Bath Rugby players convert apples into cider for special drink to celebrate Thatchers partnership

October 16, 2019
Bath Rugby players convert apples into cider for special drink to celebrate Thatchers partnership

Apples picked by Bath Rugby players from trees at the club’s Farleigh House training ground have been used to make a special edition cider by Thatchers to mark the renewal of their sponsorship deal. The 2019/20 rugby campaign marks an eighth year of partnership between the club and the fourth-generation Somerset cidermakers.  The trees...

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New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

October 15, 2019
New regional director for large corporates joins Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Carmen Peacock as director for large corporate clients in the South West and South Wales – a role that supports businesses’ growth plans, including debt origination. Carmen, pictured, brings more than 10 years’ banking industry experience, joining from Santander’s Bristol office, where she worked with a large number...

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Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

October 14, 2019
Pioneer of gender in tech to inspire new generation at Festival of Female Entrepreneurs

The woman who ran a female-only software business in the 1960s and strived to change the gender makeup of the technology sector is set to inspire a new generation of women in business as the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to the West of England today. Dame Stephanie Shirley, now 85, pictured below,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 14, 2019
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Monday October 14 Nothing listed Tuesday October 15 Finals: Bellway, Nanoco, Sareum Interims: Lidco, Walker Greenbank Trading announcement: Hays Economic announcements: Claimant count, unemployment rate Wednesday October 16 Final: Applied Graph Trading announcement: Tullow Oil Economic announcements: Producer price index, Consumer price index Thursday October 17 Economic announcements: Retail sales Friday October 18 Nothing listed    

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CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity gap

October 11, 2019
CBI calls for greater devolution to boost region’s economy and close productivity gap

Devolving more power from Westminster to the South West will turbo-charge its economy and end a productivity gap that costs its workers an average of £5,000 a year in lost income, according to a new report. But decisions on spending money devolved from central government must be taken by an independent regional board rather...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

October 10, 2019
Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May joins Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. This week we ask  . . . Is your Christmas party exempt from tax?  Qualifying conditions for a tax break on staff annual events. Click here to find out more Could inheritance tax be in...

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