobile phones and credit cards to better understand spending patterns in the city centre. The BID, which is funded by 675 levy payers, has teamed up with a specialist ‘big data’ consultancy which will provide it...

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Booklovers’ mecca prepares for next chapter in its global growth

May 23, 2019
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Booklovers’ mecca prepares for next chapter in its global growth

Global second-hand and rare book retailer Bookbarn International is preparing for a major re-launch following the appointment of a new CEO. Nick Bates has joined the Hallatrow-based firm after nearly four years at renown New York-headquartered publishing group HarperCollins, where he was sales and marketing director and, most recently, associate publisher based in London.  Bookbarn International...

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City’s Festival of Nature goes global as it teams up with University of Bath to put it online

May 23, 2019
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City’s Festival of Nature goes global as it teams up with University of Bath to put it online

Bath Festival of Nature returns next month with a bigger and better programme to bring nature to life in the heart of the city. And in a world-first for a science festival, the free event will be hosted online, giving people all over the globe the chance to navigate their way around the festival...

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Housing association Curo brings home two internal comms awards

May 22, 2019
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Housing association Curo brings home two internal comms awards

Bath-based housing association Curo has won two national awards in recognition of the way it engages with its staff. Curo was shortlisted for two awards alongside well-known brands including Nationwide, RBS and Travelex at the inaugural Internal Communications and Engagement Awards, winning Silver for Best Ongoing Commitment to Internal Communications and Bronze in the...

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Sales soar at media group Future as it reaps rewards of US acquisitions

May 17, 2019
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Sales soar at media group Future as it reaps rewards of US acquisitions

A string of strategic acquisitions over the past year helped propel Bath-based media group Future’s revenues to a record high, its latest financial figures showed today. For the first time the much-restructured group’s operations in the US – where it has made its largest acquisitions – brought in more revenue than those in the...

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‘We’re over the moon’: Big award win for Herschel Museum of Astronomy’s small exhibition

May 17, 2019
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‘We’re over the moon’: Big award win for Herschel Museum of Astronomy’s small exhibition

Bath’s Herschel Museum of Astronomy has proved that a little can go a long way by winning a national award for successful exhibitions staged on a shoestring. The Museums and Heritage Award recognised its 2018 Wonder Women of Space exhibition, which took place in one room and was mounted for less than £1,000.  The...

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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

May 17, 2019
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Business backers – and inspirational speakers – sought for this year’s TEDxBath

The organisers of TEDxBath are seeking inspirational speakers for this year’s event to explore its chosen theme of Echoes of the City from “unusual, exciting and provocative perspectives”. They are also looking to sign up sponsors from among the city’s business community. TEDx, which brings the spirit of TED (Technology, Entertainment & Design) to...

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Stopping human error key to foiling cyberattacks, University of Bath research project shows

May 16, 2019
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Stopping human error key to foiling cyberattacks, University of Bath research project shows

Technology used in exercise and lifestyle apps may hold the key to getting people to change their passwords and better protect their online privacy and data, according to research carried out by the University of Bath. Over the past five years the cost of cyberattacks is reported to have risen by 67%, with the...

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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

May 10, 2019
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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

Inclusivity in the South West’s burgeoning intellectual property (IP) sector is being encouraged by a group of professionals who have set up a regional chapter of national organisation IP Inclusive. Founded in 2015 by four IP-related trade associations, IP Inclusive aims to create a more welcoming, accessible, and supportive sector for its professionals.  More...

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