Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 13, 2018
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Monday January 15 Interim: Acacia Mining Trading update: Metro Tuesday January 16 Interims: Citigroup, UnitedHealth Trading updates: Rio Tinto, Dunelm, JD Sports, Greggs, Provident Financial, Premier Foods Economic announcement: CPI (December) Wednesday January 17 Interims: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Alcoa, Carrefour Trading updates: Burberry, Diploma, Hochchild Mining, Ladbrokes Coral, Mitie Thursday January 18...

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International architects Grimshaw appointed to design new stadium for Bath Rugby

January 12, 2018
International architects Grimshaw appointed to design new stadium for Bath Rugby

The long hoped for new stadium on The Rec – and new home for Bath Rugby – will be designed by globally renowned architectural firm Grimshaw if it gets the go-ahead.   The London-based practice – responsible for the re-designed Wimbledon’s No 1 Court and the new grandstand at Lord’s cricket ground –  was...

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Quays North regeneration key to Bath’s economic ambitions, says council as plans go in for approval

January 12, 2018
Quays North regeneration key to Bath’s economic ambitions, says council as plans go in for approval

Bath’s ambitious Quays North development, which could create up to 1,900 jobs in 270,000 sq ft of much-needed new office space, has been submitted for outline planning approval. The scheme near Churchill Bridge is a key part of Bath & North East Somerset Council’s (B&NES) flagship riverside regeneration project, which also includes the Quays...

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More room for growth in Bath’s hospitality sector as ‘wellness’ breaks take off

January 12, 2018
More room for growth in Bath’s hospitality sector as ‘wellness’ breaks take off

Bath’s hospitality industry will continue to grow against the national trend this year, with more rooms, more visitors and more high-profile deals, according to new research.   The city will benefit from the growing trend for ‘wellness’ short breaks, which are forecast to reach record levels in 2018.   And as the gateway to...

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Apple specialist joins Systemagic as demand for technical know-how continues to grow

January 12, 2018
Apple specialist joins Systemagic as demand for technical know-how continues to grow

IT firm Systemagic has welcomed Apple specialist James Bunting to its award-winning team based in Bradford on Avon.    James, pictured, joins as demand for using Apple computers and servers continues to grow among businesses.  He is the latest addition to Systemagic’s helpdesk team, bringing with him more than eight years’ experience implementing and supporting Apple...

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Creative sector must face up to huge challenges, ITV chair tells launch of Bath’s new Centre for Cultural & Creative Industries

January 11, 2018
Creative sector must face up to huge challenges, ITV chair tells launch of Bath’s new Centre for Cultural & Creative Industries

ITV chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette highlighted the importance of the UK’s creative industries during an inaugural lecture at the launch of Bath Spa University’s new Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries. Speaking to 60 members of staff and students from the university, the former president of the Royal Television Society and deputy chairman of...

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