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New West of England Metro Mayor pledges more jobs, better transport and a green recovery

May 14, 2021
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New West of England Metro Mayor pledges more jobs, better transport and a green recovery

Newly elected Labour West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris has vowed to raise the profile of the region on the national and global stage while delivering a green recovery from the impact of the pandemic. Mr Norris, pictured, won on the second round of the election, beating Conservative candidate Samuel Williams by 125,482 to 85,389.  The former MP for Wansdyke (now North...

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Future adds US version of Marie Claire to its portfolio as it looks to grow in women’s lifestyle market

May 14, 2021
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Future adds US version of Marie Claire to its portfolio as it looks to grow in women’s lifestyle market

Bath-headquartered global media group Future has acquired the US version of fashion and beauty publication Marie Claire just over a year after it snapped up the UK title. Marie Claire US, a joint venture between French publisher Marie Claire Album (MCA) and Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar group Hearst Magazines Media, has produced the title...

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Call for Bath firms to take part in UK’s largest ever Race at Work Survey

May 14, 2021
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Call for Bath firms to take part in UK’s largest ever Race at Work Survey

Bath businesses are being urged to join hundreds of employers from across the UK by taking part in the country’s largest survey of race in the workplace. City-headquartered international engineering practice Buro Happold has already signed up to complete the survey, which is being staged by Business in the Community (BiTC), the organisation dedicated to...

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Bath Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. The economy is now recovering rapidly

May 14, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: Malindi Myers, regional agent, Bank of England. The economy is now recovering rapidly

The Covid-19 pandemic has been affecting us all for more than a year now. My fellow regional agents and I know that those businesses that rely heavily on being able to have customers visit them in person – for instance, the hospitality and tourism sectors right across the South West – have been particularly...

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South West’s top ranking for innovation hiding its poor skills and low productivity levels, says CBI

May 12, 2021
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South West’s top ranking for innovation hiding its poor skills and low productivity levels, says CBI

The South West is England’s top region for business innovation, according to a new report by the CBI – but it faces challenges over its low productivity and skills gap. The CBI report also reveals that low levels of unemployment and short commuting times compared to other parts of England gives the South West...

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Work gets underway to bring historic Bath lido back to life – with planned summer 2022 opening

May 7, 2021
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Work gets underway to bring historic Bath lido back to life – with planned summer 2022 opening

Restoration has started on Bath’s historic Cleveland Pools following a 17-year community campaign to save the Grade II* listed site. The oldest surviving public lido in the UK, the Cleveland Pools, pictured, were built in 1815 and are now regarded as a nationally significant site.    The restoration project has the support of hundreds of...

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Bath Uni seeking volunteers to make a meal out of breakfast research project

May 6, 2021
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Bath Uni seeking volunteers to make a meal out of breakfast research project

It’s called the most important meal of the day – and with this in mind researchers at the University of Bath want to know what the city’s residents eat for breakfast and how it affects their health. The study by the university’s Centre for Nutrition, Exercise & Metabolism aims to understand more about the...

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Western Gateway strengthens its board with three new members

May 5, 2021
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Western Gateway strengthens its board with three new members

The Western Gateway, the cross-border economic partnership of eight cities either side of the River Severn including Bath, has appointed three new members to its board. They include former Institute of Directors Bristol chair Lhosa DalyLhosa, pictured, who has also been chair of Bristol art gallery Arnolfini. The partnership was launched in November 2019 as the UK’s...

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From dumbbells to sex toys, Bath area firms recognised in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

April 30, 2021
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From dumbbells to sex toys, Bath area firms recognised in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

Five firms from the Bath area have been honoured by the Queen in her Awards for Enterprise scheme, with three of them - sex toy firm Lovehoney, digital science publisher SelectScience and specialist chemicals firm Glentham Life Sciences – gaining the accolade for the second time. Lovehoney, Europe’s largest manufacturer and online retailer of pleasure products, landed...

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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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