Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 20, 2014
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Monday 20 October Trading statement: McBride AGMs: CPL Resources, McBride Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 21 October Interims: BP Marsh & Partners, Whitbread Final: Asos Trading statements: Arm, GKN, Go-Ahead, InterContinental Hotels, Pentair, Reckitt Benckiser, William Hill AGMs: Ashley House, Leeds Economics: Public sector finances Wednesday 22 October Interims: Home Retail, Ingenious Media Active...

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Non-executive director to leave publishing group Future

October 17, 2014
Non-executive director to leave publishing group Future

Mark Whiteling is to stand down as a non-executive director of Bath-based international media group Future with effect from November 30 to take up a role as non-executive director at global travel business Hogg Robinson. Mark, pictured, has been a non-executive director at Future for just over four years and has chaired its audit...

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Small manufacturers urged to reap rewards of UK’s £60bn nuclear power programme

October 16, 2014
Small manufacturers urged to reap rewards of UK’s £60bn nuclear power programme

The Bath area’s small and medium-sized manufacturers are being urged to take advantage of a new scheme which could help them win contracts from the UK’s rapidly-developing £60bn civil nuclear new build programme. The link-up between the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) will allow these firms...

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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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