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Prestigious national Pub of the Year title goes to recently refurbished historic inn

July 12, 2024
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Prestigious national Pub of the Year title goes to recently refurbished historic inn

An historic pub near Bath has been named as the best in the UK in a major industry awards scheme. The George Inn at the village of Norton St Philip landed the prestigious Pub of the Year title at the National Pub & Bar Awards, which were staged in London last week.  The awards...

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Period of major economic growth forecast for the region following General Election, survey says

July 5, 2024
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Period of major economic growth forecast for the region following General Election, survey says

Nearly half of South West businesses believe the General Election will lead to significant economic expansion in the region over the next six months, a new survey has revealed. Research commissioned by accountancy firm Monahans, which has seven offices in the region, including in Bath, shows 47% of business owners are confident that market...

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Business West urges new Labour government to invest in region so it can meet its full economic potential

July 5, 2024
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Business West urges new Labour government to invest in region so it can meet its full economic potential

The organisation behind Bath Chamber of Commerce has called on the newly elected government to ensure the West of England’s potential is fully harnessed, including investing in its growth sectors such as green energy. Business West welcomed Labour’s commitment to an “enduring partnership” with business to deliver the economic growth and stability that the...

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The shortlist for this year’s coveted SPARKies shines a light on the very best of the region’s tech sector

July 5, 2024
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The shortlist for this year’s coveted SPARKies shines a light on the very best of the region’s tech sector

Bath and Bristol’s top tech pioneers and innovators will be recognised next week at the SPARKies, the awards that showcase the leading individuals, products and firms in the sector. Launched in 2012, the annual awards have grown to become the most-respected accolades of their kind in the region, attracting hundreds of entries from across the West...

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Recruitment headaches mount for West of England businesses as skills shortages show no signs of easing

July 5, 2024
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Recruitment headaches mount for West of England businesses as skills shortages show no signs of easing

Nearly seven in 10 West of England firms have struggled to recruit staff over the past three months, particularly for skilled manual/technical and professional/managerial roles, according to a major new survey. Despite this problem, 79% of firms are looking to take on full-time workers and just under half are offering permanent positions, the latest Quarterly...

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New head of technology and three practice leads join creative tech studio to spur further growth

July 3, 2024
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New head of technology and three practice leads join creative tech studio to spur further growth

Aer Studios, the creative technology firm based near Bath, has made four key appointments, including a new head of technology. James Hobbs brings a wealth of experience to the role from working at household appliance innovator Dyson and digital product design agency Great State.  Also recently joining Box-based Aer Studios is a trio of...

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Interaction builds its team to 60 people as it continues to secure more work nationwide

July 3, 2024
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Interaction builds its team to 60 people as it continues to secure more work nationwide

Bath-based workplace design and build company Interaction has made a number of additional appointments along with a promotion after winning more design projects across the UK. The firm, recently ranked among the top 50 most-inspiring workplaces in the UK and Ireland, has welcomed five new faces across its design and client support teams.  It has...

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Bath Business Blog: Business against Poverty. How corporate philanthropy can deliver a competitive edge for business

July 3, 2024
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Bath Business Blog: Business against Poverty. How corporate philanthropy can deliver a competitive edge for business

Registered charity People against Poverty set up its business community – Business against Poverty (BaP) – more than15 years ago. It offers purpose-led donor organisations a network to link up with a vibrant and engaged community of like-minded businesses and impact positively on extreme poverty in six countries, including the UK.  People against Poverty...

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Interaction creates ‘happy home’ for growing software developer with a key focus on staff wellbeing

June 26, 2024
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Interaction creates ‘happy home’ for growing software developer with a key focus on staff wellbeing

Bath workspace design consultancy Interaction has helped a software development firm named as one of the best places to work in the UK expand into new offices designed to promote staff wellbeing. Bristol-based Ghyston, which was founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife team Emily and Ric Hill, is seeking to build a happy workplace community...

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Visitors to be welcomed back to Beckford’s Tower after three-year, £3.9m repair and ‘reimagining’

June 25, 2024
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Visitors to be welcomed back to Beckford’s Tower after three-year, £3.9m repair and ‘reimagining’

Bath’s Beckford’s Tower and Museum is to reopen this weekend following a £3.9m refurbishment – with visitors being able to step inside a 19th century grotto hidden for more than 100 years. The project, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and other public and private funders, began in October 2022 on the tower, pictured,...

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