Lovehoney founders to step back as marketing expert prepares to take over as CEO

August 2, 2019
Lovehoney founders to step back as marketing expert prepares to take over as CEO

The co-founders of Bath-based sex toy retailer Lovehoney are to relinquish day-to-day operations of the fast-growth business next month when one of the UK’s top marketers is appointed as CEO. Ex-journalist Richard Longhurst and DJ Neal Slateford formed Lovehoney in 2002 – appropriately from a bedroom.  Since then the firm has grown to boast...

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Another US acquisition for Future gives it extra clout in business-to-business media sector

August 2, 2019
Another US acquisition for Future gives it extra clout in business-to-business media sector

Bath media group Future has crossed the Atlantic again for its latest multi-million pound deal as it continues to build its presence in the US market. The group, whose UK titles include TechRadar, PC Gamer and Guitar World, has bought Washington DC-headquartered digital media publisher SmartBrief for an initial sum of $45m (£37.2m).  SmartBrief...

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Pair of new arrivals bolster small firm lender 1pm’s Northern team

August 2, 2019
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Bath-based specialist lender 1pm has made two senior appointments to support the ambitious growth of its asset division in the North. Ian Kavanagh joins the division as business development manager. He will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with intermediaries in the North and supporting businesses looking for asset-based funding solutions.  Stuart...

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Funding for Mayden project that harnesses power of digital to benefit mental health patients

August 2, 2019
Funding for Mayden project that harnesses power of digital to benefit mental health patients

Bath-based specialist software house Mayden has been awarded funding to help with the digital transformation of the way patients get access to mental health services. The financial support from the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare – which supports tech innovation in the NHS – will enable Mayden to digitise and streamline each stage...

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Maiden Kwik Cricket tournament runs up £3,500 total for Novia Foundation

August 2, 2019
Maiden Kwik Cricket tournament runs up £3,500 total for Novia Foundation

Novia Foundation, the charitable arm of Bath-based wealth management firm Novia Financial, has raised more than £3,500 from its inaugural Kwik Cricket tournament. Nine teams of six players from Bath firms battled it out at Bath Rec to raise money for the foundation, which Novia set up last year to primarily support projects that...

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Gem of an opportunity to get ahead in brewing served up by Bath Ales

August 2, 2019
Gem of an opportunity to get ahead in brewing served up by Bath Ales

Bath Ales is seeking individuals who are passionate about beer to become its first brewing apprentices. The brewer behind Gem bitter is offering two people the chance to train at its state-of-the-art Hare Brewery, pictured, at Warmley between Bath and Bristol to learn the craft of beer production.  As well as gaining hands-on experience...

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