Business West chair takes up top role at West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

April 26, 2016
Business West chair takes up top role at West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

Stephen Robertson, the chairman of Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – has been appointed as the new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Stephen, pictured, whose appointment is subject to ratification at the next LEP board meeting in June, is a widely experienced director. As well as...

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The LAST WORD: Emma Summers, managing director, Juice Recruitment

April 25, 2016
The LAST WORD: Emma Summers, managing director, Juice Recruitment

THE LAST WORD Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on our weekly e-bulletin. This week Emma Summers, managing director of Juice Recruitment, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? The Intern with Robert De Niro Book you read? The...

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Council to sign agreement to turn Bath’s innovation and digital campus vision into reality

April 25, 2016
Council to sign agreement to turn Bath’s innovation and digital campus vision into reality

Bath’s much-needed innovation and digital campus is to come a step closer as Bath & North East Somerset Council prepares to sign a partnership agreement with design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT and regeneration specialists TCN. The council said the agreement would help it secure an anchor tenant for the city’s new central...

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More sex please, we’re British! Lovehoney wins Queen’s Award – for selling ‘adult toys’ to foreigners

April 25, 2016
More sex please, we’re British! Lovehoney wins Queen’s Award – for selling ‘adult toys’ to foreigners

Bath-based online sex toy retailer Lovehoney has become possibly the most unusual winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise. And in a twist on the traditional view that Brits are buttoned-up when it comes to bedroom antics – the firm collected its award for selling its sexual pleasure products overseas. Lovehoney ventured into exporting...

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Survey points to sharp rise in Shared Parental Leave among Bath employees

April 25, 2016
Survey points to sharp rise in Shared Parental Leave among Bath employees

The number of staff applying for Shared Parental Leave is expected to rise substantially over the next 12 months, according to a survey of Bath employers. Almost two-thirds said they expect employees to apply for time off under the law this year as it becomes better known. Just 39% said they did not expect...

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Gainsborough Bath Spa appears on ‘hot list’ of world’s coolest new hotels

April 25, 2016
Gainsborough Bath Spa appears on ‘hot list’ of world’s coolest new hotels

The £35m Gainsborough Bath Spa has been included in a prestigious list of the world’s top new hotels. The 99-room hotel, which officially opened on Beau Street last September, features in the Condé Nast Traveller 2016 Hot List: The Best New Hotels in the World. The listing features the editors’ and contributing reporters’ handpicked...

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