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‘Tourist tax’ plan for Bath being discussed with government, council confirms

January 13, 2017
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‘Tourist tax’ plan for Bath being discussed with government, council confirms

Bath & North East Somerset Council has confirmed it is holding talks with government ministers over levying a ‘tourist tax’ on overnight visitors to the city. A council spokesperson confirmed the discussions, and similar talks with other local authorities, in a week during which Bath has hit national media headlines as potentially the first...

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First chance for potential buyers to view Holburne Park housing scheme

January 13, 2017
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First chance for potential buyers to view Holburne Park housing scheme

Buyers interested in getting a feel for the classically-styled homes being built at Bath’s Holburne Park ahead of its sales launch can attend a preview from next week. A mixture of two, three and four-bedroom houses will be launched to the market on January 28. The scheme, one of Bath’s most significant new housing...

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Luxury apartments to breathe new life into high-profile city gateway site

January 13, 2017
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Luxury apartments to breathe new life into high-profile city gateway site

Bath property developer Kersfield has teamed up with city-based architects The Nash Partnership and renovation specialist consultancy MEO Projects, also based in Bath, to develop four apartments next to one of the city’s historic landmarks. The Beckford Gate scheme in Lansdown takes its name from the Grade II listed gateway that stands at the...

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Trade links on the menu for Bath firms at Chinese New Year banquet

January 13, 2017
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Trade links on the menu for Bath firms at Chinese New Year banquet

Bath businesses with links to China – or those wishing to explore them – are being invited to welcome in the Year of the Rooster at a special Chinese New Year celebration banquet next month. The gala banquet is being stage by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which works to connect...

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Inspirational speakers lined up for second Royall Wealth Club meeting

January 13, 2017
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Inspirational speakers lined up for second Royall Wealth Club meeting

The Royall Wealth Club, the innovative West-based community of forward-thinking individuals, stages its second meeting later this month with a platform of inspirational speakers. The club, which covers Bath and Bristol, was launched last October with the intention of bringing together successful people from all walks of life to meet, share and develop their personal...

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Bath College students rise to the challenge – with a little help from business mentors

January 13, 2017
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Bath College students rise to the challenge – with a little help from business mentors

Bath firms have supported the Bath College Business and Accounting Challenge, in which students were given just two hours to respond to a real-life business scenario. Thirty students worked in teams to meet the tight deadline and produce a presentation for a panel of financial experts. The challenge, sponsored by Bath law firm Mogers...

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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office in healthcare sector role

January 12, 2017
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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s South West office in healthcare sector role

International property agency Cushman & Wakefield has appointed experienced healthcare sector specialist Sophia Sham as an associate in its South West office. Sophia, pictured, joins the firm’s UK healthcare advisory team in Bristol. Her arrival further boosts the team, which was formed in April last year and has already valued or advised on assets worth more than...

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Bath’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 9, 2017
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Bath’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Bath firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business are being invited to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their fifth year, the coveted awards champion businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting fairtrade and supporting fair and ethical business practices. Bath organisations have traditionally been among...

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New wellness suite for Thermae Bath Spa as it enters second decade

December 29, 2016
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New wellness suite for Thermae Bath Spa as it enters second decade

Bath’s Thermae Bath Spa is to undergo the largest refurbishment since it opened 10 years ago with the installation of a new wellness suite. The suite will replace its four glass steam pods – which bosses said were now showing ‘wear and tear’ and usher in a new era for the spa, which has...

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Bath’s business outlook for 2017: The good, the bad and the uncertain

December 29, 2016
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Bath’s business outlook for 2017: The good, the bad and the uncertain

By Phil Smith, managing director, Business West It’s always difficult making predictions about what the next 12 months will have in store for businesses, and for sure the forecasts for 2016 would have been way off beam! But if one thing’s for certain about 2017, it presages a new era in the UK economy,...

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