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Art trail will use empty stores to offer window into the world of wildlife’s rapid decline

May 27, 2021
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Art trail will use empty stores to offer window into the world of wildlife’s rapid decline

An art trail displaying paintings, sculptures and photography in empty shop windows on the theme of nature and climate change is to launch next week to coincide with World Environment Day. The Trowbridge Windows on Nature trail will highlight the devastating fact that a quarter of British mammals are at risk of extinction and 80%...

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Major programme to help Bath firms develop low-carbon and sustainable technology

May 27, 2021
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Major programme to help Bath firms develop low-carbon and sustainable technology

A business support programme showing how small and medium-sized firms can benefit from sustainable innovation has been launched by world-leading business incubator SETsquared and the University of Bath. The three-year programme, which has been funded by the European Regional Development and available for firms based in the West of England, is aimed at firms...

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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

May 27, 2021
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Pearson May weekly financial round-up

Bath accountancy firm Pearson May and Bath Business News team up with each week to bring you the top national finance stories. HMRC seeks to remove VAT repayment supplement  Tax body warns of potentially ‘devastating’ impact on VAT-registered businesses’ cashflow. Click here for more information Employers told to issue childcare voucher reminder HMRC also implies working parents might be...

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Grant Associates to help major West London regeneration project take shape

May 27, 2021
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Grant Associates to help major West London regeneration project take shape

Bath-based landscape architecture firm Grant Associates, which last week unveiled its design for this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, has been appointed to a major regeneration scheme also in West London. The long-anticipated waterfront Brentford Project aims to revitalise the suburb’s centre and establish a new retail, leisure and culinary scene, building on its rich...

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WHO recognition for Bath Uni research group helping expose global tobacco industry tactics

May 25, 2021
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WHO recognition for Bath Uni research group helping expose global tobacco industry tactics

A University of Bath research group that has helped alter attitudes towards the global tobacco industry and drive changes in government policies has been recognised for its work by the director-general of the World Health Organization. The Tobacco Control Research Group (TCRG) has exposed the industry’s attempts to weaken, block and delay tobacco control...

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From full fat to full fibre: Truespeed dishes up reliable broadband to Yeo Valley

May 25, 2021
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From full fat to full fibre: Truespeed dishes up reliable broadband to Yeo Valley

Britain’s largest organic dairy brand Yeo Valley is benefitting from an ultra-fast, ultra-reliable full-fibre broadband service across its multiple rural sites thanks to Bath-based broadband provider Truespeed. Family-owned Yeo Valley, best known for its range of organic yogurts, previously relied on no slow, unreliable copper (ADSL) phone lines for its broadband needs.  Now, after...

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Partner appointment boost for Royds Withy King’s residential property team

May 25, 2021
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Partner appointment boost for Royds Withy King’s residential property team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has strengthened its residential property practice with the appointment of partner Mark Scott. Mark, pictured, has joined the firm’s London office from Blake Morgan, where he was a legal director and head of its London residential property team. He was previously a lawyer at Mishcon de Reya.  Mark...

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Bath Business Blog: West of England Combined Authority. Dream big with trade to the EU and global markets

May 24, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: West of England Combined Authority. Dream big with trade to the EU and global markets

The opportunities for business growth and expansion through trade are huge. If you're thinking about trading with the EU and other markets, or want to continue trading, there are rules you need to follow for importing and exporting. It can be overwhelming, but the West of England Combined Authority’s Growth Hub is here to...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 23, 2021
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Monday May 24 Finals: Kainos Group, Randall & Quilter Investment Holdings Tuesday May 25 Finals: Aveva Group, Big Yellow, Calnex Solutions, Electrocomponents, Helical Bar, Hurricane Energy, Speedy Hire, Warehouse REIT Interims: Avon Rubber, Greencore, Ixico, Shaftesbury Economic announcement: Public sector net borrowing Wednesday May 26 Finals: Asa International Group, Biffa, De La Rue, Marks & Spencer, Mediclinic International, SSE...

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Agile staff and string of acquisitions help Future overcome Covid and send profits soaring

May 21, 2021
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Agile staff and string of acquisitions help Future overcome Covid and send profits soaring

The chief executive of Future, the fast-growing Bath specialist media group, has praised the agility of its staff after it defied the publishing sector’s gloom to post an 110% increase in half-year pre-tax profits. The highly diversified and acquisitive group, whose titles span TechRadar, PC Gamer and Country Life, achieved the £56.9m profits on sales up 89%...

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