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Council to sign agreement to turn Bath’s innovation and digital campus vision into reality

April 25, 2016
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Council to sign agreement to turn Bath’s innovation and digital campus vision into reality

Bath’s much-needed innovation and digital campus is to come a step closer as Bath & North East Somerset Council prepares to sign a partnership agreement with design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT and regeneration specialists TCN. The council said the agreement would help it secure an anchor tenant for the city’s new central...

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Gainsborough Bath Spa appears on ‘hot list’ of world’s coolest new hotels

April 25, 2016
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Gainsborough Bath Spa appears on ‘hot list’ of world’s coolest new hotels

The £35m Gainsborough Bath Spa has been included in a prestigious list of the world’s top new hotels. The 99-room hotel, which officially opened on Beau Street last September, features in the Condé Nast Traveller 2016 Hot List: The Best New Hotels in the World. The listing features the editors’ and contributing reporters’ handpicked...

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Business owner who slammed Chippenham’s BID gets on board to shape its future

April 22, 2016
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Business owner who slammed Chippenham’s BID gets on board to shape its future

One of the most vocal critics of Chippenham’s Business Improvement District (BID) has joined its board, promising to bring passion to his role as a director. Nic Puntis, pictured, who co-owns the town’s Sarah-Jayne’s Café with his wife, slammed the BID last year for what he claimed was a poorly organised Christmas Lights Switch...

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Regional jobless fall bucks national trend as confidence among West firms continues to hold steady

April 21, 2016
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Regional jobless fall bucks national trend as confidence among West firms continues to hold steady

Unemployment has continued to fall in the South West, bucking the national trend and pointing to a brighter outlook for the region’s businesses. But Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, warned the national rise signalled a slowing economy and could impact on firms in the Bath area if the Government did not take...

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Landmark Gloucester regeneration scheme completed by Thrings

April 18, 2016
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Landmark Gloucester regeneration scheme completed by Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings’ Bath office has advised on the acquisition of two landmark grade II-listed buildings that will help transform the historic heart of Gloucester. The agreement between Ladybellegate Estates – part of the L&R Group – and Gloucester City Council will lead to the restoration and refurbishment of two former merchants’ office...

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Curo work placement programme celebrates shining examples

April 18, 2016
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Curo work placement programme celebrates shining examples

Individuals who have been supported into work and training through an innovative programme run by Bath-based housing and support organisation Curo have been recognised. Curo’s accredited work placement programme started in 2014 and has supported nearly 70 local people, many of whom attended a ceremony hosted by the business at The Bath Hilton. Participants...

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Refurbishment project will serve up fourth outlet for Bath Pub Company

April 18, 2016
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Refurbishment project will serve up fourth outlet for Bath Pub Company

The Bath Pub Company is to open its fourth pub – the former Dolphin Inn on Locksbrook Road in Lower Weston – next month. The firm, which runs The Chequers, The Marlborough Tavern and The Hare and Hounds, has invested £250,000 in refurbishing the pub in a joint venture with Enterprise Inns. It will...

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Thrings provides cutting-edge legal advice to help first female master tailor open on Savile Row

April 13, 2016
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Thrings provides cutting-edge legal advice to help first female master tailor open on Savile Row

Regional commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has helped world-renowned tailor Kathryn Sargent open her first store on London’s famous Savile Row. The firm provided commercial property advice to Kathryn, pictured, – Britain’s first female head cutter – on the 854 sq ft shop which opened last week as a...

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New deal with Bath Racecourse builds on decade-long partnership with contractor MJ Church

April 8, 2016
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New deal with Bath Racecourse builds on decade-long partnership with contractor MJ Church

Civil engineering group MJ Church has agreed a two-year sponsorship deal with Bath Racecourse, making it one of the venue’s principal partners. The agreement builds on a 10-year relationship between the Marshfield-based firm and the Lansdown course, supporting various events and using race days to raise funds for local good causes. The new deal...

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Bath retail property expert counters MasterChef winner Ping’s claims that city faces chain store massacre

April 8, 2016
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Bath retail property expert counters MasterChef winner Ping’s claims that city faces chain store massacre

Bath’s independent retail sector is becoming more – not less – vibrant, one of the city’s leading commercial property figures has said in response to criticism by Bath-based celebrity chef Ping Coombes. The 2014 MasterChef winner voiced her concerns on social media over the influx of national chains to the city, which she claimed...

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