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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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Let us take off pressure from London’s overcrowded airports, say Bristol Airport chiefs

December 17, 2013
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Let us take off pressure from London’s overcrowded airports, say Bristol Airport chiefs

The Government should not overlook the vital role regional airports such as Bristol can play in helping solve the looming gridlock at airports serving London and the South East. The message, from Bristol Airport boss Robert Sinclair, came today as the Airports Commission’s interim report into the capacity constraints at Heathrow and Gatwick was...

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Hat-trick for Milsted Langdon in prestigious accountancy awards

October 7, 2013
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Hat-trick for Milsted Langdon in prestigious accountancy awards

West-based chartered accountancy firm Milsted Langdon has been named the UK’s Best Large Practice for the third year running. The firm, which has offices in Bath, Bristol, Taunton and Yeovil, won the title at the prestigious AccountingWEB Practice Excellence Awards held in London last week. Milsted Langdon became the first UK firm to chalk...

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Going above and beyond: Our PA of the Year Award winners

July 8, 2013
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Going above and beyond: Our PA of the Year Award winners

Kelly Richardson from South Western Ambulance has won the coveted title of South West PA of the Year in the awards scheme staged by Bath Business News and its sister titles. Kelly, who has worked with deputy chief executive/executive director of finance Jennie Kingston since 2008, was nominated by fellow PA Joanne Payne. Joanne said...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 7, 2013
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Monday July 08 EGMS Queenco Leisure International Ltd. GDR (Reg S) AGMS Hargreave Hale AIM VCT 2 TRADING ANNOUNCEMENTS Bovis Homes Group Tuesday July 09 GMS TUI Travel FINALS Polar Capital Technology Trust EGMS JSC KazMunaiGaz Exploration Production GDR (Reg S) AGMS 3i Infrastructure, Aveva Group, Downing Planned Exit VCT 3 F Shares, Establishment...

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Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

June 20, 2013
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Pioneering project to link refugee artists with creative businesses goes live

The work of new and emerging artists from refugee backgrounds is to be showcased to West organisations and businesses to explore ways they can be employed on creative projects. The groundbreaking initiative, the result of a link-up between St George’s Bristol and Platforma South West, the arts and refugees network, will introduce the performing...

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Airbus draws first blood in fight for sales at Paris Air Show

June 18, 2013
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Airbus draws first blood in fight for sales at Paris Air Show

The world’s biggest air industry get-together – the bi-annual Paris Air Show – has got underway with Airbus landing the first blows in the time-honoured dog fight for aircraft sales. But as the week-long show progresses it could be Boeing, European-owned Airbus’s US rival, that emerges triumphant in the battle for orders, analysts believe....

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 5, 2013
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Tuesday May 07 INTERIMS Numis Corporation FINALS Quindell Portfolio AGMS Futura Medical, Go Plc GDR (Reg S), Macfarlane Group, Stratex International UK ECONOMIC ANNOUNCEMENTS BRC Shop Price Index (00:01) New Car Registrations (09:30) Wednesday May 08 INTERIMS Sage Group FINALS Sainsbury (J) EGMS Global Investment House KSCC GDR (Reg S) AGMS 888 Holdings, BAE...

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National employment group drives ahead with takeover of West specialist recruiter

April 27, 2013
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National employment group drives ahead with takeover of West specialist recruiter

Keynsham-based recruitment agency Bristol Drivers Solutions (BDS) has been acquired by gap personnel – one of the UK’s 10 largest industrial labour providers. BDS supplies LGV drivers to the transport industry has been acquired. The firm, which earned revenues of £1.5m last year, will become part of gap personnel’s specialist driving division Driving Force....

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