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Business groups call for more support for firms as Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

February 22, 2021
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The South West’s largest business organisation has said many of its members will be “disappointed” with the government’s roadmap for taking England out of national lockdown. Business West, which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, said following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement in the House of Commons this afternoon the onus was now on ministers...

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Backing for Bristol Airport as it seeks to overturn council’s grounding of its expansion plans

February 21, 2021
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Backing for Bristol Airport as it seeks to overturn council’s grounding of its expansion plans

The South West CBI has backed Bristol Airport’s appeal against the decision by North Somerset Council last year to refuse its expansion. The council’s planning committee went against their own officers’ recommendation last February to throw out the scheme, which sought to increase the airport’s capacity to handle 12m passengers a year.  At the...

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Bath university leaders backing bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport

February 19, 2021
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Bath university leaders backing bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport

The vice-chancellors of both of Bath’s universities and the principal of its main college have joined business leaders from across the West of England in backing the creation of a ‘free port’ in the region. Prof Ian White and Prof Sue Rigby of the University of Bath and Bath Spa University respectively and Laurel...

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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

February 18, 2021
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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

Nearly 2,000 businesses across Bath and North East Somerset forced to close as a result of the third national lockdown have received more than £12m in support grants. Bath & North East Somerset Council had processed 1,825 applications by Wednesday of last week, paying out a total of  £11m in support grants and £1.4m...

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Bath fintech firm Altus relocates to Grade I-listed office where staff wellbeing is a priority

February 18, 2021
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Bath fintech firm Altus relocates to Grade I-listed office where staff wellbeing is a priority

An office building with one of the most sought-after addresses in Bath and a strong wellbeing offering for staff is now fully occupied following its most recent letting. Bath-based financial services software and consultancy services provider Altus has taken 2,756 sq ft (256 sq m) of open-plan office space in Queen Square House, pictured. It...

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Fast-growing Truespeed promises full fibre broadband for its home city as it expands across South West

February 12, 2021
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Fast-growing Truespeed promises full fibre broadband for its home city as it expands across South West

Bath-based broadband provider Truespeed has started rolling out its ultrafast network in its home city for the first time after nearly seven years providing rural areas and market towns with full fibre connectivity. The firm, based on Lower Bristol Road, was launched in 2014 by three investors fed up with poor broadband in their homes...

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Firms urged to have their say on future of Bath’s transport networks

February 12, 2021
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Firms urged to have their say on future of Bath’s transport networks

Bath businesses still have time to take part in a major exercise on the shape of the city’s transport system over the next decade. More than 400 individuals and businesses have already taken part in a six-week consultation period on Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Transport Delivery Action Plan. The plan aims to identify...

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Bath to benefit from innovative scheme that uses live-streaming tech to link events in different cities

February 11, 2021
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Bath to benefit from innovative scheme that uses live-streaming tech to link events in different cities

Bath’s pandemic-hit meetings and events industry is to get free access to a pioneering scheme that allows events staged in different cities to link up through live-streaming technology. Nationwide initiative Hybrid Event Solutions UK (HESUK) has been launched by the convention bureaus covering England’s main cities – including the recently-launched regional body that promotes...

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Love Local Day aims to deliver a virtual Valentine’s boost to Bath’s indie shops and cafes

February 11, 2021
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Love Local Day aims to deliver a virtual Valentine’s boost to Bath’s indie shops and cafes

Bath residents are being urged to show their love for the city’s independent businesses this Valentine's Day by spending locally. Bath’s Business Improvement District (BID) – the organisation representing nearly 500 firms in the city centre – is encouraging people to support city businesses this Sunday by taking part in Love Local Day.  Over...

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Strong interest expected in merchandising group’s freehold warehouse complex

February 10, 2021
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Strong interest expected in merchandising group’s freehold warehouse complex

Property agents are offering a rare chance to buy a large warehouse and distribution complex with offices and a showroom ahead of its current occupier relocating. The freehold 49,452 sq ft multi-unit site in Warminster, pictured, currently occupied by Bath-based licensed giftware wholesaler Half Moon Bay, is on the market with a guide price...

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