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Festival of Nature to host staff awaydays and roundtables as it seeks to involve Bath businesses

May 10, 2024
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Festival of Nature to host staff awaydays and roundtables as it seeks to involve Bath businesses

Bath firms are being urged to link up with the UK’s biggest nature festival taking place in the city next month, when they will be able to get involved in a host of activities. Among events targeted at businesses during the 21st annual Festival of Nature will be roundtables on biodiversity and creative industries, nature-focused...

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Substantial increase in South West business optimism flagged up by third survey in less than two weeks

May 8, 2024
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Substantial increase in South West business optimism flagged up by third survey in less than two weeks

Another business survey has pointed to a dramatic bounce back in confidence among South West firms as the outlook on inflation and interest rates improves. Results of the quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) show optimism levels soared by 40 percentage points to their highest level since October 2021.  As a...

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Bath Uni academic takes over as chair of advisory board overseeing city’s World Heritage status

May 8, 2024
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Bath Uni academic takes over as chair of advisory board overseeing city’s World Heritage status

The partnership panel that helps maintain and protect Bath’s UNESCO World Heritage status has a new chair. University of Bath academic Prof Marion Harney, who was appointed chair of the City of Bath UNESCO World Heritage Site Advisory Board and Enhancement Fund, said she would use her expertise in building and landscape conservation to...

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Mogers Drewett workshop will give firms chance to ‘Move On Up’ in Mental Health Awareness Week

May 7, 2024
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Bath-based legal and financial planning firm Mogers Drewett is to host a special HR event next week to highlight the important relationship between physical activity and mental wellbeing at work. Called Move On Up, the workshop is being staged on 16 May as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2024.  It is aimed at leaders...

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New CEO for rapid-growth Huboo as co-founder prepares to step down from the role

May 7, 2024
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New CEO for rapid-growth Huboo as co-founder prepares to step down from the role

The Bath-based CEO and co-founder of eCommerce fulfilment success story Huboo is to step back from its day-to-day operations, having built it into a major European business with more than 700 employees in just seven years. Martin Bysh, who co-founded the firm with chief innovation officer Paul Dodd with two safe storage lockers in Bath, is...

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£1m worth of funding available to encourage innovation among Bath’s small and mid-sized firms

May 7, 2024
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£1m worth of funding available to encourage innovation among Bath’s small and mid-sized firms

Bath’s small and medium-sized firms can secure grants of up to £25,000 to help them innovate and grow under a scheme set up by the West of England Combined Authority. The £1m programme offers eligible firms a one-off grant towards the cost of research and development – with the ultimate aim of getting new...

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Chance for Bath businesses to help shape plans for city’s new Milsom Quarter and Fashion Museum

May 3, 2024
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Chance for Bath businesses to help shape plans for city’s new Milsom Quarter and Fashion Museum

Bath companies can have their say on the latest plans for the city’s Milsom Quarter at a series of drop-in sessions next week. Bath & North East Somerset Council is seeking views on the proposals, pictured, which will form a key element of the larger redevelopment of the northern part of the city centre.  These aim...

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Food and farming charity plugs into Good Energy’s ‘groundbreaking’ new clean power-matching scheme

May 2, 2024
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Food and farming charity plugs into Good Energy’s ‘groundbreaking’ new clean power-matching scheme

Renewable electricity firm Good Energy has helped a high-profile environmental charity demonstrate its commitment to a more sustainable future by signing up to a groundbreaking new way of sourcing its energy. The Soil Association, which is developing natural solutions to some of today’s biggest environmental and health challenges, has become one of Good Energy’s first...

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Event: Digital leadership to go under the spotlight at Bath Unlimited’s next leadership session

May 2, 2024
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Event: Digital leadership to go under the spotlight at Bath Unlimited’s next leadership session

A series of events aimed at developing the leadership skills of Bath businesses will put the focus on digital leadership at its next gathering. Coinciding with the city’s Digital Festival, the session on Tuesday 14 May will be the third quarterly leadership development evening staged by Bath Unlimited, the organisation that celebrates the city’s...

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Curo helps green-up communities across Bath with 1,000 new trees planted during last winter

May 2, 2024
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Curo helps green-up communities across Bath with 1,000 new trees planted during last winter

Almost 1,000 trees were planted in and around Bath over the winter period, thanks to Bath-based housing association and housebuilder Curo. The firm’s estates team worked in collaboration with various stakeholders, volunteers, tree contractors and Curo staff to oversee the planting of 125 stand-alone trees, more than 70m of mixed hedgerow – including 400...

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