Upmarket used car dealer drives into new market with SsangYong car franchise

August 15, 2014
Upmarket used car dealer drives into new market with SsangYong car franchise

Minerva Bath, the premium used car dealership, has agreed an exclusive franchise arrangement to sell Korean-built SsangYong cars. The move, which is Bathford-based Minerva’s first entry into the new car market since opening just over a year ago, brings a lesser-known marque to the Bath area. SsangYong, South Korea’s oldest and fourth-largest auto manufacturer,...

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Bath’s Combe Grove Manor Hotel stays open as parent company enters administration

August 15, 2014
Bath’s Combe Grove Manor Hotel stays open as parent company enters administration

The parent company of luxury hotel group The Hotel Collection, which owns Bath’s Combe Grove Manor Hotel, has gone into administration. UK Group of Hotels, which operates 21 hotels across the UK, called in administrators Duff & Phelps to help re-finance the business. The move followed the end of the firm’s banking facilities in...

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Bath media group Future looks ahead with restructured content and marketing team

August 15, 2014
Bath media group Future looks ahead with restructured content and marketing team

Future, the Bath-based magazine and website group, has named the team that will develop its content and marketing strategy as its root-and-branch restructuring continues. The team, under the leadership of content & marketing director Nial Ferguson, pictured, is responsible for creating and developing Future’s brands, audiences and market expertise across its games, technology, music,...

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Good Energy powers ahead with new customers despite mild winter

August 14, 2014
Good Energy powers ahead with new customers despite mild winter

Strong customer growth, particularly for gas, has helped Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier Good Energy overcome a reduction in demand caused by the mild winter. Increased marketing and business improvements should also strengthen its position at the forefront of the independent renewable electricity supply and generation sector, it said in a trading update for the...

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Withy King’s summer of sport nets £13,000 for RUH’s Forever Friends Appeal

August 14, 2014
Withy King’s summer of sport nets £13,000 for RUH’s Forever Friends Appeal

Staff at law firm Withy King in Bath have raised more than £13,000 for the Royal United Hospital’s Forever Friends Appeal through their ‘summer of sport’ Since March they have been walking, cycling and climbing to raise funds to help the appeal to build a pioneering centre for the hospital. Their fund-raising activities started...

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Barbara Davies takes over vacant chief executive role at West of England LEP

August 12, 2014
Barbara Davies takes over vacant chief executive role at West of England LEP

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Barbara Davies as its new chief executive. The LEP’s former head of place and infrastructure, Barbara Davies, pictured, has been acting as interim director since former chief executive Paul Wilson quit six weeks ago. Barbara has worked at the LEP, which is tasked with...

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