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Acquisition puts Wincanton in fast lane of rapid-growth digital and eFulfilment sector

September 15, 2021
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Acquisition puts Wincanton in fast lane of rapid-growth digital and eFulfilment sector

Logistics group Wincanton has boosted its presence in the fast-growing eCommerce market with the acquisition of a major player in the sector. Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton said the takeover of Cygnia would open up new growth opportunities in the sector while also “significantly enhancing” its growing digital and eFulfilment business division.  The move follows Wincanton’s investment...

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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

September 14, 2021
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New CBI South West leadership team vows to help region’s firms build back from pandemic

The CBI has appointed a new South West team, including a new regional director and deputy regional director, to lead its activities in the region and support member businesses as they look to rebuild from the impact of Covid-19. Ben Rhodes steps up from the deputy director role he has held since 2017 to...

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Double delight as event marks Bath gaining rare second UNESCO World Heritage listing

September 9, 2021
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Double delight as event marks Bath gaining rare second UNESCO World Heritage listing

Bath’s success in achieving a second UNESCO World Heritage listing has been celebrated at an event attended by civic and tourism industry leaders. The city, along with 10 other historic spa towns, secured the much-coveted UNESCO World Heritage status in July as part of the ‘Great Spa Towns of Europe’ nomination.  The achievement makes...

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Plans submitted for long-hoped-for redevelopment of former town centre industrial site

September 9, 2021
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Plans submitted for long-hoped-for redevelopment of former town centre industrial site

A mix of new homes, commercial workspaces and independent food and drink outlets are promised under long-awaited plans for a major town centre redevelopment site. The Innox Mills scheme will bring a vibrant new quarter to Trowbridge town centre, according to developers of the 10-acre brownfield site.  Once home to cloth mills and a...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bath firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England passing on their unused levy...

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Al fresco licences that proved a lifeline for Bath’s pandemic-hit cafés and bars now up for renewal

September 7, 2021
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Al fresco licences that proved a lifeline for Bath’s pandemic-hit cafés and bars now up for renewal

Bath businesses granted pavement licences to help them continue trading during the pandemic are being invited to renew them for a second year. The licences, introduced last summer, allowed businesses to set up tables and chairs outside their premises to enable customers to socialise and eat out safely.   Some 69 cafés, pubs, bars and restaurants...

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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

September 6, 2021
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Firms warned of fines and penalties in new clampdown on National Minimum Wage breaches

South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon is reminding employers of their obligations when it comes to the National Minimum Wage. In recent months, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has been ramping up its investigation into employers who don’t pay the National Minimum and Living Wage – fining and publicly naming and shaming those businesses...

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Bath’s clean air zone forces owners of more than 1,000 polluting vehicles to make them greener

September 3, 2021
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Bath’s clean air zone forces owners of more than 1,000 polluting vehicles to make them greener

Bath’s air quality is improving as polluting taxis, vans, buses and larger commercial vehicles are upgraded to drive in the city’s pioneering clean air zone, according to the first analysis of its impact since being introduced in March. Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels have dropped by more than 12% compared with the same quarter in...

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Council could harness its £200m buying power to help tackle climate change and cut its carbon footprint

September 3, 2021
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Council could harness its £200m buying power to help tackle climate change and cut its carbon footprint

A fundamental review of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s buying practices – including using more local suppliers to further reduce its carbon footprint – is being considered as part of the council’s commitment to tackle the climate emergency. The council, which spends more than £200m each year commissioning goods and services, wants to...

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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

September 3, 2021
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Deadline looming for prestigious regional awards that recognise excellence in the boardroom

Time is running out for Bath area directors to enter the region’s top awards scheme championing its outstanding boardroom talent. The deadline for the annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards is September 13. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any type of business or organisation – they do not have to...

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