Earl of Wessex officially opens University of Bath’s innovative building research centre

September 26, 2014
Earl of Wessex officially opens University of Bath’s innovative building research centre

The University of Bath’s pioneering research centre to test the energy efficiency of new building materials has been officially opened by Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex. Acting in his role as chancellor of the university, Prince Edward toured the ground-breaking research facility at the Building Research Park at Wroughton Airfield, near Swindon, and...

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Bath-based BMT Defence Services’ managing director joins Royal Academy of Engineering

September 26, 2014
Bath-based BMT Defence Services’ managing director joins Royal Academy of Engineering

Managing director of Bath-based specialist engineering group BMT Defence Services, Muir Macdonald, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Election to the Academy is by invitation only and about 50 Fellows are elected each year in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to engineering. Mr Macdonald, pictured, joins...

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Bechtle Business Reboot will show how to manage print costs

September 25, 2014
Bechtle Business Reboot will show how to manage print costs

Businesses will be shown how to save money on print hardware and supplies by rolling them into a managed service at a free event staged next week by Bechtle, the leading IT provider for businesses and public-sector customers. The event, which takes place on Thursday at Bechtle’s office at Methuen Park, Chippenham, be an...

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Chippenham ranked with Oxford St and Kensington High St as UK’s best-performing shopping centres

September 25, 2014
Chippenham ranked with Oxford St and Kensington High St as UK’s best-performing shopping centres

Chippenham has emerged as one of the UK’s most successful retail centres, with its number of vacant shop units less than half the national average. The town, which in recent years has attracted flagship stores such as Waitrose and Argos, appears as the best performer outside London in a table of 15 UK retail...

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Innovation showcase will thrust pair of Bath tech firms into the spotlight

September 25, 2014
Innovation showcase will thrust pair of Bath tech firms into the spotlight

Bath firms Zynstra and Genius Digital will be among 14 West of England tech innovators taking centre stage next week when the San Francisco-inspired OpenCo festival is staged in the region. The free event will showcase leading technology businesses and organisations from Bristol and Bath, putting the cities at the heart of the UK’s...

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Client wins spark further growth for Bishop Fleming’s Bath office

September 25, 2014
Client wins spark further growth for Bishop Fleming’s Bath office

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has strengthened its Bath office following recent client wins. Scott Woolley has been appointed to the tax department while accounting technician Julia Dickens has joined the business services team. Both will now train to become Chartered Accountants. Samantha Ford and Paul Smith have recently completed their training to become chartered...

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