Property

Economic outlook for Bath on the agenda as city’s Financial Forum gathers for second meeting

May 31, 2019
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Economic outlook for Bath on the agenda as city’s Financial Forum gathers for second meeting

Bath Financial Forum, the group aiming to raise the city’s profile as a centre of excellence for financial services, returns for its second meeting next month with an in-depth look at how the wider economy is impacting on this ambition. Guest speaker will be Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for South West,...

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Firms seeking business opportunities as part of powerful trade delegation to US East Coast

May 31, 2019
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Firms seeking business opportunities as part of powerful trade delegation to US East Coast

Two Bath area firms are heading to the US this weekend as part of a high-powered regional delegation promoting the West of England and seeking potential business deals. Scanning Pens, the world’s leading supplier of pen scanners, and Chipside, a specialist software development company working with around a quarter of local and regional government...

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Curo lobbies government on its tenants’ behalf over Universal Credit rent shortfall

May 31, 2019
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Curo lobbies government on its tenants’ behalf over Universal Credit rent shortfall

Bath-based housing association and housebuilder Curo has added its voice to calls for the government to amend Universal Credit (UC) calculations that could leave some of its tenants without enough money to pay their rent this year. The shortfall is due to the calculation used by government which pays UC monthly while housing association...

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High-grade office space with history of innovation comes onto the market

May 31, 2019
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High-grade office space with history of innovation comes onto the market

Prime office space in a grade II listed Georgian mansion is being marketed by the Bath office of national property consultancy Carter Jonas. Manvers House, pictured, on Kingston Road in Bradford on Avon, is one of the historic town’s most prominent period properties having served as a hub for innovators from a cross section...

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Firms urged to boost charities’ coffers by taking part in Bath’s Dragon Boat Race

May 31, 2019
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Firms urged to boost charities’ coffers by taking part in Bath’s Dragon Boat Race

Bath businesses are being invited to enter teams for the city’s third annual Dragon Boat Race and bring in much-needed cash for two charities. Since its launch in 2016 the race has raised more than £34,000 for Designability, the Bath-based charity which designs and creates assistive technology and products for people living with a...

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Growth on the cards for Siemens software development team as it prepares to relocate

May 30, 2019
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Growth on the cards for Siemens software development team as it prepares to relocate

Global engineering giant Siemens is to relocate its software development department to newly refurbished office space in a move it says will improve teamwork and help it grow. The department, previously based on Chippenham’s Bumpers Farm business park, has moved to 4,300sq ft of prime office space on the first floor of the town’s...

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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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