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CBI’s flagship South West annual dinner returns in October after two-year gap caused by the pandemic

August 18, 2022
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CBI’s flagship South West annual dinner returns in October after two-year gap caused by the pandemic

Business leaders from across the South West are being invited to a major event in the region’s business calendar, the CBI’s annual regional dinner. The event, which is traditionally a sell-out, is attended by more than 300 senior business figures from across the region – although it has not taken place for the past two years...

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New owner of shopping centre says it plans to realise its ‘tremendous potential’

August 17, 2022
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New owner of shopping centre says it plans to realise its ‘tremendous potential’

A shopping centre is set to be given a makeover after changing hands in a multi-million pound deal. Emery Gate in the centre of Chippenham has been acquired by property developer Acorn in what is the London-based group’s largest commercial investment.  The 90,000 sq ft undercover centre, pictured, and the adjoining former Woolworths building...

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West of England business group in urgent plea to ministers to protect firms from soaring energy bills

August 17, 2022
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West of England business group in urgent plea to ministers to protect firms from soaring energy bills

The government must set out an immediate plan to spur economic recovery, including helping firms pay their spiralling energy bills and easing restrictions on employing overseas workers. The call has come from Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, which fears more firms will be forced to close down unless ministers take action now. ...

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Bath’s Curo helps Bristol build a low carbon future with sustainable new housing developments

August 12, 2022
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Bath’s Curo helps Bristol build a low carbon future with sustainable new housing developments

Bath-based housing group Curo has started work on two much-needed developments in Bristol as it continues to play a key role in helping to ease the city’s new homes crisis. Last month Curo and contractor Clayewater Homes began building 20 affordable homes on the site of a former car garage in Soundwell and is now...

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Bath’s keenest business brains invited to take part in Julian House’s annual fundraising quiz

August 11, 2022
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Bath’s keenest business brains invited to take part in Julian House’s annual fundraising quiz

Bath firms are being invited to put their mental mettle to the test in one of city’s longest-running charity events – Julian House’s annual corporate fundraising quiz. Now in its 21st year, the event will feature up to 24 teams battling it out to answer challenging and fun questions for the coveted Brain of...

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Interaction targeting major carbon reductions after achieving rare ‘climate positive’ status

August 11, 2022
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Interaction targeting major carbon reductions after achieving rare ‘climate positive’ status

Interaction, the Bath-based strategic workplace design and build company, has become a climate positive business after removing more CO2 from the atmosphere than it put in over the past year. Interaction, which has been creating workplaces for ambitious organisations across the South West since 1992, offset 110% of the carbon it generated last year...

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New food and beverage manager joins Bath area luxury hotel ahead of its £3m expansion

August 11, 2022
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New food and beverage manager joins Bath area luxury hotel ahead of its £3m expansion

Homewood Hotel & Spa has appointed Robert Fairbairn to the role of food and beverage manager as it prepares for a £3m expansion. Robert, pictured, joins Homewood from the Manor House Hotel & Golf Club in Castle Combe and the Royal Berkshire Hotel, Ascot, where he progressed through the ranks from graduate manager to senior...

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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

August 11, 2022
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New grants available from the region’s combined authority to help small businesses adapt and grow

A £1.5m fund has been launched to help small firms in Bath and across the West of England and their supply chains adapt to the new economic and regulatory landscape. The Business Growth and Adaptions Grants are aimed at helping small to medium-sized enterprises buy new products and equipment to help increase production and...

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Experienced education property specialist joins Stone King to boost its commercial property team

August 10, 2022
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Experienced education property specialist joins Stone King to boost its commercial property team

Bath-headquartered law firm Stone King has appointed experienced education property specialist Chris Emm to strengthen its commercial property team. Chris, pictured, joins as a partner from Browne Jacobson, the six-office national firm, which he joined as a trainee and worked for 18 years.  Over that time he developed wide knowledge and expertise, working with education sector clients,...

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£50m credit facility puts housebuilder on path to rapid growth over next three years

August 8, 2022
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£50m credit facility puts housebuilder on path to rapid growth over next three years

A housebuilding firm on a mission to develop new homes of outstanding design quality is aiming to increase its sales by more than 400% in the period to 2025 after securing new funding. Chippenham-headquartered Backhouse will use the £50m credit facility to establish new sites, build a stronger land bank and further strengthen all...

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