Bath university leaders backing bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport

February 19, 2021
Bath university leaders backing bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport

The vice-chancellors of both of Bath’s universities and the principal of its main college have joined business leaders from across the West of England in backing the creation of a ‘free port’ in the region. Prof Ian White and Prof Sue Rigby of the University of Bath and Bath Spa University respectively and Laurel...

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Bath’s the star again as TV detectives McDonald & Dodds return to the small screen

February 18, 2021
Bath’s the star again as TV detectives McDonald & Dodds return to the small screen

Fresh from its starring role in hit TV period drama Bridgerton, Bath will provide the backdrop for the return of contemporary detective series McDonald & Dodds later this month. The first three episodes of McDonald & Dodds, which starred Tala Gouveia and Jason Waktins, pictured, as mismatched detectives, were a big hit with viewers when screened a...

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Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

February 18, 2021
Inspecs focuses on sustainability with new range of industry-leading biodegradable glasses

Bath-based spectacles designer and manufacturer Inspecs has launched its own sustainable range in what it has described as a massive step forward for its industry. The collection, called Botaniq, has been designed by the firm’s in-house technical experts using biodegradable natural, recycled and recyclable material in direct response to consumer demand for sustainable products....

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Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

February 18, 2021
Support grants worth more than £12m handed to Bath businesses hit by Covid lockdowns

Nearly 2,000 businesses across Bath and North East Somerset forced to close as a result of the third national lockdown have received more than £12m in support grants. Bath & North East Somerset Council had processed 1,825 applications by Wednesday of last week, paying out a total of  £11m in support grants and £1.4m...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

February 18, 2021
Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May teams up with Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. Setting and reviewing employee pay  Determining your employees’ pay rates for 2021/22? Click here for more information Stamp duty deadline threatens transactions The government’s stamp duty holiday is due to end on March 31. Find out more...

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First invests in new buses and retrofits others to ensure they comply with Bath’s Clean Air Zone

February 18, 2021
First invests in new buses and retrofits others to ensure they comply with Bath’s Clean Air Zone

Bus firm First West of England has pledged that all its vehicles operating in Bath will meet the city’s Clean Air Zone when it comes into operation in a month’s time. The firm, Bath’s largest bus operator, has a fleet of around 150 buses serving the city. It said that through a combination of...

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