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Plans for University of Bath’s engine-of-the-future research centre move up a gear

February 24, 2017
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Plans for University of Bath’s engine-of-the-future research centre move up a gear

A world-beating automotive research centre led by the University of Bath has come a step closer following the announcement of extra growth funding for the West of England from the government. The IAAPS – Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems – pictured, would be a purpose-built global centre of excellence to research and develop...

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Top 100 Best Companies accolades for two high-flying Bath firms

February 24, 2017
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Top 100 Best Companies accolades for two high-flying Bath firms

Two Bath-headquartered firms have been named among the top 100 organisations to work for in the UK. They appear in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies lists, which are published this Sunday. Housing association Curo is ranked 27th in the not-for-profit table and was awarded the Best Companies’ Two-Star ‘Outstanding’ rating for...

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Bath’s Mulberry Park housing scheme gets vote of confidence from Communities Secretary

February 24, 2017
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Bath’s Mulberry Park housing scheme gets vote of confidence from Communities Secretary

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid visited Bath housing association Curo’s landmark development at Mulberry Park on the city’s outskirts yesterday to see its progress. The scheme on the former MoD site at Foxhill is delivering much-needed new homes for Bath – a city where housing affordability is now a major issue. Some 700 high-quality, energy...

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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

February 24, 2017
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Roll-call of previous winners among West of England Business of the Year Awards judges

The highly experienced judging panel for one of this year’s prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards has been announced. Among the judges are former winners of the award – widely regarded as the region’s top business accolade – as well as respected figures from the business community. Now in their...

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First Good Friday meet – with record prize pot – to be hosted by redeveloped Bath Racecourse

February 24, 2017
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First Good Friday meet – with record prize pot – to be hosted by redeveloped Bath Racecourse

Bath Racecourse, which last year completed a multi-million pound redevelopment, is to stage its first Good Friday meeting in April. The event will launch the new flat racing season with the venue’s highest-ever prize pot of £175,000. It increases its number of fixtures from 22 last year to 23. The racecourse is keen for...

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Pioneering redevelopment nears completion after go-ahead for historic building plan

February 24, 2017
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Pioneering redevelopment nears completion after go-ahead for historic building plan

Bath-based architecture firm Nash Partnership has secured planning permission and listed building consent for a scheme that will become one of the final stages of Bradford on Avon’s ground-breaking Kingston Mill regeneration project. The scheme will convert Building V into a mixture of new apartments, office space and ground floor retail use with a...

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Bath Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Mixed picture emerging as UK heads towards Brexit

February 16, 2017
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By Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for the South West of England What should we make of the prospects for the UK economy just over a month into what promises to be another eventful year? On the face of it there’s much to be positive about. Growth has proved surprisingly resilient since...

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Chancellor urged to use Spring Budget to lift flagging business confidence

February 15, 2017
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Chancellor urged to use Spring Budget to lift flagging business confidence

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to use his Spring Budget next month to bolster confidence amid fears that higher inflation and skill shortages will combine to hit West of England firms hard. While latest official jobless figures show unemployment continuing to fall, the strength of the...

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City centre offices to become apartments in developer Kersfield’s latest Bath venture

February 15, 2017
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City centre offices to become apartments in developer Kersfield’s latest Bath venture

Bath-based upmarket property developer Kersfield is to begin work on its fourth project in the city – the conversion of an office block into 17 apartments. The scheme will completely transform 4-5 Westgate Buildings with a combination of studio and one-bedroom apartments. Designed by Bristol-based Angus Meek architects, the development will be arranged over...

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Research puts Bath high on national ‘vibrant economy index’ but faces challenges over inclusion

February 10, 2017
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Research puts Bath high on national ‘vibrant economy index’ but faces challenges over inclusion

Bath has one of the most vibrant economies in England with a strong creative and cultural scene, according to new analysis published today – but it lags behind many other areas of the country when it comes to inclusion and equality. And while it boasts an entrepreneurial and innovative economy as well as a...

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