Bath will escape worst of UK’s retail revolution, says major report, but shops will still close

June 14, 2019
Bath will escape worst of UK’s retail revolution, says major report, but shops will still close

Bath has been named as one of the UK cities most likely to survive the retail meltdown now hitting the country’s high streets and town centres, despite slipping down the national shopping centre rankings. However, it is expected to have fewer stores in the future – with a number likely to be ‘repurposed’ for...

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Bus firm MD picks up top director award for driving transformation in his business

June 14, 2019
Bus firm MD picks up top director award for driving transformation in his business

The managing director of First West of England, the largest bus operator in and around Bath, has been named as the South West’s top large company director. James Freeman, who has worked for First West of England for nearly five years, won the Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year award for...

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Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

June 14, 2019
Bright future for SearchStar after acquisition by world-leading multilingual content firm

Bath-based digital media buying and analytics agency SearchStar, which launched 14 years ago as a one-man band, has been acquired by a major US group.  Buyer Welocalize is a global leader in multilingual content and data transformation to help companies capture international demand. SearchStar employs around 60 people at its offices in Railway Place,...

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Export software firm looks ahead after being snapped up by global group

June 14, 2019
Export software firm looks ahead after being snapped up by global group

Specialist software firm i2i Infinity, which works with exporters to provide electronic certificates of origin, has been acquired by a Switzerland-based global certification group. Shepton Mallet-based i2i Infinity provides customs compliance services to exporters and chambers of commerce using innovative proprietary software solutions.  Established in 1986 and privately owned, it employs 12 people and...

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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

June 14, 2019
Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

Diversified quarrying and building group Hills has promoted Ed Dodd to group director for waste and resource management with responsibility for managing and overseeing its waste management and treatment activities. Ed, pictured, will look after the Hills Waste Solutions and Hills Municipal Collections businesses together with the group’s involvement in Northacre Renewable Energy’s waste-to-energy...

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Top building award for ‘exemplary community hub’ on new Bath housing estate

June 13, 2019
Top building award for ‘exemplary community hub’ on new Bath housing estate

A £10m community building on Bath-based housing group Curo’s Mulberry Park development on the edge of the city has won a major industry award for bringing people together in state-of-the-art facilities. The Hub, pictured, topped the South West Community Benefit category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Awards 2019.  The award recognises...

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