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Website aims to be just the job to help tackle the hospitality industry’s recruitment crisis

March 18, 2022
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Website aims to be just the job to help tackle the hospitality industry’s recruitment crisis

Bath’s hospitality and tourism firms battling with staff shortages are set to benefit from a new jobs website built by city-based software company Cognisess. The site, commissioned by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and officially launched this week in Bath, will enable businesses to post vacancies while jobseekers can log on to...

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Bath housing scheme invites school to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with tree planting

March 17, 2022
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Bath housing scheme invites school to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with tree planting

A commemorative tree has been planted at Bath’s showpiece Holburne Park housing development by children from a nearby school as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. BECT, the building contractor overseeing construction of the 200-plus home scheme, invited the youngsters from Bathwick St. Mary Church School to plant the oak tree as part...

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Bath already reaping benefits of Clean Air Zone as it marks first anniversary, says council

March 15, 2022
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Bath already reaping benefits of Clean Air Zone as it marks first anniversary, says council

More than 800 polluting commercial vehicles have been taken off the road and replaced with ‘greener’ ones since Bath’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) was introduced a year ago. A further 200 more replacements are currently on order under the scheme introduced by Bath & North East Somerset Council to help businesses upgrade their vehicles to...

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Curo draws on region’s artistic talent to develop interest in its latest housing scheme

March 11, 2022
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The West of England’s creativity is helping Bath-based housing group Curo promote its latest development in Bristol. The show home on its 128-property Century Park scheme in Lawrence Weston features unique artwork created by Westbury, Wiltshire-based Helen Chester and Andy Council, who works in Bristol.  Helen has created two abstract paintings for the two-bedroom, mid-terrace...

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Bath opening for UK’s largest fast-casual Mexican restaurant brand

March 11, 2022
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Bath opening for UK’s largest fast-casual Mexican restaurant brand

Fast-growing Mexican restaurant Tortilla chain has opened its first outlet in Bath. The unit, in the former Oasis store on Cheap Street, is the London-based group’s 47th restaurant and follows two openings in Bristol.  Founded in October 2007 by Brandon and Jen Stephens after after a four-year search for “decent burritos and tacos” in London, Tortilla...

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University of Bath academics show how new-style floors can slash carbon in new buildings

March 11, 2022
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University of Bath academics show how new-style floors can slash carbon in new buildings

The construction industry could massively reduce its use of concrete and slash its carbon footprint by making floors for new buildings in a revolutionary new way, academics at the University of Bath have proved. They have demonstrated a vaulted style of floor that uses 75% less concrete than a traditional flat slab floor and produces 60%...

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Bath farm shops prove they are the cream of the crop in prestigious national awards

March 10, 2022
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Bath farm shops prove they are the cream of the crop in prestigious national awards

Two farm shops based within a few miles of each other on the outskirts of Bath have been crowned as winners in a national awards scheme that champions the best in the industry. Flourish Foodhall & Kitchen in Saltford – which opened less than a year ago – triumphed in the Rising Star of...

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Funding for new warehouse puts logistics firm on road to further expansion

March 10, 2022
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Funding for new warehouse puts logistics firm on road to further expansion

Haulage and warehouse firm Willmotts Transport has secured multi-million pound funding from NatWest to almost double its warehouse capacity. The firm, which was founded in 1918 and today specialises in the fast-moving consumer goods market, has more than 100 vehicles in its fleet and 150-plus staff providing storage and distribution services to a range of...

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Bath structural engineer takes over as chair of Women in Property’s South West group

March 3, 2022
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Bath structural engineer takes over as chair of Women in Property’s South West group

Influencing and networking organisation Women in Property has elected Alice Brook, an associate structural engineer at Bath-headquartered consulting engineers Buro Happold, as its new South West chair. Alice, pictured, replaces Sophie Endacott, a senior valuation surveyor in Avison Young’s Bristol office, in the year-long role.  Women in Property, which was established in 1987, is committed to...

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Further expansion for Truespeed’s network as it ventures into North Somerset for first time

March 3, 2022
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Further expansion for Truespeed’s network as it ventures into North Somerset for first time

Bath-based full fibre broadband provider Truespeed has added two more towns to its growing network as it makes its debut in North Somerset. The firm, which is on a mission to connect underserved communities across the South West, has started rolling out its gigabit broadband service to Portishead and Clevedon, taking it to the...

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