10m passenger capacity figure reached by Bristol Airport as it continues with major expansion

May 17, 2024
10m passenger capacity figure reached by Bristol Airport as it continues with major expansion

Bristol Airport has hit the milestone of 10m passengers passing through its terminal in a 12-month period for the first time in its history. The landmark means the airport is now running at capacity while its biggest capital project for more than two decades is underway.  This includes a £60m development, due to open in summer...

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New Bath Spa University Chancellor praises its students’ ‘sheer grit and determination’

May 16, 2024
New Bath Spa University Chancellor praises its students’ ‘sheer grit and determination’

Bath-based former BBC News anchor Sharanjit Leyl has been appointed as Bath Spa University’s first female chancellor and only the second in its near 20-year history. Sharanjit, pictured, who was officially ‘installed’ at a celebration event in the grounds of the university’s Newton Park Campus, will act as an ambassador for it on the...

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Bath architects’ Chelsea Flower Show-winning garden takes root at the University of Bristol

May 16, 2024
Bath architects’ Chelsea Flower Show-winning garden takes root at the University of Bristol

A Gold medal-winning Chelsea Flower Show garden designed by landscape architects from Bath-based Grant Associates has been rebuilt in Bristol. The Chinese-inspired garden, pictured, the first produced by the firm for the world-famous show, has been gifted to the University of Bristol’s Botanic Garden by Guangzhou, Bristol’s sister city.  Known as ‘the city between...

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Automotive group Redde Northgate accelerates its growth ambitions after new brand gets green light

May 16, 2024
Automotive group Redde Northgate accelerates its growth ambitions after new brand gets green light

Shareholders in Redde Northgate, the mobility and automotive services group that includes Bath-based specialist vehicle accident management firm Redde, have overwhelmingly backed its name change. Some 99.58% of votes at its AGM were in favour of switching to ZIGUP – a brand the group says better reflected its strategy and ambition.   The group, formed...

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Pearson May financial round up

May 16, 2024
Pearson May financial round up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May teams up with Bath Business News to bring you the top national finance stories. Treasury grants HMRC £51m to improve helplines The funds aim to improve the call response rate. Click here to find out more Staff rates fall while pay growth rises Work places drop but salaries increase over April. For more...

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Project aiming to de-carbonise UK’s chemical industry taps into University of Bath’s expertise

May 16, 2024
Project aiming to de-carbonise UK’s chemical industry taps into University of Bath’s expertise

Academics from the University of Bath are to help cut the chemical industry’s significant carbon emissions through the re-use of waste and by harnessing renewable electricity. They are teaming up with colleagues from five other UK universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, in the £13.75m government research project.  The Sustainable Chemicals and Materials Manufacturing Hub...

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