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House builder raises cash for Dreams Come True charity

April 19, 2012
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A regional house builder has raised more than £3,000 for a Wiltshire charity that helps terminally and seriously ill children. Malmesbury-based Charles Church Wessex and its employees raised the money for Dreams Come True through a number of different fund-raising initiatives.  In total, £49,640 was raised by Charles Church at its 24 regional businesses....

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Etherlive appoints new team members as London 2012 projects gather pace

April 19, 2012
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Etherlive appoints new team members as London 2012 projects gather pace

  Wiltshire’s Etherlive appoints new team members as London 2012 projects gather pace Chris Mooge and Michael Jones (pictured) have joined Etherlive to support the company's activities in the capital for the London Media Centre during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Chris and Michael will be based at Etherlive's Chippenham head office before transferring...

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‘Big shed’ developers get ready for an upturn

April 19, 2012
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‘Big shed’ developers get ready for an upturn

Developers of large warehouses – so-called big sheds – are starting to buy sites in the West, positioning themselves for an upturn in demand, according to commercial property advisors GVA. However, the firm’s annual Industrial Intelligence report warns that the region is facing a shortage of good quality accommodation because of the lack of speculative development.  GVA’s industrial...

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Creative Bath attracts big names behind Ab Fab and Cold Feet

April 18, 2012
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PR legend Lynne Franks and Cold Feet creator Mike Bullen are the latest big names lined up for Creative Bath events. Businesswoman, author, broadcaster and public speaker Ms Franks is often described as a PR guru, lifestyle advisor and visionary. She was the inspiration for Edina in the TV comedy Absolutely Fabulous and throughout...

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World Heritage silver anniversary celebrations planned for Bath

April 18, 2012
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Bath is celebrating 25 since it was recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site with a host of offers, events and celebrations. Bath is the only entire city in the UK to be attributed with the accolade and ranks alongside locations as diverse as the pyramids of Egypt to the Great Barrier Reef...

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Insolvency expert made up to partner at accountants Monahans

April 18, 2012
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Chartered accountants Monahans have promoted its insolvency and business recovery expert Steve Elliott to partner. He will head the firm’s thriving insolvency and business recovery team as it enters a new phase of development. Steve has been with Monahans for 25 years, having trained and qualified with the firm, and has accumulated more than...

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Health and safety law team launched by Stone King

April 18, 2012
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Bath law firm Stone King has set up a specialist health and safety team to help local businesses comply with fast-changing workplace legislation. To mark the launch the firm is holding a special workshop on May 22 which will offer essential legal advice on this vital area of law. All businesses are welcome to...

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Family fun at The Rec this Saturday as Bath play last home game of the season

April 18, 2012
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Bath Rugby hosts a family festival at The Rec this Saturday ahead of its last game of the Aviva Premiership season. While the game against Wasps, which kicks off at 2.15pm, is sold out, entry to the family festival is free and open to all, whether they have tickets for the match or not....

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Journalists protest at closure of Venue listings magazine

April 18, 2012
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Protestors gathered last night to demonstrate against the closure of Bath and Bristol listings magazine Venue and swingeing job cuts at its sister publication Bristol Evening Post. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and supporters were outside the Galleries shopping centre in central Bristol where a low-key exhibition is taking place marking...

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BDO economic survey points to a ‘two steps forward, one step back’ recovery

April 17, 2012
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A rare glimpse of economic growth this summer has been signalled by a leap in the region’s businesses’ output expectations, according to the latest business trends report by accountants and business advisors BDO. But the recovery will still be long and slow. The firm’s Output Index, which points to business conditions three months ahead,...

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