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‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

April 28, 2017
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‘Powerhouse’ conference will tackle challenges facing West following Metro Mayor and General Elections

A major conference in June will bring together the West of England’s political and business leaders as it faces a period of unprecedented change following the Metro Mayor and national Parliamentary elections. The West of England Economic Growth Conference on June 23 will offer delegates the first opportunity to discuss the region’s economic future...

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Major business park thinks small with plan for its latest industrial units

April 26, 2017
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Major business park thinks small with plan for its latest industrial units

Plans have been drawn up for 20 small units on the 35-acre Hawke Ridge Business Park between Trowbridge and Westbury offering smaller firms the chance to relocate to the area’s newest business location. Developer Bath-based HPH Commercial Property has submitted a detailed planning application to Wiltshire Council for the scheme, to be called Kestrel...

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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

April 26, 2017
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Challenge to Metro Mayor candidates to show how they will drive West’s economy forward

The West of England’s largest business organisation has called on all candidates in next week’s Metro Mayor election to show they will deliver long-term economic growth for the region. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative and the chambers of commerce for Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire, has...

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Property group Andrews rebrand lands prestigious European visual identity award

April 19, 2017
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Property group Andrews rebrand lands prestigious European visual identity award

A new corporate identity launched by Keynsham-based estate agency and property group Andrews and created by the London office of international branding agency Siegel+Gale has landed a major accolade. The rebranding was among the winners at the prestigious Transform Awards Europe, which celebrate excellence and innovation in branding across the continent. It collected ‘silver’...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, demands Bath Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Bath that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking a General Election on June 8,...

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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

April 7, 2017
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Business West calls for ‘bold vision’ from Metro Mayor in devolution manifesto

The West of England’s new Metro Mayor must have a “bold social and economic vision” for the region, its largest business organisation is demanding in its devolution manifesto. Business West, which includes the West of England Initiative, has identified 10 key points that the mayor will need to translate into an integrated plan of...

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Hunt for Bath’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bath’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in the Bath area’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bath Business News and its sister titles, the Happiest...

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Innovative social housing project gets underway after Andrews hits fundraising target

April 7, 2017
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Innovative social housing project gets underway after Andrews hits fundraising target

Estate agency and property group Andrews has met its target of raising £70,000 to kick-start an ambitious, innovative and enduring social housing project. The Keynsham-headquartered group launched the scheme last year to mark its 70th anniversary. It has now bought and refurbished the first home as part of the initiative which is aimed at...

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Engineering firm beats other bidders to acquire sought-after industrial unit

April 7, 2017
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Engineering firm beats other bidders to acquire sought-after industrial unit

A shortage of quality industrial property in the region led to competitive bidding for a sought-after unit on a popular business park. Family-run metal fabricating firm De Marchi Engineering beat off stiff competition to acquire the long leasehold interest of Unit 1 Bumpers Way in Chippenham after property agents Alder King and Strettons invited...

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Planning green light for Bath’s Quays South business district despite key partner pulling out

April 6, 2017
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Planning green light for Bath’s Quays South business district despite key partner pulling out

Bath’s long-awaited Quays South development – which will create a much-needed new business centre for the city – has received planning permission despite the 11th-hour withdrawal of key partner, defence consultancy BMT. Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES), which is leading the flagship development with regeneration specialists TCN, give the ambitious scheme the...

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