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Bath Business Blog: Colin Skellett, chair, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

July 25, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Colin Skellett, chair, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

By Colin Skellett, Chair, West of England LEP Since the Government announcement a couple of weeks ago of the local growth deals awarded to England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), there have been a lot of big numbers bandied about. Unless you’re close to the deals, the figures and the fuss may seem a...

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New boss for Andrews Property Services as its growth continues

July 25, 2014
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New boss for Andrews Property Services as its growth continues

Andrews Property Services (APS), the fast-growing asset management division of Keynsham-based Andrews Estate Agents, has promoted Sue-Ellen Hodges to head the business. Having started her career at Andrews on a temporary basis four-and-a-half years ago, Sue-Ellen, pictured, quickly became assistant head at APS, before most recently becoming its interim head to cover a colleague’s...

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West proves fertile ground for investment by foreign businesses

July 25, 2014
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West proves fertile ground for investment by foreign businesses

A strong performance by the West of England in attracting business investment from overseas has helped the UK achieve the highest number of inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, new figures show. There were 27 new investment projects by overseas companies in 2013/14 across the area covered by West of England...

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Third Bath branch for Subway as it takes over former Toni & Guy salon

July 21, 2014
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Third Bath branch for Subway as it takes over former Toni & Guy salon

Expanding fast food group Subway is to open its third branch in Bath following its acquisition of a hairdressing salon in the city centre. The US-based group has taken over the former Toni & Guy outlet in Southgate Street, opposite The Southgate Shopping Centre. Fitting out of 1,500 sq ft unit has started and...

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Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley in running for Stirling Prize with Manchester Art School project

July 18, 2014
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Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley in running for Stirling Prize with Manchester Art School project

A major extension to the Manchester School of Art by Bath architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has been selected as one of six projects shortlisted for this year’s Stirling Prize, the UK’s most prestigious architectural award. The extension to the progressive Manchester School of Art, which began life in the 1830s, provides an engaging...

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Work starts on £21m Wiltshire College campus

July 18, 2014
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Work starts on £21m Wiltshire College campus

A turf-cutting ceremony has marked the official start of work on Wiltshire College’s new £21m campus in Chippenham. The development is being funded by an award from the Skills Funding Agency and forms part of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Economic Partnership initiative and Chippenham Vision Master Plan. Existing buildings on the site will...

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Pioneering car parking system drives into UK market with Bath entrepreneur at the wheel

July 18, 2014
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Pioneering car parking system drives into UK market with Bath entrepreneur at the wheel

Bath entrepreneur Nick Child, whose previous businesses have spanned electric vehicles, communications and electrical goods, is turning his talent to a revolutionary underground parking system. Mr Child, pictured, has taken on the role of managing director of Cardok UK, an arm of the Swiss firm behind the innovative Cardok hydraulic lift system which allows...

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Double top for Crest Nicholson Regeneration’s Bath Riverside scheme at housing awards

July 18, 2014
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Double top for Crest Nicholson Regeneration’s Bath Riverside scheme at housing awards

Bath’s Riverside housing development, one of the country’s largest regeneration projects, has picked up two prestigious awards at the Housing Design Awards. The Crest Nicholson Regeneration scheme came top in the ‘Completed’ and ‘Project’ categories, beating off stiff competition from other major developers. The awards are highly regarded as they are supported by genuine...

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Space at Melksham’s Avonside Enterprise Park to be marketed by Kavanaghs

July 18, 2014
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Space at Melksham’s Avonside Enterprise Park to be marketed by Kavanaghs

Property consultancy Kavanaghs has been appointed to manage Avonside Enterprise Park in Melksham by EBS Management, part of Charles Stanley Group. The mixed-use scheme includes retail, office, industrial and warehouse space covering 87,000 sq ft of floor space on a 2.54-acre site on the River Avon. Kavanaghs, which has offices in Trowbridge and Melksham,...

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New contracts keep growth at Wincanton ticking over but clients keep costs under control

July 16, 2014
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New contracts keep growth at Wincanton ticking over but clients keep costs under control

Supply chain specialist Wincanton has admitted that many of its existing and potential customers are still keeping a tight rein on costs despite the economic recovery. The Chippenham logistics group, which operates warehouses and distribution networks for major clients, has won a raft of contracts or extended previous agreements and, as a result, is...

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