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Free trial of e-cargo bikes offered to Bath firms by council in bid to slash city centre emissions

May 19, 2022
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Bath businesses are being encouraged to try out electric cargo bikes for local deliveries as part of a free scheme to reduce the number of journeys made by fossil-fuelled vehicles in the city. The e-cargo Bike scheme, which is run and funded by Bath & North East Somerset Council, offers businesses, including retailers, as...

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Council close to buying major new city centre home for Bath’s world-renowned Fashion Museum

May 13, 2022
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Council close to buying major new city centre home for Bath’s world-renowned Fashion Museum

Bath’s world-leading Fashion Museum is set to relocate to a major building in the city centre in a move that will also kick-start the transformation of the surrounding area into a new creative quarter. Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) is poised to buy the 22,000 sq ft building in what will be...

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Second public consultation for major redevelopment of former Bath Gasworks site

May 13, 2022
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Second public consultation for major redevelopment of former Bath Gasworks site

Ambitious plans to develop a new neighbourhood with hundreds of homes on the site of Bath’s former Gasworks are to go on public display again later this month after being viewed by more than 500 people in an earlier consultation exercise. Developer St William, a joint venture between the housebuilder Berkeley Group and National...

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Mitie flying high after landing £3m Bristol Airport baggage screening contract extension

May 12, 2022
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Mitie flying high after landing £3m Bristol Airport baggage screening contract extension

Outsourcing giant Mitie has extended its relationship with Bristol Airport for a further three years with a new £3m baggage screening services contract. The deal, worth £1m a year and with an option to extend it for a further two years, builds on Bristol-headquartered Mitie’s 20-year partnership with the airport.  Having won the contract...

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Bath Business Blog: Susannah Adams, partner, Harbourside Corporate Finance. Preparing your business for sale

May 11, 2022
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Bath Business Blog: Susannah Adams, partner, Harbourside Corporate Finance. Preparing your business for sale

Have you asked yourself when you want to sell your business and why? Some entrepreneurs may have one eye on their next venture, while others may simply be aiming to retire early. Whatever the reason, the fundamentals of a business sale remain the same.  In this blog, we look at three top tips that...

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Vision for new city centre ‘fashion quarter’ with designer shops and creative studios unveiled by council

May 6, 2022
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Vision for new city centre ‘fashion quarter’ with designer shops and creative studios unveiled by council

Ambitious plans to transform part of Bath city centre by attracting creative industries and relocating its Fashion Museum have been revealed. A masterplan for the area, led by Bath & North East Somerset Council and funded by the West of England Combined Authority, details how the ‘top of the town’ could become a nationally...

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Commitment to the community is reinforced by Bath lettings agency as it marks 30 years in business

May 6, 2022
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Commitment to the community is reinforced by Bath lettings agency as it marks 30 years in business

Bath independent lettings agency HomeLets is this month celebrating its 30th anniversary, with the son of its late founder vowing to build on its strong community links and support for local charities. HomeLets was set up in 1992 by Caroline Arundell and, through steady organic growth, now boasts a 13-strong team managing hundreds of...

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New owner for ‘magnificent’ 18th century country house hotel on outskirts of Bath

May 5, 2022
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New owner for ‘magnificent’ 18th century country house hotel on outskirts of Bath

A country house near Bath which dates back to the 18th century has changed hands after going on sale with a guide price of £2.75m. The Waterhouse in Monkton Combe, pictured, which has 13 en-suite guest bedrooms and 10 serviced offices, has been bought by a private individual after a high level of interest...

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Truespeed looks to outpace rivals with one-year price freeze to help customers with cost-of-living crisis

May 5, 2022
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Truespeed looks to outpace rivals with one-year price freeze to help customers with cost-of-living crisis

Truespeed, the fast-growing Bath-based broadband provider, is to freeze prices across all its packages for the next 12 months in a move it claims is in stark contrast to many of its rivals. The firm, which secured £100m from Aviva Investors in January – its largest funding since its launch eight years ago – said...

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Wincanton wins contract to use its eFulfilment prowess to accelerate The White Company’s distribution

May 5, 2022
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Wincanton wins contract to use its eFulfilment prowess to accelerate The White Company’s distribution

Luxury lifestyle retailer The White Company has awarded a five-year contract to logistics group Wincanton under which it will transfer its warehousing and distribution operations to Wincanton’s own state-of-the-art eFulfilment facility. Under the agreement, Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton will provide its multi-channel fulfilment services to the retailer, including store replenishment for its 60-plus UK and Ireland...

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