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Major fund manager launches South West office to support the region’s ambitious small businesses

July 31, 2023
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Major fund manager launches South West office to support the region’s ambitious small businesses

One of the UK’s largest regional fund managers has opened a West of England office to provide finance to small and medium-sized business through the British Business Bank’s new £200m South West Investment Fund. FW Capital will manage the debt finance fund for the north of the region, providing commercial loans of £100,000 to £2m...

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TEDxBath to return in October, with organisers preparing for the best so far

July 28, 2023
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TEDxBath to return in October, with organisers preparing for the best so far

This year’s TEDxBath is shaping up to be the best yet, according to its organisers as they prepare to announce 2023’s line-up. Taking place at The Forum on Saturday 14 October, will feature six speakers and two acts and, according to the team behind it, generate unlimited ideas. TEDx events, which are held across...

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Bath Business News photo gallery: Unlimited Potential’s first birthday party

July 28, 2023
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Bath Business News photo gallery: Unlimited Potential’s first birthday party

Unlimited Potential, the Bath networking group for young professionals, celebrated its first birthday with a party at Japanese restaurant Robun. The group was set up by Bath Unlimited, the organisation that celebrates the city’s most dynamic, successful, world-class companies and their talented employees, to bring together under-35s who are contributing to Bath’s development as a...

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Mentoring day staged by Novia shows girls they can carve out a career in fintech

July 25, 2023
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Mentoring day staged by Novia shows girls they can carve out a career in fintech

Bath-based financial services firm Novia has hosted a mentoring day aimed at encouraging more girls to explore job opportunities in fintech ahead of considering their career paths. The firm teamed up with Ablaze, an independent Bristol-based charity tackling inequality of opportunity for young people in the South West, to stage the event for a...

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Recognition again for fast-growing Bath software firm Rocketmakers in region’s top tech awards

July 17, 2023
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Recognition again for fast-growing Bath software firm Rocketmakers in region’s top tech awards

Bath software developer Rocketmakers has triumphed for the second year in a row at The SPARKies, the awards that champion the best of the West of England’s tech and digital community. Held in Bath’s Parade Gardens last week, the annual awards are staged by TechSPARK, the information hub for all things tech in Bristol,...

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South West firms receive £40m in six months from BGF as region proves fertile ground for investment

July 14, 2023
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South West firms receive £40m in six months from BGF as region proves fertile ground for investment

Growth capital investment group BGF’s South West team backed fast-growth businesses to the tune of £40m during the first half of this year as the region continued to provide fresh opportunities for funding. Capital investments were made across a diverse range of sectors including technology, healthcare, engineering and manufacturing. Among the deals were Bristol-based healthcare...

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Bath Digital Festival and Agilebase to host session on using no-code software to build a CRM

July 7, 2023
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Bath Digital Festival and Agilebase to host session on using no-code software to build a CRM

Game-changing no-code software will be showcased at next week’s Bath Digital Festival, with a city-based not-for-profit organisation benefitting. Pioneering Bath-headquartered software firm Agilebase will demonstrate its capabilities at a session, highlighting the way it allows businesses to take control of their own Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems. The Build Your Own CRM interactive session...

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£200m investment fund launched to empower Bath and the South West’s innovative small businesses

July 7, 2023
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£200m investment fund launched to empower Bath and the South West’s innovative small businesses

Small and medium-sized firms in Bath with growth potential can apply to a new £200m fund aimed at boosting innovation and prosperity across the South West. Launched by the British Business Bank yesterday, the South West Investment Fund (SWIF) will increase the supply and diversity of early-stage finance for new and growing smaller firms....

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Interaction creates workplace with a wow factor for digital marketing agency’s new Bath HQ

July 5, 2023
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Interaction creates workplace with a wow factor for digital marketing agency’s new Bath HQ

Fast-growing Bath digital marketing agency Social Shepherd has unveiled its new collaborative workplace created by city-based office design company Interaction to accommodate its future expansion. Founded by Zoe Stephenson and Jack Shepherd, who hired their first staff member just before the pandemic, Social Shepherd now employs 55 people. Having previously been based in serviced...

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Recognition for Bath area firms in latest table of Britain’s fastest-growing private businesses

July 3, 2023
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Recognition for Bath area firms in latest table of Britain’s fastest-growing private businesses

Three businesses from the Bath area have been named among Britain’s fastest-growing small private companies. The trio – Bath jewellery and accessories retailer Abbott Lyon, specialist digital advertising agency Network N, also based in Bath, and Chippenham-headquartered online retailer Furniturebox – appear in the latest annual ranking of rapid-growth firms with revenues of less...

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