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City centre Grade II listed office building acquired by Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

January 27, 2015
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City centre Grade II listed office building acquired by Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling

The Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) has bought Grade II listed 1 Trim Bridge from The Bath Institute of Rheumatic Diseases (BIRD) to use as its new head office. The building, which was sold with vacant possession for £775,000, has just over 3,000 sq ft (280 sq m) of office space over...

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Experienced entrepreneur joins Alliance Pharma board as non-executive director

January 26, 2015
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Experienced entrepreneur joins Alliance Pharma board as non-executive director

Chippenham-based speciality pharmaceutical company Alliance Pharma has appointed tech entrepreneur and experienced businessman Nigel Clifford as an independent non-executive director with immediate effect. Mr Clifford, pictured, is chief executive of Procserve Holdings, a London, Cambridge and Guildford-based company specialising in technology that enables secure transactions online. He is also a non-executive director of Slough...

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First Class recognition for Bath Spa University’s stance on ethics and the environment

January 22, 2015
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First Class recognition for Bath Spa University’s stance on ethics and the environment

Bath Spa University has been ranked among the UK’s best universities for its environmental and ethical commitments. It has been awarded a First Class rating in the latest People and Planet University League Table. Compiled annually by the UK’s largest student campaigning network People & Planet, the table is the only comprehensive and independent...

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New regional senior director appointed to head GVA’s South West office

January 20, 2015
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New regional senior director appointed to head GVA’s South West office

National property advisory firm GVA has appointed Jo Davis to head its South West office. Jo, who also leads the firm’s planning team covering the South West and South Wales, becomes one of nine regional senior directors at GVA – the title given to those heading UK offices. In an industry where senior positions...

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Jobs to be created by Bath finance firm 1pm following move to bigger office

January 16, 2015
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Jobs to be created by Bath finance firm 1pm following move to bigger office

1pm, the Bath-based lender to the small and medium-sized business sector, is poised for further expansion after completing its move to larger premises The fast-growing firm has taken just over 4,000 sq ft of refurbished office space in St James House, The Square, on Lower Bristol Road and will now go ahead with plans...

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Bath businessman joins board of regional investment firm as it targets local companies

January 16, 2015
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Bath businessman joins board of regional investment firm as it targets local companies

Bath businessman Graham Miller has been appointed by alternative finance provider South West Investment Group (SWIG) Capital as a non-executive director to the board of its fund-holding arm. Mr Miller, pictured, a non-executive director of Bath-based IT services group IPL, joins the group as it looks to raise its profile in the West of...

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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

January 13, 2015
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2014 ended on ‘a whimper’ for West firms as business confidence evaporated, survey reveals

Confidence among West of England businesses petered out at the end of 2014 and has started the new year lower than at any time over the previous 12 months, new research shows. Domestic sales, cashflow and recruitment expectations all fell during the fourth quarter, according to results of the latest business survey by Business...

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Landmark Green Park site sold to Bath Spa University for student accommodation

January 8, 2015
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Landmark Green Park site sold to Bath Spa University for student accommodation

Bath Spa University has exchanged contracts to buy Green Park House, the high-profile regeneration project in Bath city centre, for student accommodation. The re-development of the derelict former Green Park residential care home opposite Green Park station will create accommodation for 460 students along with a café and management suite. Construction work is already...

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Two board appointments at estate agents Andrews as it aims for more growth this year

January 2, 2015
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Southfields

Estate agency and property group Andrews has made two significant appointments to its board as it looks to continue its growth into 2015. The Keynsham-based group has recruited Paul Bumford from Legal & General to become managing director its financial services business. Paul, pictured right, brings more than 30 years’ experience in a career...

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Bath bounced back in 2014 – don’t ruin it next year, Chamber of Commerce boss warns politicians

December 29, 2014
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Bath bounced back in 2014 – don’t ruin it next year, Chamber of Commerce boss warns politicians

Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, looks back at the past 12 months and considers why next year’s General Election is set to be one of the most important in recent memory. “The noise and glare of fireworks this New Year must not mask the fact...

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