Inflation fall is good news but Govt must still act over funding for firms, says Business West

April 15, 2014
Inflation fall is good news but Govt must still act over funding for firms, says Business West

Business West, the lobbying and advice group that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, welcomed this week's fall in inflation but warned that the Government still needed to do more to support business as it emerges from recession. Managing director Phil Smith said the drop in annual CPI (consumer price index) inflation from 1.7% in...

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European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

April 14, 2014
European weather satellite contract win lifts SciSys shares

Shares in SciSys, the Chippenham-based specialist software and IT group SciSys, climbed by nearly 3% recently after it announced it had secured a €1.8m (£1.48m), six-year contract to work on Europe’s most advanced geostationary weather satellite. The firm, whose roots are in the European space industry, will supply mission operations technology for European Organisation...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 14, 2014
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Monday 14 April Interims: Carr’s Milling Industries Finals: DDD Group, M. P. Evans Group, Networkers International EGMS: JSC KazMunaiGaz Exploration Production GDR (Reg S) AGMS: Bank Audi S.A.L. GDR (Repr 1’Com’Shr Lbp1299) (Reg S), Baronsmead VCT 3, Baronsmead VCT 4, Baronsmead VCT 5, Guaranty Trust Bank GDR (Reg S) Tuesday 15 April Finals: Amara...

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Export Week: Eastern Promise of fast-growing Asian markets

April 10, 2014
Export Week: Eastern Promise of fast-growing Asian markets

An Export Week event tomorrow will explain how Bath businesses can unlock the potential of South East Asian markets. Export Week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to look at new markets. UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), the Government organisation committed to boosting overseas trade, is staging a...

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Innovation pitches Bath at the forefront of national investment contest

April 10, 2014
Innovation pitches Bath at the forefront of national investment contest

Innovative Bath firm Industrial Phycology, which uses algae to recover valuable resources from wastewater, has taken a major step towards funding after becoming joint winner of a major national business competition. The firm, based at the SETsquared innovation hub at the University of Bath, took part in the ‘pitch with the greatest commercial potential’...

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Bath’s The House does the double at top branding industry awards

April 10, 2014
Bath’s The House does the double at top branding industry awards

Bath-based brand agency The House has clinched a double victory at the prestigious Transform Awards, which celebrate rebranding, repositioning and brand transformation in the UK and in Europe’s creative industries. The House won silver for its identity and event branding for Special Olympics GB and also gained a bronze for its rebranding of Norton...

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