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Commitment to the community is reinforced by Bath lettings agency as it marks 30 years in business

May 6, 2022
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Commitment to the community is reinforced by Bath lettings agency as it marks 30 years in business

Bath independent lettings agency HomeLets is this month celebrating its 30th anniversary, with the son of its late founder vowing to build on its strong community links and support for local charities. HomeLets was set up in 1992 by Caroline Arundell and, through steady organic growth, now boasts a 13-strong team managing hundreds of...

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New owner for ‘magnificent’ 18th century country house hotel on outskirts of Bath

May 5, 2022
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New owner for ‘magnificent’ 18th century country house hotel on outskirts of Bath

A country house near Bath which dates back to the 18th century has changed hands after going on sale with a guide price of £2.75m. The Waterhouse in Monkton Combe, pictured, which has 13 en-suite guest bedrooms and 10 serviced offices, has been bought by a private individual after a high level of interest...

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Truespeed looks to outpace rivals with one-year price freeze to help customers with cost-of-living crisis

May 5, 2022
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Truespeed looks to outpace rivals with one-year price freeze to help customers with cost-of-living crisis

Truespeed, the fast-growing Bath-based broadband provider, is to freeze prices across all its packages for the next 12 months in a move it claims is in stark contrast to many of its rivals. The firm, which secured £100m from Aviva Investors in January – its largest funding since its launch eight years ago – said...

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Wincanton wins contract to use its eFulfilment prowess to accelerate The White Company’s distribution

May 5, 2022
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Wincanton wins contract to use its eFulfilment prowess to accelerate The White Company’s distribution

Luxury lifestyle retailer The White Company has awarded a five-year contract to logistics group Wincanton under which it will transfer its warehousing and distribution operations to Wincanton’s own state-of-the-art eFulfilment facility. Under the agreement, Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton will provide its multi-channel fulfilment services to the retailer, including store replenishment for its 60-plus UK and Ireland...

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Organisers of inaugural World Green City Awards tap into expertise of Bath architect

May 4, 2022
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Organisers of inaugural World Green City Awards tap into expertise of Bath architect

A director of Bath-headquartered international landscape architecture practice Grant Associates been selected to sit on the technical panel for a major new award scheme championing the world’s greenest cities. Peter Chmiel, pictured, is among 23 multi-disciplinary experts from across the globe to be chosen to assess and score the entries received for the inaugural...

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Shortlist for prestigious tourism awards puts Bath hotels amongst the best in England

April 28, 2022
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Two Bath hotels are to compete against the best in the country in an awards scheme that celebrates tourism businesses across England that have delivered excellence during the past year. The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa and No 15 by GuestHouse Bath have been shortlisted in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence.  The Royal Crescent will...

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Bath’s new World Heritage Centre aims to attract visitors to city as it recovers from the impact of Covid

April 28, 2022
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Bath’s new World Heritage Centre aims to attract visitors to city as it recovers from the impact of Covid

Bath’s visitor economy is to get a boost next month as it continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic with the opening of its new World Heritage Centre. The centre on York Street, which opens on 9 May, celebrates Bath’s unique cultural offering as UNESCO World Heritage Site and gives visitors an insight...

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Housing developer looking to bring metropolitan co-living/co-working concept to Bath

April 28, 2022
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Housing developer looking to bring metropolitan co-living/co-working concept to Bath

A warehouse site close to central Bath has been chosen for a pioneering co-living/co-working development aimed at young graduates and professionals. The scheme, pictured, the first of its kind in the city, would have 96 studio apartments on its upper storeys and business space on ground floor.  The developer behind the plan, London-based Kosy...

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Post-pandemic retail recovery triggers big take-up of vacant Bath city centre shop units

April 28, 2022
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Post-pandemic retail recovery triggers big take-up of vacant Bath city centre shop units

Bath’s city centre commercial property market is bouncing back from the impact of the pandemic with retailers, retaurants and leisure firms opening new units, according to research. Strong demand for units is coming from national and high-end independent retailers, breathing new life into the city centre, the Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES) Council...

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eFulfilment firm to create 400 jobs in new warehouse as its rapid expansion goes into overdrive

April 22, 2022
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eFulfilment firm to create 400 jobs in new warehouse as its rapid expansion goes into overdrive

More than 400 jobs are to be created by fast-growing eCommerce fulfilment company Huboo under its latest plan to open a major new warehouse. The Bath-founded firm, which increased its revenue by 124% in the year to January, is to occupy a new 106,000 sq ft building, close to junction 17 of the M4...

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