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Bath area manufacturers urged to air their views on skills gap in major new survey

July 17, 2015
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Bath area manufacturers urged to air their views on skills gap in major new survey

Accountancy firm Monahans, which has five offices in and around Bath, is encouraging the area’s manufacturers to have their say on the effect of the engineering skills gap as part of a major industry survey. The firm is backing the survey, which has been launched by MHA, the association of accountancy and business advisory...

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Business Showcase South West 2015: Photo gallery

May 15, 2015
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Levi Roots, the Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur who secured investment from Dragons’ Den, and Gerald Ratner, the jewellery group boss who came back from the business wilderness, were the star attractions of Business Showcase South West 2015. But the two-day event at Bristol’s Colston Hall last Thursday and Friday was also a great networking...

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Top award for Curo recognises its efforts in tackling scourge of domestic violence in Bath

April 24, 2015
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Top award for Curo recognises its efforts in tackling scourge of domestic violence in Bath

Bath-based housing and support organisation Curo has won a prestigious national award for its work in preventing domestic abuse. Curo, which manages 12,000 homes across the West of England, received the accolade at the 2015 UK Housing Awards 2015 held in London earlier this week. The award recognises Curo’s approach to preventing domestic abuse...

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‘Welcome hosts’ and later opening hours for city centre shops suggested by Bath BID

April 2, 2015
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‘Welcome hosts’ and later opening hours for city centre shops suggested by Bath BID

Boosting Bath’s evening economy by encouraging shops to stay open later, introducing ‘welcome hosts’ to greet visitors and recycling food waste from city centre businesses are among ideas being considered by the city’s Business Improvement District (BID). The BID, which has been in operation since 2011, has been seeking the views of its 655...

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Bath experts behind all-round winning design for Bristol’s arena

March 19, 2015
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Bath experts behind all-round winning design for Bristol’s arena

Bath firms Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects and BuroHappold Engineering are helping Bristol get its long-awaited arena after being selected as part of the team chosen to design to £90m, 12,000-capacity venue. Unveiling their plans earlier this week, the team led by architects Populous – designers of the London Olympic Stadium and O2 Arena –...

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College open evening will also offer early chance to see the future shape of campus

January 13, 2015
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College open evening will also offer early chance to see the future shape of campus

Visitors to Wiltshire College Chippenham’s open evening next week will also be able to sign up to tour the new campus in-the-making. Due to open this autumn, the £21m building is the UK’s biggest skills funding project and will transform the site into a state-of-the-art facility boasting the latest equipment for vocational study in...

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The LAST WORD: Andy Cox, innovations & solutions director, IPL

November 4, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Andy Cox, innovations & solutions director, IPL

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Andy Cox, innovations & solutions director at IT services firm IPL, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Hugo – don’t know what else to say. Book...

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Graduate surveyor joins Carter Jonas’ Bath office

October 6, 2014
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Graduate surveyor joins Carter Jonas’ Bath office

The Bath office of property agents Carter Jonas has appointed Thomas Parker to its commercial team as a graduate surveyor. Thomas, pictured, worked in the estates department at Wessex Water for three years before joining Carter Jonas. He has an undergraduate degree in geography from the University of Birmingham and an MSc in property...

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Govt. pledges to invest further £200m in high-growth businesses

June 19, 2014
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Govt. pledges to invest further £200m in high-growth businesses

Ambitious Bath area businesses can bid for a share of a £200m investment pot – the latest phase of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Firms applying for round six of the RGF, launched this week by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, will be following in the footsteps of businesses such as Somerset luxury...

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Top 100 best employers ranking recognises law firm Withy King’s commitment to its staff

February 28, 2014
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Top 100 best employers ranking recognises law firm Withy King’s commitment to its staff

Law firm Withy King, which has an office in Bath, has been ranked 58th in The Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to Work For and awarded the highly sought-after Best Companies Two Star Accreditation.  The recognition is for its outstanding levels of staff engagement and its commitment to creating a positive working...

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