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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

July 22, 2019
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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

The first-ever industrial blueprint for the West of England has been launched with the aim of building on the area’s unique creativity, collaboration and ingenuity to secure sustainable growth. Among ideas suggested in the strategy are connecting researchers, businesses and residents through a Global Centre of Innovation Excellence to focus the area’s innovative strengths...

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Economic growth potential of Western Powerhouse outlined in major new report

July 19, 2019
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Economic growth potential of Western Powerhouse outlined in major new report

Forming a Western Powerhouse for a region stretching from Swindon to Swansea with Bath in its centre could boost the economy by billions of pounds and create lucrative global trade opportunities, a major new report published shows. By working together on maior infrastructure schemes and promoting international trade post-Brexit, towns and cities along the...

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‘Dramatic’ capital gains tax change could hit second homeowners, warns Royds Withy King

July 10, 2019
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‘Dramatic’ capital gains tax change could hit second homeowners, warns Royds Withy King

Experts at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King are warning second homeowners, landlords and property investors to beware of a ‘dramatic change’ to the capital gains tax regime which will come into effect next April. The new rules mean anyone selling a property on which capital gains tax is due after April 6, 2020,...

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UK banking sector ‘can cope with no-deal Brexit’, Bank of England agent tells Bath Financial Forum

July 4, 2019
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UK banking sector ‘can cope with no-deal Brexit’, Bank of England agent tells Bath Financial Forum

The British financial services industry is resilient enough to withstand the shock of a no-deal Brexit, despite the impact that could have on the wider economy, the Bath Financial Forum has been told. In a presentation to the Forum by the Bank of England’s South West agent Donna Kehoe, she explained that the Bank’s...

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Funding boost for project to create green links with Bath’s new Quays development

June 21, 2019
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Funding boost for project to create green links with Bath’s new Quays development

Ambitious plans to create a 5km walking and cycling route that will connect the new Bath Quays development with sites across the city have been backed with funding from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). The Bath River Line project includes upgrading the towpath, improving green spaces and parks, enhancing biodiversity and creating...

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Bath firms battle it out to claim title of city’s netball champs and raise cash for Dorothy House Hospice

June 20, 2019
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Bath firms battle it out to claim title of city’s netball champs and raise cash for Dorothy House Hospice

The Bath office of regional law firm Mogers Drewett has raised more than £2,000 for Dorothy House Hospice by hosting its second annual charity netball tournament. Eight teams from city-based businesses took part in the event, which was supported by Team Bath Netball and hosted in the University of Bath’s sports training village.  Each...

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Bath will escape worst of UK’s retail revolution, says major report, but shops will still close

June 14, 2019
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Bath will escape worst of UK’s retail revolution, says major report, but shops will still close

Bath has been named as one of the UK cities most likely to survive the retail meltdown now hitting the country’s high streets and town centres, despite slipping down the national shopping centre rankings. However, it is expected to have fewer stores in the future – with a number likely to be ‘repurposed’ for...

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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

June 14, 2019
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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

Diversified quarrying and building group Hills has promoted Ed Dodd to group director for waste and resource management with responsibility for managing and overseeing its waste management and treatment activities. Ed, pictured, will look after the Hills Waste Solutions and Hills Municipal Collections businesses together with the group’s involvement in Northacre Renewable Energy’s waste-to-energy...

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Top building award for ‘exemplary community hub’ on new Bath housing estate

June 13, 2019
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Top building award for ‘exemplary community hub’ on new Bath housing estate

A £10m community building on Bath-based housing group Curo’s Mulberry Park development on the edge of the city has won a major industry award for bringing people together in state-of-the-art facilities. The Hub, pictured, topped the South West Community Benefit category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2019.  The award recognises...

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Thrings Bath property team advise long-standing client on Dorset industrial estate disposal

June 13, 2019
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Thrings Bath property team advise long-standing client on Dorset industrial estate disposal

Legal experts from regional law firm Thrings’ Bath office have advised on the sale of two industrial estates in Dorset. Legal director Charlie Wakefield and solicitor Alice Paye, both in Thrings’ Bath-based commercial property team, provided legal support to long-standing clients Michael Fowler and his family.  They sold the fully occupied North Mills Trading...

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