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Bath and the West’s finance sector showcased as alternative location to City of London

July 22, 2016
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Bath and the West’s finance sector showcased as alternative location to City of London

Bath and the West of England are being promoted as a financial services hotspot capable of attracting major international investment while also playing a lead role in the UK’s emerging financial technology (fintech) industry. The area is being showcased as one of nine UK ‘financial centres of excellence’ by the Government as it looks...

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Opening of new grandstand takes Bath Racecourse’s redevelopment across the finishing line

July 21, 2016
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Opening of new grandstand takes Bath Racecourse’s redevelopment across the finishing line

Bath Racecourse has officially opened its new Langridge Grandstand – completing the multi-million pound redevelopment that has made it one of the country’s leading racing venues. The three-storey building is set to become an instant landmark thanks to its exclusive roof garden, which offers visitors an unrivalled viewing spot on race days and is...

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M2 Bespoke’s radical approach to staff wellbeing wins it Bath’s Happiest Workplace award

July 21, 2016
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M2 Bespoke’s radical approach to staff wellbeing wins it Bath’s Happiest Workplace award

A beautiful rural setting, dogs in the offices and weekly Google-style lunches have earned content marketing agency M2 Bespoke the title of Baths Happiest Workplace. The prestigious award was handed to the Limpley Stoke-based firm, at a special ceremony in Chippenham on Wednesday. Judges in the contest – staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior...

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Business West urges Govt to act as unemployment edges up amid fresh fears of an economic slowdown

July 20, 2016
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Business West urges Govt to act as unemployment edges up amid fresh fears of an economic slowdown

The region’s largest business organisation, Business West, has called for “stability, clarity and action” from the Government after official figures showed a small rise in unemployment across the South West and fears grow of an economic slowdown. The number of people out of work and claiming benefit edged up by 8,000 – or 0.2%...

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Sea Cadets unit looks to safeguard its future by redeveloping HQ site

July 15, 2016
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Sea Cadets unit looks to safeguard its future by redeveloping HQ site

Plans have been submitted for a new state-of-the-art home for the City of Bath Sea Cadets to safeguard the long-running charity and community organisation’s future. Its existing headquarters in St John’s Road need urgent and extensive repairs. The new bespoke facility planned for the site would ensure the Cadets remain in the city centre in a riverside...

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Work to start on Bath’s boutique Hotel Indigo after it gains planning consent

July 15, 2016
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Work to start on Bath’s boutique Hotel Indigo after it gains planning consent

Permission has been granted by Bath & North East Somerset Council for construction work to begin on the new 117-bedroom Hotel Indigo. The boutique hotel is being reshaped from Pratt’s Hotel and The Halcyon and the former Circo nightclub in Grade I listed Georgian buildings on South Parade. The site was acquired by St...

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Approval for more city centre office space to be converted for hotel use

July 15, 2016
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Approval for more city centre office space to be converted for hotel use

Budget hotel group Travelodge is to open its third hotel in Bath after gaining planning permission to convert a former office building in Westgate Buildings. International real estate investment manager Savills Investment Management secured approval from Bath & North East Somerset Council for the 56-bed hotel on behalf of the Charities Property Fund (CPF). ...

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Trio of new arrivals helps Nash Partnership build its expertise

July 14, 2016
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Trio of new arrivals helps Nash Partnership build its expertise

Nash Partnership, the West of England built environment design, planning and regeneration consultancy, has recruited three experienced members to its team. Ciaran Andrews, Paul Miller and Richard Mather-Jones have joined the practice’s Bath and Bristol studios, bringing with them a wealth of experience of working with public and private sector clients. Ciaran joins the practice’s...

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Dribuild races towards its £50,000 charity fundraising target with Bath race day

July 14, 2016
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Dribuild races towards its £50,000 charity fundraising target with Bath race day

Nearly £34,000 was raised for charity when Keynsham-based building contractor Dribuild staged its annual summer afternoon of racing at Bath Racecourse. The firm hosted the event, which attracted businesses from across the South West, as part of its fundraising programme for Bristol hospital charity Above & Beyond, its Charity of the Year. The company...

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EU referendum campaign hit Bath’s economy even before result, survey reveals

July 13, 2016
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EU referendum campaign hit Bath’s economy even before result, survey reveals

The bitter EU referendum campaign and fears over its outcome hit Bath firms’ confidence and impacted on the wider economy even before the result to leave was announced, according to the latest survey by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation. On all major indicators, the poll of more than 550 businesses across the...

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