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Mini-Budget 2022: Bath business reaction

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Bath business reaction

Business groups covering Bath and the West of England this afternoon largely approved of many of the measures in Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget – but the political reaction was less favourable. Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, said the announcements would go some way to easing...

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Historic Cleveland Pools shipshape again after restoration that involved delivering all materials by barge

September 23, 2022
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Historic Cleveland Pools shipshape again after restoration that involved delivering all materials by barge

The £9.3m restoration of Bath’s Cleveland Pools, the oldest surviving public lido in the UK, has been completed following a 15-month project that included bringing all machinery, building materials and equipment to the site by barge. The meticulous work on the 207-year-old Georgian site was overseen by main contractor Swindon-headquartered Beard Construction, lead designers...

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Free employment advice available from Goughs Solicitors’ in its Wednesday Wisdom Webinars

September 23, 2022
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Free employment advice available from Goughs Solicitors’ in its Wednesday Wisdom Webinars

Goughs Solicitors’ series of free online seminars for business owners continues next week with a session on re-organising a business and running a risk-free redundancy process. The monthly Wednesday Wisdom Webinars, which give up-to-date, relevant and pragmatic employment advice, are led by the firm’s head of employment Rebecca Dennis, pictured. They allow employers the opportunity to tune in to a...

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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

September 23, 2022
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Mini-Budget 2022: Key points . . .

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng presented his mini-Budget in the House of Commons this morning against a backdrop of high inflation, soaring energy bills and an economy which, according to the Bank of England, could already be in recession. Key points announced by Mr Kwarteng, pictured, were:  Chancellor says a new approach for a new era is required...

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The Great Bath Feast returns to strengthen the city’s reputation as a food and drink mecca

September 23, 2022
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The Great Bath Feast returns to strengthen the city’s reputation as a food and drink mecca

Bath’s vibrant food and drink sector will be championed this weekend as the Great Bath Feast returns to the city. The free festival, which celebrates the best food and drink from Bath and across the wider region, takes place in the Milsom Quarter from today until Sunday.  Staged in association with acclaimed Bath baking...

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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

September 21, 2022
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Business groups welcome Govt support scheme for firms as they grapple with soaring energy bills

The government’s energy support scheme for firms has been welcomed by business groups in Bath as giving them vital breathing space in the face of soaring bills. But Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce, urged ministers to provide more details of longer-term protection for vulnerable firms beyond the...

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Future’s shares under pressure as it confirms CEO – and architect of its huge success – plans to leave

September 20, 2022
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Future’s shares under pressure as it confirms CEO – and architect of its huge success – plans to leave

Bath-headquartered global media group Future this week admitted that its CEO Zillah Byng-Thorne, who is widely regarded as the driving force behind its success in recent years, plans to step down. It made the move after its share price slumped by more than 16% on media reports of her intended departure. The group, which...

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The LAST WORD: Emma Wharton Love, workplace strategist, Interaction

September 16, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Emma Wharton Love, workplace strategist, Interaction

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Emma Wharton Love, a workplace strategist with Bath-based office design and build company Interaction, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? I haven’t been to the cinema since...

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New chief operating officer for Future as it looks to grow globally following spate of acquisitions

September 16, 2022
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New chief operating officer for Future as it looks to grow globally following spate of acquisitions

Bath media group Future has appointed an experienced sector figure as chief operating officer to support its global expansion as it continues to reap the rewards of a raft of recent takeovers. Claire Blunt, pictured, currently chief advertising officer and CEO of international at Guardian Media Group, will take up her new role at...

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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

September 16, 2022
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Next week’s sell-out Bath Business Conference to offer firms the chance to shape city’s future

The future of Bath as a vibrant business centre will go under the spotlight next Tuesday at a special conference in the city. The sell-out event, which is being staged by the Bath Business Improvement District (BID), will give firms the opportunity to have their say about the city’s future as an innovative hub...

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