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Budget 2012: Osborne announces cut in Corporation Tax

March 21, 2012
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Corporation Tax is to be cut by 2% to 24% next month, the Chancellor said in today's Budget. Further cuts will take it to 22% by 2014, said the Chancellor – calling it "an advertisement for investment and jobs in Britain."

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Budget 2012: Live coverage and analysis on Bath Business News

March 21, 2012
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Bath Business News, the Bath area’s fastest-growing source of authoritative business news and information, will be delivering the full analysis of today’s Budget in the following ways: ·       Twitter. We will be tweeting the key points as they are announced by Chancellor George Osborne ·       Online. Our website will be updated throughout the Chancellor’s...

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Document management firm branches out to reduce its carbon footprint

March 21, 2012
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Radstock-based CFH Total Document Management is to make up for the carbon emitted from its print and post Docmail service by planting trees under an agreement with Woodland Carbon, the Woodland Trust’s carbon removal scheme. Managing director Dave Broadway: “Investing in carbon in the UK has a strong message to our customers and stakeholders...

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Digest all the Budget changes at Ston Easton’s Meet The Press breakfast

March 19, 2012
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Digest all the Budget changes at Ston Easton’s Meet The Press breakfast

Wednesday’s Budget and its impact on Bath businesses and individuals will be on the menu at the latest Meet the Press breakfast at luxury hotel Ston Easton Park, which takes place the following day. The series of events are aimed at business leaders and owners with guest speakers Robert Buckland, editor of Bath Business...

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Fairtrade gold award for Bath charity ARC

March 19, 2012
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Fairtrade gold award for Bath charity ARC

Bath-based charity the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) has won gold in the UK’s first Fairtrade Business Awards. All tea, coffee and biscuits used at ARC’s Kelston Park office are Fairtrade certified. The charity’s commitment to and support for Fairtrade landed it the top prize in the award scheme’s Office category. ARC personal...

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Texas office opened by fast-growing software firm Preactor International

March 19, 2012
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Chippenham-based software firm Preactor International has expanded its global reach by establishing a subsidiary in Dallas, Texas. The firm, which leads the world in manufacturing resource scheduling software, has partnerships with more than 400 companies around the world to sell its products, including its flagship Preactor which is used by more than 3,500 SMEs...

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Manufacturers get in the swim with new forum

March 16, 2012
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A new forum to showcase manufacturing in the West and share best practice has staged its inaugural meeting. SWIM (South West Innovative Manufacturing) was launched at the National Composites Centre (NCC) on the Bristol & Bath Science Park with the message that, while facing some tough challenges, manufacturing is alive and well in the...

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Complete Business Gifts celebrates 10 years in business

March 16, 2012
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Chippenham-based Complete Business Gifts is celebrating a decade of reinforcing its clients' advertising campaigns with its vast range of promotional items. Many new and innovative promotional gifts have come on to the market within the last ten years but old favourites such as pens and mugs are still highly favoured.   Currently, branded USB's...

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CBI appoints former Barclays regional chair as new South West director

March 12, 2012
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Former Barclays Bank regional chairman Simon Moore has been appointed CBI South West regional director. He will act as the voice of business in the region, will be responsible for all CBI South West member companies, and will represent the region’s business leaders on key policy and regulatory issues. His main priorities will include...

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Fairtrade Business Awards to be presented today

March 9, 2012
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The UK’s first Fairtrade business awards are being presented today to firms and organisations from the West that incorporate Fairtrade into their business. The awards, sponsored by The Co-Operative and supported by Bath Business News's sister website Bristol Business News, are being be hosted by BBC newsreader and long-time Fairtrade supporter George Alagiah at...

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