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Barclays funding helps fast-growing pizzeria group rise to post-Covid challenge with Bath opening

October 19, 2021
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Barclays funding helps fast-growing pizzeria group rise to post-Covid challenge with Bath opening

A chain of family-owned pizza restaurants has expanded into Bath after securing funding from Barclays. Bosco Pizzeria successfully launched its third restaurant in Milsom Place, pictured, and is now due to open in Cheltenham shortly as it bounces back from the impact of the pandemic.  The group is the brain-child of Miles Johnson, whose holiday...

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Royds Withy King solicitor appointed chair of Generation for Change South West

October 19, 2021
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Royds Withy King solicitor appointed chair of Generation for Change South West

Lizzy Painter, a solicitor in the Bath head office of law firm Royds Withy King, has become the new regional chair of a group representing the professional voice of young people in the UK built environment industry. Generation for Change (G4C) aims to drive change in the industry by developing and connecting its future...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 17, 2021
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Monday October 18 Final: Tristel Q3 results:  Etalon group, PJSC Severstal Tuesday October 19 Finals: Bellway, Essensys, YouGov Interim: BP Marsh Trading announcements: 888 Holdings, BHP Group Wednesday October 20 Trading announcements: Advanced Medical Solutions Group, Antofagasta, Segro Economic announcements: Retail price index, Consumer price index, Producer price index Thursday October 21 Finals: Renalytix, Renishaw Q3 result:  Barclays Trading announcements: AJ Bell, Anglo American,...

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Founders of collapsed Bath energy supplier Pure Planet slam government’s response to crisis

October 15, 2021
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Founders of collapsed Bath energy supplier Pure Planet slam government’s response to crisis

The founders of Bath-based Pure Planet, which this week became the latest energy supplier to collapse, have hit out at the government over its handling of the crisis. The firm became Britain’s first digital green energy supplier when it was launched in 2015 by some of the UK mobile telecoms industry’s most experienced executive. ...

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Bath’s high-flying lawyers and their firms gain recognition in respected guide to the UK’s top legal eagles

October 15, 2021
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Bath’s high-flying lawyers and their firms gain recognition in respected guide to the UK’s top legal eagles

Bath’s top law firms and their highly performing individuals are celebrating their inclusion in the UK’s most-respected legal directory – demonstrating once again the depth of expertise in the city. The Legal 500 is the leading annual guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK, with sections highlighting the best in the regions...

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Hedging on wholesale prices will help protect us from volatile market, says Good Energy

October 15, 2021
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Hedging on wholesale prices will help protect us from volatile market, says Good Energy

Renewable power supplier Good Energy has said it remains positive over long-term opportunities in the highly volatile UK energy market due to its experience and its hedging policy. The Chippenham-headquartered firm is 90% hedged for the next 12 months, which its chief executive officer Nigel Pocklington insisted would help limit its exposure to soaring...

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Avon Protection looks to put impact of US mask delays behind it with return to growth next year

October 15, 2021
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Avon Protection looks to put impact of US mask delays behind it with return to growth next year

Defence manufacturing group Avon Protection has said it is set for growth next year after overcoming delays in military orders from the US. In a trading update the Melksham-headquartered firm, which specialises in protective gear, masks and breathing equipment for the military and first-responder markets, said its medium-term bounce back was underpinned by a strong...

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Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

October 15, 2021
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Merger talks with London practice held by Royds Withy King to create £50m-plus revenue firm

Royds Withy King, the Bath-headquartered regional law firm, is in advanced merger talks with a smaller London practice in a move that would lift its annual revenue to more than £50m. Royds Withy King, which also has offices in Bristol, Swindon, Oxford and London, confirmed the discussions with Goodman Derrick, saying they were being held...

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Bath security firm looks to unlock bright future after sale to investment firm

October 14, 2021
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Bath security firm looks to unlock bright future after sale to investment firm

Bath-based security, fire and safety systems firm BWS Security is to expand following its sale to an investment company. Established in 1988, BWS supplies, installs, maintains and monitors fire alarms, intruder alarms, CCTV and access control systems for commercial and residential customers, principally across the South West.  It is recognised as a leader in customer service and product innovation...

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Royds Withy King teams up with one-stop portal for care home buyers

October 13, 2021
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Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has boosted its offering in the social care sector by partnering with a dedicated portal for those looking to acquire care home businesses. Ownacarehome.com provides a one-stop portal, with information and access to everything providers may need when acquiring a care home business.   These range from detailed information...

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