Tributes paid to Angela Ladd, stalwart of Bath’s small businesses

December 11, 2013
Tributes paid to Angela Ladd, stalwart of Bath’s small businesses

Bath small business champion and tireless campaigner Angela Ladd has died in the city’s Dorothy House Hospice aged 65. Angela had been unwell for the last two years as she battled cancer. But she maintained a gruelling schedule of meetings and support for the city’s small business owners. She launched her own business, Angela...

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Strong growth forecast at 1pm sends share higher

December 11, 2013
Strong growth forecast at 1pm sends share higher

Shares in 1pm, the Bath-based specialist funder, climbed strongly today after it said it is on target to achieve significant revenue and profits growth. In a trading statement to the London Stock Exchange, the AIM market-listed firm also said it continued to enjoy strong demand, writing more than £5m of new business during the first...

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National environmental award for Grant Associates’ Tyneside park project

December 11, 2013
National environmental award for Grant Associates’ Tyneside park project

A recently-opened waterfront park in South Shields designed by Bath-based landscape architects Grant Associates has achieved a major national accolade. The CEEQUAL award recognises the £2.3m Harton Quays Park’s high environmental and social performance. CEEQUAL awards are presented to innovative civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping and public realm projects. Harton Quays Park stretches along the River...

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Peppa’s got a brand new pig bag-o-fun – thanks to Future’s digital business

December 10, 2013
Peppa’s got a brand new pig bag-o-fun – thanks to Future’s digital business

Bath-based media group Future’s interactive tablet magazine creation software arm FutureFolio has produced the first digital edition of the official Peppa Pig Bag-O-Fun magazine.   Published by Redan Publishing, Peppa Pig Bag-O-Fun has an average circulation of 70,000 copies a month while the Peppa Pig brand, licensed by Entertainment One, is the number one...

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Key appointment will help small West firms win share of buoyant offshore wind market

December 10, 2013
Key appointment will help small West firms win share of buoyant offshore wind market

The Manufacturing Advisory Service has appointed a supply chain specialist in the South West to ensure that manufacturers gain a significant share of the lucrative opportunities presented by the UK’s burgeoning offshore wind market. Nick Kirsop-Taylor, pictured, will help firms tap into the recently-launched £20m GROW:OffshoreWind service that supports companies looking to break into...

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Old Mill accountant adds top Money Management award to his trophy haul

December 10, 2013
Old Mill accountant adds top Money Management award to his trophy haul

Duncan Parkes, head of compliance at West accountants and financial planners Old Mill, has been named Protection Planner of the Year by the Financial Times’ Money Management magazine. Duncan had to go through a rigorous judging process to win the title, including providing a solution to a real-life financial problem set by industry experts....

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