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New CEO takes wheel at Wincanton with vow to drive further growth and development

September 3, 2019
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New CEO takes wheel at Wincanton with vow to drive further growth and development

Logistics group Wincanton’s new chief executive James Wroath has joined the business with the promise to steer it towards an “exciting next phase of growth and development”. Mr Wroath, pictured, joins Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton from LSG Sky Chefs, the world’s largest provider of airline catering and in-flight services and part of German flag carrier Lufthansa,...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI said this week. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and warning that a...

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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bath Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) shows.  According...

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Boost for Bath hotel’s conference and events team as it celebrates second anniversary

August 30, 2019
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Apex City of Bath Exterior sign

The Apex City of Bath Hotel has marked its second anniversary by welcoming new members of staff to its groups and events team. The 177-bed, £50m hotel, which opened on James Street West in August 2017, is Bath’s only purpose-built city centre conference facility.  It boasts 11 meeting and event spaces ideal for exhibitions,...

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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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The Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its largest firms.  This year’s dinner...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs Bath Chamber of Commerce and the Bath & North East Somerset Initiative – said firms were paying...

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Showpiece office welcomes fast-growing software developer as its latest occupier

August 19, 2019
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Showpiece office welcomes fast-growing software developer as its latest occupier

Canadian software company Descartes Systems Group is to relocate one of its UK offices as it continues to expand. The multinational technology company has moved its office in Chippenham from Avon Reach to nearby Bewley House to accommodate its larger team.  The firm, which specialises in logistics software and services, has expanded having recently...

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Building consultancy expert joins CBRE’s South West regional office

August 13, 2019
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Building consultancy expert joins CBRE’s South West regional office

Global real estate advisory firm CBRE has appointed Nathaniel Heavens as senior director of its building consultancy team covering the South West and South Wales. Nathaniel, pictured, will help drive business development and grow the team, which provides commercial property consultancy services such as mechanical and electrical engineering and environmental consultancy, building surveying and project...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from the Bath area are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m.  PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to a group of...

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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

July 22, 2019
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Industrial Strategy unveiled to harness potential of West of England’s innovation and creativity

The first-ever industrial blueprint for the West of England has been launched with the aim of building on the area’s unique creativity, collaboration and ingenuity to secure sustainable growth. Among ideas suggested in the strategy are connecting researchers, businesses and residents through a Global Centre of Innovation Excellence to focus the area’s innovative strengths...

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