Bath Business Blog: Malindi Myers, deputy regional agent, Bank of England. Encouraging signs emerging for the UK economy

February 17, 2020
Bath Business Blog: Malindi Myers, deputy regional agent, Bank of England. Encouraging signs emerging for the UK economy

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) met last month to decide on the appropriate level of bank rate – the official base rate of interest in the UK. The MPC also updated its forecasts for economic growth and inflation – these show UK economic growth picking up steadily over the next few...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 16, 2020
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Monday February 17 Interim: Petra Diamonds Tuesday February 18 Finals: Glencore, Sunrise Resources, Renewables Infrastructure Group Interims: BHP Group, Blancco Technology Group, Pan African Economic announcements: Unemployment rate, Claimant count Wednesday February 19 Final: RPS Group Economic announcement: Retail price index, Producer price index, Consumer price index Thursday February 20 Finals: BAE Systems, Morgan...

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Bath glasses design firm confirms £138m stock market listing is in the frame

February 14, 2020
Bath glasses design firm confirms £138m stock market listing is in the frame

Inspecs, the fast-growing Bath eyewear design house, has confirmed it is looking to float on the London Stock Exchange in a move that could value the business at £138m. The firm, set up in 1988 by former bond trader Robin Totterman after he failed to find a pair of glasses he liked, last week...

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Bath city centre pub upgraded following ‘substantial’ investment

February 14, 2020
Bath city centre pub upgraded following ‘substantial’ investment

A popular Bath city centre pub has fully reopened after undergoing a major refurbishment. The Pig & Fiddle on Saracen Street has been upgraded by owner Butcombe, the West Country-based brewery and pub group following what it said was a “substantial” investment.  The pub’s back bar has been redesigned with timber and metal tubing,...

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Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

February 14, 2020
Plea to new Chancellor from the CBI: Use your first Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West

The CBI has urged the Chancellor to take bold action on skills, innovation and infrastructure in his Budget to ‘power-up’ the South West’s economy. The seven-point plea was made before Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor and was replaced by Rishi Sunak – throwing into doubt whether the Budget will go ahead, as planned, on...

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Learning, connecting and networking: MEET South West gives event organisers all three

February 14, 2020
Learning, connecting and networking: MEET South West gives event organisers all three

Event professionals have described MEET South West – the region’s only trade show dedicated to their industry – as an invaluable opportunity to learn, connect and network. The show, which took place in Bristol two weeks ago, brought together more than 350 people from all parts of the sector for a full day of...

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