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Bath care company acquisition handled by Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

October 5, 2021
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Bath care company acquisition handled by Royds Withy King’s health and social care team

Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King has advised the buyer of Somerset domiciliary care agency in a move that will enable it to expand its services. Taunton-based Somerset Care, which has 27 care homes and provides care and support to help individuals remain independent in their own homes, acquired Way Ahead Care for an...

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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

October 1, 2021
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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

The South West’s key sectors could suffer irreparable damage unless the government starts to tackle the shortage of workers by easing EU visa restrictions, the region’s business leaders today warned. But even providing temporary visas for jobs such as drivers and food workers would only be a short-term measure and ministers must also come...

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Deadline looming for Mendip-based firms to apply for Covid recovery grants

October 1, 2021
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Deadline looming for Mendip-based firms to apply for Covid recovery grants

Small firms based in the Mendip area that have been hit by the pandemic or Brexit are being urged to apply for revitalisation grants of up to £20,000 before the deadline in less than two weeks. The grants of between £5,000 and £20,000 are available to businesses in the area covered by Mendip District...

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Bath firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

September 30, 2021
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Bath firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

A programme designed to break down barriers and support more disabled people into work is being launched in Bath and across the West of England. Some 100 businesses will receive tailored, targeted disability inclusion training to help them create a more diverse workforce.   The project, part of the Workforce for the Future programme, is...

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Bristol Airport trials electric bus to help deliver on its plan to be Net Zero by the 2030

September 30, 2021
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Bristol Airport trials electric bus to help deliver on its plan to be Net Zero by the 2030

Passengers boarding flights at Bristol Airport are travelling between the terminal and their plane by electric bus in the latest trial scheme to reduce its emissions. The airport announced its ambition last month to become Net Zero by 2030. If it is successful, Bristol would be the first UK airport to do so. Bristol said...

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Former furniture showroom suitable for conversion up for sale with £2.75m price tag

September 30, 2021
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Former furniture showroom suitable for conversion up for sale with £2.75m price tag

A unique building on the outskirts of Bath city centre most recently used as a furniture showroom has been put on the market as a prime investment opportunity. National property agency Carter Jonas is seeking offers in excess of £2.75m for The Depository at on York Place, London Road, pictured.  The firm is selling...

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End damaging demolish-and-replace culture by axing VAT on refurbs, say Bath Uni academics

September 29, 2021
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End damaging demolish-and-replace culture by axing VAT on refurbs, say Bath Uni academics

Engineering experts at the University of Bath have called on the government to remove VAT from the cost of refurbishing building to help the construction industry meet net-zero sustainability targets. Such a move would level the playing field between refurbs and new-build construction projects, they argue, by providing developers with an incentive not to...

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Eighteenth-century guest house comes onto the market for £2m

September 29, 2021
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Eighteenth-century guest house comes onto the market for £2m

A boutique guest house in Bath is for sale with a price tag of  £2m at a time when the city’s hospitalilty sector is rapidly recovering from the impact of the pandemic. Four-star The Kennard, pictured, on Henrietta Street, which has 12 refurbished and individually decorated bedrooms over five floors, is being marketed by global...

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Seasoned hospitality specialist joins Kaleidoscope Collection to oversee Bishopstrow Hotel transformation

September 28, 2021
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Seasoned hospitality specialist joins Kaleidoscope Collection to oversee Bishopstrow Hotel transformation

Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa, which was acquired by Bath-based boutique hotel group Kaleidoscope Collection in June, has appointed Ashley Torr as operations manager. Ashley, pictured, is the first of a number of expected senior hires as Kaleidoscope looks to reimagine and refurbish the historic Georgian country house near Warminster, pictured below.  Kaleidoscope described Ashley as a seasoned hospitality specialist with over a decade of...

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Combined authority now opposes Bristol Airport’s expansion in U-turn backed by B&NES leader

September 24, 2021
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Combined authority now opposes Bristol Airport’s expansion in U-turn backed by B&NES leader

Bristol Airport’s expansions plans have been slammed as “badly judged, badly timed and bad for our planet” in a dramatic U-turn by the West of England regional body’s political leadership. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), which covers Bath and is now led by Labour Metro Mayor Dan Norris following his election in...

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