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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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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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