From flipcharts to smartphones – RTS’s road to 25 years of success in auto industry staff development

October 16, 2014
From flipcharts to smartphones – RTS’s road to 25 years of success in auto industry staff development

Specialist learning and development consultancy RTS Group is celebrating 25 years in business – a quarter of a century in which the tools of its trade have progressed from flipcharts to online technology. The Chippenham-based group began life as a niche agency aimed at serving the training and development needs of the automotive industry....

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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, warns Business West

October 16, 2014
Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, warns Business West

The economic recovery may not be as strong as anticipated despite the latest fall in unemployment, Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce, has warned. While welcoming the 1.6% year-on-year drop in the number of people out of work in the South West, Business West managing director Phil Smith, pictured, said...

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Bath goes underground to attract more tourists as latest figures show massive boost to economy

October 15, 2014
Bath goes underground to attract more tourists as latest figures show massive boost to economy

Bath has launched its first advertising campaign on the London Underground as tourism chiefs attempt to build on new figures showing UK visitors have delivered a massive boost to the city’s economy over the past two years. Bath’s economy has benefitted from an additional £70m from tourist spending, helping create with more than 1,000...

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New head of naval architecture for Bath’s BMT Defence Services

October 15, 2014
New head of naval architecture for Bath’s BMT Defence Services

Andy Harris has been appointed as the new head of naval architecture at Bath-based BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group. Andy, pictured, a chartered engineer who joined BMT in 1996, will bring the best practice from the large projects he has worked on to the...

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Bath Ales gets in the spirit – with its first single malt

October 15, 2014
Bath Ales gets in the spirit – with its first single malt

Brewer Bath Ales, best known for its range of award-winning beers, has produced its first spirit – in a limited edition of just 100 bottles. Gem Aqua Vitae, a 42% vol single malt spirit, has been made using wort from Bath Ales’ brewery at Warmley. Wort is the liquid produced when barley is ‘mashed’...

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Spotlight to be thrown onto charity finances at Monahans seminar

October 14, 2014
Spotlight to be thrown onto charity finances at Monahans seminar

The issues faced by charities and their finances will be put under the microscope at a special seminar to be staged by accountants Monahans next month. The Monahans Charity Seminar, which takes place at Chippenham Golf Club on November 13, will examine a range of relevant topics including the latest charity SORPs (Statements of...

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