Coronavirus update: Bristol Airport close to shutdown as easyJet grounds all its aircraft

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus update: Bristol Airport close to shutdown as easyJet grounds all its aircraft

Bristol Airport’s largest operator, low-cost airline easyJet, has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft for at least two months – leaving the airport at a near-standstill. The decision – coming less than two weeks after easyJet announced it was drastically reducing its operations – is the latest in a series of evermore drastic measures...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

March 30, 2020
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Monday March 30 Finals: Ades International Holding, Belvoir, Globaltrans Investment, Instem Interim: Quadrise Fuels Trading announcement: Pennon Economic announcement: Mortgage approvals, Consumer credit, M4 money supplier Tuesday March 31 Finals: Chesnara, DP Poland, Michelmersh Brick Holdings, One Media, Property Franchise Group, Proteome Sciences, Surgical innovations, TP Group, Tremor International Interims: Diageo, Gfinity, James Halstead,...

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University of Bath draws on its expertise to help city hospitals in battle against coronavirus

March 27, 2020
University of Bath draws on its expertise to help city hospitals in battle against coronavirus

Academics from the University of Bath have stepped in to help staff in the city’s hospitals combat coronavirus by overcoming a shortage of much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE). In the just three days the university’s Faculty of Engineering & Design has produced and delivered 250 face shields, pictured, for medical staff in the Royal...

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Bath Business Blog: Coronavirus – the latest help for businesses. By Jon Miles, tax director, Richardson Swift

March 27, 2020
Bath Business Blog: Coronavirus – the latest help for businesses. By Jon Miles, tax director, Richardson Swift

The UK government’s reaction to the coronavirus pandemic and its financial support for businesses has been ramping up daily. But Jon Miles, tax director of Bath-based chartered accountancy firm Richardson Swift, says that while the headlines may seem clear cut, the detail of how to claim any assistance is still to be released in...

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Future in talks to sell three titles to meet competition ruling on £140m takeover of rival

March 27, 2020
Future in talks to sell three titles to meet competition ruling on £140m takeover of rival

Future, the acquisitive Bath media group, is to offload three titles to clear a competition hurdle that was blocking its £140m takeover of Country Life and Chat publisher TI Media. Last week the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) ruled that it would clear the takeover on competition grounds subject to Future selling some closely-competing...

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Bath Business Blog: Isabel Thompson, Warner McCall Resilience. Cyber security guidance for remote working during Covid-19

March 27, 2020
Bath Business Blog: Isabel Thompson, Warner McCall Resilience. Cyber security guidance for remote working during Covid-19

In these challenging times, it’s sad to learn that cyber criminals are only increasing their activity as they look to capitalise on the Covid-19 crisis, writes Isabel Thompson, commercial director at cyber security and resilience firm Warner McCall Resilience. With the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) issuing warnings of such activity on a daily...

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