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Free workforce development support for Bath businesses to prepare for the future

November 29, 2022
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Free workforce development support for Bath businesses to prepare for the future

Firms in the Bath can ensure they are fit for the future by taking advantage of free support on offer under a Workforce for the Future programme. Staged by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, Workforce for the Future provides fully funded, tailored and in-depth support for firms with fewer than 250 employees to...

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Pair of new joiners boosts Goughs Solicitors residential property team

November 24, 2022
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Pair of new joiners boosts Goughs Solicitors residential property team

Goughs Solicitors has strengthened its residential property team with two new recruits to meet growing client demand. The firm, which has seven offices across Wiltshire including in Chippenham, Trowbridge, Melksham and Corsham, has welcomed Victoria Williams and Gillian Moore.  Gillian, pictured far right, who has joined the Chippenham office, and Devizes-based Victoria, have extensive property sector...

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Bath advisors work with truck dealer Rygor’s shareholders to get its sale on the road

November 24, 2022
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Bath advisors work with truck dealer Rygor’s shareholders to get its sale on the road

The Bath-based advisors behind the sale of Mercedes-Benz commercial franchise partner Rygor to its management have spoken about their involvement in the deal. Lawyers from Bath-headquartered RWK Goodman worked with Rygor’s shareholders while the Bath office of regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming provided them with tax advice.  Corporate finance advice came from the Bristol office...

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Biodiverse city havens could flower across the globe following success of Tower of London’s ‘Superbloom’

November 23, 2022
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Biodiverse city havens could flower across the globe following success of Tower of London’s ‘Superbloom’

Spaces in cities across the world will increasingly be repurposed to allow biodiversity to thrive, according to the Bath-based design team behind this year’s transformation of the historic Tower of London moat. Landscape architects Grant Associates, which masterminded the design of the Superbloom experience, pictured, for Tower of London custodian Historic Royal Palaces, believes...

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IT reuse group on mission to end area’s ‘digital divide’ boosted by major truck firm’s green drive

November 22, 2022
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IT reuse group on mission to end area’s ‘digital divide’ boosted by major truck firm’s green drive

Mercedes-Benz truck dealer Rygor Commercials has become the latest business to join forces with a pioneering scheme that donates unwanted and refurbished laptops to schools, charities and individuals who do not have access to technology. Westbury-based Rygor will use Wiltshire Digital Drive to recycle its IT equipment as part of its drive to focus...

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Investment in eCommerce and new business wins steady Wincanton as sector is buffeted by costs crisis

November 18, 2022
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Investment in eCommerce and new business wins steady Wincanton as sector is buffeted by costs crisis

Logistics group Wincanton has said new business wins and a diverse customer portfolio combined with operational efficiencies are helping it steer clear of the commercial headwinds caused by the cost of living crisis. The Chippenham-headquartered group delivered a 2.6% increase in underlying half-year pre-tax profits to £28m on revenue up 9.2% at £753.6m.  This...

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US software firm’s new Bath office shows city is on the up as vibrant tech hub, says Mayor

November 18, 2022
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Bath has a bright future as a tech-driven economic hub, according to the city’s mayor, with fast-growing US firms like software developer SmartBear investing in new offices and creating jobs. Councillor Rob Appleyard was speaking as he officially opened SmartBear’s redesigned Bath base, which he said proved there was “no holding back the city’s vibrant business community”. ...

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Analysis of retail trends reveals Bath as top city fighting back against online shopping boom

November 18, 2022
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Analysis of retail trends reveals Bath as top city fighting back against online shopping boom

Bath has emerged as the UK’s most resilient shopping centre in the battle against the online retail boom, according to a new survey. The city’s high street shops are flourishing due to its strong tourism offering, says Hey Discount, a provider of discount codes for online shoppers.  The firm analysed Google search data to...

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Management buyout puts senior managers in driving seat at major truck dealer

November 18, 2022
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Management buyout puts senior managers in driving seat at major truck dealer

Mercedes-Benz dealer Rygor Group is looking ahead to a new growth phase after two of its senior managers took over the business in a management buyout. The Westbury-based firm, which includes Rygor Commercials and newly launched Rygor MAXUS, has been bought by sales director John Keogh and head of truck sales Rish Channa.  The...

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Green light for Bath landscape architecture firm’s modern take on the traditional public park

November 18, 2022
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Green light for Bath landscape architecture firm’s modern take on the traditional public park

The largest new urban public park to be created in the South West for 50 years has been given the go-head, allowing Bath-based landscape architecture practice Grant Associates to move ahead with its design. The six-hectare sustainable public park, which received planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council, will be a key part of Brabazon,...

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