Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

August 14, 2017
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Monday 14 August Interims: Clarkson Tuesday 15 August Final: Hargreaves Lansdown Interims: RIT Capital partners, Sirius Minerals, Home Depot, Urban Outfitters Wednesday 16 August Interims: Admiral Group, Hochschild Mining, Balfour Beatty, CLS Holdings, Staples, Target, Cisco Systems Thursday 17 August Final: Rank Group Interims: Kaz Minerals, Hikma Pharma, Marshalls, Gap, Walmart Trading update: Kingfisher Friday 18 August Interims: Deere...

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Regional director appointment bolsters Lloyds’ commitment to mid-tier businesses

August 10, 2017
Regional director appointment bolsters Lloyds’ commitment to mid-tier businesses

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has strengthened its support for medium-sized businesses in the West of England with the appointment of a new regional director. Andrew Kemp, pictured, joins the bank’s mid-markets team having previously led its acquisition finance loan management team in London. He brings with him more than 25 years of experience in...

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Sale to larger rival helps Keynsham timber merchant grow its branches

August 10, 2017
Sale to larger rival helps Keynsham timber merchant grow its branches

Keynsham-based timber and sheet materials specialist Avon Plywood has been acquired by larger competitor Sydenhams in a deal handled by legal experts from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. Avon Plywood, which was established in 1983 as an importer of wood-based materials and timber into Bristol, is now one of the UK’s largest suppliers...

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Bath Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Modest growth ahead as uncertainty weighs on businesses

August 10, 2017
Bath Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Modest growth ahead as uncertainty weighs on businesses

By Donna Kehoe, Bank of England agent for the South West of England I always enjoy the conversations I have each day with those running businesses, charities and other organisations here in the South West. These discussions provide an up-to-the-minute insight into what’s really happening in the economy across the UK. And at the...

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BBC journalist tech deal is good news for SCISYS following German acquisition

August 9, 2017
BBC journalist tech deal is good news for SCISYS following German acquisition

The roll-out of a next-generation news management system by the BBC to thousands of its journalists and a €2.5m (£2.27m) deal with a major public German broadcaster have boosted Chippenham-based specialist IT group SCISYS following its acquisition of the firm behind the technology.  Munich-headquartered Annova had a 12-year contract with the BBC to supply...

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Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

August 8, 2017
Thrings’ specialist residential property expertise earns it entry into elite group of law firms

Regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has joined an elite group of legal practices that have been independently recognised for the high-quality advice they offer to residential property leaseholders. Just a handful of South West law firms are members of the influential Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP), the professional...

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