More growth in line for whistleblowing hotline firm following management buyout

August 19, 2016
More growth in line for whistleblowing hotline firm following management buyout

Expolink, the contact centre that operates confidential whistleblowing hotlines for major employers, has been acquired from its founders in a management buyout. The Chippenham-based firm, which was launched in 1995, employs more than 200 people at its contact centre. Over the past few years it has had an annual growth rate of more than 12%. Its...

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$8m windfall for Vectura as sales of pain relief drug hit new high

August 19, 2016
$8m windfall for Vectura as sales of pain relief drug hit new high

Strong sales of its Exparel pain relief drug have triggered a $8m (£6.1m) payout for specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura. Exparel, an injectable single-dose drug used post-surgery, became part of Chippenham-based Vectura’s portfolio following its £440m acquisition in March of Skyepharma.  Exparel was initially developed by London-based Skyepharma but its development was completed by US...

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Chance for growing business to move into modern business park office

August 19, 2016
Chance for growing business to move into modern business park office

Modern office space on one of the area’s largest business parks has come onto the market. The ground floor of Newbury House on Trowbridge’s White Horse Business Park would make an ideal base for a growing business, according to agents Carter Jonas. The accommodation consists of office space of 2,850 sq ft, a 332...

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Firms urged to support Julian House’s fundraising circular walk around Bath

August 19, 2016
Firms urged to support Julian House’s fundraising circular walk around Bath

Staff in Bath businesses are being invited to take part in city-based homeless charity Julian House’s Circuit of Bath Walk on September 25.  The event involves walking part, or all, of a spectacular 20-mile route around the edge of the city designed so walkers enjoy some stunning scenery as well as wonderful views across...

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Bath Festivals recruits top writer as artistic director of words & literature

August 19, 2016
Bath Festivals recruits top writer as artistic director of words & literature

Writer Alex Clark has been appointed as artistic director of words & literature at Bath Festivals. Alex, pictured, is an editor and literary journalist who frequently writes for The Guardian, The Observer and The Times Literary Supplement.  She regularly chairs literary events and has also been on the judging panel for the Booker Prize. ...

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Bath turns red, white and blue as businesses gear up to welcome Tour of Britain

August 18, 2016
Bath turns red, white and blue as businesses gear up to welcome Tour of Britain

More than 50 Bath businesses have signed up to take part in a brightly-coloured cycle trail to welcome The Tour of Britain to the city. They will be displaying a total of 40 red, white and blue bikes outside or inside their premises for three weeks until September 8, when thousands of spectators are expected...

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