More staying visitors boost Bath’s economy – but day-tripper spending remains flat

November 4, 2019
More staying visitors boost Bath’s economy – but day-tripper spending remains flat

The value of tourism to Bath and North East Somerset’s economy has increased to almost half a billion pounds over the past two years, according to new figures. But while efforts to attract more staying visitors – rather than day trippers – appear to be paying off, one in four tourists to the area...

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Future snaps up industry-leading titles in £140m magazine group takeover

November 4, 2019
Future snaps up industry-leading titles in £140m magazine group takeover

Fast-growing Bath media group Future has made its largest acquisition yet, buying Country Life and Chat publisher TI Media in a £140m deal. The takeover takes Future, whose titles already span hobbies, home entertainment and gadgets, into new areas such as the wine, golf, equestrian, TV listings and gardening while strengthening its position in...

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Quarry deal to protect natural habitat while triggering more growth for waste group

November 4, 2019
Quarry deal to protect natural habitat while triggering more growth for waste group

Civil engineering, plant, transport and waste group MJ Church has completed the acquisition of an historic quarry in a deal handled by Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. Ownership of Wick Quarry in South Gloucestershire will enable Marshfield-headquartered MJ Church to take on a large conservation area that includes a nature reserve and wetlands...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 4, 2019
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Monday November 4 Interim: Norcross Economic announcement: PMI Construction Tuesday November 5 Finals: AB Foods, Up Global Interims: Castleton, MXC Capital Third quarter results: PJSC Polyrus S Trading announcements: AIB Group, Gem Diamonds, Intu Properties, Morrison (WM) Economic announcements: BRC shop retail index, PMI services, Balance of trade Wednesday November 6 Final: Connect Group Trading...

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Funding for pioneering Bath firm seeking to harness the power of AI to boost worker productivity

November 1, 2019
Funding for pioneering Bath firm seeking to harness the power of AI to boost worker productivity

Bath-based Flourish Zone, which aims to revolutionise the global workplace wellbeing and coaching industry with the use of artificial intelligence (AI), is a step closer to realising its ambitions thanks to a £140,000 investment. The firm will use the funds, from the Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC), to add the finishing touches to its proprietary technology,...

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Contemporary art showcase returns to The Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel for early Christmas shoppers

November 1, 2019
Contemporary art showcase returns to The Gainsborough Bath Spa hotel for early Christmas shoppers

Bath’s Gainsborough Hotel has again teamed up with city-based Modern ArtBuyer and Rostra Gallery in a unique collaboration to showcase contemporary artworks from a selection of emerging and establishing artists. The Contemporary Art Pop-Up Gallery next Friday and Saturday – November 8 and 9 – follows the success of the summer exhibition at the...

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