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Bath astronomer William Herschel gets star billing in events marking 200th anniversary of his death

January 13, 2022
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Bath astronomer William Herschel gets star billing in events marking 200th anniversary of his death

A 12-month long series of events is to be staged in Bath this year to mark the bicentenary of the death of astronomer William Herschel, best known for discovering Uranus while living in the city.   The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £64,000 to Bath Preservation Trust, which owns the city’s Herschel Museum of...

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New head of office for Savills in Bath as it continues to expand its presence in the city

January 11, 2022
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New head of office for Savills in Bath as it continues to expand its presence in the city

Property agency Savills has appointed senior residential sales director Alistair Heather as head of its Bath office.    Alistair, pictured, has worked as an agent in London and Bath for nearly two decades.  Savills said his arrival, from Strutt & Parker’s Bath office where he was head of sales, further bolstered its senior team...

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Hotel industry veteran retires from role as Lucknam Park chairman after 25 years

January 7, 2022
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Hotel industry veteran retires from role as Lucknam Park chairman after 25 years

The chairman of the five-star Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa has stepped down after 25 years of service.   Harry Murray MBE, pictured, who is also president of The Hospitality Professionals Association (HOSPA), spent his last day in the role on New Years’s Eve.  He was appointed managing director of the luxury 42-bedroom hotel...

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Supply chain disruption hitting firms, survey shows, but confidence for 2022 is high

January 7, 2022
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Supply chain disruption hitting firms, survey shows, but confidence for 2022 is high

More than three-quarters of manufacturing firms across the West of England have been affected by delays or other disruption when importing supplies or goods, according to the latest economic survey by the regions largest business group. Two-thirds of all importers have also been affected, triggering a fear among many firms that their prospects will...

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Historic joinery firm crafting brighter future after expanding into new premises

January 7, 2022
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Historic joinery firm crafting brighter future after expanding into new premises

Bath’s oldest joinery business is expanding into a new workshop to meet growing demand for its high-end products.   Hawker Joinery, pictured, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019 and has worked on historic properties ranging from Windsor Castle to Bath’s Royal Crescent, has bought the 12,900 sq ft industrial/warehouse building on Marston Trading...

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Promotions to associate architect for Nash Partnership pair as practice continues to expand

January 6, 2022
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Nash Partnership, the Bath-headquartered planning, architecture, heritage and placemaking consultancy, has promoted two of its team members to associate.   Architects Laura Mitchell and Richard Mather-Jones have been with the practice since 2012 and 2016 respectively.  Richard, pictured right, has extensive knowledge of 3D modelling, particularly using Revit software and BIM methodology in the...

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Top dog award for Bath hotel that pampers pooches as well as its two-legged guests

January 6, 2022
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Top dog award for Bath hotel that pampers pooches as well as its two-legged guests

Bath’s Homewood Hotel & Spa has been named as one of the world’s best venues for dog lovers in a major awards scheme.   Established by leading dog-friendly holiday company PetsPyjamas in 2014, the awards champion hotels, cottages, country houses and B&Bs in the UK and abroad where pooches – and their owners –...

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Business West managing director Phil Smith: 2022 will be a year of challenges but also opportunities

January 5, 2022
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Business West managing director Phil Smith: 2022 will be a year of challenges but also opportunities

With the ongoing impact of the pandemic, climate change and Brexit, 2022 will be another tough year for many Bath businesses. Phil Smith, managing director of Business West – the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath and North East Somerset Initiative – looks at the needs and challenges for this year? ...

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Mixed views over government’s latest £1bn package for Covid-hit businesses

December 21, 2021
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Mixed views over government’s latest £1bn package for Covid-hit businesses

Additional support announced shortly before Christmas by Chancellor Rishi Sunak for businesses impacted by the Omicron variant were welcomed by business groups as well as Bath & North East Somerset Council – although some in the hospitality sector dismissed it as “too little, too late”.   The £1bn package is mostly aimed at hospitality and...

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Plea to help Bath firms as they face chilling prospect of another Covid-hit Christmas

December 17, 2021
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Plea to help Bath firms as they face chilling prospect of another Covid-hit Christmas

The Chancellor must step up and provide an urgent package of measures to support Bath businesses as they suffer the effects of another Covid-hit Christmas, according to West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris.   He has called for a package of support until the end of January to get businesses across the region...

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