Work starts on upgrade of Chippenham’s Neeld Hall

July 24, 2015
Work starts on upgrade of Chippenham’s Neeld Hall

Chippenham’s Grade II-listed Neeld Hall is being transformed into a modern community and arts centre in a refurbishment project led by Swindon construction firm Beard. The firm is working with Chippenham Town Council and Bristol-based Quattro Design Architects on the design-and-build scheme on the hall, which was built in 1850 as an extension to...

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Plea to firms to get behind the Big Bath City Bid and transform club into a community asset

July 23, 2015
Plea to firms to get behind the Big Bath City Bid and transform club into a community asset

Bath brand agency The House is encouraging other city-based firms to back the campaign to turn Bath City FC into a community-owned club after committing £1,000 to buy shares. Nearly £109,000 of the £750,000 funding target has been raised so far for the Big Bath City Bid, which aims to transform the debt-laden club...

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Support our independents to avoid us becoming a clone town, says Chippenham BID

July 23, 2015
Support our independents to avoid us becoming a clone town, says Chippenham BID

Chippenham residents and visitors to the town are being urged to support its privately owned shops as part of national Independent Retailer Month. Nearly half the retail units in the town are independently owned – reflecting a growing trend across the South West in particular for smaller, locally owned stores to set up and...

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Sale of huge solar farm near Swindon handled by Thrings

July 21, 2015
Sale of huge solar farm near Swindon handled by Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has advised on the sale of a solar farm that will be one of the UK’s largest when it starts generating power next year. The 165-acre Wroughton Airfield Solar Park, on a former Second World War RAF air base near Swindon, has been sold...

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SETsquared’s work in nurturing young entrepreneurs recognised by award nomination

July 20, 2015
SETsquared’s work in nurturing young entrepreneurs recognised by award nomination

SETsquared, the globally recognised innovation incubator with a base in Bath, has been shortlisted for a prestigious award for its work in nurturing a new generation of university entrepreneurs. The partnership of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey is shortlisted in the Higher Education Enterprise Champion category of the National Enterprise...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 20, 2015
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Monday 20 July Interims: Michelmersh Brick, WH Ireland Trading statement: British Land AGMs: Ensor Holdings, Quintain Estates & Development, Rame Energy Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 21 July Interims: Arbuthnot Banking, Croda International, Secure Trust Bank, Synectics Finals: IG Group, PZ Cussons, Versarien Trading statements: AO World, Cable & Wireless Communications, Petropavlovsk, Royal Mail,...

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