Workshop will expore financing growth options for West’s expanding small manufacturers

January 17, 2014
Workshop will expore financing growth options for West’s expanding small manufacturers

Owners and directors of small and medium-sized manufacturers in the Bath area are being invited to a free workshop to gain expert advice on a range of financial issues. Staged by the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) in partnership with business and financial advisors Grant Thornton, the event in Bristol on January 28 will help...

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Innovative Bath tech firm targets £17m AIM flotation

January 16, 2014
Innovative Bath tech firm targets £17m AIM flotation

Bath-based tech firm Actual Experience is planning a £17m listing on the London Stock Exchange in what one of its advisers has already called potentially the best float of 2014. The firm works with more than 40 blue-chip businesses including Cisco, Ofcom and Accenture, to improve their digital supply chains through leading-edge analytics. It...

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Business and pleasure will mix at Rugby Business Network’s second Bath gathering

January 16, 2014
Business and pleasure will mix at Rugby Business Network’s second Bath gathering

Bath’s Rugby Business Network, part of the world’s largest business networking community revolving around the sport, holds its second meeting next week following the success of its inaugural event last September. The network brings together business people with a passion for rugby at events around the world. Next Tuesday’s meeting takes place at The...

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Bath innovators compete to join Brunel and Stephenson as Great British engineers

January 16, 2014
Bath innovators compete to join Brunel and Stephenson as Great British engineers

Inventor and entrepreneur Sir James Dyson, best known for his bagless vacuum cleaner, and Bath University graduate Tim Morgan, the mastermind behind The Mountain Trike Company, are going head-to-head in a vote to find Britain’s best modern engineer. The pair – both of whom started their careers in Bath – are among a five-strong...

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Self-catering owners see room for improvement in links with Bath’s tourist attractions

January 16, 2014
Self-catering owners see room for improvement in links with Bath’s tourist attractions

Stronger links between Bath’s self-catering holiday accommodation owners and its restaurants and leisure destinations are being promoted by the Bath Self Catering Association (BASCA) as it is aims to raise its profile this year. BASCA, which represents independent owners of high-quality self-catering holiday accommodation in and around the city, has attracted thousands of holiday...

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Wincanton drive for efficiency and carbon reduction wins longer contract with WH Smith

January 15, 2014
Wincanton drive for efficiency and carbon reduction wins longer contract with WH Smith

Wincanton, the Chippenham-based logistics group, has been awarded a three-year extension to its transport management contract with Swindon-based retail group WH Smith. The extension, which builds on the firms’ 20-year relationship, will involve the roll-out of new technology which will lead to more collaborative opportunities and optimise vehicle efficiency. According to WH Smith supply...

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