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Govt culture recovery funding helps Bath heritage buildings battle back from impact of pandemic

November 29, 2021
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Govt culture recovery funding helps Bath heritage buildings battle back from impact of pandemic

Some of Bath’s most historic buildings are to get fresh investment to attract more visitors under a government heritage scheme.   Bath Preservation Trust, which operates four visitor attractions including No.1 Royal Crescent, pictured, has received just under £445,000 from the government’s Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage to help it face the ongoing challenges...

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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

November 29, 2021
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Grand total for laptop scheme launched to help schoolchildren study at home during lockdown

A scheme set up to bridge the digital divide by getting laptops to schools, charities and individuals who do not have access to technology has celebrated sending out 1,000 devices.   Wiltshire Digital Drive was born from the success of a laptop recycling project started by Westbury-based Priority IT during lockdown. The scheme recycled...

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Tower of London ‘Superbloom’ project for Grant Associates to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year

November 29, 2021
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Tower of London ‘Superbloom’ project for Grant Associates to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year

Bath landscape architecture practice Grant Associates is to help turn the Tower of London’s moat into a vibrant sea of more than 20m flowers to help celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.   The ‘Superbloom’ project, one of scores across the country to mark 70 years since the Queen came to the throne, will transform the moat...

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Landmark Bath legal HQ building sold for nearly £6m as property owner shuffles portfolio

November 26, 2021
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Landmark Bath legal HQ building sold for nearly £6m as property owner shuffles portfolio

A Scottish property firm’s decision to offload its office portfolio in favour of retail warehouses has resulted in the sale of one of Bath's highest-profile commercial buildings.   Midland Bridge House on Midland Bridge, the head office of law firm Royds Withy King, was sold by Ediston Property Investment Company for £5.925m.  Edinburgh-based Ediston...

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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

November 22, 2021
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LEP on the look-out for board members to champion and shape the West of England’s future

Business people with strong networking experience and the credibility to champion the region are being sought by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to join its business board. The LEP is looking to appoint new board members to help shape a brighter, greener future for the West of England’s residents.  The LEP...

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Experienced alternative dispute resolution advocate joins Royds Withy King

November 22, 2021
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Experienced alternative dispute resolution advocate joins Royds Withy King

Law firm Royds Withy King has strengthened further its construction and engineering dispute resolution team with the appointment of Sean Randall-Morris as a partner at its Bath head office.    Sean, pictured, joins from the Bristol office of Davies & Partners Solicitors, where he spent nearly three years as an advocate and an arbitrator...

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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

November 19, 2021
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New campaign to stop firms becoming victims of fraud to be launched in South West

Bath businesses are partnering with the police, banking sector and specialists to spearhead a new crackdown on fraud in the South West. They have come together to re-launch the South West Fraud Forum (SWFF), which is dedicated to helping prevent businesses and individuals becoming victims of the crime.  The organisation will be holding regular...

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Wincanton secures Primark distribution contract with aim to cut retailer’s carbon emissions

November 18, 2021
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Wincanton secures Primark distribution contract with aim to cut retailer’s carbon emissions

Fashion retailer Primark has awarded a five-year contract to logistics group Wincanton to make deliveries to all its 191 UK stores.   Under the contract, which begins early next year, Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton will make more than 50,000 deliveries to Primark stores each year.  Wincanton said it would result in significant operational efficiencies for Primark’s...

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Pop-up property hub and Christmas store presents chance to re-use vacant city centre retail space

November 18, 2021
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Pop-up property hub and Christmas store presents chance to re-use vacant city centre retail space

A previously empty shop in Bath city centre has been transformed to give it a unique double life.    On weekdays the unit on New Bond Street, previoulsy occupied by giftware firm Bloomsbury, is used as Bath & North East Somerset Council’s commercial property letting hub while at the weekends becomes a festive pop-up...

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Two new appointments strengthen Knight Frank’s South West commercial office

November 16, 2021
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Global property consultancy Knight Frank has expanded its regional team with the appointment of Jemima Young on the graduate programme and Claire Stretton as a senior surveyor in the residential development valuation team. Claire, pictured right, joins with 15 years' experience in real estate, having worked at South West property agents Alder King and, most...

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