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Rock on: Environmental firm gains go-ahead for Gibraltar harbour reclamation scheme

July 16, 2021
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Rock on: Environmental firm gains go-ahead for Gibraltar harbour reclamation scheme

Environmental development firm Engain has helped a major reclamation project on Gibraltar get the green light – the consultancy’s latest project in a 20-plus year partnership with the territory’s government. The Frome-based firm, which specialises in projects involving the environment, ecology and climate change, provided environmental guidance to Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar on the 60,000 sq m...

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Richard Bonner takes up the reins as new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

July 15, 2021
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Richard Bonner takes up the reins as new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed civil engineer Richard Bonner as its new chair, replacing Prof Steve West, who has been in the role since 2017. Richard, pictured, joined the LEP board two years ago and also served on the West of England Economic Recovery Taskforce.  He is UK chief operating...

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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

July 14, 2021
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Bath firms challenged to go head-to-head in epic 20-mile walk to help the homeless

Bath homeless charity Julian House is calling on businesses of all sizes in the city to take on its epic fundraising challenge – The Circuit of Bath Walk.  The sponsored walk, now in its 20th year, takes place on Sunday, September 26, and involves a 20-mile circular route through some of the most beautiful...

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Bath charity Designability seeking 10 firms to support new appeal marking a decade of its Wizzybugs

July 9, 2021
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Bath charity Designability seeking 10 firms to support new appeal marking a decade of its Wizzybugs

Bath firms are being urged to join pioneering city-based charity Designability’s new Ten for Ten Club as it marks 10 years of its flagship kids’ powered wheelchair loan service. Designability has been providing its unique Wizzybug wheelchairs free of charge to very young disabled children across the UK since 2011.  Without dedicated funding for...

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Council extends Christmas Market by a week in boost for Bath’s Covid-hit economy

July 8, 2021
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Council extends Christmas Market by a week in boost for Bath’s Covid-hit economy

Bath’s Christmas Market is to be extended for an additional seven  days this year to support stallholders and traders and the city’s retail and hospitality sectors as they look to recover from the impact of Covid-19 on their businesses. It is the first time in the market’s 20-year history that it will run for...

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Pearson May Financial Update: 30-day reporting for sale of UK residential properties

July 6, 2021
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Pearson May Financial Update: 30-day reporting for sale of UK residential properties

As we have mentioned in some of our previous articles, there was a change last year to the reporting and paying of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) in relation to disposals of UK residential property, writes Pearson May partner Jacqui Bowden. This change came into effect on April 6, 2020, and with the recent boom...

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Two more partners join Royds Withy King as it continues to expand

July 1, 2021
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Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has appointed two new partners to strengthen its family law and property disputes teams. The move commits the firm to further growth in Oxford and across the Thames Valley and involves Paula Green and Vanessa Gardiner joining the property disputes and family law teams respectively.  Vanessa, pictured, previously...

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Bath Business Blog: Milsted Langdon restructuring partner Tim Close. Covid insolvency rules extension offers relief – but distressed firms must seek help

June 29, 2021
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Bath Business Blog: Milsted Langdon restructuring partner Tim Close. Covid insolvency rules extension offers relief – but distressed firms must seek help

As many Coronavirus restrictions will now remain in place until July 19, the government has decided to extend some of the temporary Covid insolvency rules to support struggling businesses. While an extension to the measures is welcome but businesses in distress still face tough months ahead.  Originally introduced in March last year, the Corporate...

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Free guide offers expert advice for directors on what to do when things go wrong

June 29, 2021
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Free guide offers expert advice for directors on what to do when things go wrong

R3, the restructuring and insolvency trade body, has launched a free guide for company directors on how to spot signs of financial distress, options open to them to resolve it and where to get expert advice. Called Get Back to Business: A guide to dealing with corporate financial distress, it is available to download from www.backtobusinessuk.com The guide: ...

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Bristol Airport says it will be UK’s first net zero airport – but Greens dismiss claim as ‘utter nonsense’

June 28, 2021
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Bristol Airport says it will be UK’s first net zero airport – but Greens dismiss claim as ‘utter nonsense’

Bristol Airport has said it will become carbon neutral later this year by hitting targets it originally expected to reach in 2025 – setting it up to gain the title of the UK’s first net zero airport by 2030. Bosses said three key commitments to be a net zero airfield, with net zero buildings...

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