Property

Good Energy to re-invest £24.5m from wind and solar farm sale in EV mapping and energy platforms

January 21, 2022
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Good Energy to re-invest £24.5m from wind and solar farm sale in EV mapping and energy platforms

Renewable electricity firm Good Energy has completed the disposal of all its wind and solar farms and will use the proceeds to help fund its on-going shift to energy and mobility services. These include building a new platform for small-scale generators and continuing to invest in its subsidiary Zap-Map, UK’s leading EV mapping platform. ...

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Relocation to larger base for consultancy SA Group as it continues to expand

January 21, 2022
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Relocation to larger base for consultancy SA Group as it continues to expand

Business management consultancy SA Group has moved to bigger premises to support its growing workforce.   The move from Westbury to the White Horse Business Park on the outskirts of Trowbridge follows the transition of the firm’s ownership last November to its 60-plus employees through an Employee Ownership Trust.  SA Group boasts a wide...

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Bath hospitality firms dominate line-up of finalists in top regional tourism awards

January 21, 2022
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Bath hospitality firms dominate line-up of finalists in top regional tourism awards

Some of Bath’s top hotels, restaurants and hospitality businesses will battle it out next month in the region’s most prestigious tourism awards scheme.   The Bristol, Bath and Somerset Tourism Awards, now in their sixth year, will reward excellence and resilience in what has been another difficult year for the sector.  Bath area businesses dominate...

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New general manager with strong track record checks in to Bath’s luxury Francis Hotel

January 21, 2022
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New general manager with strong track record checks in to Bath’s luxury Francis Hotel

James McDevitt has been appointed as general manager of Francis Hotel Bath, part of the MGallery UK group. An American national, James, pictured, joins from the 187-bedroom Hotel Indigo Manchester, where he managed the pre-opening and opening phase.  His previous roles include high-level positions at Hotel Du Vin Harrogate and Macdonald Hotels & Resorts....

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Bristol Airport to invest £2.6m in upgrading its passenger departure lounge

January 20, 2022
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Bristol Airport to invest £2.6m in upgrading its passenger departure lounge

A major redevelopment of Bristol Airport’s airside departure lounge is due to start on Monday. The £2.6m, three-month project, which will create dozens of jobs, aims to improve the shopping and dining experience for passengers before they board their flights.  The lounge’s retail units will get a facelift while the WHSmith store is to...

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Hybrid working here to stay, research shows, but most firms are struggling to make it a success

January 20, 2022
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Hybrid working here to stay, research shows, but most firms are struggling to make it a success

More than nine in 10 of mid-market businesses in the South West have adopted hybrid or remote working as a way of overcoming the impact of the pandemic – but many are struggling to make it a success, according to a new survey. Research by accountancy firm Grant Thornton reveals 92% of the region’s...

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Wincanton looking to deliver higher-than-expected profits as eFulfilment drives growth

January 20, 2022
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Wincanton looking to deliver higher-than-expected profits as eFulfilment drives growth

Shares in logistics group Wincanton shot up this week after it said continued strong demand for its services was expected to lead to better-than-expected profits.   In a trading update the Chippenham-headquartered group said its third-quarter revenue had grown by 15% compared to the same period last year as it overcame a shortage of...

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Lancashire care home deal bolsters Royds Withy King’s standing in fast-growing sector

January 20, 2022
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Lancashire care home deal bolsters Royds Withy King’s standing in fast-growing sector

A team from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has built on its strong reputation in the care home sector by advising on a deal in Lancashire.   The firm has helped Leyland-based company Angel Residential Home on its acquisition of Lowfield House, pictured, a successful family-owned specialist 24-bed care home in Clitheroe.  The...

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£2.5m price tag on former care home with potential for conversion to apartments

January 14, 2022
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£2.5m price tag on former care home with potential for conversion to apartments

A large residential care home in a Bath suburb has been put up for sale for £2.5m, with agents advising potential buyers that it could be converted into high-quality apartments.    Specialist business property adviser Christie & Co has brought the former Newbridge House, pictured, to market following a decision by its owners to close it...

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Sensory room opened at Bristol Airport to help passengers with autism

January 14, 2022
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Sensory room opened at Bristol Airport to help passengers with autism

Bristol Airport has become only the second in the UK to open a purpose-built sensory room for passengers with autism, dementia or cognitive impairment. The room, pictured, provides a safe, private and interactive space where users with ASD (autism spectrum disorder) can feel relaxed when in unfamiliar surroundings.  Made by specialist US firm Fun &...

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