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Showpiece office building powers ahead with city’s largest solar panel scheme

September 3, 2021
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Showpiece office building powers ahead with city’s largest solar panel scheme

Bath’s biggest array of solar panels is now in place on the new flagship office development at the city’s Quays South regeneration area. Some 224 PV panels have been installed on the roof of the No1 Bath Quays building. Covering an area half the size of a five-a-side football pitch, they will provide it...

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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

September 2, 2021
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Smith & Williamson webinar to shed light on Employee Ownership Trusts

Some of the key advantages of Employee Ownership Trusts will be outlined at an online event staged by accountancy group Smith & Williamson next week. The Zoom webinar on Wednesday, September 8, will set out the rules around Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs) and how the structure works in practice, along with practical issues facing...

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Curo partners with Essex housing association to land £160.4m for affordable homes

September 2, 2021
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Curo partners with Essex housing association to land £160.4m for affordable homes

Bath-based housing group Curo is to build nearly 2,500 homes over the next five years in partnership with an Essex-based housing association after securing funding under the government’s latest Affordable Homes Programme. Curo and Swan will receive £160.4m to pay for 2,425 homes for social/affordable rent and low-cost ownership.  The properties will be built...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

September 2, 2021
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring the top national finance stories. Pension freedoms age to increase from 55 to 57  Plans to be written into Finance Bill 2022 and take effect from April 2028. What’s changing? Find out more here ‘Cladding tax’ a step closer to 2022/23 introduction HMRC...

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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

August 31, 2021
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Use furlough’s final weeks to address any financial issues, insolvency group urges directors

A West of England insolvency expert is calling on Bath’s bosses to make use of the final month of the government’s furlough scheme to plan for the future. Philip Winterborne, who chairs insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 in South West, says directors should review their businesses over the next four weeks and seek...

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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

August 31, 2021
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Mixed picture on short-term outlook for region’s businesses as confidence levels waver

Optimism among South West firms in the economy is increasing as the region continues to recover from the pandemic, according to a new survey, but businesses have become less confident about their own prospects. The latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking shows confidence levels among firms in the South West dropped month-on-month by four...

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Bath firms’ expertise called on to help deliver the UK’s first truly green logistics park

August 27, 2021
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Bath firms’ expertise called on to help deliver the UK’s first truly green logistics park

Two Bath consultancies are helping create a ‘green vision’ for one of Europe’s largest distribution parks with a clear focus on biodiversity and ecology. International landscape design practice Grant Associates and environmental consultants Nicholas Pearson Associates are involved in the landscape design of the expanded 550-acre Magna Park in Leicestershire site, which will also feature...

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Heritage Open Days to give rare glimpse into some of Bath’s hidden places

August 27, 2021
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Heritage Open Days to give rare glimpse into some of Bath’s hidden places

A rare chance to explore an example of Bath’s industrial heritage – along with its better-known Roman and Georgian history – will come next month when venues around the city take part in this year’s Heritage Open Days. Saltford Brass Mill, the only remaining example of the 18th and 19th-century brass industry on the...

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Wincanton secures extension to long-running supply chain agreement with BAE Systems

August 26, 2021
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Wincanton secures extension to long-running supply chain agreement with BAE Systems

Defence giant BAE Systems has extended its framework agreement with Wincanton, Britain’s largest third-party logistics business, for a further five years. Chippenham-based Wincanton has worked with BAE Systems for 23 years, providing supply chain services across its air sector and UK shipbuilding operations.  Wincanton will continue to provide transport, warehousing, materials management, packing and...

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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

August 25, 2021
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IoD Director of the Year Awards return to champion the region’s outstanding boardroom talent

Directors in the Bath area are being invited to enter the top regional awards scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The annual Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards seek to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs in both the public and private sectors.  Award nominations are open to anyone working at director level...

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