Property

Home shopping boom and new contracts put Wincanton on road to better-than-expected growth

April 7, 2022
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Home shopping boom and new contracts put Wincanton on road to better-than-expected growth

Winning new contracts ranging from running clothing retailer Primark’s warehouse-to-store transport operations to storing PPE for the government, along with the boom in home shopping, have set logistics group Wincanton on the way to stronger revenue growth. In a trading update to shareholders, the Chippenham-headquartered group said revenue in its fourth quarter was expected to accelerate...

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Space-tech firm on launchpad for rapid growth after relocating to flagship business park

April 7, 2022
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A rapidly expanding space-tech firm has relocated its UK headquarters in a move that will enable it to create up to 20 jobs. Millimetre-wave specialist Arralis, which has been on a continuous growth trajectory since its launch in 2013, is to transfer its operations to Chippenham from Swindon, where it has outgrown its serviced...

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Plea for government action after survey shows huge price pressures mounting for businesses

April 1, 2022
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Plea for government action after survey shows huge price pressures mounting for businesses

The government has been urged to help Bath businesses weather the storm of soaring energy, raw material and wage costs at a time when they are still being buffeted by the combined impact of Brexit and the pandemic. The plea has come from Business West, the regional business group that runs Bath Chamber of...

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Merger with Bristol firm puts fast-growing Bath property agency into regional premier league

April 1, 2022
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Bath-based real estate firm CSquared has merged with ETP, Bristol’s oldest independent property consultancy, in a move that will enable it to go head-to-head with the region’s largest operators in the sector. The combined business, which will trade as CSquared, has a multi-million pound turnover and a full service portfolio spanning occupational, investment and development agency...

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Council looking to further develop its sustainable housing company after it adds £7.9m to its coffers

March 31, 2022
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Aequus, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s housing company, has returned a total of £7.9m to the council in capital receipts and revenue since its launch five years, new figures show. It has also delivered more than 140 new homes over that period, including 95 apartments at Riverside View in Keynsham, pictured below –...

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Royds Withy King team advises on acquisitions for London pub chain with thirst for expansion

March 30, 2022
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Royds Withy King team advises on acquisitions for London pub chain with thirst for expansion

Lawyers from Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King have helped a fast-growing pub group to expand its portfolio with the acquisition of six more outlets. Five of the pubs taken over by Portobello Starboard are on the South Coast, with the sixth in Essex.  The move, which takes the ambitious pub group’s estate to...

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Huge slide will offer dramatic way to enter Tower of London’s sea of 20m flowers designed by Bath firm

March 18, 2022
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Huge slide will offer dramatic way to enter Tower of London’s sea of 20m flowers designed by Bath firm

A novel feature has been added to the innovative project masterminded by Bath landscape architecture practice Grant Associates that will turn the Tower of London’s moat into a vibrant sea of flowers this summer – a giant slide. Visitors will be able to make a dramatic entrance to the Superbloom attraction via the 21ft...

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Bath’s hospitality firms looking to shine again in prestigious South West tourism awards

March 18, 2022
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Bath’s hospitality firms looking to shine again in prestigious South West tourism awards

Bath’s top tourism businesses are hoping to repeat their success in a recent major awards scheme when they take part in another round of awards next month. They are among more than 90 contenders in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Some 476 businesses, including hotels, restaurants, caravan parks and tourist attractions, had originally...

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Website aims to be just the job to help tackle the hospitality industry’s recruitment crisis

March 18, 2022
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Website aims to be just the job to help tackle the hospitality industry’s recruitment crisis

Bath’s hospitality and tourism firms battling with staff shortages are set to benefit from a new jobs website built by city-based software company Cognisess. The site, commissioned by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and officially launched this week in Bath, will enable businesses to post vacancies while jobseekers can log on to...

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Bath housing scheme invites school to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with tree planting

March 17, 2022
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Bath housing scheme invites school to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with tree planting

A commemorative tree has been planted at Bath’s showpiece Holburne Park housing development by children from a nearby school as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. BECT, the building contractor overseeing construction of the 200-plus home scheme, invited the youngsters from Bathwick St. Mary Church School to plant the oak tree as part...

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