Vietnamese sustainable university campus project won by Bath’s Grant Associates

June 18, 2014
Vietnamese sustainable university campus project won by Bath’s Grant Associates

Bath-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates is to help design a new university in Vietnam after teaming up with US architects to win an international competition. Grant Associates is working with Boston-based Machado and Silvetti Associates on the project for the Vietnamese-German University Campus in Binh Duong Province. The university is a unique collaboration...

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Strong employment growth triggers prospect of new skills shortages

June 16, 2014
Strong employment growth triggers prospect of new skills shortages

The number of businesses expecting to recruit more staff has almost returned to the pre-recession levels of 2007 new figures released today show. But while the data is welcome news for job seekers, some business analysts are warning that it could signal looming skills shortages. The latest Business Trends report by accountants and business...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 16, 2014
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Monday 16 June Finals: Majestic Wine, RM2 International, Sirius Real Estate AGMs: Central Asia Metals, CPPGroup, Planet Payment, President Energy Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 17 June Interim: Crest Nicholson Finals: Ashtead, Consort Medical, Daisy, Record, Trifast Trading statements: JD Sports Fashion, Whitbread AGMs: Networkers International, Petropavlovsk, Premier Farnell, Whitbread Economics: Consumer price index,...

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Marshfield Bakery boss wins prestigious South West Director of the Year award

June 13, 2014
Marshfield Bakery boss wins prestigious South West Director of the Year award

Chris Smith of cake and biscuit producers Marshfield Bakery has won the coveted title of Director of the Year at the annual Institute of Directors South West Awards. Chris, who joined the family-owned firm two years ago, was presented with his trophy at an awards ceremony and dinner staged last night in Bristol, beating...

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Bath Spa University’s ‘absolutely stunning’ new building opened by Lord Puttnam

June 13, 2014
Bath Spa University’s ‘absolutely stunning’ new building opened by Lord Puttnam

Oscar-winning film producer Lord Puttnam has praised Bath Spa University’s new academic building as one that “any university anywhere in the world would envy”. Officially opening the building, called Commons, at the university’s Newton Park campus, he said: “Having walked around Commons, the facilities are absolutely stunning. “All of a sudden, and for the...

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Specialist lender 1pm clocks up higher-than-expected growth on small business recovery

June 13, 2014
Specialist lender 1pm clocks up higher-than-expected growth on small business recovery

Annual financial results at 1pm, the Bath-based specialist lender to small and medium-sized firms, are expected to be slightly ahead of market expectations following its fourth consecutive year of organic growth, it said yesterday. The firm, quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market, said in a trading update demand for finance from SMEs...

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