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From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

April 30, 2021
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From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

A unique research project to explore what publishing means in the 21st century has been launched in the West of England, a region with a long history and reputation for innovation in the industry. The Amplified Publishing project will look at areas as diverse as children’s animation, gaming, social inclusion, the use of AI (artificial...

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Mulberry expects to fashion a rebound from lower sales as Asian markets recover from Covid

April 30, 2021
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Mulberry expects to fashion a rebound from lower  sales as Asian markets recover from Covid

Shares in Somerset-based upmarket fashion brand Mulberry have risen to their highest level for more than two years after its sales bounced back over recent months. In a trading update, the group, best known for its luxury bags, said there had been strong growth in its important Asian markets while online sales had also...

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Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

April 30, 2021
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Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has used the ratification of UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) to renew its plea for help for firms hit by Brexit-related red tape. The TCA, the blueprint for free trade between following the UK’s departure from the EU, had been signed on December 30 last year...

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Milsted Langdon co-founder to retire from firm he set up more than 30 years ago

April 30, 2021
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Milsted Langdon co-founder to retire from firm he set up more than 30 years ago

Jonathan Langdon, the co-founder of regional accountancy group Milsted Langdon, is to step down after 33 years. Jonathan, pictured, co-founded the firm in 1988 with fellow University of Bath graduate Simon Milsted. He had qualified with Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in Bristol before managing its business services group, Milsted Langdon has since grown to become one...

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Inspecs views 2021 with caution despite strong trading performance in first quarter

April 29, 2021
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Inspecs views 2021 with caution despite strong trading performance in first quarter

Inspecs, the Bath-based global spectacles designer and manufacturer, said it remains cautious about its prospects this year as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc across the world. The firm has made two major acquisitions since it floated on London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) just over a year ago.  The acquisitions – one in...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

April 29, 2021
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May teams up with Bath Business News each week to bring you the top national finance stories. Self-employed income support scheme: Round Four  Everything you need to know as the fourth tranche of taxable grants open. Click here for more information, Four changes to the construction industry scheme The tweaks are designed to crack...

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Historic village inn gets set to make most of al fresco dining boom under new ownership

April 28, 2021
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Historic village inn gets set to make most of al fresco dining boom under new ownership

The new owners of a popular gastropub near Bath are planning to boost its outdoor facilities to take advantage of the shift to al fresco eating and drinking as they prepare to reopen it next month. The leasehold of the 18th century Wheelwrights Arms in Monkton Combe, pictured, has been bought by Richard and Sandra...

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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

April 28, 2021
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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

Small business confidence has staged a dramatic recovery in the South West, according to the results of a new survey, as firms look head to life after lockdown. The latest quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), conducted among its members last month, reveals levels of optimism not seen for nearly seven...

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Royds Withy King appoints experienced solicitor-advocate as property disputes team partner

April 27, 2021
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Royds Withy King appoints experienced solicitor-advocate as property disputes team partner

Property litigation specialist Angela Gregson has joined Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King as a partner in in its property disputes team. Angela, pictured, is a solicitor-advocate with extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and residential property litigation work.  She has specialised in property litigation throughout her career and acts for substantial property...

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Bath Business Blog: Helen Bassett and Mo Salim, Smith & Williamson. Will RPA change the future of outsourcing?

April 26, 2021
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Being tied down with day-to-day administration can be frustrating, particularly when you would rather be developing your business. Whether you are a busy finance director or an entrepreneur growing a business, keeping your accounting and compliance requirements on track is essential to your success. Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) can remove the administrative burden and...

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