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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bath Business News

December 24, 2015
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bath Business News

Bath Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We will continue to provide the city’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next weekly Bath Business News e-bulletin will be published on Friday, January 8.

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Key post-Christmas date in self-assessment calendar could help spread a little New Year tax cheer

December 22, 2015
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Key post-Christmas date in self-assessment calendar could help spread a little New Year tax cheer

Many thousands of people who owe extra tax can effectively ask the taxman to spread the cost – interest free – over 12 months provided they file their online return by December 30. According to experts at accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson, many of those who pay tax under self-assessment...

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Autumn Statement 2015: Main points

November 25, 2015
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Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Autumn Statement and Spending Review. These are the main points: Chancellor says five years ago UK economy was in crisis. Debt will fall this year. £12bn of welfare savings will be delivered in full. Britain has grown faster than any other G7 countries since 2010. Economy is predicted...

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Top 50 social media influencers ranking for Bath Spa Education Institute dean

October 23, 2015
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Top 50 social media influencers ranking for Bath Spa Education Institute dean

The Bath Spa Institute for Education’s dean Dr Kate Reynolds has been named as one of the top 50 social media influencers in higher education. Dr Reynolds, pictured, who Tweets as @BathSpaEdDean, was recognised for her use of social media in the development of the Bath Spa Institute for Education, which has evolved from...

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Bath firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 24, 2015
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Bath firms urged to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Anticipation is building ahead of next month’s Business Showcase South West 2015 and Bath firms being warned not to miss out on unparalleled sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for what will be the region’s biggest business show this year. The two-day event on May 14 and 15 will provide a platform for...

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Bath area directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

March 18, 2014
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Bath area directors urged not to miss out on region’s top boardroom awards

Directors in firms across Bath and Somerset have less than two weeks to enter the region’s top business awards that recognise boardroom excellence and enterprise. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have...

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Innovative Bath tech firm targets £17m AIM flotation

January 16, 2014
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Innovative Bath tech firm targets £17m AIM flotation

Bath-based tech firm Actual Experience is planning a £17m listing on the London Stock Exchange in what one of its advisers has already called potentially the best float of 2014. The firm works with more than 40 blue-chip businesses including Cisco, Ofcom and Accenture, to improve their digital supply chains through leading-edge analytics. It...

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Bath’s top tourism events create 500-plus jobs and generate nearly £44m for city, figures show

December 18, 2013
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Bath’s top tourism events create 500-plus jobs and generate nearly £44m for city, figures show

More than 500 jobs were created in Bath’s tourism industry over a nine-month period as a result of campaigns run by Bath Tourism Plus working with the Bath Business Improvement District, new figures show. The campaigns, which took place between June 2012 and February this year, generated £43.7m in consumer spending on trips to...

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What’s the big idea? Bath firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

December 16, 2013
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What’s the big idea? Bath firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

Ideas on the best way to create sustainable jobs and growth across the West of England are being invited from Bath firms. The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today launches a six-week public consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) – a blueprint for growth over the next six years. The Government has challenged England’s...

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ACE appointment strengthens global insurer’s position in South West

December 15, 2013
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ACE appointment strengthens global insurer’s position in South West

Property insurance group ACE has appointed Ian McFadyean as business development manager for the South West and Wales as it continues to invest in its UK regional offices. In the newly-created role, Ian, pictured, will be responsible for developing new and existing business across the region as well as managing broker relationships.  Ian, who has...

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