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Larger Bath office for Milsted Langdon as it finds city fertile ground for growth

January 17, 2019
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Larger Bath office for Milsted Langdon as it finds city fertile ground for growth

Regional accountancy group Milsted Langdon’s growth in Bath has resulted in it moving to a larger office in the city.   The firm, which also has bases in Bristol, London, Taunton and Yeovil, opened an office on Bath’s Queen Square seven years ago.   Since then it has expanded its presence in the city...

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Bath to take its bid for rare World Heritage ‘double-listing’ to UNESCO this month

January 17, 2019
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Bath to take its bid for rare World Heritage ‘double-listing’ to UNESCO this month

Bath’s bid for a rare double listing as a World Heritage site – a move that would give its tourism industry a major boost – is to be made later this month. The idea has been floated by The Great Spas of Europe – a collection of 11 spa towns and cities across Europe,...

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New head of lease advisory recruited by Hartnell Taylor Cook

January 17, 2019
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New head of lease advisory recruited by Hartnell Taylor Cook

South West commercial property consultancy Hartnell Taylor Cook has appointed Louise Georgi as a director and head of lease advisory. In this newly created position, Louise, pictured, will be responsible for developing and building on existing HTC initiatives, providing clients with a range of lease advisory services.  She joins Bristol-headquartered HTC from Bruton Knowles’...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part did not know whether their...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards – now in their seventh...

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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s South West industrial & logistics team

January 7, 2019
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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s South West industrial & logistics team

The South West office of national commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Rhys Jones as a graduate surveyor in its industrial & logistics team. Rhys, pictured, joins the team in Bristol from Bruton Knowles’ office in the city, where he spent two years in the agency department after graduating from the UWE (University...

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Chance for Bath firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for Bath firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bath area firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation – is being held as...

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Disused swimming baths to become social housing under scheme led by developer

December 20, 2018
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Disused swimming baths to become social housing under scheme led by developer

Bath-headquartered residential developer Crossman Homes is leading a project to convert a derelict swimming baths in Bristol into much-needed social housing. The firm has teamed up with Somerset-based Yarlington Housing Association to create 31 affordable homes for local people on the site of Speedwell Swimming Baths, pictured in a CGI.  The baths were built...

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1,000 new jobs promised by Bristol Airport as it unveils latest expansion plan

December 19, 2018
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1,000 new jobs promised by Bristol Airport as it unveils latest expansion plan

Bristol Airport has said it will create more than 1,000 jobs over the next decade as part of its further development to enable it to handle 12m passengers a year. The scheme, which has just been submitted to North Somerset Council planners, would also generate an additional £1.4bn for the regional economy by the...

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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

December 11, 2018
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Royds Withy King welcomes new pricing and transparency rules as ‘opportunity rather than a threat’

Online calculators to help businesses and individuals estimate their legal costs for conveyancing, debt recovery and probate have been launched by Bath-headquartered regional law firm Royds Withy King.   The three calculators are in response to new rules from the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) on pricing and transparency which came into effect last week. ...

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