£1m boost for crisis-hit independent fitness providers from MoveGB’s streaming service

April 24, 2020
£1m boost for crisis-hit independent fitness providers from MoveGB’s streaming service

Bath-based fitness subscription firm MoveGB has generated more £1m for the fitness, yoga and dance instructors across the country since launching its lockdown-inspired Move At Home service. In less than a month more than 40,000 classes have been streamed through the service and the number of classes and providers continues to grow by the...

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Govt-backed coronavirus loan helps maritime tech firm stay afloat during tough market conditions

April 24, 2020
Govt-backed coronavirus loan helps maritime tech firm stay afloat during tough market conditions

Specialist technology firm SRT Marine Systems has raised a total of £5.3m of cash in a combination of loans and equity to help it overcome the impact of Covid-19. The Midsomer Norton-based firm, which makes world-leading maritime surveillance, vessel tracking, monitoring equipment, raised an aggregate of £2.8m from investors earlier this month.  Now it...

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Bath’s crisis-hit charities receive emergency cash aid from Quartet’s Coronavirus Response Fund

April 24, 2020
Bath’s crisis-hit charities receive emergency cash aid from Quartet’s Coronavirus Response Fund

Bath charities helping the city cope with the coronavirus crisis are benefiting from a share of more than £400,000 handed out in just a month by the West of England’s community foundation. Some £413,000 has been given in grants by Quartet since March 23. From a standing start, its Coronavirus Response Fund has helped...

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Developer steers public to ‘virtual’ consultation on its plan to regenerate car showroom site

April 24, 2020
Developer steers public to ‘virtual’ consultation on its plan to regenerate car showroom site

An online public consultation is underway on the mixed-use redevelopment of a car showroom site on Bath’s Lower Bristol Road to overcome the ban on public gatherings during the coronavirus lockdown. Regional car dealership group Dick Lovett has teamed up with national developer Watkin Jones Group to draw up plans for its BMW and...

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Coronavirus update: Bath firms enter 2.6 Challenge to raise much-needed funds for Julian House

April 24, 2020
Coronavirus update: Bath firms enter 2.6 Challenge to raise much-needed funds for Julian House

Three Bath businesses are taking on the national 2.6 Challenge in aid of city charity Julian House to help people experiencing homelessness during the coronavirus crisis. Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King, The Royal Crescent Hotel and advanced analytics company Actual Experience have signed up for the challenge, which takes place this Sunday, April...

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Future cuts costs to limit impact of coronavirus as £140m TI Media takeover is finally completed

April 24, 2020
Future cuts costs to limit impact of coronavirus as £140m TI Media takeover is finally completed

Bath media group Future has given more details of how it is coping with – and in some cases benefiting from – the coronavirus outbreak as it also announced it had completed its largest-ever acquisition. The group, whose titles span technology and gadgets to hobbies and health, said among cost-saving measures it has carried...

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