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National construction award nomination for recently opened Bath Spa Uni academic building

March 27, 2015
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National construction award nomination for recently opened Bath Spa Uni academic building

Bath Spa University’s new academic building has been shortlisted in the Project of the Year (between £10m – £50m) category at the Construction News Awards 2015. Known as Commons, the state-of-the-art academic building which opened last summer was built by construction group Skanska. It has a range of facilities, including 1,800 sq m of...

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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now and in the future? The...

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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is preparing to welcome businesses from the Bath area among the hoped-for 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been...

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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
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Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Bath firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall in Bristol on May 14 and 15. Last...

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Workshop will show how to gain media coverage through effective public relations

March 23, 2015
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Workshop will show how to gain media coverage through effective public relations

Bath business journalist-turned-PR consultant Paul Mullins will be teaching firms how to secure valuable media exposure at a forthcoming workshop. The founder of PR and digital content agency Sandusky Media Consultants is running his Promote your business with PR workshop at the Somer Valley Enterprise Park in Paulton on April 16. Mr Mullins, pictured,...

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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

March 23, 2015
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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

The deadline is looming for Bath firms to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. Entries for the prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 must be in by March 31. Nominations are open to anyone working at director level in any...

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Property market recovery builds attendances at Thrings’ sector seminars

March 20, 2015
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Property market recovery builds attendances at Thrings’ sector seminars

More than 170 figures from the region’s increasingly buoyant property sector gathered at the offices of leading commercial law firm Thrings this week for its annual series of commercial property seminars.  Building surveyors, property agents, planning consultants and accountants from across the region joined event host Matthew Smith, partners Warren Reid and Alex Madden,...

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BUDGET 2015: Bath and the West of England ‘missing the boat’ as North wins more powers

March 18, 2015
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BUDGET 2015: Bath and the West of England ‘missing the boat’ as North wins more powers

Bath and the West of England are in danger of being sidelined by the rise of the Northern Powerhouse – with this week's Budget only adding to concerns, the area’s largest business group has warned. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director of Business West – the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce – said he...

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BUDGET 2015: National business reaction

March 18, 2015
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The CBI welcomed many of the “encouraging” Budget measures which it said would help businesses “create jobs for the benefit of all”. Director-general John Cridland said: “Stability and consistency are what businesses need to grow and prosper. This Budget sets the tone, providing a clear plan for fiscal health and growth. “The brighter fiscal...

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BUDGET 2015: Bath business reaction

March 18, 2015
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BUDGET 2015: Bath business reaction

Chancellor George Osborne announced a number of measures that could boost the economy in and around Bath in this week’s Budget, including a housing zone at Foxhill. Dominic Bourquin, corporate tax partner at Bath accountancy firm Monahans, said the Chancellor had served up what appeared to be a “Budget for individuals rather than businesses...

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