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‘Big data’ project tracking visitor spending puts Bath BID at forefront of smart city revolution

May 24, 2019
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‘Big data’ project tracking visitor spending puts Bath BID at forefront of smart city revolution

Bath’s Business Improvement District (BID) has become the first in the UK to glean anonymous data from visitors’ mobile phones and credit cards to better understand spending patterns in the city centre. The BID, which is funded by 675 levy payers, has teamed up with a specialist ‘big data’ consultancy which will provide it...

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Kersfield expands development portfolio with conversion project for Grade I listed Bath building

May 23, 2019
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Kersfield expands development portfolio with conversion project for Grade I listed Bath building

Bath property development firm Kersfield has acquired the Grade I listed Georgian townhouse 1 Sion Hill Place in Lansdown to convert into seven luxury apartments. Kersfield has appointed Bath-based architects Nash Consultancy to work on the project and will shortly be submitting a planning application for what it describes as a “sensitive” conversion to...

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Housing association Curo brings home two internal comms awards

May 22, 2019
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Housing association Curo brings home two internal comms awards

Bath-based housing association Curo has won two national awards in recognition of the way it engages with its staff. Curo was shortlisted for two awards alongside well-known brands including Nationwide, RBS and Travelex at the inaugural Internal Communications and Engagement Awards, winning Silver for Best Ongoing Commitment to Internal Communications and Bronze in the...

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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

May 21, 2019
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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

Dave Rowe, former divisional director of South West construction firm Midas Group, has joined Bouygues UK, one of the country’s largest building companies, to lead and develop its projects in the South West. Dave, pictured, held a series of senior positions in both Midas and also ISG for nearly 20 years before joining Bouygues...

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Bath’s taste for ethical food tempts upmarket furniture group to launch cafe concept in city

May 17, 2019
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Bath’s taste for ethical food tempts upmarket furniture group to launch cafe concept in city

Interiors brand Neptune today threw open the doors of its first instore café having chosen Bath as the launchpad based on its reputation as a “city of foodies”. The Provenist forms part of Neptune’s Walcot Street showroom in what was originally the city’s tramshed.  The café, which flies the flag for local food producers,...

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Curo boss’s 1,000-mile cross-country bike ride to pull in funds for RUH children’s ward

May 16, 2019
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Curo boss’s 1,000-mile cross-country bike ride to pull in funds for RUH children’s ward

Gerraint Oakley, managing director of Bath-based housing firm Curo’s housebuilding business, is cycling around 1,000 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a bid to raise £5,000 for the Royal United Hospital (RUH) children’s ward. The iconic ‘end-to-end’ journey will take nine days, with Gerraint setting off from John O’Groats on Friday July...

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Happy returns for Andrews as it lands national property awards haul for second year running

May 15, 2019
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Happy returns for Andrews as it lands national property awards haul for second year running

Estate agency and lettings group Andrews has retained two prestigious awards at a major annual residential property industry event. The Keynsham-headquartered group landed a raft of awards at the ESTAs last year – the first time it had entered.  The ESTAs are held in high regard by the industry as the winners are chosen...

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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who is managing director of YTL Arena Bristol, has been SWDC vice-chair for four years. He will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Bristol-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015.  The...

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Innovative ‘later living’ housing concept to be launched in Bath after L&G buys Homebase site

May 13, 2019
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Innovative ‘later living’ housing concept to be launched in Bath after L&G buys Homebase site

Finance giant Legal & General is to launch a pioneering retirement village concept in Bath in a move it says will go some way to easing the city’s housing crisis linked to its ageing population. L&G has bought the 4.5-hectare former Homebase site off Pines Way from owner British Land in a £13.5m deal...

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Bath ecological consultancy on track for growth following takeover by larger group

May 13, 2019
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Bath ecological consultancy on track for growth following takeover by larger group

Bath-based ecological consultancy Biocensus, which supplies experts for major infrastructure projects such as new railway lines, has been acquired by a fast-growing environmental and engineering consultancy in what it described as a “game-changing” move for the fast-growing sector. The takeover by RSK Group means Biocensus, which supplies experts in subjects such as protected species...

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