Media

Go Compare acquisition puts Future on song for better-than-expected profits

July 23, 2021
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Go Compare acquisition puts Future on song for better-than-expected profits

Shares in Future, the rapidly-expanding Bath-based global platform for specialist media, have soared to another new high after the firm’s directors said annual profits would be higher than expected. Future has put in a stellar performance over recent years, snapping a host of new titles, exploiting a shift to digital among its readers and,...

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Chance for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to join prestigious roll call of sector’s pioneers

July 23, 2021
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Chance for Bath’s fast-growing tech firms to join prestigious roll call of sector’s pioneers

Bath tech firms are being invited to follow in the footsteps of some of the city’s most innovative businesses by entering the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 Awards. Now in their 24th year, the awards rank and recognise the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, based on the past four years of revenue data....

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Bridgerton effect and new ‘pop culture’ help put Bath among world’s greatest places

July 23, 2021
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Bridgerton effect and new ‘pop culture’ help put Bath among world’s greatest places

Iconic international magazine TIME has named Bath among the 100 greatest places in the world – one of only two destinations in England to appear in the annual list. To compile the list, TIME solicited nominations of places—including countries, regions, cities and towns—from its international network of correspondents and contributors, with an emphasis on...

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Beer and cider festival latest event to be staged at major site ahead of redevelopment

July 22, 2021
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Beer and cider festival latest event to be staged at major site ahead of redevelopment

The site of a major town centre regeneration will host a craft beer and cider festival next month featuring up to 60 regional beers and ciders, plus street food and live music. The event will be against the backdrop of the historic buildings at Innox Mills, the 10-acre brownfield site in Trowbridge set to...

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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

July 22, 2021
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Charity calls on food firms to hand over any surplus to help feed hungry kids this summer

Bath’s food businesses are being urged not to bin their surplus produce but to redirect it to FareShare Southwest, the region’s largest food redistribution charity, as it gears up to prevent children going hungry during the school holidays. The food will help the charity, whose mission is to fight hunger while tackling food waste,...

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Social media campaign aims to help put Bath’s hospitality industry on road to recovery

July 21, 2021
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Social media campaign aims to help put Bath’s hospitality industry on road to recovery

Bath’s pandemic-hit independent cafés, restaurants and other hospitality and tourism-related businesses will be showcased in a social media campaign aimed at getting local people to use them throughout the summer. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) launched #MyHiddenGems this week to coincide with the official end of Covid-linked restrictions and the chance for many...

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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

July 20, 2021
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Relaxing workplace Covid rules has created new stress for employers, Royds Withy King lawyer warns

Employers have been warned to take urgent action to a avoid stress and potential conflict in the workplace following the easing of government Covid restrictions yesterday. Kate Benefer, a partner in the employment law team at Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King, said the removal businesses had to take decisions on how and when...

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Stay cautious as city opens up again from Monday, businesses are warned amid soaring cases

July 16, 2021
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Stay cautious as city opens up again from Monday, businesses are warned amid soaring cases

Bath area firms are being urged to remain cautious about easing Covid-related measures too quickly as the country prepares for most legal restrictions to be lifted on Monday. With infection rates rising again across the area, Bath & North East Somerset Council is encouraging residents to avoid crowded areas, if possible, and to continue...

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Team behind Bath’s new Frankenstein attraction promise ‘scarily immersive experience’

July 16, 2021
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Team behind Bath’s new Frankenstein attraction promise ‘scarily immersive experience’

Bath will claim another world-first visitor experience when Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein, which commemorates the life of the female novelist and her now legendary creation, opens on Monday. It is the first time that the author will have her own dedicated permanent attraction. Mary Shelley wrote the majority of the classic novel while living...

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Bath firms chosen to lead design of Bristol’s ground-breaking new zoo

July 16, 2021
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Bath firms chosen to lead design of Bristol’s ground-breaking new zoo

Two Bath architecture firms behind some of the most exciting developments of recent decades have been selected to work on a new vision for a world-leading zoo in Bristol. Pioneering landscape architects Grant Associates and design practice Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) have been appointed by the Bristol Zoological Society to the team of architects,...

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