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Airport on runway to recovery with busiest weekend since Covid hit and more new flights on the way

July 23, 2021
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Airport on runway to recovery with busiest weekend since Covid hit and more new flights on the way

Bristol Airport will take its biggest step so far towards recovering from the pandemic this weekend when its largest airline easyJet operates more than 80 flights to European holiday destinations. The airline is preparing to carry nearly 10,000 passengers this weekend from Bristol to Green and Amber destinations across Europe. At the same time...

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Go Compare acquisition puts Future on song for better-than-expected profits

July 23, 2021
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Go Compare acquisition puts Future on song for better-than-expected profits

Shares in Future, the rapidly-expanding Bath-based global platform for specialist media, have soared to another new high after the firm’s directors said annual profits would be higher than expected. Future has put in a stellar performance over recent years, snapping a host of new titles, exploiting a shift to digital among its readers and,...

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Chance for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to join prestigious roll call of sector’s pioneers

July 23, 2021
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Chance for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to join prestigious roll call of sector’s pioneers

Bath tech firms are being invited to follow in the footsteps of some of the city’s most innovative businesses by entering the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards. Now in their 24th year, the awards rank and recognise the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, based on the past four years of revenue data....

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Bishop Fleming staff prepare to go global with their own virtual round-the-world challenge

July 23, 2021
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Bishop Fleming staff prepare to go global with their own virtual round-the-world challenge

Nearly 150 staff at regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming have started a virtual challenge to travel 40,000 miles – the equivalent of circumnavigating the globe. The firm, which has an office in Bath, launched the challenge as part of its Back:Better campaign as it looks towards the end of the coronavirus restrictions and returning...

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£4m transformation of Bath office block aims to make it magnet for high-quality employers

July 23, 2021
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£4m transformation of Bath office block aims to make it magnet for high-quality employers

One of Bath’s largest office buildings is to be upgraded to take account of new ways of working post-Covid. Royal Mead, pictured, next to Bath Spa station, will provide 24,700 sq ft of Grade A accommodation when work is completed in April next year.  The building’s owners described the £4m work as a “comprehensive...

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Historic Bath laundry firm to relocate out of city to meet its expansion plans

July 23, 2021
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Historic Bath laundry firm to relocate out of city to meet its expansion plans

Long-established Bath business Regency Laundry, which has provided fresh linen to some of the area’s top hotels for more than 140 years, is to leave the city after outgrowing its current site. The firm is to relocate to Corsham, where it has signed a deal to take over three buildings on an industrial estate. ...

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Bridgerton effect and new ‘pop culture’ help put Bath among world’s greatest places

July 23, 2021
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Bridgerton effect and new ‘pop culture’ help put Bath among world’s greatest places

Iconic international magazine TIME has named Bath among the 100 greatest places in the world – one of only two destinations in England to appear in the annual list. To compile the list, TIME solicited nominations of places—including countries, regions, cities and towns—from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an emphasis on...

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Beer and cider festival latest event to be staged at major site ahead of redevelopment

July 22, 2021
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Beer and cider festival latest event to be staged at major site ahead of redevelopment

The site of a major town centre regeneration will host a craft beer and cider festival next month featuring up to 60 regional beers and ciders, plus street food and live music. The event will be against the backdrop of the historic buildings at Innox Mills, the 10-acre brownfield site in Trowbridge set to...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

July 22, 2021
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Each week Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up to bring the top national finance stories. Treasury seeks feedback on business rates revaluations  Changes ahead of a comprehensive report due in autumn. Find out more here Retirees set for bumper State pension rise Official forecasts for average wage growth look good for retirees. Click...

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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

July 22, 2021
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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

Bath’s food businesses are being urged not to bin their surplus produce but to redirect it to FareShare Southwest, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it gears up to prevent children going hungry during the school holidays. The food will help the charity, whose mission is to fight hunger while tackling food waste,...

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