US Army’s $87.6m helmet contract brings some relief to embattled Avon Protection

September 10, 2021
US Army’s $87.6m helmet contract brings some relief to embattled Avon Protection

Defence manufacturing group Avon Protection has won a contract worth up to $87.6m (£63.3m) over two years to develop and supply the US Army with its next-generation combat helmet. Confirmation of the deal comes less than a month after shares in the Melksham-headquartered group slumped by 25% on warnings that a delay in orders,...

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Bath City teams up with Bath College to play host to Prince’s Trust Team Programme

September 9, 2021
Bath City teams up with Bath College to play host to Prince’s Trust Team Programme

Bath City FC’s Twerton Park stadium is to become the home of a new Bath College scheme to help young people not in employment, education or training develop new skills. The Prince’s Trust Team Programme, which starts this autumn, is a free 12-week-course for 16-25 year olds. As well as equipping them with work...

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Double delight as event marks Bath gaining rare second UNESCO World Heritage listing

September 9, 2021
Double delight as event marks Bath gaining rare second UNESCO World Heritage listing

Bath’s success in achieving a second UNESCO World Heritage listing has been celebrated at an event attended by civic and tourism industry leaders. The city, along with 10 other historic spa towns, secured the much-coveted UNESCO World Heritage status in July as part of the ‘Great Spa Towns of Europe’ nomination.  The achievement makes...

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Time Finance looking to clock up further growth after appointing new head of sales

September 9, 2021
Time Finance looking to clock up further growth after appointing new head of sales

Another key appointment has been made by Time Finance, the Bath-based alternative financial services group, as it targets further growth for its sales operation. Adrian Payne, pictured, joins as head of sales in its invoice finance division – a role in which he will be responsible for leading and managing the sales team in the...

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Plans submitted for long-hoped-for redevelopment of former town centre industrial site

September 9, 2021
Plans submitted for long-hoped-for redevelopment of former town centre industrial site

A mix of new homes, commercial workspaces and independent food and drink outlets are promised under long-awaited plans for a major town centre redevelopment site. The Innox Mills scheme will bring a vibrant new quarter to Trowbridge town centre, according to developers of the 10-acre brownfield site.  Once home to cloth mills and a...

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Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

September 8, 2021
Firms’ unused apprenticeship levy funds can help unlock Bath’s wealth of talent, says Metro Mayor

Bath firms are being urged to help people in the city develop new skills by adding their unused apprenticeship levy funds to a shared funding pot. Nearly half a million pounds has already been pledged to the Share to Support scheme by apprentice-levy paying employers from across West of England passing on their unused levy...

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