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New blueprint for ‘vibrant, well-connected community’ on historic site welcomed by Bath architects

March 14, 2024
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New blueprint for ‘vibrant, well-connected community’ on historic site welcomed by Bath architects

The Bath-based landscape architects working on the design of a new major housing development on Bristol’s outskirts have welcomed a revised masterplan for the area. Grant Associates has drawn up the overall landscape strategy for the Brabazon neighbourhood on the former Filton Airfield site, pictured left and below, the birthplace of Concorde and supersonic...

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Special event will celebrate Bath rainforest charity’s three decades of conservation across the globe

March 13, 2024
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Bath-based charity Rainforest Concern, which has helped to protect more than 5m acres of rainforest around the world, is marking its 30th anniversary with a special event in the city. Staged in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society, the event at the Holburne Museum is next Thursday,  21 March – which is UN International...

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‘Iconic’ 18-century Bath hotel added to portfolio of expanding city-based hospitality management firm

March 13, 2024
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‘Iconic’ 18-century Bath hotel added to portfolio of expanding city-based hospitality management firm

A Bath-based specialist business has added a second hotel in the city to its portfolio, describing the move as making it “custodian of an iconic establishment”. Hospitality management group Providence Hotels has taken on Grade I listed The Kennard boutique guesthouse on Henrietta Street through a lease agreement.  The hotel, pictured, built in 1794...

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New chair of pan-regional powerhouse group stresses its approach to net zero and innovation

March 13, 2024
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New chair of pan-regional powerhouse group stresses its approach to net zero and innovation

The Western Gateway, the pan-regional partnership that stretches from Swindon to Swansea via Bath, has appointed a new chair as it focuses its efforts on net zero and creating jobs and economic growth. Sarah Williams-Gardener, former CEO of FinTech Wales, takes over from Bristol-based Katherine Bennett CBE, who was the partnership’s first chair, having...

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Successful link-up between Team Bath and city-based property firm goes into extra time

March 12, 2024
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Successful link-up between Team Bath and city-based property firm goes into extra time

Specialist property firm Rengen has extended for a further three years its partnership with Team Bath, which encompasses the University of Bath’s sport and fitness activities. The firm, which specialises in student, residential and commercial developments and lettings, has been an official partner of Team Bath since 2019. During that time it has supported...

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Takeover-target Wincanton motors ahead with its own acquisition to boost its automotion drive

March 8, 2024
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Takeover-target Wincanton motors ahead with its own acquisition to boost its automotion drive

Logistics group Wincanton, which is poised to be taken over by US group GXO, hit the acquisition trail itself today by snapping up a specialist warehousing software firm. Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton, which has 20,300 employees and 8,500 vehicles in more than 170 sites across the UK, said buying Invar represented a key milestone in its...

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Developer ready to start work on landmark Bath Press site after snapping it up for £13.8m

March 8, 2024
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Developer ready to start work on landmark Bath Press site after snapping it up for £13.8m

Redevelopment of the Bath Press site, one of the city’s largest undeveloped former industrial areas, is to go ahead after years of delays, following its acquisition by a major property firm. Essex-based specialist developer City & Country snapped up the high-profile 5.3-acre site on Lower Bristol Road for £13.8m this week and announced it...

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Thrings’ Bath office retains ‘stand out’ new lawyers from multiple qualification routes

March 7, 2024
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Thrings’ Bath office retains ‘stand out’ new lawyers from multiple qualification routes

Law firm Thrings has welcomed the qualification of three new lawyers in its Bath office in a move it said demonstrated its longstanding commitment to supporting its staff in pursuing different journeys within the legal profession. Ella Richardson, Stacey Mold and Lisa Hodge, pictured – along with Charlotte Jones in Thrings’ London office –...

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Spring Budget 2024: Bath experts’ reaction

March 6, 2024
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Spring Budget 2024: Bath experts’ reaction

Rob Chedzoy, tax partner at South West accountancy firm Milsted Langdon, cautioned that Chancellor Jeremy Hunt had targeted individuals with tax cuts at the expense of small businesses. He said the Chancellor had placed a heavy emphasis on relieving the financial burden on families and working individuals following a period of high living costs...

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Spring Budget 2024: Bath business reaction

March 6, 2024
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Spring Budget 2024: Bath business reaction

Phil Smith, managing director of Business West, the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, said while the Budget offered a number of initiatives that were likely to benefit the region’s businesses it lacked any measure that would tackle big issues such as transport, housing and infrastructure. “The creative and hospitality industries, which are significant contributors...

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